The Daodejing of Laozi

The Daodejing of Laozi
Author: Laozi,Philip J. Ivanhoe
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003-03-07
ISBN 10: 9780872207011
ISBN 13: 0872207013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daodejing of Laozi Book Review:

A Daoist classic that has had a profound influence on Chinese thought, the Laozi or Daodejing, evolved into its present form sometime around the third century BCE and continues to enjoy great popularity throughout East Asia and beyond. Philip J Ivanhoe's lucid and philosophically-minded interpretation and commentary offer fresh insights into this classic work. In the substantial introduction and numerous notes, Ivanhoe draws attention to the issues at play in the text, often relating them to contemporary philosophical discussions and directing the reader to related passages within the Daodejing and to other works of the period. The Language Appendix, unique to this edition, offers eight translations of the opening passage by well-known and influential scholars and explains, line-by-line, how each might have reached his particular interpretation.

The Daodejing of Laozi

The Daodejing of Laozi
Author: Bruce McCormick,Lao Tzu Or Laozi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2011-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780615548081
ISBN 13: 0615548083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daodejing of Laozi Book Review:

A new version of the Dao that was 30 years in the making. It truly is an "easy to understand" text that is written in English, but retains the "tone" of the original Chinese text. It provides a blank page opposite each chapter for the reader to record their own thoughts and ideas. Having been written by a layman and not a scholar, it does not contain any academic analysis; it is solely the evaluation of one attempting to understand and live by the words of the "old master".

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN 10: 9781517453145
ISBN 13: 1517453143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages. Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

Dao De Jing

Dao De Jing
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2004-05-24
ISBN 10: 9780520242210
ISBN 13: 0520242211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dao De Jing Book Review:

A new translation of the classic book of Chinese philosophy sheds new light on the historical and philosophical issues surrounding the text while emphasizing its universal scope.

Thus Spoke Laozi

Thus Spoke Laozi
Author: Charles Q. Wu
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 0824857666
ISBN 13: 9780824857660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thus Spoke Laozi Book Review:

Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) by Chinese philosopher Laozi (Lao Tzu) is one of the most popular Chinese texts, with more than 100 translations available. Why another? Author Charles Q. Wu believes that his explorations of the infinite nature of the Daodejing can “bring the readers yet another step closer to what Laozi actually says and how he says it through still another translation.” The strength of Wu’s version comes from his superior bilingual talents and unique cross-cultural perspective, drawing widely from both Chinese and Western sources. He provides his target audience of nonacademics and non-Chinese readers with line-by-line bilingual text and commentaries, and tries to retain the original beauty of the poetry and paradoxes of Laozi’s writings. His ambition here is for English-speaking readers to experience what Laozi “sounds” like, as if they were reading the work in Chinese. Taking a fresh look at what is known as the Wang Bi edition of Laozi’s immortal work, Wu makes use of new findings from recent archaeological discoveries, and invites readers to “participate in the translation and interpretation as an open-door, open-ended process.” Rather than claiming finality in his translation Wu sees himself as a tour guide, leading readers toward unexpected aha! moments as they encounter a more thorough understanding the Daodejing.

Daodejing

Daodejing
Author: Hans-Georg Moeller,Laozi
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-11-13
ISBN 10: 0812699378
ISBN 13: 9780812699371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daodejing Book Review:

This translation presents Daoism’s basic text in highly readable contemporary English. Incorporating the latest scholarship in the field (including the most recent discoveries of ancient manuscripts in the 1970s and '90s), the book explains Daodejing's often cryptic verses in a clear and concise way. The introduction interprets the Daodejing's poetic imagery in the context of ancient Chinese symbolism, and a brief philosophical analysis accompanies each of the 81 translated chapters of the Daodejing.

The Classic of the Way and Virtue

The Classic of the Way and Virtue
Author: Laozi,Laotzi,Lao-tzu,Pi Wang
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780231105804
ISBN 13: 0231105800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Classic of the Way and Virtue Book Review:

A new translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi--whose commentaries following each statement flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for centuries.

Daodejing

Daodejing
Author: Laozi,Luke H. Boyd
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2012-11-16
ISBN 10: 9781475074482
ISBN 13: 1475074484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daodejing Book Review:

The “Daodejing” (“Tao Te Ching”) was originally compiled over 2500 years ago in what is now northwestern central China. This new translation of Laozi's “Daodejing” attempts to present a fairly literal rendering of the short, ancient Classical Chinese text. The version of the “Daodejing” used here is the standard “received” text included in the young scholar Wang Bi's third century commentary. The entire Classical Chinese text is presented line by line, from right to left, on pages facing the lines of English translation. This translation differs from the dozens of previous translations (and hundreds of adaptations) of the “Daodejing” in that it doesn't project later cultural or religious beliefs back onto the text. It doesn't omit or add words in order to ignore or explain away those portions of the text that don't reflect a modern, enlightened worldview. Instead, footnotes are provided where necessary to explain how the book's 81 poems reflect the ancient customs and religious practices of Ancient China during what is known as the Warring States Period.All of the book's poems are concerned with the mystical life force Laozi calls the “Way” or a related, resonating personal force he calls “Virtue.” The poems have an intimate, knowing tone to them and touch on many of the concerns of Laozi's day. There are myriad universal deities to be honored and spirits in nature to be considered. There are the friendly spirits of ancestors to be cared for and the unfriendly ghosts of ancestors to be avoided. There are farmers, craftsman, soldiers, and aristocrats to be dealt with, and robbers, madmen, and itinerant philosophers to be on the alert for. There are treaties to be made and battles to be fought. Laozi good-naturedly instructs the reader on how the Way gives rise to Heaven, Earth, mankind, and the “ten thousand things.” Through the poems, he attempts to describe the indescribable: the Way's mysterious action-without-action and its effect on those who trust in it enough to let it guide their lives.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Laozi,John H. McDonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781848375444
ISBN 13: 1848375441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

In what may be the most faithful translation of the Tao Te Ching, the translators have captured the terse, enigmatic beauty of the original masterpiece without embellishing it with personal interpretation or bogging it down with explanatory notes. By stepping out of the way and letting the original text speak for itself, they deliver a powerfully direct experience of the Tao Te Ching that is a joy to come back to again and again.

In the Shadows of the Dao

In the Shadows of the Dao
Author: Thomas Michael
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN 10: 1438458991
ISBN 13: 9781438458991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadows of the Dao Book Review:

Challenges standard views of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a tradition of physical cultivation. Thomas Michael’s study of the early history of the Daodejing reveals that the work is grounded in a unique tradition of early Daoism, one unrelated to other early Chinese schools of thought and practice. The text is associated with a tradition of hermits committed to yangsheng, a particular practice of physical cultivation involving techniques of breath circulation in combination with specific bodily movements leading to a physical union with the Dao. Michael explores the ways in which the text systematically anchored these techniques to a Dao-centered worldview. Including a new translation of the Daodejing, In the Shadows of the Dao opens new approaches to understanding the early history of one of the world’s great religious texts and great religious traditions. “Michael’s work provides a fresh and innovative methodological approach to a well-known and much studied text. Unlike the vast majority of previous studies, which situate the Daodejing in an ahistorical philosophical realm divorced from ritual and practice, Michael’s analysis takes seriously the possibility that the text both contains and advocates for self-transformative practices. In addition, his translation, while not intended to be a stand-alone work, significantly contributes another important perspective. This excellent, groundbreaking book lays the foundation for a new round of vigorous debate and scholarly attention.” — Jeffrey Dippmann, coeditor of Riding the Wind with Liezi: New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic

The Way and Its Power

The Way and Its Power
Author: The Arthur Waley Estate,Arthur Waley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 1136577289
ISBN 13: 9781136577284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way and Its Power Book Review:

First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.

The Dao de Jing

The Dao de Jing
Author: Lao Tzu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 9781594396199
ISBN 13: 1594396191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dao de Jing Book Review:

The book examines one of the world's most enduring and influential literary works, the Dao De Jing, through the timeless art of qigong, investigating the original text's relevance for mental, spiritual and physical health practices. In his words, Lao Tzu (or Laozi), author of the Dao De Jing, embodies qigong principles, advocating the cultivation of mind and body. Only when we know qigong can we know Lao Tzu-- and only when we know Lao Tzu can we know the Dao De Jing.--Publisher.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Jerome P. Seaton
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1590307445
ISBN 13: 9781590307441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Lao Tzu
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2017-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781543196597
ISBN 13: 1543196594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

The Tao Te Ching is a classic of Chinese literature and one of the foundation texts of Taoism, a Chinese religious philosophy. It is also known as the Daodejing, Dao De Jing, Daode Jing, or simply as the Laozi. Tao Te Ching is the romanization of the title, which dates back to the late 19th century (AD), when English transliterations first appeared. The date of original publication is still unknown, but the oldest part can be traced back to the latter portion of the 4th century BC. However, modern experts believe it was written or put together after the Zhuangzi, the other seminal text of Daoism, which was published in the 3rd century BC. There are several different translations of the title, but the most common is as follows: Dao or Tao means -way, - but is most often used to mean -the way, - as in the fundamental force driving the universe. De has several meanings, including, perhaps most relevantly, -virtue.- Jing in this context means something like -canon- or -great book.- So, the full title can be understood to mean -The Book of the Way of Virtue.- The book comprises 81 chapters today, but there is evidence that chapter division was a later development for the book. If this is the case, then the original text had a much more free-flowing style. As it stands now, the book is poetic in form, with allowances for broad interpretation of the text. It is written with an interesting rhetorical style: it features bold, declarative statements that are immediately confronted with statements that seem to contradict them. Some experts believe that the purpose of this style is to get the reader thinking to reconcile these contradictions.

The Daodejing of Laozi

The Daodejing of Laozi
Author: Laozi,P. J. Ivanhoe
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780872207028
ISBN 13: 0872207021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daodejing of Laozi Book Review:

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.

Zhuangzi The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Zhuangzi  The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries
Author: Zhuangzi,Brook Ziporyn
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-11
ISBN 10: 0872209113
ISBN 13: 9780872209114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zhuangzi The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries Book Review:

This volume is a translation of over two-thirds of the classic Daoist text Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), including the complete Inner Chapters and extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, plus judicious selections from 2000 years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. Brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index are also included.

Mengzi

Mengzi
Author: Mengzi
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN 10: 1603848541
ISBN 13: 9781603848541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mengzi Book Review:

Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi--one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism--this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic text alongside traditional commentaries. Also included are an Introduction that situates Mengzi and Zhu Xi in their intellectual and social contexts; a glossary of names, places and important terms; a selected bibliography; and an index.

Tao Te Ching Annotated

Tao Te Ching  Annotated
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781727646238
ISBN 13: 1727646231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Annotated Book Review:

"Tao Te Ching" was originally produced by Laozi, Chinese famous philosopher from the Spring and Autumn period. It is considered as Chinese heritage treasure and paramount Taoism literary work. In his original text of formerly over five thousand words, Laozi introduced dao as the "way" which is independent, repeat and without discontinuation. It is the source of the universe and also the presentation of how all things operate."Tao Te Ching" provides great guidance for self-cultivation, settling one's life goal, even with governing a state. In the literature, Laozi's words: "Quiet not to be aggressive, be peaceful and patience", can be seen as the main doctrine of Taoism's teaching. In other words, "Tao Te Ching" teaches people how to love themselves and others, how to survive peacefully with the nature and in conclusion, how to live a joyful life. In this book, the annotator uses fluent and understandable phrases, explaining the insight of enduring wisdom from Laozi. By reading this book, one will surly experience endless benefits.

Tao Te Ching Daodejing

Tao Te Ching  Daodejing
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Viking Adult
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0670024988
ISBN 13: 9780670024988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Daodejing Book Review:

The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation that presents it as a guide to living a better, kinder, gentler life The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or 'Book of the Way', is the essential text of Taoism, one of the three great religions of China. Through aphorisms and parable, it guides its readers toward the Tao, or the 'Way': living in harmony with the life force of the universe. Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher who was a contemporary of Confucius, it offers a practical model for living based on modesty, self-restraint and balance and is an insightful guide for anyone seeking to open their minds, free their thoughts, and attain greater self-awareness.

The Way of Nature

The Way of Nature
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 0691179743
ISBN 13: 9780691179742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Nature Book Review:

A delightfully illustrated selection of the great Daoist writings of Zhuangzi by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia’s most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai’s delightful graphic adaptation of the profound and humorous Daoist writings of Zhuangzi, some of the most popular and influential in the history of Asian philosophy and culture. The Way of Nature brings together all of Tsai’s beguiling cartoon illustrations of the Zhuangzi, which takes its name from its author. The result is a uniquely accessible and entertaining adaptation of a pillar of classical Daoism, which has deeply influenced Chinese poetry, landscape painting, martial arts, and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Irreverent and inspiring, The Way of Nature presents the memorable characters, fables, and thought experiments of Zhuangzi like no other edition, challenging readers to dig beneath conventional assumptions about self, society, and nature, and pointing to a more natural way of life. Through practical insights and far-reaching arguments, Zhuangzi shows why returning to the spontaneity of nature is the only sane response to a world of conflict. A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Edward Slingerland. In addition, Zhuangzi’s original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the book for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.