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This listing of external web resources is provided solely to facilitate academic study and research, and promote fruitful dialogue. The views expressed therein are solely of the author(s) of those websites and are not necessarily those of the instructor, the Theology Department, or Xavier University.

  1. Confucianism

  2. Daoism/Taoism


    Confucianism & Women:
    Confucians say, women now welcome (BBC News, 28 September 2006)

    Confucian Revival in China:
    China's thriving Confucian schools (BBC News, 3 January 2008).
    Confucius Making a Comeback In Money-Driven Modern China (Washington Post, 24 July 2007), p. A01.
    Thinking the Unthinkable, a Confucian Union (Asia Times, 7 April 2005).
    The Confucian Renaissance (Asia Times, 16 November 2005).
    Beijing's 'Soft Power' Initiative (Asia Times, 17 May 2006).
    The language of Chinese soft power in the US (Asia Times, 24 May 2007).
    Racing ahead, China resurrects its past (Asia Times, 8 May 2007).
    A Century with Chinese Characteristics (Asia Times, 6 November 2007)
    China's Massive Wrench, I: Change in the face of foreign devils by Francesco Sisci (Asia Times, 3 July 2008)
    China's Massive Wrench, II: A new world under one Heaven by Francesco Sisci (Asia Times, 4 July 2008)

    Confucianism in the United States:
    As China booms, so does Mandarin in U.S. schools (USA Today, 20 November 2007), pp. 1A-2A.

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    Scholarly Essays:
    Tracing the Bear Myth in Northeast Asia, by Juha Janhunen. Acta Slavica Iaponica 20 (2003):1-24.
    Wu-Wei: Nondual Action, by David Loy Philosophy East and West 35 (1985): 73-87.

    Daoist Alchemy:
    Research Resources on Chinese Alchemy
    Laozi Zhongjing (excerpts)
    Ge Hong's Baopuzi (excerpts)
    Chinese Alchemical Illustrations

    Daoist Spirit Mediums/Shamans:
    Tangki [Spirit Medium] Knowledge and Power Among Singaporean Chinese
    Tangki [Spirit Medium] Rituals in Modern-Day Singapore

    Fengshui (Geomancy):
    Things Matter: Location, Location and Feng Shui (New York Times, 27 January 1997)
    The Feng Shui Kingdom (New York Times, 25 April 2005).
    And to My Loyal Feng Shui Adviser, I Leave $3 Billion (New York Times, 2 May 2007).
    Homes With a Bit of the Homeland (Washington Post, 19 December 2007), p. A01.
    Feng Shui MacDonald's offers calm and fries (The Daily Telegraph (UK), 17 February 2008)
    McDonald's adopts fung shui (Cincinnati Enquirer, 25 February 2008)

    Way on Net (Master Tan Khoon Yong)
    World of Feng Shui (Lilian Too)
    Geomancy.Net (Master Cecil Lee)

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):
    Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong (BusinessWeek, 28 January 2008), p. 43.

    General Articles:
    The Tao of Star Wars (BeliefNet)
    Tao of Star Wars (EXN)

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