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"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 New York Times bestselling
The Rape of Nanking and The Chinese in America: A Narrative History



The Tao of Yao:

Insights from Basketball's Brightest
Big Man


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.

The Tao of Yao

" Basketball has known great, versatile centers but Yao, selfless and fundamentally sound, has the potential to write a whole new chapter. Chin's enlightening spin on the man who's at the forefront of the cultural changes happening in the NBA and the world is a slam dunk."
- Bruce Jenkins, sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle,
author of A Good Man: The Pete Newell Story

" Chin lends a unique perspective to the story of the NBA's
most intriguing player...The Tao of Yao will inspire
athletes, parents, and teachers of all ages. "
- Neil Hayes, sports columnist for the Contra Costa Times,
author of When the Game Stands Tall: The Story of the De La Salle Spartans
and Football's Longest Winning Streak


 

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