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Daoist (Taoist) Studies

Online Resources

American Academy of Religion Daoist Studies. This portal provides access to texts, translations, images, and forums on various Daoist topics.

Asia Society provides a brief overview of Daoism

Internet Sacred Texts Archive Taoism contains English translations of many of the principle Taoist texts.

Temples, Urban Society and Taoist Project focuses on how temple communities, lay urbanites, and professional Daoist interact.

Images, Videos, and Webcasts

Hunan: Monks, Artists, and Mummies (44 minutes) provides a look at Daoist and Buddhist temples in Hunan Provice.

Inner journey [videorecording] : the path of mysticism / produced by Nick Brigden, Steve Nemsick ; directed by Nick Brigden ; written by Nick Brigden (Location: Hayden Lower Level, BL 625.I564 2004 DVD)

Li Manshan: Portrait of a Folk Daoist (80 minutes).

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: The Art of Asia Collection: Daoist Art. Images from the collection including pottery, textiles, and paintings,

Taoism and the Arts of China. Images from the 2000 exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. The library also has the exhibition catalog (Location: Hayden Stacks N8199.T3 L58 2000)

Yongle Gong contains a stunning ancient wall mural seen by few.



There are two English words for 道教 (daojiao) Taoism and Daoism. Taoism used the Wade system of transcription; however, for the last 20 years or so the PRC pinyin transcription (Daoism) has gained prominence. The important thing to remember is that Taoism and Daoism are the same thing.

When searching in the ASU Library Catalog instead of keywords try Subject  Taoism -- China or Taoism -- Rituals.

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Daoism: religion, history, and society is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the publication of original research articles exploring Daoism in its social and historical contexts. This journal is an annual and is in the current periodicals area of Hayden Library.

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