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Alexander Goldstein lived and worked in China for a period as a translator/interpreter, a manager, and a martial arts' practitioner. He is a lecturer of Chinese culture and traditions at the Open University in Tel-Aviv.

    

Alexander Goldstein, a graduate of the Far-Eastern University in Sinology, lived and worked in mainland China for a period as a translator/interpreter, a manager, and a martial arts' practitioner. A certified instructor of ‘Chang-quan’ (external-style boxing) and ‘Taiji-quan’ (internal-style boxing), he is a lecturer of Chinese culture and traditions at the Open University in Tel-Aviv. He also is the author of Lao-zi's "Dao-De Jing," Chan (Zen) masters' paradoxes, "The Illustrated Canon of Chen Family Taiji-quan," a Chinese novel and some other editions, which are available in print and electronic publishing at most online retailers published in English, Spanish and Russian. What makes his books so appealing is profound analysis and authority with which various strains of the vigorous Chinese culture are woven into a clear and useful piece of guidance for a business person who conducts the affairs with far-eastern counterparties and for a counsellor who develops strategies that enable leaders to position their organisations effectively. 

     



Books

Deciphering the 36 Chinese Stratagems by Alexander Goldstein
The term 'strategy' has different connotations in the course of its generation transformed into a due implementation. The subject of how such a transformation can be made effectively and how much it depends on sociocultural factors and mechanisms by which it works is discussed within the scope of the second book of my trilogy dedicated to the problem of canonical structures and their deciphering....
  

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Yi Jing: The True Images of the Circular Changes (Zhou Yi) by Alexander Goldstein
This is the first book of my trilogy entitled "The True Images, Numbers and Ideas of Changes" and written to help the diviners by the 'Yi Jing' in their interpretations. Any attempt to translate the statements without translating of the diagrams themselves is to shallow their oracular significances. The book is enriched with 69 illustrations to invite the reader to master the ritual of divination....
  

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The Canon of Grand Triad (Tai Xuan Jing) by Alexander Goldstein
This is a new translation of Yang Xiong's oracle composed at the turn of millenniums for diviners in practice rather than idle intellectuals. Relying on the earliest commentary, this enriched with ninety charts and illustrations book is an invitation to master the ritual of divination as a tool of sages, by means of which the reader will be able to disclose one's mind on the way of self-discovery....
  

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Taste of Hanshan (Cold Mountain) by Alexander Goldstein
Han Shan and Shi De are two inseparable characters in the history of Chan Buddhism, forming one of the most favourite subjects of Oriental fine arts: Shi De is often pictured with a broom, and Han Shan with a scroll to represent two of many paths to Enlightenment honest labour and scriptural studies. Their poems became famous Chan quotations to be a compulsory reading for Chan practitioners....
  

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Decoding of the Lao-zi (Dao-De Jing): Numerological Resonance by Alexander Goldstein
As a canon, the "Dao-De Jing" is a symbolic work and its symbols transcend its context. When this is properly understood, all 81 sections of it divided into nine divisions and two halves have universal application. Any attempt to translate them with no account taken of the numerological and symbolical systems means to remove them entirely from canonical context and narrow the field of application....
  

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Monks, Beasts & Dreams on Heavenly Terrace by Alexander Goldstein
This book pages form the record of events that really happened in the Tang period China in the 8th century at Guoqing Temple secluded on Mount Tiantai. For this no extra charge has been made with the exception of joyful insight into the background of the four figures: three eccentric persons and the forth, the unnamed tigress, a creature on the back of which Chan monk Feng Gan usually rode....
  

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The Foundling: A Novel of Wandering in the Dreamland of Ch'an Masters by Alexander Goldstein
"The Foundling" is a story that everyone can learn from. While the majority of us will never set out on a path like the hermits did, being able to read of their experiences and descriptions of the places that they have been and the hardships that they have endured let the reader learn about their life lessons as an arm-chair traveler. You can spend a short moment reading one poem of four lines and...
  

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Short Stories

Visualization
 by Alexander Goldstein
Your good name is your great power when you see it properly...


The Golden Giant-Fish
 by Alexander Goldstein
Have you ever think about the difference between a good fortune and misfortune?...


What was Your Original Face Before Your Birth?
 by Alexander Goldstein
There is place for everything and everything in its place, but we have to toil in order to bring ourselves closer to the moment of truth. ...


Who's Who
 by Alexander Goldstein
When the 'butterfly effect' touches you on your bones to become your second nature...


An Immense Effect of Impartiality
 by Alexander Goldstein
Doing nothing what should not be done, we leave nothing undone....


Math Works, Ghost Walks (away)
 by Alexander Goldstein
When count is solution of many complex problems...


A Heavy Burden of Mind
 by Alexander Goldstein
There are roads which must not be followed; there are vows which must not be observed....



Poetry

Pure Mind
 by Alexander Goldstein


Faraway
 by Alexander Goldstein


Before Sunset
 by Alexander Goldstein


Red Sash
 by Alexander Goldstein


Worm of Conscience
 by Alexander Goldstein


Innate Elegance
 by Alexander Goldstein


Total Emptiness
 by Alexander Goldstein



Articles

Further to R.Kipling's Judgement of the East and West
 by Alexander Goldstein
Nowadays we witness that the eastern thought and the western way of thinking are not completely differently directed and even contrary to Rudyard Kipling saying that "the East is the East but the West...


The Thirteen Factors of Strategy Generation According to Sun-zi
 by Alexander Goldstein
There are 13 integrated factors of a strategy generation and implementation composed by Sun-zi (540-485 BCE) in his famous "The Art of War" consisted of 13 chapters....


Stratagemical Thoughts or 'Playing the Game'
 by Alexander Goldstein
Stratagemical thoughts were originated in great antiquity and associated with methods of military affairs and diplomacy...



News

Book Review: Decoding of the Lao-Zi (Dao-De Jing): Numerological Resonanc
 by Alexander Goldstein
This work object is not to restore the original "Lao-zi," but on the basis of the logical rules and numerological analysis disclose its canonical structure. In the intrins...


A thoughtful and thought provoking read
 by Alexander Goldstein
A thoughtful and thought provoking read, November 10, 2010 By Midwest Book Review This review is from: The Foundling: A Novel of Wandering in the Dreamland of Ch'an Masters (Paperb...


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The Foundling: A Novel of Wandering in the Dreamland of Ch'an Masters
"The Foundling" is a story that everyone can learn from. While the majority of us will never set out on a path like the hermits did, being able to read of their experiences and descriptions of the places that they have been and the hardships that they have endured let the reader learn about their life lessons as an arm-chair traveler. You can spend a short moment reading one poem of four lines and a lifetime trying to truly understand it. Their verses of simple construction are amazingly managed to capture something so unfathomable. No, not to capture but illustrate. And they are illustrated in the fullest by fluently running Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy to underline Zen essence that comes through silently but clear. In several brush strokes accompanied with a few poetic lines the universe is displayed before you, if only you pause to stare . . . and stare time and again. And both cronies, piling together in knots with the other two, Zen master Feng Kan and his tigress, symbol of wilderness and mother-nature, will get you there, into the dreamland stretching for a hundred miles at the foot of Mt. Hanshan. However, the journey will be different every time you reread their works, most of which sound like Buddhist mantras. What places this book at the top of its class is first of all the angle of view and unique historical plot, as well as excellently performed illustrations that have graced the author’s other books with the same artistry. In short, this book is a work not only to be read and reread, but contemplate and contemplate on the regular basis. And if it’s happened you miss the book titled “The Foundling: A Novel of Wandering in the Dreamland of Ch’an Masters" by Alexander Goldstein, you actually miss a true brilliant in the crown of any Oriental art collection. The only way to put things right is to go ahead and pay a visit to www.barnesandnoble.com, or www.amazon.com for immediate ordering.

 
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