Trying Not To Try
A wonderful walkthrough and explanation of Chinese philosophy through the dynasties of China. Slingerland has a great method of characterizing and bringing these beliefs to life and showing how they grow, stumble, win, and fail, in their respective time. Showing a single philosophy in its true light is a great feat, but being able to simultaneously compare and contrast it with the versions of its counterparts, ancestors, and eventual evolved versions, is a remarkable talent and executed with precision like none other in this book. It comes across effortlessly, as words on Wu Wei should appropriately be.