Alexander Goldstein


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.

Where to find Alexander Goldstein online


The Moon Pool
It sounds obvious but, again, we learn more about the world literature by studying the evolution of poetry through the centuries; as a result, we find out more of the world's history, evoke our interest and understanding of the ancient writers and of humanity in general. Poetry analysis and its translation from the language like archaic Chinese, which is the foreign language for the contemporary Chinese as well, is not scientifically exact, it is somewhat subjective to how it affects the translator's academic knowledge and daily experience. Yet, I find it very difficult to put a lot of credit on those representatives of the Old School (most of them are the famously known scholars of academic elite) who do not try to dig deeper about the poets of antiquity, and to reveal their motivations and find out those who affected them.


Li Po: Poet and Warrior
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Li Po's poems have been spread out thru the ages; even today they are highly praiseworthy. But only some know about his style of fencing called Li Po's Drunken Sword. In terms of his famous works, the reader will discover how the poet's swordplay and wine drinking under the moon affected his poetic legacy. The author's 60 newest moonlit verses are also exposed herein for immediate contemplation.
Zen 108
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 33,300. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization
Written in simple language, these 108 ‘kung-an’ (koan in Japanese) embodying the experience and wisdom of the Chinese Ch’an masters have found their way into hearts of many Westerners over a century. This is because Ch'an (Zen) is not something that can be explained in words, but is a special practice with words, which is carried out for one's self-development and leads to a state of Enlightenment
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: Russian. Published: May 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Taoist
Трактат, ставший оплотом даосизма под названием «Лао-цзы» (Дао Дэ цзин), входит в список книг обязательных для прочтения каждым, вставшим на путь постижения смысла жизни. Более того, в истории человечества, пожалуй, не найдется другого философского произведения, которое вызывало бы столь нескончаемый интерес и, в то же время, поражало смелостью описания вещей, казалось бы, неподдающихся описанию.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,870. Language: Russian. Published: May 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Zen, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Zen
«Гун-ань» («коан» по-японски), или Вопросы-и-Ответы Чань-буддийских мастеров представляют собой средство достижения просветления, которое является уникальным и оригинальным произведением ЧАНЬ (Zen) и с помощью которого мы бросаем вызов нашему интеллекту, заставляя его с пристрастием навязчивой идеи искать решение поставленного вопроса. . . Эта книга для тех, кто ищет ответы там, где никто не ищет.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,100. Language: Russian. Published: May 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Taoist, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
Трактат «Ле-цзы» смело можно назвать антологией нео-даосизма. Созданный во времена упадка в пост-Ханьскую эпоху, он является третьим по своей значимости каноническим текстом после «Лао-цзы» и «Чжуан-цзы», в котором отразилась «новая волна» даосизма, характерная проникновением в самые глубины сакраментального, где его авторы поднимаются до самых вершин индивидуального творческого экстаза.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,070. Language: Russian. Published: April 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Taoist, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Asian / Chinese
Литературно-философский труд «Чжуан-цзы» -- второй даосский трактат после «Лао-цзы» или «Дао-Дэ Цзин». Условно говоря, если содержание «Лао-цзы» принять за Абстракцию, Дао (道), то «Чжуан-цзы» есть житейское описание этой Абстракции, обозначенное термином Дэ (德). Таким образом, становится понятным реальное значение термина Дао-Дэ, как методики реализации абстрактного содержания в конкретных формах.
The Monk
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Ancient, Fiction » Inspirational
This book is fascinating, essential reading for anyone interested in sex as the vital spring ruling bodily and spiritual health - all will feel they have been erotically and psycho‑sexually sated. The oriental culture here is a jig-saw puzzle with sex as the vital linking cosmology, empirical and magical cure, Daoist bedroom art, its euphoric techniques, bi‑sexual monks, and the best of Casanovas.
The Moon Pool
Series: The Moon Pool. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Asian poetry » Chinese
Li Bai's poems have been spread out thru the ages; even today they are highly praiseworthy. But only some know about his style of fencing called Li Bai's Drunken Sword. In terms of his famous works, the reader will discover how the poet's swordplay and wine drinking under the moon affected his poetic legacy. The author's 60 newest moonlit verses are also exposed herein for immediate contemplation.
Zen 96
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
The well-known in the West term Zen was empty right from the start -- miss even one of its three letters and the whole notion goes wrong. Looking inward yourself or outward, all the same, you see there is no fixed Self -- the centripetal emotion turns into the centrifugal and conversely. So, break into the purgatory of your soul through the front gate if you want to take your proper place in Hell.
The 108 Zen Poems
Series: The Moon Pool. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
To introduce the reader to the world of Zen, there is no alternative but to resort to the use of language, the best alternative of which is poetry--the most precise form of speech. This ebook is comprised of 108 examples of the Zen way of realization, while the number 108 is considered sacredly special because of its place in many religions, connected martial arts, yoga and dharma based practices.
The Fifty Odes
Series: The Moon Pool. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
The vibration of number 50 supplies natural pleasures and needs to watch over-indulgence and impulsiveness. The impulsive nature of this divining number allows us to enter a situation and be then able to discard it smoothly, without hard aftereffects. Its energy does not hold onto anything that creates monotony in life; it is the sign of progress and growth, for without change there is stagnation.
From 001 to 100: One Hundred Poems Completed by Alexander Goldstein
Series: The Moon Pool. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual
By this, I invite every curious reader to make a fascinating voyage together, entering into the realm of imagery and revealing a conceptual understanding of the transiency called “image thinking.” To override a poetic thought is to adjust mentality while to get an image means to express the matter in full. And the reader of this can do it oneself because everyone is one’s own master of poetry.
The Oracular Book of Three
Price: $16.99 USD. Words: 141,340. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
From the beginning of time the ancients multiplied everything by three and took this number very seriously as a code of dynamic evolution and qualitative leap from one grade to another. They believed that employing it for prophecy was mostly peculiar and singular figure appropriate in various situations. This means that following the divine line of three we can predict the forthcoming changes.
Ancient Wisdom, Management and Negotiations in China
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,640. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business administration, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Negotiating
In the context of accelerated globalization, China’s stratagemical thought highlights the comparative advantage of its people towards management with an adaptation of ancient wisdom for the new times and modern condition. This edition exercises Chinese style of management and business negotiation implemented via strategic thinking worked out and developed in China throughout the ages of history.
Strategic Thinking and Stratagemical Thoughts in China
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 134,990. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning
This ebook exercises the linear structure of concise Classic entitled "The Thirty-six Stratagems," which has received wide recognition of international experts in the field of military strategies and psychological war. The 36 Chinese stratagems are accompanied with in-depth explanations and historical episodes so that they will be clearer to the Western readers.
Deciphering the 36 Chinese Stratagems: Some Findings on the Circular Frame of Reference
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 149,150. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Strategic planning, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Structural adjustment
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.
Yi Jing: The True Images of the Circular Changes (Zhou Yi) Completed by the Four Sages
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,820. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
This is the first book of my trilogy entitled "The True Images, Numbers and Ideas of Change" 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.
The Canon of Grand Triad (Tai Xuan Jing): Oracular Values of Heaven, Earth and Man
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 167,830. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
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.
Taste of Hanshan (Cold Mountain)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,560. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Asian poetry » Chinese, Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Chinese
Han Shan and Shi De are two inseparable characters in the history of Chan (Zen) 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.
Monks, Beasts & Dreams on Heavenly Terrace
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,640. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Self-realization
This book's pages form the record of events that really happened in the Tang-period China (the 8th century) at Guo-qing Temple secluded on Mount Tian-tai. For this no extra charge has been made with the exception of delightful 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.
Decoding of the Lao-zi (Dao-De Jing): Numerological Resonance of the Canon's Structure
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 139,850. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Asian philosophy
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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