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Works: 637 works in 1,697 publications in 18 languages and 28,984 library holdings
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Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
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Most widely held works by Laozi
Tao te ching : a new English version by Laozi( Book )
265 editions published between 1842 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,489 libraries worldwide
Printed throughout in two colors is this new, definitive version of one of the great books of world literature--comparable in its sales and influence to the Bible, the Bhagavad Ghita, and the Koran
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )
16 editions published between 1948 and 1983 in English and held by 1,419 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 )
9 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 869 libraries worldwide
The Lao Tzu is the principal classic in the thought of Taoism. Lao Tzu (whose name means 'Old Master') was an older contemporary of Confucius. Lao Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and founder of the Taoist religion in China. He worked as a librarian at the court of Chou. When the kingdom showed signs of decay, Lao Tzu left and was never heard of again. While traditionally ascribed to Lao Tzu, this work is more probably an anthology of wise sayings compiled in about the fourth century BC. As a treatise both on personal conduct and on government, it is moral rather than mystical in tone, and advances a philosophy of meekness as the surest path to survival
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 784 libraries worldwide
This classic collection of spiritual insights and observations embodies the search for a way to live based not on arbitrary rules of morality but on acheiving harmony with all things. Taoism explains the world in terms of contemplation, meditation, acceptance, and reconciliation, in striking imagery that penetrates the heart
The way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( Book )
29 editions published between 1944 and 2001 in English and held by 666 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 way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Laozi( Book )
8 editions published between 1934 and 1965 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature
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 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( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Presents the ancient Chinese classic on spiritual wisdom
The Tao te ching : a new translation with commentary by Laozi( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 512 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 )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 404 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 )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Commentary on the Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in Korean and English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 339 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
Tao, a new way of thinking : a translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries by Laozi( Book )
16 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
Hua hu ching : teachings of Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
The Tao te ching of Lao Tzu : a new translation by Laozi( Book )
6 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 257 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."
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 252 libraries worldwide
Tao te ching : an all-new translation by Laozi( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 246 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
The Tâo teh king; or, The Tâo and its characteristics by Laozi( Book )
8 editions published between 1891 and 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lao Tzu and Taoism by Max Kaltenmark( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in French and held by 1 library 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
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Boyang, 6e E v.Chr.
Dao de jing
Daode jing
Lao Ce
Lao-czy, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao, Dan
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Lao, Dan, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao, Dan, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao Dsi
Lao lai zi 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao, Tan
Lao-Tan, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tse 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao-Tse, p.m.ē.
Lao-Tse 6-5 вв. до н.э.
Lao-Tse, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tse ca. 500 v. Chr.
Lao-Tse, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao-Tsé filósofo chino
Lao-Tseh, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tseu 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao-tseu, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao Tseu philosophe chinois, fondateur du taoïsme
Lao-tsi͏̈, 6e E v.Chr.
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Lao-tsu 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao Tsz'
Lao Tszʹ, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tsze, 6e E v.Chr.
Lão Tử
Lão-Tủ ̛ 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao Txu
Lao-tze 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao Tze, p.m.ē.
Lao-Tze, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao Tze ca. 500 v. Chr.
Lao-Tze, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao Tzeu 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao-tzeu, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao, Tzi
Lao-tzu 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Lao Tzu, p.m.ē.
Lao-tzŭ, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao-tzu ca. 500 v. Chr.
Lao-Tzu, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao-tzu (Spirit)
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Lao zi, p.m.ē.
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Lao-zi, 6e E v.Chr.
Lao, Zi, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Lao Zi Pilosopo ti Taga-ugma a Tsina
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Laodan, 6e E v.Chr.
Laodzi, p.m.ē.
Laotse, p.m.ē.
Laotse, 6e E v.Chr.
Laotse, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
Laotzu, 6e E v.Chr.
Laou Keun
Laozi 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Laozi 6-5 вв. до н.э.
Laozi Chinees filosoof (604v Chr-)
Laozi Chinese philosopher
Laozi filosofo cinese
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.
Lau Tse ca. 500 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 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Li, Boyang
Li, Dan
Li Dan 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Li E. 6-5 вв. до н.э.
Li, Er.
Li Er 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
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
Maître Lao 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Ri, Ji
Rō-shi, p.m.ē.
Roshi, 579?-499?B. C.
Rōshi, p.m.ē.
Roshi, 6e E v.Chr.
Tai shang lao jun 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Tai shi shan 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Taishang laojun 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Taishang laojun hunyuan shangde huangdi 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Taishang, Li"%laojun, 6e E v.Chr.
Taishang xuanyuan huangdi 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Tao te ching
Tao te king
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Tao teh king
Tao-to king
Tse, Lao-
Tseu, Lao
Tseu, Lao, 6e E v.Chr.
Tsu, Lao
Tzu, Lao
Tzu, Lao, p.m.ē.
Vieux maître 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Vieux sage 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
Zi, Lao
Zi, Lao, p.m.ē.
Zu, Lao
Λάο Τσε
Лао Дзъ
Лао Ц'
Лао Цзи
Лао-цзы, p.m.ē.
Лао-Цзы 6-5 вв. до н.э.
Лао-цзы, 6e E v.Chr.
Лао-цзы древнекитайский философ
Լաո Ցզի
לאא צי
लाओ जू
লাউযি Chinese philosopher
லாவோ சீ
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
太上玄元皇帝 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
太上李老君, 6e E v.Chr.
太上老君 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
太上老君混元上德皇帝 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
太史儋 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
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李, 耳
李 耳 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
李 聃 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
李耳, 6e E v.Chr.
老, 聃
老子 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
老子, 6e E v.Chr.
老子, f. ca 600 f.Kr.
老子 中国春秋时代思想家
老子 中國春秋時代思想家
老聃 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
老聃, 6e E v.Chr.
老萊子 05..?-04..? av. J.-C.
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