The Way and Its Power: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought

Lao Tzu (Author) Arthur Waley (Translator)
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Description

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."

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
January 20, 1994
Pages
262
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802150851
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About the Author

Lao Tzu was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching.