Tao Te Ching: An All-New Translation (Hardcover)

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By Lao Tzu, William Scott Wilson (Translator)
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Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu's classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzu's time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the "old man" and the "keeper of the archives," and notes to illuminate the text. He also includes two short essays--one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilson's version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable.

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.

Praise For…

“Renders the classic anew and authentically, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material.”—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590309919
ISBN-10: 159030991X
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Publication Date: June 12th, 2012
Pages: 209
Language: English