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Lao Tzu Te Tao Ching : Classics of Ancient China - Robert G. Henricks

Lao Tzu Te Tao Ching

Classics of Ancient China

Paperback Published: 1st August 1992
ISBN: 9780345370990
Number Of Pages: 320

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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. Although the Te-Tao Ching is widely read, the author’s enigmatic style and the less than perfect condition of the Chinese originals make many of its brief poems difficult to understand. So readers of find literature hailed the discovery, in 1973, of two copies of the Te-Tao Ching which had been buried in 168 B.C.

These manuscripts are more than five centuries older than any others known, and they correct many defects of later versions: their grammar and vocabulary frequently make the classic easier to understand; lost lines are restored (as many as three in some poems); some sections follow a more logical sequence.

Such differences make it necessary to reevaluate traditional interpretations of the Te-Tao Ching, and Professor Henricks has done this in an extensive commentary to his excellent new translation. In addition, Professor Henricks has provided an introduction that explains the basics of Taoism and discusses the many other important finds from Ma-want-tui.

ISBN: 9780345370990
ISBN-10: 0345370996
Series: Classics of Ancient China
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1