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Accurate, clear, and accessible translation of a classic text.
Substantial philosophical introduction gives readers a succinct insight into the text's guiding ideas.
Language Appendix: a unique feature that allows the reader to immediately compare and appreciate a translator's work.
Painting and calligraphy dispersed throughout the text, plus discussion of the influence of Daoist philosophy on these arts.
Why another translation of the Daodejing? Ivanhoe manages, unlike some scholarly translators, to respect the intellectual, social, philosophic, historic, and spiritual integrity of the text and to put the text into a readable, insightful, and elegant English rendering of the most famous of the early Daoist classics. --John Berthrong, Boston University School of Theology
P. J. Ivanhoe approaches the Daodejing with great enthusiasm and love of subject, much philosophical insight, linguistic sensitivity, and philological sophistication. --Richard John Lynn, University of Toronto