The Chronicles of Tao
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The Chronicles of Tao

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This introduction to Taoism as chronicled in the secret life of a Taoist master incorporates Deng Ming-Dao's three-volume biography and history of China in the 20th century. Kwan Saihung, born to a noble military family, left his post as under-secretary to Zhou Anlai to follow the last master of a rare ascetic lineage of Taoist teachings. Pushed out of the temple to find the way on his own, Kwan was exiled from China only to land in the ghettos of Pittsburgh and to be beaten on the streets of New York and in the harsh realm of Golden Gloves boxing. The author, to whom Kwan Saihung has transmitted his lineage, spins his master's story in a manner that reads like a novel - part fantastical, part historical.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 36mm | 539.77g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperSanFrancisco
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • H-C Pb
  • 0062502190
  • 9780062502193
  • 168,870

Review quote

"An intriguing story . . . evokes both a China that no longer exists and its headlong clash with modern times."-- "San Francisco Chronicle"show more

About Deng Ming-Dao

Deng Ming-Dao is the author of '365 Tao', 'The Chronicles of Tao', and 'Scholar Warrior'. He studied with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for thirteen years.show more

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