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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Allan, Sarah. "The Great One, Water, and the Laozi: New Light from Guodian." T'oung Pao Vol. 89 Fasc. 4/5 (2003): 237-285.
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  • Bokenkamp, Stephen. Early Daoist Scriptures. With a contribution by Peter Nickerson. Berkeley: UC Press, 1997.
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  • Chan, Wing-tsit, trans. The Way of Lao Tzu. Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co., Library of Liberal Arts, 1963.
  • Chappell, David, ed. Buddhist and Taoist Practice in Medieval and Chinese Society. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1987.
  • Creel, H. G. What is Taoism and Other Studies in Chinese Cultural History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, Mark, & Philip Ivanhoe, eds. Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Laozi. Albany: SUNY Press, 1999.
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  • Eskildsen, Stephen. Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion. Albany: SUNY Press.
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  • Espesset, Gr?goire. "Les Directives secr?tes du Saint Seigneur du Livre de la Grande paix et la pr?servation de l'unit?." T'oung PaoVolume 95 Numbers 1-3 2009 2008: 1-50.
  • Fung, Yu-lan, trans. Chuang Tzu. Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1933.
  • Giles, Herbert A., trans. Chuang Tzu: Mystic Moralist, and Social Reformer. London: B. Quartich, 1926.
  • Graham, A. C., trans. The Book of Lieh-tzu. London: John Murray, 1961.
  • Hendricks, Robert, trans. Philosophy and Argumentation in Third-Century China: The Essays of Hsi K'ang. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.
  • Jia, Jinhua. "Religious Origin of the Terms Dao and De and Their Signification in the Laozi." Journal of the Royal Asiatic SocietyVolume 19 Issue 04 October 2009: 459-488.
  • Kaltenmark, Max. Lao Tzu and Taoism. Translated by Roger Greaves. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1969.
  • Kleeman, Terry, trans. A God's Own Tale: The Book of Transformations of Wenchang, the Divine Lord of Zitong. Albany: SUNY Press, 1994.
  • ---. Great Perfection: Religion and Ethnicity in a Chinese Millennial Kingdom. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997.
  • Kohn, Livia and Roth, Harold D. (ed.). Daoist Identity: History, Lineage, and Ritual. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2002.
  • Kohn, Livia. "Daoist Monastic Discipline: Hygiene, Meals, and Etiquette." T'oung Pao Vol. 87 Fasc. 1/3 (2001): 153-193.
  • ---. Laughing at the Tao: Debates among Buddhists and Taoists in Medieval China. Princeton University Press, 1995.
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  • Lau, D. C., trans. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1963.
  • Lai, Chi-Tim. "The 'Demon Statutes of N?qing' and the Problem of the Bureaucratization of the Netherworld in Early Heavenly Master Daoism." T'oung Pao Vol 88 Fasc. 4/5 (2002): 251-281.
  • Legge, James. Translation of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu. In Max Muller, ed. Sacred Books of the East, vols. XXXIX-XL. London: Humphrey Milford, 1891; reprinted as The Texts of Taoism. N. Y.: Julian Press, 1959.
  • Maspero, Henri. Melanges posthumes sur les religions et L'histoire de la Chine, vol. II: Le Taoisme. Paris: Civilisations du Sud, 1950.
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  • Munro, Donald, ed. Individualism and Holism: Studies in Confucian and Taoist Values. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Center for Chinese Studies, 1985.
  • Robinet, Isabelle. Taoist Meditation: The Mao-shan Tradition of Great Purity. Translated by Julian Pas and Norman Girardot. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.
  • Roth, Harold. Original Tao: Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundations of Taoist Mysticism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  • Saso, Michael. The Teachings of Taoist Master Chuang. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.
  • Tsai, Julius N. "Reading the ?Inner Biography of the Perfected Person of Purple Solarity?: Religion and Society in an Early Daoist Hagiography." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume 18 Issue 02 April 2008: 193-220.
  • Verellen, Franciscus. Du Guangting (850-933): Taoiste de cour a la fin de la Chine medievale. Paris: College de France, 1989.
  • Waley, Arthur, trans. The Way and Its Power. N. Y.: Macmillan, 1934; paperback reprint, New York: Grove Press, 1958.
  • Wang, Richard G. "Ming Princes and Daoist Ritual." T'oung Pao Volume 95 Numbers 1-3 2009 2008: 51-119.
  • Watson, Burton, trans. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings. N. Y.: Columbia University Press, 1964.
  • Welch, Holmes. The Parting of the Way: Lao Tsu and the Taoist Movement. Boston: Beacon Press, 1957; paperback reprint entitledTaoism: The Parting of Way, same publisher, 1966.
  • Wong, Eva, trans. Seven Taoist Masters: A Folk Novel of China. Boston: Shambhala, 1990.
  • Yang, Juping. "Behavior and Attitude towards the World: A Comparative Analysis between the Cynics and the School of Zhuangzi."Frontiers of History in China v. 2 no. 1 (March 2007): 60-73.
  • Ziporyn, Brook. The Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.