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I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.
— Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching 67 (tr. Stephen Mitchell)
Taoism and the Arts of China
Over 25 works of Chinese art "from the Warring States period to the Qing dynasty [that] demonstrate the development of Taoism and Taoist art." Accompanying text explores themes of tradition (Laozi, cosmology), church (priests, rituals), and renaissance (goddesses, Zhenwu, Inner Alchemy, landscape). Includes diagrams of the Chinese zodiac, Taji, and Trigrams; a map of China; a timeline; classroom lesson plans; a glossary; a list of related books; and links. From the Art Institute of Chicago.
Classical Chinese Literature
"Welcome. This site contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology. No Chinese software is necessary - characters are displayed as images. Links to English translations are included for most works."
Daoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
An article by Chad Hansen in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive
"Electronic versions of Chinese philosophical texts created by the Confucian Etext Project; versions of Chinese philosophical texts from other sources, to some of which we have made minor improvements; and Information on and links to more information on the preparation and use of these texts."
Taoism and the Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan
"Overview of Taoism, its history, and its central tenets. Includes a consideration of the relations between Taoism and T'ai Chi ch'uan."
Daoist Iconography Project
"The Daoist Iconography Project, is a joint venture of the Department of Religion in the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. A unique enterprise involving the collaboration of scholars in both the West and Asia, the project will provide a remarkable new tool for understanding the workings of Daoist thought and practice through the rich iconography of the deities of the tradition."
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