Daoism: A Beginner's Guide (Farsi)

I’m pleased to announce the (illegal!) Farsi translation of my book, Daoism; A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld Publications, 2008), published by Adyan Publications (1395/2016). The book can be ordered online from

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As the world reaches a population of nearly 10 billion people in 2050, as climate change provokes unexpected transformations in weather patterns, as sea levels rise, and as water and food security become paramount concerns for nations, the question of how China manages these challenges are ones that have serious implications across the world. No…

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James Miller, Dan Smyer Yu and Peter van der Veer, eds. 2014. Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China. New York: Routledge. This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world’s most populous country is…

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The Way of HIghest Clarity by James Miller

James Miller. The Way of Highest Clarity: Nature, Vision and Revelation in Medieval China, Magdalena, NM: Three PInes Press, 2008. US$34.95. ISBN 978-1-931483-09-4 The Way of Highest Clarity was a Daoist religious movement that flourished for a thousand years in medieval China. This book explains its chief religious ideas and practices through three key texts, translated…

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Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies edited by James Miller

James Miller, ed. Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Press, 2006. Print US$85.00 1851096264; eBook US$90.00 1851096310 Chinese Religions in Contemporary Societies is a comprehensive introduction to the resurgence of religion in China and Taiwan since the end of the Cultural Revolution and a wide-ranging examination of the impact of religious traditions on Euro-Americans and Chinese…

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Daoism: A Beginner's Guide by James Miller

Daoism: A Beginner’s Guide (Oxford: Oneworld Publications 2008). 192pp. ISBN-13: 978-1851685660. US$14.95 This is a republication of my earlier book, Daoism A Short Introduction. (Oxford: Oneworld Publications 2003). Pp. xviii+174. ISBN 1-85168-315-1, US$17.95 Italian translation by M. Ghilardi. Daoismo: una introduzione. (Roma: Fazi editore 2005). xiv+234. ISBN 8-88112-604-4. €13 Farsi translation مقدمه ای کوتاه بر آیین دائو  (Adyan Publications, 2016). From…

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Daoism and Ecology edited by N. J. Girardot, James Miller and Liu Xiaogan

Daoism and Ecology: Ways within a Cosmic Landscape edited by N. J. Girardot, James Miller and Liu Xiaogan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions, 2001. Pp. lxxiii+476 Cloth edition: US$36.95 / £24.50 / €36.95 ISBN 0-945454-29-5 Paper edition: US$24.95 / £16.50 / €24.95 ISBN 0-945454-30-9 Chinese translation Daojiao yu shengtai. Nanjing, China: Jiangsu jiaoyu…

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