Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching is a classic chinese book about the origin of taoist philosophy.
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Tao Te Ching is a classic chinese book about the origin of taoist philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494874971
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/3/2014
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author

D. C. Lau, a world renowned scholar on sinological studies, is professor emeritus of Chinese language and Lliterature at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is reknowned for his classic English translations of Tao Te Ching, the Mencius, and The Analects of Confucius.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Tao Te Ching - Translation 13
Verbatim Translation 95
Notes on the Verbatim Translation 256
Commentary on Verse I 271
Definitions, Concordance, and Wade-Pinyin Conversion 295
List of Radicals 337
Appendix Some of the Earliest English Translations of Verse One 341
Sources 345
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2011

    Amazing!

    Simply the best possible translation if the Tao available. Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English come together in perfect harmony. The translation is as pure as it is powerful. Simply...Amazing!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Not my favorite translation, but it does rhyme...

    This translation of the Tao Te Ching is old. So old, in fact, that you can read it for free on the internet. It's the 1891 J. Legge translation. It's not a bad translation, but the fact that it is now an out-of-date-English version of an already ancient text may complicate things if you're trying to understand the Tao for the first time.
    The one huge perk is that some of the chapters are arranged as poems, which is super cool when you have to read a passage out loud in your human societies class and your book rhymes while no one elses' does.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    If want practical understanding for life, from another culture, This is If you are looking for practical living from another culture, this is it!

    This book is a must have for enlightenment of your mind, body and soul. It takes nothing away from your beliefs but adds and confirms a lot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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