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Daoism: An Introduction

LONDON: I.B. TAURUS AND CO., LTD. 183 PAGES, ISBN: 978-1845116392, 2009 Reviewed by Hal W. French The author succinctly defines his approach by initially stating, “Daoism is no single thing. It is the living tangled vines of teacher-practitioner lineages”(3). He traces these vines in more intricate detail than we might have expected from a book entitled An Introduction. This is a sophisticated work, and while it might challenge a beginning student of Chinese thought, it will r...