Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn, professor of philosophy and director of Asian studies, recently released a new book titled, “Historical Dictionary of Daoism.” The book contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, an extensive bibliography and more than 500 cross-referenced entries related to the Chinese belief and worldview known as Daoism. This includes more than 400 entries related to Daoist terms, names and practices.
The work is included in the Rowman & Littlefield series, “Historical Dictionaries,” which presents essential information on a broad range of subjects from history, art, business, cultures, global conflicts and international relations, literature, music, philosophy, religion, sports and theater. It is the latest of the nearly 100 works in the series published since 1996.
The general editor of the series, Jon Woronoff, observes, “There is now a growing and flourishing circle of scholars who study and teach Daoism. One of the most prominent is the author of this work, Ronnie Littlejohn.”