Daoism and Literature

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Chang, Chung-Yuan. Creativity and Taoism: a Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art, and Poetry. New York: Julian Press, 1963.

Chen Yan and Li Hongchun. 儒释道背景下的唐代诗歌 / 陈炎, 李红春著 = Poetry in Tang dynasty influenced by Confucianism, Buddhism and Taonism [sic]. Beijing : Kunlun chu ban she; 北京 : 昆仑出版社, 2003.

Daw, Sarah. “The Beat Ecologies of Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac.” Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature. Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 129-169.

—-. “The Influence of Chinese and Japanese Literature on J.D. Salinger’s Philosophy of Nature.”Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature. Edinburgh University Press, 2018. 95-128.

Fokkema, Douwe. “Chinese Philosophers and Writers Constructing Their Own Utopias.” Perfect Worlds: Utopian Fiction in China and the West. Amsterdam University Press, 2011. 165-194.

Ho, Peng Yoke. Explorations in Daoism: Medicine and Alchemy in Literature. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Kroll, Paul W. Studies in Medieval Taoism and the Poetry of Li Po. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.

Leonard, John. The Way of Poetry. Dunedin, FL: Three Pines Press, 2010.

Li, Zehou and Maija Bell Samei. The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2010.

Meulenbeld, Mark R.E. Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2015.

Morris, Christopher D. The Figure of the Road: Deconstructive Studies in Humanities Disciplines. New York: Peter Lang, 2007.

Pettit, J.E.E. and Chang, Chao-Jan, eds. A Library of Clouds: the Scripture of the Immaculate Numen and the Rewriting of Daoist Texts. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2020.

Robinson, James. Eugene O’Neill and Oriental Thought: A Divided Vision. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1982.

Stalling, Jonathan. Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.

Zeng, Hon. A Deconstructive Reading of Chinese Natural Philosophy in Literature and the Arts: Taoism and Zen Buddhism. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.

Zirkova, Zornica. Roaming into the Beyond: Representations of Xian Immortality in Early Medieval Chinese Verse. Boston: Brill, 2016.

Also of interest:

Versulis, Arthur. American Transcendentalism and Asian Religions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.