Based on contemporaneous texts discovered by archeologists in China in the last 20 years, this new translation of the Te-tao Ching is very readable and enjoyable yet at the same time meticulously researched and accurate. It has a clear introduction, extensive commentary, and complete notes. A library wanting complete holdings on Chinese philosophy should surely consider this first of a five-volume series on Chinese classics that will appear in the next years. Otherwise, it will suffice to have translations of Lao-Tzu, the Tao (The Way), and/or the Tao-Te Ching by some or all of its past translators, including Stephen Mitchell, Wing-Tsit Chan, H.B. Crill, Witter Byner, Feng and English, Arthur Waley, Lin Yutang, and James Legge.
- Kitty Chen Dean, Nassau Coll., Garden City, N.Y.
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The reviewer Mr. Forrest couldn't understand why the translator changed the name of the text or re-ordered the two parts. Read morePublished on June 9 2001 by Richard L. Rankin
i laugh as i read through the other reviews: the problem is not the powerfulness of the text but the western mind's inability to comprehend and give credit to something that does... Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2000 by Account Killer
The book of Lao Tzu - Te-Tao Ching is one of the ancient Chinese classics of Taoist philosophy that has been read by scholars and translated and published in books many times with... Read morePublished on June 30 2000 by "giovanni77"
I highly recomend this book. Of the half dozen or so different publications of this work, this particular version is by far my favorite. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2000 by Patrick W. Austin
This book helped me to fundamentally alter how I see myself, others, and the world around me: I used to view them as separate entities; I now see them as inseparable. Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2000 by A. M. Hendler
A few years ago, I bought this book at a garage sale, read it, loved it, and then promptly had it stolen from me. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 1999
If you are looking for technically accurate translation, this is the book to have. Based on the recent Ma-Wang-Tui texts, this is a must have for any serious student of Taoism. Read morePublished on March 26 1999 by Brooks
In searching for a good translation of the Tao-Te/Te-Tao Ching, I was delighted to find this book. A translation of the remnants of two early copies of the book, it provides new... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 1998