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Chronicles of Tao - Deng Ming-Dao

Paperback Published: 8th October 1993
ISBN: 9780062502193
Number Of Pages: 800

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For the first time in one volume—an extraordinary spiritual odyssey of the making of the Taoist master Kwan Saihung. Born into a wealthy family in a remote province of China, Kwan defies his parents' wishes and enters into the rigorous and mysterious discipline of Taoist practice. Renamed "Little Butterfly" by his Taoist masters, he survives the upheaval of the Japanese occupation, and the later the Chinese Revolution, all the while becoming adept in the Taoist arts. Eventually his inner and outer journey lead him to America, where he becomes a Golden Gloves boxer and martial arts instructor.

Part adventure, part parable, Chronicles of Tao travels through a labyrinth of enigmatic Taoist practice, marital arts discipline, and international adventure.

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

Introductionp. 1
Note on Romanizationp. 7
The Wandering Taoist
The Taishan Festivalp. 11
A Chance Encounterp. 18
The Guan Family Mansionp. 25
The Mischievous Studentp. 30
Journey with Two Acolytesp. 40
Entering Another Worldp. 46
The Grand Mountainsp. 50
Learning from the Natural Worldp. 58
Immortalsp. 68
Turning Point at Twelvep. 77
Wudangshanp. 84
The Grand Master Challenges Saihungp. 91
A Decision Made Alonep. 101
Internal Alchemyp. 111
Warp. 123
Homecomingp. 132
The Labyrinthp. 137
Temptation and Knowledgep. 144
Internal Gazingp. 154
Seven Bamboo Tablets of the Cloudy Satchel
Master and Studentp. 161
Two Butterfliesp. 184
Nocturnal Lessonsp. 201
A Questp. 212
Shanghaip. 237
Ashesp. 263
Butterfly Dreamp. 284
The Golden Embryop. 305
Gateway to a Vast World
Beyond Immortalityp. 327
Contemplating the Voidp. 344
The Hairpinp. 349
Chinese of Pittsburghp. 354
The End of Huashanp. 373
No Song to Singp. 387
Child of Peacep. 402
Isle of Anonymityp. 407
Golden Glovesp. 419
Renunciationp. 434
Gate of Liberationp. 442
Perseverancep. 458
Afterwordp. 469
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ISBN: 9780062502193
ISBN-10: 0062502190
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 8th October 1993
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.64