Beyond the Daode jing: The Thought of Twofold Mystery

Beyond the Daode jing is the first monograph to present early Twofold Mystery (chongxuan). teachings systematically to a Western audience. Dividing into four parts that cover historical context, key thinkers, major texts, and philosophy, the book ranges in its discussion through various dimensions, including cosmogony, epistemology, salvation, and the pantheon. It not only provides a superb introduction to the intricate philosophy of Twofold Mystery, but also explores Tang Daoist religious philosophy an important but largely unknown field in the intellectual history of China. Offering a prime example of the continuous literati engagement with ancient Daoist thought in general and the Daode jing in particular, this is a topnotch scholarly work of great relevance.

Contents and Introduction

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