Here, Taoist practitioner Eva Wong offers a colorful treatment of the history and evolution of Taoism, told through traditional teaching tales. These tales, which Wong first heard as a child growing up in Hong Kong, are gleaned from the local storytellers and the uncensored chronicles known as "yeshi"--the wild history of China, not monitored by the official imperial scholars and historians. The stories are by turns mysterious and intriguing, passionate and violent, and they are peppered with colorful characters, including hermits, politicians, social activists, revolutionaries, scholars, scientists, and mystics. Arranged chronologically from prehistory through the early twentieth century, these stories introduce the schools in the Taoist lineages, and capture the defeats and victories of Taoism, its periods of decadence and decay, and its renewal, maturation, and spiritual triumph. Wong puts these stories into context, and shows that Taoism is a dynamic spiritual tradition, constantly changing--and being influenced by--history.
About the Author
Eva Wong is the Chairperson and President of TopHuman, which was founded in Canada in 1995 and has expanded globally in the past 11 years. As the Principal Coach of TopHuman, Eva developed the "Ren Coaching Model" which is based on the eastern Philosophy of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Eva is the first Chinese-credentialed MCC coach, as well as a member of the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Currently, she is the President of China Coach Association (CCA). Eva graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Management and obtained a Masters of Counseling from University of New England in Australia. She is also the Life Member in the World Outstanding Chinese Foundation and has been elected as one of China's 100 Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs by the China Women's Federation and China Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
Lawrence Leung, Master Certified Coach (MCC) of the International Coach Federation (ICF), is the Chief Executive Office of TopHuman - the leading Coach Training company in China. He has been successful in coaching businesses and individuals as well as conducted numerous experiential training programs and skills-based seminars for businesses, government agencies, and universities. Lawrence is also a lecturer for coaching workshops in MBA courses of leading universities like Fudan University, Zhongshan University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has authored various coaching books such as "Corporate Coach: The Leadership Revolution" and "You Can Do It Better - A Collection of Successful Corporate and Executive Coaching Case Studies,"
"Well written."—Library Journal