The Center for Daoist Studies currently engages in five principal activities: (1)
Research on the history of Daoism, with particular attention to the diverse methods
and contextual nuances of Daoist practice; (2) Education about Daoism as a Chinese
religious tradition; (3) Translation of classical and contemporary Daoist literature
into English; (4) Collection and archiving of historically significant materials
related to Daoism; and (5) Dissemination of accurate and relevant information on
Daoism in digital and media formats. The Center also aims at facilitating dialogue
and networking among Daoist scholars, practitioners and communities both in North
America and throughout the world.
Among these, our major area of concentration includes three collection and archival
· Daoist Studies Archive. Collection of every major publication in Daoist Studies,
with special attention to Daoist textual collections.
· Daoist Material Culture Archive. Collection of contemporary Daoist monastic materials.
Currently includes texts, vestments, ritual implements, statuary, stele rubbings,
paintings and liturgical recordings.
· American Daoism Archive. Collection of materials related to “American Daoism,”
including the full-spectrum of the religious and cultural phenomenon. Primary holdings
include popular journals and newsletters, general-audience and popular publications,
self-published books, paintings, diagrams, and webpages.