Tao Te Ching (Illustrated Edition)

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A cornerstone of Chinese philosophy, the Tao Te Ching the "Book of the Way and Its Power", speaks to anyone who seeks harmony, wholeness, and integrity in a rapidly changing world. This beautifully illustrated edition marries colorful classic art to a text whose message is as relevant today as when it was written over 2,000 years ago.

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New York 2008 Hard cover First edition. New in new dust jacket. Includes illustrations. Translated by James Legge.

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A cornerstone of Chinese philosophy, the Tao Te Ching the "Book of the Way and Its Power", speaks to anyone who seeks harmony, wholeness, and integrity in a rapidly changing world. This beautifully illustrated edition marries colorful classic art to a text whose message is as relevant today as when it was written over 2,000 years ago.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435107434
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/30/2008
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 11.08 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2000

    Good for coffee table

    Good spiritual poetry and pleasing photography

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    Very organized and Words are compelling. Tend to make you become a better person. Shows you the ways of life and why certain things are the way they are. Makes the reader calm and focused thinking about what had read. creative sentences.

    This book is mostly cultural. not so modern to think of. but its content are amazing. for example: "...he who knows himself is wise..." this is in fact a relevant sentence. the book contains many more principles of life, and tend to give encouragement to these who feel weak because of the way people's moral are in today's world. very educational. its just like a book of proverbs. Fiknd your way in life, but don't forget to think of others.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2009

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    It is the most faithful and satisfying translation for me, a Chinese

    I am a Chinese. I like Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching or Tao Te Sutra very much. I searched and read many English translations, but I was always not very satisfied with their translations comparing the original Chinese meanings. After I read this book, I think it is the most faithful and satisfying English version. The translator understood Lao Tzu completely and never gave excess transcendental meanings. I am wondering who is translator of this book, why there is no introduction and the biography of the translator'? I really appreciate if who can tell me the translator with his biography.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

    An elite work worthy of separate billing from other translations

    As one reads multiple English translations of Tao Te Ching, it becomes apparent how extremely difficult it must be to capture the essence of such a profound and yet beautiful Chinese linguistic treasure. Star has done a superb job of preserving literal accuracy in his text, as evidenced, if one were to doubt, by the copious translational notes. However, he has done more that simply translate literally, and he has also avoided the oft-adopted imposition a poetic imperative to this work.

    Star seems to understand and preserve the simple directness of the philosophic message, without paring away important context and thematic imagery at the most critical junctures. Without being tedious, the translation is thorough and poignant, and without being artsy, it is intellectually rhythmic and resonant.

    Most notably, Star emphasizes the universally accessible wisdom of the Tao Te Ching while skillfully diffusing the mystic and esoteric entanglements that often seem to arise in other translations. In short, he makes Tao most comprehensible to the reader without losing its essential depth and clarity. I would highly recommend this translation to anyone from the curious casual reader to the advanced intent scholar.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Standard translation-god standard translation with good Art

    This is a standard late 19th century translation by James Legge. The text is easy to read but the Artwork sets it apart. The reproductions are of good quality with the frequent guttering of images being the only complaint; this is the one thing that always flaws an otherwise excellent book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2007

    great wisdom

    I think a lot more people should read this book because it helps people see clearer. Young people should really read this not as a required book but as a book that can help them into their journey into adulthood.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2014

    An ok beginers guide to taoism, but not the kind of depth on the subject matter I hoped for

    Im not really feeling this one. I think some wu wei wu will be more of what I'm looking for.

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    Posted June 7, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001

    it really makes you think!

    this book, it really makes you think!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2000

    Thought provoking

    The book was thought provoking to look for insight. a book to be read over and over and i still find new thoughts. a good book to tease others into deeping their thought process.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    A good translation

    This is a very good translation. Although there are several minor mistakes, all the basic concepts of Taoism philosophy are correctly translated. If you are interested in Taoism, this book is recommended. The problem of this book is, for general public it is a little too academic.

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