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Teaching the Daode Jing

Gary Delany DeAngelis and Warren G. Frisina


Teaching the Daode Jing (DDJ) was written for non‐specialist faculty who are including the DDJ in a widening group of courses in Asian studies, religion, philosophy, history, humanities and political science. It provides up‐to‐date information on contemporary scholarship and detailed discussion of classroom strategies that have been successfully employed in a variety of teaching environments. Contributors include well‐known scholars of Daoism such as Livia Kohn, Norman Girardot, Robert Henricks, Russell Kirkland, Hans‐Georg Moeller and Michael LaFargue. In addition, there are essa ... More

Keywords: Daode jing, Tao Te Ching, Laozi, Lao Tzu, Daoism, Taoism, Chinese religion, Chinese philosophy, Asian studies, mysticism, philosophy, comparative philosophy, comparative religion

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195332704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Delany DeAngelis, editor
Associate Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary and Special Studies and Lecturer in Asian Religions, Dept. of Religious Studies, Holy Cross College
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Warren G. Frisina, editor
Associate Professor of Religion; Chair, Dept. of Religion, Hofstra University
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Gary D. DeAngelis, and Warren G. Frisina

Part I Approaching the Daode Jing

The Dao and the Field

Robert G. Henricks

Mysticism In the Daode Jing

Gary D. DeAngelis

Imagine Teaching the Daode Jing!

Judith Berling, Geoffrey Foy, and John Thompson

Part II Recent Scholarship and Teaching the Daode Jing