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Works: 864 works in 2,908 publications in 25 languages and 34,569 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Commentaries  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Poetry  Juvenile works  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Dubious author, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Lyricist, Composer, Other
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
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Most widely held works about Laozi
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The way of Lao Tzu (Tao-tê ching) by Laozi( Book )

646 editions published between 1842 and 2017 in 25 languages and held by 4,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the ancient Chinese classic based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui manuscripts
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao Te Ching, the esoteric but infinitely practical book written most probably in the sixth century B.C. by Lao Tsu, has been translated more frequently than any work except the Bible. This translation of the Chinese classic, which was first published twenty-five years ago, has sold more copies than any of the others. It offers the essence of each word makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive. The philosophy of Lao Tsu is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to try to change what is only sets up resistance. Nature provides for all without discrimination -- therefore let us present the same face to everyone and treat all men as equals, however they may be have. If we watch carefully, we will see that work proceeds more quickly and easily if we stop looking for results. In the clarity of a still and open mind, truth will be reflected. We will come to appreciate the original meaning of the word "understand," which means "to stand under." We serve whatever or whoever stands before us, without any thought for ourselves. Te -- which may be translated as "virtue" or "strength"--Lies always in Tao, or "natural law." In other words: Simply be. - Publisher
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fundamental to Chinese philosophy and religion, the Tao te ching is a simple guide book for virtue, encouraging peace, understanding and humility. Ranging from political advice to common wisdom, it has also served as an inspiration to artists acros the ages and throughout the world."--Page 4 of cover
The way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Arthur Waley( Book )

24 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone." "The work is said to be by Lao Tzu, who was an elder contemporary of Confucius and founder of the school of thought of Taoism. However, it might be an anthology compiled by a series of editors over a period of time." "This bilingual edition consists of two parts. The English text in Part One is a reprint of the earlier translation of the so-called Wang Pi text, first published by Penguin Books in 1963. The text of the translation has been deliberately left unchanged, because there is room for a translation of what has been for centuries the most widely used version of the Lao Tzu." "Part Two is the fresh translation of a text which is a conflation of two manuscripts of the Lao Tzu, dating at the latest from the early Western Han and discovered at Ma Wang Tui in December 1973. This is far superior to the texts previously available to us, as we have here, for the first time, a text we can be sure is free from scribal errors and the editorial tamperings of subsequent ages. Moreover, we have a text with the fuller use of particles which often rules out a good many of the conjectural interpretations by scholars down through the ages."--Jacket
Lao-tzu : Te-tao ching : a new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui texts by Laozi( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lao-tzu's "Te-Tao Ching" has been treasured for thousands of years for its poetic statement of life's most profound and elusive truths. This new translation, based on the 1973 discovery of two copies of the manuscript more than five centuries older than any others known, corrects many defects of the later versions. In his extensive commentary, Professor Henricks reevaluates traditional interpretations. From the Trade Paperback edition
Tao te ching by Laozi( Recording )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the ancient Chinese classic on spiritual wisdom
The way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( Book )

17 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao Te Ching, translated here as The Way of Life, is ancient China's great contribution to the literature of mysticism. It contains the time-honored teaching of Taoism, the philosophy and faith of Lao Tzu and other religious hermits in China centuries ago
The classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Dao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translation by Laozi( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brand new translation with commentary by two well-known scholars in the field will shed important light on one of the most influential philosophical documents in history--the ancient bamboo scrolls discovered in 1995 in China
Commentary on the Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao, a new way of thinking : a translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries by Laozi( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exceptional translation of the Tao Te Ching by Chang Chung-yuan reveals the true wisdom and beauty of this ancient Chinese text. Traditionally attributed to Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu, the Tao Te Ching remains relevant worldwide today, more than two thousand years after it was written. This translation of the Taoist text and the accompanying commentaries delve into the real meaning of the Tao Te Ching and make this Chinese classic accessible, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chang Chung-yuan is unique in his approach and his introduction and commentaries place the Taoist text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to Heidegger, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Jung, Plato, Kant and Nietzsche, and capturing when and how Taoism came to the West. Tao: A New Way of Thinking will be fascinating to anyone with an interest in Taoism and will be particularly appealing to those interested in comparative philosophy
Tao te ching : a new translation & commentary by Laozi( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a new translation and commentary for the classic work
Hua hu ching : teachings of Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao of power : a translation of the Tao te ching by Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tao of Power blends the principles of management, physics, and evolution together with the cultural and philosophical insights of the Eastern mind. Accompanying the text are a series of Personal Power Approaches that help the reader tap into the secrets of the Tao ... The Tao of Power is a tool for enhancing interpersonal relationships and integrating into life the enduring qualities of leadership that Lao Tzu gave to China's rulers ... Along with the 81 passages in the Tao of Power, Wing has added commentaries that reveal the book's startling depth. Throughout, rare paintings and bold calligraphy illuminate the ancient origins of Taoist thought"--Back cover
A translation of Lao Tzu's Tao te ching and Wang Pi's commentary by Laozi( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sayings of Lao Tzŭ by Laozi( Book )

47 editions published between 1904 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dao de jing : the united version by Laozi( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation of the Chinese classic and foundation text of Daoism integrates the manuscript discoveries of the last 30 years, introducing a fundamentally different view of the nature of the Dao. Michael Puett, the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University, calls this translation "an excellent translation of one of the most important texts from the Chinese philosophical tradition," and goes on to state: "Building upon the crucial body of scholarship that has developed in China over the past several decades, Yang Peng succeeds in providing a translation that is both precise and readable. A wonderful achievement!" --Publisher
Lao zi by Laozi( Book )

81 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers information on the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu (6th century B.C.), presented as part of Resources for the Study of World Civilizations of Washington State University. Notes that Lao-tzu is considered the founder of Taoism. Features excerpts from the "Tao te Ching" attributed to Lao-tzu
Lao tseu et le taoisme by Max Kaltenmark( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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(周) Laou Keun.

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(周) Laozi.

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Tao te chingTao te chingThe way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thoughtLao-tzu : Te-tao ching : a new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui textsTao te chingThe classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang BiDao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translationTao te ching : a new translation & commentary