Any WRers ever study in depth or adopt some Eastern religion / thought system?

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    Weeb, not neckbeard lmfao.

    Although, while you were memeing, I was studying the blade.
     
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    A long time ago I took two courses in college an Eastern themes: History of Southeast Asia, and South Asia & Pacific Rim Geography.

    Here are a few very memorable books that I have read. I list them not necessarily as recommendations but just to try to dredge up my reading in the East.

    1. The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang (not light reading but I highly recommend)
    2. The Distant Land of My Fathers by Bo Caldwell
    3. A Passage to India by E M Forster
    4. Li Bai (poems)

    5. Shakuntala (play) by Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India.
    Shakuntala is one of the greatest things I have ever read in my life!

    6. I have read numerous articles and books on the two OPIUM WARS (1840 - 1860)
    I highly recommend reading on this topic but be sure to counterbalance the overwhelming screechy preachy anti-British surfeit of material on this topic. I am of the view that British intervention in China had an overwhelming net positive effect on the region. A really good book somewhat tangential to the topic is:
    Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China by Frank Dikötter

    The author shatters some of the myths about the fallout of the Opium Wars

    there are others but I will just leave it at that.

     
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