Usefulnotes Taoism Discussion

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02:58:40 PM Jul 31st 2013
Should this page be renamed "Daoism"? We all know that's how it's supposed to be said, so should it be changed to reflect that?
01:33:01 AM Aug 1st 2013
Maybe, but "Taoism" is the traditional and more widespread spelling.
11:04:07 PM Jan 18th 2011
Many works of fiction, particularly chinese and japanese stuff but in the west as well, have Toaist sub-texts. This stuff is probably not worth putting in the main examples at the bottom of the page because these themes are highly up for interpretation. It would be interesting to hear examples people can think of in this space though.

Here's my first example

In The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, Malta Kano keeps "mentioning that the flow has been obstructed." This turns out to have numerous symbolic and literal manifestations. Also the symbolic importance of water is worth noting.