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The classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi, translated by Richard John Lynn

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The classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi
Title
The classic of the way and virtue
Title remainder
a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi
Statement of responsibility
translated by Richard John Lynn
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Richard John Lynn presents here a translation of the Tao-te ching written especially for English-language readers." "Like his I Ching, this volume includes the interpretive commentary of the third-century scholar Wang Bi (226-249), who wrote the first and most sophisticated commentary on the Tao-te ching. Lynn's critical introduction explores the centrality of Wang's commentaries in Chinese thought, his major contributions to Chinese philosophy, his short but brilliant life, and the era in which he lived, as well as the position of the Tao-te ching in East Asian traditions." "Consisting of eighty-one short aphoristic sections, the Tao-te ching presents a complete view of how the sage rules in accordance with the spontaneous ways of the natural world. Although the work was originally designed to provide advice to the ruler, its teachings are considered tools for living and self-cultivation, applicable to anyone. Wang Bi's commentaries, following each statement, allow modern Western readers to encounter the Tao-te ching in the way that Chinese readers have for more than seventeen centuries - as a religious text and a philosophy of life."--Jacket
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DLC
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Laozi
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1900.L26
LC item number
E513 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
226-249
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wang, Bi
  • Lynn, Richard John
Series statement
Translations from the Asian classics
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  • Taoism
  • Taoist philosophy
  • Taoism
  • Taoist philosophy
  • Kommentar
  • Taoïsme
  • Philosophie taoïste
Label
The classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi, translated by Richard John Lynn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780231105804
Lccn
98044394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39897370
  • (OCoLC)ocm39897370
Label
The classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi, translated by Richard John Lynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780231105804
Lccn
98044394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39897370
  • (OCoLC)ocm39897370

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