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Reading Lao Tzu

A Companion to the Tao Te Ching with a New Translation
  • Also available as: Dust Jacket Hardcover
  • Published: June 2003
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 197
  • Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781401083168
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Reading Lao Tzu is a commentary on the Tao Te Ching with a new translation. It is intended for the general reader. The Tao Te Ching is by far the shortest and yet the most difficult of all Chinese classics. For that reason, in the East it has rarely been read without the help of a commentary. In my commentary I present Lao Tzu's meaning passage by passage and as directly as possible, avoiding any scholarly discussion. However, notes are included separately in support of my interpretation, especially when the passage in question is controversial, or when I depart from a traditional reading. My translation includes a new rendition of a number of key passages. In place of summary statements, I give here sample chapters. (Please keep in mind that some of these chapters presuppose earlier discussions that are not included in this selection. All notes are omitted.)

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