By Ronnie L. Littlejohn
'A marvellously targeted and hugely readable background of Daoist faith and tradition. The booklet additionally offers a wealth of data on how Daoism has formed chinese language philosophy, politics and artwork during the centuries. A must-read for somebody who desires a fuller appreciation of chinese language background, and hugely instructed for introductory sessions on chinese language religions.' - James Miller, affiliate Professor of chinese language Religions, Queen's college, Ontario, Canada
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Daoism: An Introduction (Introductions to Religion) by Ronnie L. Littlejohn