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Works: 609 works in 1,910 publications in 11 languages and 33,747 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Commentaries  Pictorial works  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Art 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Dubious author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Actor, Lyricist
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
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Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )
83 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,247 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 way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Laozi( Book )
56 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Arthur Waley s brilliant and definitive translation of one of the foremost of all mystical books, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, has become a modern classic in its own right. Unlike previous translations, it is founded not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of all the early Chinese literature, and it provides a singular example of authoritative scholarship skillfully blended with brilliant, precise writing. In his introduction, Dr. Waley gives an extensive scholarly account of Chinese thought down to the end of the third century B.C. Here, the author presents a full picture of Chinese prehistory, early philosophy, and literature, showing the original, lofty conception of Taoism before the gradual corruption through the course of centuries, tracing this conflict of philosophies and its background of politics."
The way of Lao Tzu (Tao-tê ching) by Laozi( Book )
16 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Tao te ching : the classic book of integrity and the way by Laozi( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
A new translation of the ancient Chinese classic based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui manuscripts
Tao te ching by Laozi( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and German and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Presents the ancient Chinese classic on spiritual wisdom
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 556 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
The way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( Book )
19 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 534 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 Tao te ching : a new translation with commentary by Laozi( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
This incisive, illuminating translation of the Tao Te Ching treats these sacred writings as religious philosophy having as their central message the value of peace. Refreshing and challenging, this is a landmark work for all those investigating Eastern religion and philosophy
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 414 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
The tao of the Tao te ching : a translation and commentary by Laozi( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 407 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 313 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
The Tao te ching of Lao Tzu : a new translation by Laozi( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 255 libraries worldwide
The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu is one of the most widely read and deeply cherished books in the world, a work many consider the wisest book ever written. In his introduction, translator Brian Browne Walker says, "It is less a book than a living, breathing angel". In his new translation, Walker stays close to the direct literal accuracy of the Chinese characters while producing a modern, exceptionally clear version that has the ring and voice of Lao Tzu, a man who may or may not have been a single individual. "I have come to think of Lao Tzu less as a man who once lived", Walker writes, "and more as a song that plays, eternal and abiding."
Hua hu ching : teachings of Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
The Tao of power : a translation of the Tao te ching by Lao Tzu by R. L Wing( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 251 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
Tao te ching : an all-new translation by Laozi( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and notes to illuminate the text. He also includes two short essays-one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilson's version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable
Lao Tzu and Taoism by Max Kaltenmark( Book )
2 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Deals with two incompatible and incongruous Chinese doctrines: philosophical Taoism, and magico-religious Taoism, sometimes indiscriminately known in the West under the term Taoism. Some practices remind one of the Hindu Yoga
Wu Wei : a phantasy based on the philosophy of Lao-Tse by Henri Borel( Book )
1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The parting of the way; Lao Tzu and the Taoist movement by Holmes Welch( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tao Te Ching, Or, The Tao and Its Characteristics by Laozi( file )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to many Chinese artists, poets, calligraphers, and even gardeners, throughout history. In recent years its influence has spread far
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controlled identity Lao Tan

controlled identity Li, Boyang

controlled identity Li, Dan

Boyang, 6e E v.Chr.
Dao de jing
Daode jing
Lao Ce
Lao Čhư̄
Lao-czy, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao, Dan
Lao, Dan, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao, Dan, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao Dsi
Lao Er.
Lao, Tan
Lao-Tan, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-Tse, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-Tse, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao-Tsé filósofo chino
Lao-Tseh, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tseu, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao Tseu philosophe chinois, fondateur du taoïsme
Lao-tsi͏̈, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-Tsi, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao Tsy.
Lao Tsz'
Lao Tszʹ, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tsze, 6e E v.Chr.
Lão Tử danh nhân
Lao Txu
Lao-Tze, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-Tze, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao-tzeu, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tzŭ, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-Tzu, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao-zi, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao, Zi, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao Zi filosof chinez
Lao Zi filósofo chinés
Lao Zi Pilosopo ti Taga-ugma a Tsina
Laoco, 6e E v.Chr.
Laodan, 6e E v.Chr.
Laotse, 6e E v.Chr.
Laotse, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Laotzu, 6e E v.Chr.
Laozi Chinees filosoof (604v Chr-)
Laozi Chinese philosopher
Laozi filòsof xinès
Laozi filosofo cinese
Laozi Hiina filosoof
Laozi legendärer chinesischer Philosoph
Lau Dse, 6e E v.Chr.
Lau Dsï
Lau Dsi͏̈, 6e E v.Chr.
Lau Tan, 6e E v.Chr.
Lau-tse, 6e E v.Chr.
Lāū Tsih, 6e E v.Chr.
Lau-Tze, 6e E v.Chr.
Laudse, 6e E v.Chr.
Lautse, 6e E v.Chr.
Lāūtsih, 6e E v.Chr.
Lautze, 6e E v.Chr.
Lāvō Ṭcu
Lāwu Tsih, 6e E v.Chr.
Lāwutsih, 6e E v.Chr.
Li, Bo yang
Li, Boyang.
Li, Dan
Li, Er.
Li, Er, 6e E v.Chr.
Li, Er, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Li, Erh
Li, Ör, 6e E v.Chr.
Li, Po-yang
Lieh Tzu
Ri, Ji
Roshi, 579?-499?B. C.
Roshi, 6e E v.Chr.
Taishang, Li"%laojun, 6e E v.Chr.
Tao te ching
Tao te king
Tao teh ching
Tao teh king
Tao-to king
Tse, Lao-
Tseu, Lao, 6e E v.Chr.
Tsu, Lao
Tsy Lao.
Tung, Lao Tsé.
Tzŭ Lao.
Zi, Lao
Zu, Lao
Λάο Τσε
Лао Дзъ
Лао Цзи
Лао-цзы, 6e E v.Chr.
Лао-цзы древнекитайский философ
Лаози кинески филозоф
Լաո Ցզի
לאא צי
לאו דזה פילוסוף סיני
لاوتزه فيلسوف صيني
لائو زی
लाओ जू
লাউযি Chinese philosopher
லாவோ சீ
노자 ㅣㅡㅅ
ላው ድዙ
リ, ジ
ロウシ, 579?-499?B. C.
伯阳, 6e E v.Chr.
(周) Boyang
(周) Ch'ung-erh.
(周) Dan
(周) Lao-Chün.
(周) Lao-tan.
(周) Lao-Tse.
(周) Lao-tseu.
(周) Lao-Tze.
(周) Lao-tzeu.
(周) Lao Tzyy.
(周) Lao- ying tuozy.
(周) Lao-褮鮀zy.
(周) Laodan
(周) Laotse.
(周) Laou Keun.
(周) Laou-Tsze.
(周) Laozi.
(周) Lau-Dse.
(周) Lau-tse.
(周) Lau-Tsze.
(周) Laudse.
(周) Li, Boyang
(周) Li, Ch'ung-erh.
(周) Li, Dan
(周) Li, Er
(周) Li, Erh.
(周) Li, Po-yang.
(周) Li, Tan.
(周) Li, Zhonger
(周) Noja.
(周) Po-yang.
(周) Rō-shi.
(周) T'ai-shang-lao-chün.
(周) T'ai-shang-li-lao-chün.
(周) Taishanglaojun
(周) Taishanglilaojun
(周) Tan.
(周) Yan-Tzu.
(周) Zhonger
(周) 玄元皇帝
(周) 伯陽
(周) 大聖祖
(周) 太上李老君
(周) 太上老君
(周) 李伯陽
(周) 李聃
(周) 李重耳
(周) 老子
(周) 老聃
(周) 聃
(周) 重耳
太上李老君, 6e E v.Chr.
李, 耳
李耳, 6e E v.Chr.
老, 聃
老子, 0570-0490 av. J.-C.
老子, 6e E v.Chr.
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老子 中國春秋時代思想家
老子 道德經
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