Watching the tree: a Chinese daughter reflects on happiness, tradition, and spiritual wisdom

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Broadway Books,
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1st ed.
From the bestselling author of Falling Leaves, a remarkable book of wisdom and spirit. Somewhere it is written that every Chinese wears a Confucian thinking cap, a Taoist robe, and Buddhist sandals. In Watching the Tree, Adeline Yen Mah brings together the many influences on her life as a child of the East and as a student and adult in the West. Conveying a wealth of insight and experience, Adeline illuminates major aspects of Chinese customs and culture while weaving in stories of personal struggle triumph throughout her life. Taking a step beyond her previous book, Falling Leaves, a powerful memoir set against the backdrop of political and cultural upheaval in China, Adeline explores the centuries-old Chinese traditions and their legacy in modern-day China and the West. With Adeline's provocative essays on Buddhism, the I Ching, Tao, Confucius, and their role in shaping Chinese thought, Watching the Tree inspires as it uplifts the soul, giving readers an unusual glimpse inside a culture that remains mysterious and often misunderstood. In her sharp observations on Chinese food and medicine, yin and yang, Zen, and feng shui, Adeline enlightens readers with the mundane¿an approach to healing an illness you might find at a Chinese grocery store¿to the larger questions in life surrounding true happiness, health, and spirituality. Bridging the cultural divide between the East and West, these stories reveal the strength and peace of mind that comes from opening one's heart and mind to the wisdom and experience of our combined histories. For anyone looking for a clearer understanding of Chinese culture and for inspiring personal stories that embody a life lived in the wake of Chinese tradition, Watching the Tree opens the door into a world of calm reflection, knowledge, and spirituality.
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subject_facetChina -- Civilization
Philosophy, Chinese
title_displayWatching the tree : a Chinese daughter reflects on happiness, tradition, and spiritual wisdom
title_fullWatching the tree : a Chinese daughter reflects on happiness, tradition, and spiritual wisdom / Adeline Yen Mah
title_shortWatching the tree
title_suba Chinese daughter reflects on happiness, tradition, and spiritual wisdom
Philosophy, Chinese