The Taoist Classics: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary, Volume One: Tao Te Ching; Chuang-tzu; Wen-tzu; The Book of Leadership and Strategy; Sex, Health, and Long Life

The Taoist Classics: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary, Volume One: Tao Te Ching; Chuang-tzu; Wen-tzu; The Book of Leadership and Strategy; Sex, Health, and Long Life

by Thomas Cleary
     
 

This collection of translated texts includes:

   •  Tao Te Ching: Cleary's original translations of the great classic of Taoism, accompanied by his commentary illuminating the text and its context.
   •  Chuang-tzu: The "Inner Teachings" of a widely influential compendium of wisdom

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Overview

This collection of translated texts includes:

   •  Tao Te Ching: Cleary's original translations of the great classic of Taoism, accompanied by his commentary illuminating the text and its context.
   •  Chuang-tzu: The "Inner Teachings" of a widely influential compendium of wisdom stories, fables, and anecdotes.
   •  Wen-tzu: Understanding the Mysteries: Another core text of Chinese Taoism, containing teachings also attributed to the author of the Tao Te Ching.
   •  The Book of Leadership and Strategy: Lessons of the Chinese Masters: One of the great Chinese teachings on the subtle arts of management and leadership at all levels.
   •  Sex, Health, and Long Life: Manuals of Taoist Practice: The techniques contained in these five texts reveal the transformative influence sex can have when wisely practiced.

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Editorial Reviews

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Sun Tzu's is a Taoist work: "Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness." develops the strategies of into a handbook of organization and leadership. Sun Bin's recently discovered book of strategy, is also heavily informed by Sun Tzu's work. is a never-before- published translation of Sun Tzu's work based on a more recently discovered version of the classic text. Cleary, a Harvard Ph.D., has translated some 50 volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts. Each work is provided with an introduction. This is the first volume of a three-volume work. No index or notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570629051
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/11/2003
Series:
Taoist Classics Series
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
933,594
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Cleary holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is the translator of more than fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

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