Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. The author or editor of close to sixty books (including the annual Journal of Daoist Studies), she spent ten years in Kyoto doing research. She currently serves as the executive editor of Three Pines Press as well as the Journal of Daoist Studies, runs international conferences, and guides study tours to Japan.
Kohn thoroughly debunks the concept of Daoist amorality. She comprehensively examines the significant role of moral rules and their underlying religious and philosophical views. Encyclopedic in scope, this book is so well organized that even those who do not read it in its entirety will benefit by using it as a reference work.... Essential. - Choice