By Chung-yuan Chang,Zhao Xian Batt

ISBN-10: 1848190506

ISBN-13: 9781848190504

'In Creativity and Taoism, Chang Chung-yuan makes the elusive precept of Tao to be had to the western brain with objectivity, heat, and intensity of perception. it's a major contribution to the duty of creating the Taoist knowledge obtainable to the western mind'

- Ira Progoff

'No you could learn Chang's publication with out experiencing a broadening of his psychological horizons'

- John C. H. Wu, Philosophy East and West

'His interpretation of the Taoist roots of Ch'an has been awarded with style and studying that support to resolve many questions that should have happened to an individual conversant in his topic. "The Spirit of the Valley" dwells during this quiet and mild guy who, as so not often occurs, truly embodies many of the philosophic qualities of which he writes'

- Gerald Sykes

'If the top of examining is the enhancement of existence, the expansion of expertise and figuring out, then this ebook turns into an immense step in that course. Dr. Chang writes in a mode either lucid and felicitous. He monitors with changing into modesty a mastery of the sector, its improvement and its ideas... there's infrequently a web page which doesn't provide excitement'

- Robert R. Kirsh, l. a. Times

'Professor Chang's research, a super exposition and research, is worried with the relevance and applicability of the Taoist view in chinese language creative and highbrow creativity. Few different works facilitate so delicate an figuring out of artistic impulse and expression in chinese language tradition'

- Hyman Kublin, Library Journal

Simultaneously available and scholarly, this vintage booklet considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of chinese language artwork and poetry, the expression of the Taoist method of life. Chapters conceal every thing from the opportunity of creativity to the way in which tranquillity is mirrored in chinese language poems and portray. Chung-yuan Chang's deceptively easy and continually lucid narrative explores the connection among the Tao and the inventive arts, introducing vintage work and poems to convey Taoism to life.

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