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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

Author: Laozi.; Bi Wang; Richard John Lynn
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laozi.; Bi Wang; Richard John Lynn
ISBN: 0231105800 9780231105804
OCLC Number: 39897370
Description: 244 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The WorkWang BiWorks by Wang BiTranslator's NoteOutline Introduction to the Laozi, by Wang BiLaozi, with the Commentary of Wang BiPart 1 Part 2
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.
Other Titles: Dao de jing.
Responsibility: translated by Richard John Lynn.

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Written for English-language readers, this Taoist book of religious and philosophical Chinese writings explores the centrality of Wang's commentaries in Chinese thought, the position of the Tao-te  Read more...

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Lynn's translation is excellent. He approaches Wang Bi's text as it should be approached, that is as a piece of philosophical writing... [A]n important contribution to our knowledge of commentarial Read more...

 
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