FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > The Tao of Pooh
Cover of The Tao of Pooh
Cover of The Tao of Pooh

The Tao of Pooh is a book by Benjamin Hoff (Dutton Books: 1982, ISBN 0-525-24458-1). The book is an elementary but entertaining introduction to Taoism, using the fictional character of Winnie the Pooh. Hoff also wrote The Te of Piglet, a companion book. Image File history File links Taopooh. ... Image File history File links Taopooh. ... Benjamin Hoff (born 1946) is the author of several books on Taoism, including his bestselling The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet. ... Taoism (pronounced and often written as Daoism (dow-ism)) is the English name for a religious and philosophical tradition in China. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Edward Winnie-the-Pooh Bear, sometimes referred to as Pooh, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Ten years after his 1982 novel The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff was pressed to write a follow up of his Western inquiry into Taoism. ...


Hoff uses Winnie the Pooh and the other characters from A. A. Milne's stories to explain in simple terms the basic principles of philosophical Taoism. The book also includes many translated excerpts from various Taoist texts, from authors such as Lao Zi and Zhuang Zi. Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956), also known as A. A. Milne, was a British author, best known for his books about the teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, and for various childrens poems. ... Lao Zi (Chinese 老子, also spelled Laozi, Lao Tzu, or Lao Tse) is a major figure in Chinese philosophy whose historical existence is debated. ... // The Person Zhuāng Zǐ (pinyin), Chuang Tzu (W-G), or Chuang Tse (Chinese 莊子, literally meaning Master Zhuang) was a famous philosopher in ancient China who lived around the 4th century BC during the Warring States Period, corresponding to the Hundred Schools of Thought philosophical summit of Chinese thought. ...


The book was on the New York Times bestseller list, and is often used in college religion courses. It is criticized by some scholars on Taoism for imposing Western categories which have no place in the history of Chinese thought, such as "religion" and "philosophy", onto Taoism, creating a vision of Taoism that has nothing to do with Taoism as a way of life. Although people have vastly differing views on what "Taoism" is, the book has been praised for successfully introducing Taoist concepts to much of the western world. The New York Times bestseller list is a weekly chart in The New York Times newspaper that keeps track of the best-selling books of the week. ...


See also

Ten years after his 1982 novel The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff was pressed to write a follow up of his Western inquiry into Taoism. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
The Tao of Pooh

  Results from FactBites:
 
Winnie-the-Pooh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2031 words)
The Pooh stories were later made into a series of Winnie the Pooh (without hyphens) featurettes by Walt Disney Productions, which became one of the company's most successful franchises.
The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff use Milne's characters in an effort to explain the Eastern Philosophy/Religion of Taoism in a more accessible way.
Pooh also is the number one Disney Character in the Philippines for 2005 with Disney Princess at number two followed by The Incredibles, Buzz Lightyear and Mickey Mouse.
The Tao of Pooh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (231 words)
The Tao of Pooh is a book by Benjamin Hoff (Dutton Books: 1982, ISBN 0525244581).
The book is an elementary but entertaining introduction to Taoism, using the fictional character of Winnie the Pooh.
Hoff uses Winnie the Pooh and the other characters from A.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m