About the Author



You-Sheng Li graduated from the best medical school in China and received his Ph. D. from the University of Cambridge, England. He came from a family of Chinese traditional medicine and spent his childhood in a relatively isolated countryside. As a result, he has been familiar with Taoist philosophy and lifestyle, since both Chinese medicine and the life in the Chinese countryside are deeply influenced by Taoism.

He was a physician for many years and published more than 30 papers in English and Chinese medical journals. He received two awards in china for his research work.

You-Sheng Li was fond of social science and literature when he was young. He always found time attending talks and courses in social science when he studied and worked in universities. He started to read extensively on Taoism in 1998, and he has dedicated entirely to social science after he retired in 2005. In the book "A New Interpretation of Chinese Taoist Philosophy" published in 2005, he first introduced the concept of the genetically coded primary society and the man-made secondary society. Since then, he has written a series of essays to explore the implications of and differences between the primary and secondary societies. In 2010, he published his second English book "The Ancient Chinese Super State of Primary Societies: Taoist Philosophy for the 21st Century". This book has received such favourable review by Kevin Brown, San Francisco BooK Review: "You-Sheng Li displays that he is one of the most certifiable person to write on this subject. With the writing style as direct as a surgeon, he is able to craft an engaging and thoughtful experience. The short essay also gives the book a quick and fun pace to the read. Each essay many be different, but each is as enjoyable as the next. With a wealth of information, this is one of the must-read books on this topic. " 

His Chinese book, titled An Alternative Way to View Life and the World: Taoist Philosophy for the 21st Century, was published in 2009 by Xianzhuang Book House, 
Beijing. According to the impact a book has had on readers and society, his book was ranked the first for more than five weeks among more than 5000 religious books on sale in China(May and June 2010). You-Sheng Li can be reached at: youshengli@aol.com or his website: http://taoism21cen.com.


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