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Daodejing - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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Daodejing - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 11/09/2008
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'Of ways you may speak,

but not the Perennial Way;

By names you may name,

but not the Perennial Name.'

The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modelled on the great Silver River or Milky Way that traverses the heavens. A life-giving stream, the Way gives rise to all things and holds them in her motherly embrace. It enables the individual, and society as a whole, to harmonize the disparate demands of daily life and achieve a more profound level of understanding.

This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199208555
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 169 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 12 mm

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“Daodejing”

This book is an ancient Chinese text written over 2000 years ago. There have been many translation. Not having read any other translation I cannot provide a comparison on the translation. The subject is moral guidance... More

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“Written as if the author drunk”

My issue is with the introduction and the meanings of each passage. Most of it is grammatical incorrect and is nonsensical as if the author didn’t didn’t learn any basic SPaG in school.!Don’t buy it it’s a waste of money More

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