Best Books on Taoism
The best books on Taoism: both fiction and non-fiction. Preference is given to the philosophical tradition, but feel free to add mystical and religious books as well. I am also including Soto Zen as it has a lot of parallels with Taoism.
1 Tao Te Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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2 The Tao of Pooh
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 53,762 ratings
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3 The Te of Piglet
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 11,612 ratings
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4 Siddhartha
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 255,541 ratings
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5 Tao: The Watercourse Way
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,461 ratings
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6 Shoplifting from American A...
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 2,198 ratings
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7 Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 1,375 ratings
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8 Tao: The Pathless Path
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 236 ratings
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9 The Book of Lieh-Tzu: A Cla...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 120 ratings
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10 Tao Te Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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11 The Complete Works of Chuan...
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4.54 of 5 stars 4.54 avg rating — 143 ratings
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12 Taoist Meditation
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 44 ratings
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13 Wen-Tzu
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 124 ratings
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14 Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 16,942 ratings
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15 The Shambhala Guide to Taoism
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3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 85 ratings
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16 Voyager: The Art of Pure Aw...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 35 ratings
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16 The Garden
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 72 ratings
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18 Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 120 ratings
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18 The Tao Is Silent
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 385 ratings
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20 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 887 ratings
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21 The Inner Chapters
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 311 ratings
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21 Everyday Tao: Living with B...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 151 ratings
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23 DAO de Jing: A Philosophica...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 169 ratings
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24 Eastern Thinking for a West...
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4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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24 Effortless Action: Wu-Wei a...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings
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24 The Way Home: Tao Passages
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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24 The Guardians of Karma
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 32 ratings
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24 The Tao of Inner Peace
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 501 ratings
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24 Tao Te Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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30 Taoism: Growth of a Religion
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 24 ratings
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30 Tao Te Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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32 The Huainanzi: A Guide to t...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings
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32 The Book of Chuang Tzu
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 394 ratings
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32 Tao of Pooh and Te of Pigle...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 7,441 ratings
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35 Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown T...
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 182 ratings
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35 Guanzi: Political, Economic...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings
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35 Tao Te Ching Taoism Ultimat...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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35 The Tao of Womanhood: Ten L...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 60 ratings
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39 Original Tao: Inward Traini...
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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39 The Wandering Taoist
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 62 ratings
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39 Tao of Pooh & the Te of Piglet
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 7,441 ratings
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39 The Art of War
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 109,370 ratings
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43 Disputers of the Tao: Philo...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 31 ratings
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43 The Second Book of the Tao
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 185 ratings
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43 Change Your Thoughts - Chan...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 6,524 ratings
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46 The Tao of Philosophy: The ...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 88 ratings
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47 Chuang Tzu
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 394 ratings
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47 Working Out, Working Within
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 21 ratings
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47 The Zen Experience
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 151 ratings
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47 The Essential Tao
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 376 ratings
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51 The Tao of Babies
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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51 Chronicles of Tao: The Secr...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 281 ratings
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53 Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk ...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,411 ratings
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53 Five Lost Classics: Tao, Hu...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 8 ratings
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53 Tao of Photography: Seeing ...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 177 ratings
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56 The Jesus Sutras: Rediscove...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 63 ratings
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56 The Tao of Psychology: Sync...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 172 ratings
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58 Yuan Dao: Tracing Dao to It...
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings
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59 Art of Rulership: A Study o...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings
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59 Confucius, Lao Tzu and Chin...
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 16 ratings
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61 Huai-nan Tzu: Philosophical...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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62 Tao: su historia y enseñanzas
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 33 ratings
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62 A Companion to Angus C. Gra...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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64 The Way and Its Power: Lao ...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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65 Jesus and Lao Tzu: The Para...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 25 ratings
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65 Chinese Classics Tao Te Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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67 The Four Political Treatise...
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67 The Complete Tao Te Ching w...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings
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69 The Classic of the Way and ...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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70 Te Tao Ching
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 53,814 ratings
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71 Wandering at Ease in Zhuangzi
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings
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message 1: by James (new)

James One of the great Books about Daoism not on this list (ought to be) is "The Empty Boat" by Osho. Also, an excellent recent book overlooked is "The Three Treasures of the Ancient Daoists." by James Cox."


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