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Daodejing : a literal-critical translation

Author: Laozi.; Joseph Hsu
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2008.
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"The Daodejing is a taproot of Chinese thinking, a hallmark of Eastern philosophy, a world literary masterpiece, and gift to mankind. Though small in size, it treats a variety of important issues and has inspired many great minds. In number of translations, it is second only to the Bible. However, existing versions are either loose or interpolative. As the many experts cited in this book show, they frequently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laozi.
Daodejing.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2008
(OCoLC)608210185
Named Person: Laozi; Laozi.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laozi.; Joseph Hsu
ISBN: 0761841520 9780761841524
OCLC Number: 245523755
Language Note: Chinese and English.
Description: xvii, 159 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Daojing (The book of the way). The way (dao) --
Relativity --
Nonaction --
The fathomless --
Heaven and Earth --
The valley spirit --
Selflessness --
Water --
The golden mean --
Self-cultivation and government --
Emptiness --
The senses --
Grace versus disgrace --
The mysterious --
Subtlety --
Back to the root --
The best ruler --
Ebb and flow --
Plain and simple --
Self-portrait --
The ultimate origin --
Cause versus effect --
Transiency --
Admonition --
The four greats --
Gravity versus lightness --
An important secret --
Femininity and masculinity --
Noninterference --
Armed forces --
Weapons --
The nameless --
Self-knowledge --
True greatness --
The great image --
The weak versus the strong --
World peace --
Dejing (The book of virtue). Virtue (de) --
One --
Being versus Nonbeing --
Start versus finish --
Yin versus yang --
The softest versus the hardest --
Choice --
Motion versus tranquility --
Content versus discontent --
Intuition --
Increase versus decrease --
Goodness and trust --
Life versus death --
Nature versus nurture --
Mother and children --
Wisdom versus foolishness --
The individual versus the state --
The newborn --
Mystic union --
Direction versus indirection --
Fortune versus misfortune --
Frugality --
Governing a great nation --
Countries : great and small --
The guardian --
Difficult versus easy --
Beginning versus end --
The great harmony --
humility --
The three treasures --
Leadership --
Host versus guest --
Words and deeds --
Mental honesty --
The ruler versus the ruled --
Heaven's net --
Capital punishment --
Oppressive government --
Strength in weakness --
The way of heaven --
Paradoxes --
Dispute settlement --
Utopia.
Other Titles: Dao de jing.
Responsibility: Joseph Hsu.

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The Daodejing is a taproot of Chinese thinking, a hallmark of Eastern philosophy, a world literary masterpiece, and gift to mankind. Though small in size, it treats a variety of important issues and  Read more...

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