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The Tao of Yao: Insights from Basketball's Brightest Big Man
The Tao of Yao: Insights from Basketball's Brightest Big Man
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As a basketball player and international spokesman, 7'5" Yao Ming has quickly become the eighth wonder of the sports world. Amazing fans, players, and experts with both his surprising performance and down-to-earth personality, Yao has proven to be a refreshing font of contemporary wisdom. But perhaps that is because that Yao's words and deeds are deeply rooted in the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism. By placing Yao's character, accomplishments, and image in the proper context - in the lineage of great basketball players and coaches, as well as the evolving history of Asian and American culture - we can come to a more profound understanding of not only Yao but also the role and responsibility of the athlete in modern society.
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As a basketball player and international spokesman, 7'5" Yao Ming has quickly become the eighth wonder of the sports world.

Amazing fans, players, and experts with both his surprising performance and down-to-earth personality, Yao has proven to be a refreshing font of contemporary wisdom. But perhaps that is because that Yao's words and deeds are deeply rooted in the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism.

By placing Yao's character, accomplishments, and image in the proper context - in the lineage of great basketball players and coaches, as well as the evolving history of Asian and American culture - we can come to a more profound understanding of not only Yao but also the role and responsibility of the athlete in modern society.

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About Oliver

Oliver Chin is the publisher of Immedium (www.immedium.com), a San Francisco publisher of dynamic children’s picture books and titles on contemporary Asian America.

He has written 10 books across a...

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Author's Publishing Notes

"By deftly bridging the cultures of East and West, by drawing inspiration from sports heroes, warriors and philosophers over thousands of years of history, The Tao of Yao transcends both time and space, highlighting universal principles of leadership essential to victory." - Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking and The Chinese in America: A Narrative History