Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching [NOOK Book]

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Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching presents a coherent collection of materials on the ancient Chinese classic and its author, describing traditional and modern Western Interpretations. Written and edited by recognized international specialists in the field, this book brings Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching together to present current scholarship on their history and interpretation.
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Overview

Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching presents a coherent collection of materials on the ancient Chinese classic and its author, describing traditional and modern Western Interpretations. Written and edited by recognized international specialists in the field, this book brings Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching together to present current scholarship on their history and interpretation.
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A dozen essays explore both the text and the person who lie at the root and center of Taoism. They consider ancient myths about Lao Tsu and how he became a god, Chinese interpretations and the place of the text in Chinese tradition, modern readings and reception in the west, and critical methods such as investigating linguistic structure and probable date. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438409481
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,104,567
  • File size: 969 KB

Table of Contents

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Preface
Editors' Introduction 1
Pt. I Ancient Myths
1 The Origins of the Legend of Lao Tan 23
2 The Lao-tzu Myth 41
3 Lao-tzu in Six Dynasties Taoist Sculpture 63
Pt. II Chinese Interpretations
4 A Tale of Two Commentaries: Ho-shang-kung and Wang Pi on the Lao-tzu 89
5 Later Commentaries: Textual Polysemy and Syncretistic Interpretations 119
6 The Tao-te-ching in Ritual 143
Pt. III Modern Readings
7 Influential Western Interpretations of the Tao-te-ching 165
8 The Thought of the Tao-te-ching 189
9 Naturalness (Tzu-jan), the Core Value in Taoism: Its Ancient Meaning and Its Significance Today 211
Pt. IV Critical Methods
10 Situating the Language of the Lao-Tzu: The Probable Date of the Tao-te-ching 231
11 Recovering the Tao-te-ching's Original Meaning: Some Remarks on Historical Hermeneutics 255
12 On Translating the Tao-te-ching 277
Appendix Index to Citations from Tao-te-ching Chapters 303
Glossary 305
List of Contributors 313
Index 315
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