The fundamental works of Eastern wisdom that guided the Chinese Emperors, the Samurai or the itinerant monks: Art of War, The Tao Teh King, Book of Five Rings, Gateless Gate, Confucian Analects and others rare masterpieces.
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✽ "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu – the most famous strategy and military work in the history of mankind.
✽ "Book of Five Rings" by samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi – the legendary masterpiece on strategy and sword fighting written in the 17th century
✽ "The Tao Teh King" – or the Tao and Its Characteristics by Lao-Tse. Written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master") – fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy
✽ "Confucian Analects" – a collection of sayings written down by Confucius' students in the period approximately seventy years after his death (ca. 479 BCE – 221 BCE), the representative work of Confucianism which continues to have a tremendous influence on East Asian thought and values
✽ "Zen for Americans" – Soyen Shaku – a book of essays by a zen buddhist who visited the United States at the beginning of 20th century, instructing the western reader to the basic concepts, principles and theories of Zen Buddhism.
✽ "Gateless Gate" – a fundamental Zen Buddhism work by the Chinese Zen master Wumen Hui-k'ai (Japanese: Mumon Ekai), published in 1228 and including 48 fundamental Chan(Zen) koans.
✽ "The Book of Tea" – Kakuzo Okakura (1906) – The aesthetics of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and its connection to the Japanese world-view as a whole. An exotic and instructive work discussing Asian philosophies in the context of the famous Tea Ceremony.
✽ "Bushido – the Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobe
✽ "Manual of Zen Buddhism" by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
✽ "The Gospel of Buddha" by Paul Carus