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The Daodejing of Laozi
     

The Daodejing of Laozi

by Laozi
 

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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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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
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)
From the Publisher

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603846400
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Hackett Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,022,958
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

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

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