The Daodejing of Laozi

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Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered.

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Overview

Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered.

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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

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Ivanhoe (philosophy and Asian languages and culture, U. of Michigan) has here slightly revised his translation of the foundational Chinese Taoism text for (2000). He has also added more notes explaining philosophical points of interest, an introduction exploring main themes and ideas, and an appendix of translations of the first chapter by eight eminent scholars and a line-by-line explanation of their rationale. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872207011
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip J. Ivanhoe is Reader-Professor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong.

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    I didn't know that I couldn't read this on my tablet even though

    I didn't know that I couldn't read this on my tablet even though I installed the Nook app. Now I have to bring my computer to class. Not very happy :(

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