Edward Slingerland, professor of Asian Studies and Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at UBC, is an internationally renowned expert in Chinese thought, comparative religion, cognitive science and the relationship between the sciences and the humanities. Slingerland has authored over twenty academic journal articles and several scholarly books. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and daughter.
Trying Not to Try, his first book aimed at a popular audience, explores the power of spontaneity and why it is essential to our well-being(Crown 2014) $31.00 978-0-7704-3761-9
Confucius Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Hackett Pub Co. 2003)
Confucius: The Essential Analects: Selected Passages With Traditional Commentary (Hackett Pub Co. 2006)
Effortless Action: Wu-wei As Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China (Oxford University Press 2007)
What Science Offers the Humanities: Integrating Body and Culture (Cambridge University Press 2008)
Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities (New Directions in Cognitive Science) (Oxford University Press 2011)
Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity (Crown 2014)