Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Way of the World
  • Translated by Thomas Cleary
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781590307380
  • Our Price: $16.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Way of the World

The Way of the World

Readings in Chinese Philosophy

Translated by Thomas ClearyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Thomas Cleary

The Way of the World Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Way of the World
  • Email this page - The Way of the World
  • Print this page - The Way of the World
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis

Synopsis

The dynamic relationship between the individual and society has been a central concern of Taoism from its ancient beginnings—which is perhaps why certain Taoist classics, like Sun Tzu’s Art of War, are so often consulted these days for leadership advice. This anthology presents a wide range of texts revealing the processes of integrating personal spirituality with social responsibility central to Taoist tradition across the centuries and throughout the schools. There are a wealth of approaches to life in the world presented here, but at the heart of each is an understanding that even a mystic must be socially responsible and that self-cultivation is primary preparation for anyone called to lead.
Thomas Cleary

About Thomas Cleary

Thomas Cleary - The Way of the World
Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: