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Tao Te Ching: An All-New Translation

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Publisher Comments:

Renowned translator William Scott Wilson offers a fresh version of the Tao Te Ching that will resonate with the modern reader. While most translators have relied on the "new" text of 200 B.C., Wilson went back another 300 years to work from the original characters used during Lao Tzu's lifetime. By referring to these earlier characters, Wilson is able to offer a text that is more authentic in language and nuance, yet preserves all the beauty and poetry of the work.

This elegant hardcover edition also features two insightful essays by Wilson, "Zen and Taoism" and "Zen and the Martial Arts," that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao to the practice of Zen and to the martial arts of both Japan and China.

With its 81 memorable passages, the Tao Te Ching is one of humanity's touchstones. As Wilson notes, "We read this book because it takes us away from the busy world of business and politics, and provides an entry to a Way. But we also read it for the rhythm and beauty of its phrasing and vocabulary, which often give us an astonishing satisfaction. And this is perhaps the secret of why the book has consistently been on people's bookshelves and bed-stands for nearly twenty-five centuries."

About the Author

WILLIAM SCOTT WILSON is the bestselling translator of many spiritual and Asian classics, including Hagakure, The Book of Five Rings, and The Unencumbered Spirit: Reflections of a Chinese Sage. He is also the author of The Lone Samurai, the biography of the legendary samurai swordsman Miyamoto Musashi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770030917
Subtitle:
An All-New Translation
Author:
Tzu, Lao
Translator:
Wilson, William Scott
Author:
null, Lao
Author:
Wilson, William Scott
Author:
null, William Scott
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Subject:
Taoist
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Travel/Sports
Subject:
Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Publication Date:
20100601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5.5 x 7.5 x 0.9 in 0.75 lb

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