Synopses & Reviews
John C. H. Wu has done a remarkable job rendering this difficult and subtle text into English while retaining the freshness and depth of the original. This edition has the original Chinese on facing pages.
Part poetry, part paradox, this well-known Taoist classic is translated by a leading scholar of Chinese studies in a remarkable rendering that retains the freshness and depth of the original.
About the Author
Not much is known about the legendary Lao Tzu, to whom authorship of the Tao Te Ching is popularly attributed. Some scholars believe the author was an elder contemporary of Confucius.