The Importance of Living


Author: Yutang Lin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542941303


Page: 544

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The Importance of Living is also known as the Art of Living, is one of the master works written by Lin Yutang in English, a renowned Chinese writer and translator during the period of the Republic of China. It is ranked as two major representative works of Lin Yutang along with "My Country and My People", both are written by Lin Yutang in English. The Importance Living describes all of the aspects of life of the Chinese in comparison with the Westerners. Including the life style, way of thinking, life habits, values, etc. It is crowned as "Life Bible" and called a "John Day Book". To live gracefully and meaningfully, the Book is a good reference. The text of the Book is the complete original text of the book published for the first time in 1937.

Lin Yutang - The Importance Of Living


Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446549070

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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This is a personal testimony, a testimony of my own experience of thought and life. It is not intended to be objective and makes no claim to establish eternal truths. In fact I rather despise claims to objectivity in philosophy; the point of view is the thing. I should have liked to call it “A Lyrical Philosophy,” using the word “lyrical” in the sense of being a highly personal and individual outlook. But that would be too beautiful a name and I must forego it, for fear of aiming too high and leading the reader to expect too much, and because the main ingredient of my thought is matter-of-fact prose, a level easier to maintain because more natural. Very much contented am I to lie low, to cling to the soil, to be of kin to the sod. My soul squirms comfortably in the soil and sand and is happy, Sometimes when one is drunk with this earth, one’s spirit seems so light that he thinks he is in heaven. But actually he seldom rises six feet above the ground. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Importance of Living


Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781388234287

Category: Self-Help

Page: 478

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The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humor to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence.At a time when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, here is a refreshing, playful reminder to savor life's simple pleasures.

An diesem Tage lasen wir nicht weiter

Das letzte Jahr mit meiner Mutter


Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843703914

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 7110

„Was liest du gerade?“ So beginnt das Gespräch zwischen Will Schwalbe und seiner Mutter Mary Anne. Sie ist todkrank, doch anstatt zu verzweifeln, widmet sie sich ihrer großen Leidenschaft, dem Lesen. Über ein Jahr begleitet Will seine Mutter bis zum Ende ihres Lebens – und durch eine Welt von Büchern, die sie gemeinsam erkunden: Joseph und seine Brüder, Die Eleganz des Igels, Der Vorleser ... Am Ende erkennt Will: Lesen ist nicht das Gegenteil von handeln – es ist das Gegenteil von sterben. Will Schwalbe erzählt die Geschichte jenes Jahres. Er erzählt von den Büchern, die ihrer beider Leben geprägt haben. Und er erzählt von Trauer, Angst und der Erkenntnis, dass das Glück ganz unerwartet aus dem Moment heraus entsteht.

Muße und Kult

Mit einer Einführung von Kardinal Karl Lehmann


Author: Josef Pieper

Publisher: Kösel-Verlag

ISBN: 3641043700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Zentrum unserer Kultur muss die Muße sein, nicht die Arbeit »Ein schmales, aber ein tiefes Buch: eindrucksvoll, ja erschreckend.« (New York Times) »Hier ist mit psychologischen und philosophischen Kategorien und der Sprachkraft eines großen Schriftstellers endlich die lange fällige Polemik gegen den modernen Götzen der Arbeit geschrieben.« (Joachim Günther) • Eines der wichtigsten und erfolgreichsten Bücher Josef Piepers • Vorwort von Kardinal Lehmann • 10. Todestag des großen Philosophen am 6.11.2007

Die Kunst des Lebens

Vipassana-Meditation nach S.N. Goenka


Author: William Hart

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423427965

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 4998

Eine Einführung in die Vipassana-Meditation Vipassana bedeutet »die Dinge so sehen, wie sie sind«. Es ist die Essenz der Lehre Buddhas und eine der ältesten Meditationstechniken Indiens. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie man sich mit ihrer Hilfe von geistigen Verspannungen und Konditionierungen freimacht, wie man Probleme löst, die Gesundheit verbessert, zu Harmonie und innerem Frieden findet und das eigene kreative Potenzial entfaltet. Vipassana ist die Kunst zu leben.

Englisch ist nicht easy

Ein illustrierter Sprachführer


Author: Luci Gutiérrez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783888979781


Page: 352

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Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland


Author: Zhuang Zi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843022208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 7604

Zhuang Zi: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland Entstanden im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. Hier in der Übersetzung von Richard Wilhelm. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Dschuang Dsï: Das wahre Buch vom südlichen Blütenland. Übersetzt v. Richard Wilhelm, Düsseldorf/Köln: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1972. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lu Chih, Zhuangzi träumt von einem Schmetterling, 16. Jahrhundert. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Liberal Cosmopolitan

Lin Yutang and Middling Chinese Modernity


Author: Qian Suoqiao

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004192131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 3359

This book is a cross-cultural critique on the problem of the liberal cosmopolitan in modern Chinese intellectuality in light of Lin Yutang’s literary and cultural practices across China and America. It points to the desirability of a middling Chinese modernity.

Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy


Author: Antonio S. Cua

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135367485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1020

View: 6876

Featuring contributions from the world's most highly esteemed Asian philosophy scholars, this important new encyclopedia covers the complex and increasingly influential field of Chinese thought, from earliest recorded times to the present day. Including coverage on the subject previously unavailable to English speakers, the Encyclopedia sheds light on the extensive range of concepts, movements, philosophical works, and thinkers that populate the field. It includes a thorough survey of the history of Chinese philosophy; entries on all major thinkers from Confucius to Mou Zongsan; essential topics such as aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of government, and philosophy of literature; surveys of Confucianism in all historical periods (Zhou, Han, Tang, and onward) and in key regions outside China; schools of thought such as Mohism, Legalism, and Chinese Buddhism; trends in contemporary Chinese philosophy, and more.

The Vigil of a Nation


Author: Lin Yutang

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789122147

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 6049

For the second time Lin Yutang has gone deep into wartime China and has come out with much to tell. No foreign writer, and few Chinese, could have had such a chance to see past the smoke of war, through the clouds of gossip, and beneath the heaving surface of economic and political change. And Lin Yutang, as always, is unafraid of the truth. His sense of history, joined with his spirit of eager inquiry, led him to watch for the old China along with the new. Only China presents such a study in contrasts, rich alike with romance and with hope for the future. Sitting on the ruins of a Tang palace and telling us tales of ancient times, Lin Yutang looks down at an Industrial Co-operative group working in the gully below and dreams of the China that is to be. He describes a cotton mill, all underground, three miles of whirring machines in tunnels bored beneath the protecting hills; and further west, a vast irrigation system built two thousand years ago and still working perfectly.

Imaginäre Gespräche


Author: Walter Savage Landor

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 384240624X


Page: 60

View: 9804

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Against All Hope

A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag


Author: Armando Valladares

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594033854

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

View: 4931

Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba’s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro’s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor and solitary confinement, and hazardous escape attempts. Valladares survived by prayer and poetry. His writing, smuggled out to Europe and the U.S., made him one of the world’s most celebrated prisoners of conscience. As a result of pressure from international human rights organizations, the Castro regime finally released him in 1982. When Against All Hope first appeared, it was immediately compared to Darkness at Noon and other classic prison narratives about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of totalitarianism. Now, with a new prologue by the author, which tells of his life since prison and brings the story of Cuban dissidence up to the case of Elian Gonzalez, this story of strength and survival is more relevant than ever.

The Buddha in the Machine

Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West


Author: R. John Williams

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300194471

Category: Art

Page: 322

View: 2605

The famous 1893 Chicago World’s Fair celebrated the dawn of corporate capitalism and a new Machine Age with an exhibit of the world’s largest engine. Yet the noise was so great, visitors ran out of the Machinery Hall to retreat to the peace and quiet of the Japanese pavilion’s Buddhist temples and lotus ponds. Thus began over a century of the West’s turn toward an Asian aesthetic as an antidote to modern technology. From the turn-of-the-century Columbian Exhibition to the latest Zen-inspired designs of Apple, Inc., R. John Williams charts the history of our embrace of Eastern ideals of beauty to counter our fear of the rise of modern technological systems. In a dazzling work of synthesis, Williams examines Asian influences on book design and department store marketing, the commercial fiction of Jack London, the poetic technique of Ezra Pound, the popularity of Charlie Chan movies, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the design of the latest high-tech gadgets. Williams demonstrates how, rather than retreating from modernity, writers, artists, and inventors turned to traditional Eastern technê as a therapeutic means of living with—but never abandoning—Western technology.

Reinventing Democratic Socialism

For People Prosperity


Author: Robert Corfe

Publisher: Arena books

ISBN: 9780953846009

Category: Economic policy

Page: 369

View: 5456

This work reformulates the theory and practice of socialism in the view of the transformation of society over the past 60 years. Corfe aims to fulfill the hopes of those who feel that the Labour party, and socialism worldwide, has lost its way and is in need of a philosophy to point the way ahead.