Dao House...
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A compendium of links to great online Daoist (Taoist) resources
The Basics
Introductory articles, encyclopedia entries, popularizers of Dao, essays on basic concepts, terms, and principles (and good stuff that wouldn't fit elsewhere).
Laozi (Lao Tzu)
History of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching), translation issues, commentaries, essays, themes, plus a Daodejing sampler - all 81 verses, each from a different English version.
Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)
Online translations, history, lecture notes, essays, commentaries, interpretations, comparisons to other philosophers.
Physics, Biophysics... Metaphysics?
The great debates: philosophical and religious Daoism, mysticism, quantum physics, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Buber, et al., Dao vs. Zen.
Early History: The Philosophical Tradition
Translations and commentaries on Sunzi, Liezi, the Huainanzi, Wang Bi and other classic Daoist and proto-Daoist philosophers and texts.
Later History: The Religious Tradition
Basic concepts, history, texts, sects, deities, immortals, monastics, and contemporary practice.
Yijing (I Ching)
Historical, philosophical, and psychological  aspects, translations, structure, commentaries, instructions for casting, discussion groups.
History, schools, principles, tips, instruction modules, debunking "McFengshui," discussion groups.
History of external and internal alchemy, commentaries, texts, essays, conference abstracts, and contemporary practice.
Practical Dao: The Body/Mind
Qi (ch'i), the Five Elements, diet, medicine, acupuncture, herbs, sex, meditation, Qigong (Ch'i Kung), Taijiquan (T'ai Ch'i Ch'uan).
Therapeutic Dao: The Mind/Body
Thought patterns, self-actualization, psychotherapy, process work, traditional herbal psychogenic remedies, mind/body work, conflict resolution, dreamwork.
Political Dao: The Social Body/Mind
Essays on power relations, -isms, ethics, government, management, self and Other, technology, cultural issues, ecology.
Daoist Art
Classic landscape paintings, religious art, contemporary works, history, lecture notes, essays, architecture, garden design.
Daoist Poetry
Li Bai (Li Po), Tao Qian, Sun Buer, and other classical poets, biographical and comparative essays, plus numerous comtemporary efforts.
Daoist Literature
From classic Daoist stories and Dream of the Red Chamber to Philip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, and Nobel prize winner Gao Xingjian.  Also reviews of films with a Daoist theme.
Daoist Music
Daoist ritual music, the guqin (Chinese zither), classical and contemporary artists; traditional, jazz, rock, pop, techno, experimental, and New Age works.
Sermons and Such
Reflections, insights, comparisons with other traditions, and sermons from various denominations, especially Unitarians and Theosophists.
"The Tao of..."
On the lighter side, some specimens from this ubiquitous genre, from Geoffrey James's classic "The Tao of Programming" to the "Tao of DOW" and the Tao of you-know-who.
Search engines, bibliographies, glossary, historical outlines, courses, Wade-Giles/Pinyin, language guides, dictionaries, discussion forums.
Last Updated September 1, 2009
About this site:
A consistent format is used for most entries throughout:
     1.  Clickable link
     2.  URL
     3.  Description of the site, source, author, credentials
A quotation from the site (in italics)
Pinyin is used instead of Wade-Giles (Dao instead of Tao, for example), except that titles and quotations from others follow the spellings used in the original.
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