Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Robogenesis

    Daniel H. Wilson 9780385537094

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Other titles in the Translations from the Asian Classics series:

The Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the Tao-Te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi (Translations from the Asian Classics)

The Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the Tao-Te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi (Translations from the Asian Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The essential Taoist book and one of a triad that make up the most influential religious and philosophical writings of Chinese tradition, the Tao-te Ching is the subject of hundreds of new interpretive studies each year. As Taoism emerges as one of the East Asian philosophies most interesting to Westerners, an accessible new edition of this great work — written for English-language readers, yet rendered with an eye toward Chinese understanding — has been much needed by scholars and general readers.

Richard John Lynn, whose recent translation of the I Ching was hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as the best I Ching that has so far appeared, presents here another fine translation. Like his I Ching, this volume includes the interpretive commentary of the third-century scholar Wang Bi (226-249), who wrote the first and most sophisticated commentary on the Tao-te Ching.

Lynn's introduction explores the centrality of Wang's commentaries in Chinese thought, the position of the Tao-te Ching in East Asian tradition, Wang's short but brilliant life, and the era in which he lived. The text consists of eighty-one short, aphoristic sections presenting a complete view of how the sage rules in accordance with the spontaneous ways of the natural world. Although the Tao-te Ching was originally designed to provide advice to the ruler, the Chinese regard its teachings as living and self-cultivation tools applicable to anyone. Wang Bi's commentaries, following each statement, flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for more than seventeen centuries.

Book News Annotation:

Presents a translation of the written especially for English-language readers, plus interpretive commentary by the third- century scholar Wang Bi, who wrote the first and most sophisticated commentary on the work. A critical introduction explores the centrality of Wang's commentaries in Chinese thought, his major contributions to Chinese philosophy, his short but brilliant life, and the era in which he lived, as well as the position of the in East Asian traditions. 5.25x9.25<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A new translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi--whose commentaries following each statement flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for centuries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231105804
Translator:
Lynn, Richard John
Other:
Bi, Wang
Translator:
Lynn, Richard John
Author:
Laozi
Author:
Lynn, Richard John
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Philosophy, chinese
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Taoism
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.26x5.34x.99 in. .92 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Tao Te Ching
Religion » Eastern Religions » Taoism

The Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the Tao-Te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi (Translations from the Asian Classics)
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 256 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231105804 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A new translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi--whose commentaries following each statement flesh out the text so that it speaks to the modern Western reader as it has to Asians for centuries.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.