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Laozi

Overview
Works: 732 works in 2,233 publications in 19 languages and 35,534 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Commentaries  Musical settings  Art music  Scores  Sacred works  Pictorial works  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Dubious author, Honoree, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Lyricist
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laozi
Tao te ching : a new English version by Laozi( Book )

328 editions published between 1894 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 5,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printed throughout in two colors is this new, definitive version of one of the great books of world literature--comparable in its sales and influence to the Bible, the Bhagavad Ghita, and the Koran
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

37 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lao Tzu is the principal classic in the thought of Taoism. Lao Tzu (whose name means 'Old Master') was an older contemporary of Confucius. Lao Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and founder of the Taoist religion in China. He worked as a librarian at the court of Chou. When the kingdom showed signs of decay, Lao Tzu left and was never heard of again. While traditionally ascribed to Lao Tzu, this work is more probably an anthology of wise sayings compiled in about the fourth century BC. As a treatise both on personal conduct and on government, it is moral rather than mystical in tone, and advances a philosophy of meekness as the surest path to survival
The Tao Teh King, or, The Tao and its characteristics by Laozi( )

8 editions published between 1891 and 2007 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching : a translation of the startling new documents found at Guodian by Laozi( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his translation, Henricks focuses attention on lines in each of the chapters that vary from readings in other editions. In addition, he shows how the sequence of chapters in this form of the text is totally unrelated to the sequence readers commonly see in the "standard" form of the text (i.e., in other translations)."--Jacket
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

2 editions published between 1948 and 1958 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse
Tao Te Ching, Or, The Tao and Its Characteristics by Laozi( )

7 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese book of wisdom, said to have been written by the Taoist sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, the "Old Master") in the 6th century BC. It is the cornerstone text in Chinese Taoism, a philosophy, religion and way of life, and is also central to Chinese Buddhism. The Tao Te Ching has been an inspiration and guide to many Chinese artists, poets, calligraphers, and even gardeners, throughout history. In recent years its influence has spread far
The way of Lao Tzu (Tao-tê ching) by Laozi( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching : the classic book of integrity and the way by Laozi( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the ancient Chinese classic based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui manuscripts
The way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Arthur Waley( Book )

7 editions published between 1934 and 1997 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley s brilliant and definitive translation of one of the foremost of all mystical books, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, has become a modern classic in its own right. Unlike previous translations, it is founded not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of all the early Chinese literature, and it provides a singular example of authoritative scholarship skillfully blended with brilliant, precise writing. In his introduction, Dr. Waley gives an extensive scholarly account of Chinese thought down to the end of the third century B.C. Here, the author presents a full picture of Chinese prehistory, early philosophy, and literature, showing the original, lofty conception of Taoism before the gradual corruption through the course of centuries, tracing this conflict of philosophies and its background of politics."
Lao-tzu : Te-tao ching : a new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui texts by Laozi( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lao-tzu's "Te-Tao Ching" has been treasured for thousands of years for its poetic statement of life's most profound and elusive truths. This new translation, based on the 1973 discovery of two copies of the manuscript more than five centuries older than any others known, corrects many defects of the later versions. In his extensive commentary, Professor Henricks reevaluates traditional interpretations. From the Trade Paperback edition
Tao te ching by Laozi( Recording )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the ancient Chinese classic on spiritual wisdom
The Tao te ching : a new translation with commentary by Laozi( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This incisive, illuminating translation of the Tao Te Ching treats these sacred writings as religious philosophy having as their central message the value of peace. Refreshing and challenging, this is a landmark work for all those investigating Eastern religion and philosophy
The way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1975 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao Te Ching, translated here as The Way of Life, is ancient China's great contribution to the literature of mysticism. It contains the time-honored teaching of Taoism, the philosophy and faith of Lao Tzu and other religious hermits in China centuries ago
Dao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translation by Laozi( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brand new translation with commentary by two well-known scholars in the field will shed important light on one of the most influential philosophical documents in history--the ancient bamboo scrolls discovered in 1995 in China
Tao, a new way of thinking : a translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries by Laozi( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exceptional translation of the Tao Te Ching by Chang Chung-yuan reveals the true wisdom and beauty of this ancient Chinese text. Traditionally attributed to Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu, the Tao Te Ching remains relevant worldwide today, more than two thousand years after it was written. This translation of the Taoist text and the accompanying commentaries delve into the real meaning of the Tao Te Ching and make this Chinese classic accessible, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chang Chung-yuan is unique in his approach and his introduction and commentaries place the Taoist text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to Heidegger, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Jung, Plato, Kant and Nietzsche, and capturing when and how Taoism came to the West. Tao: A New Way of Thinking will be fascinating to anyone with an interest in Taoism and will be particularly appealing to those interested in comparative philosophy
The tao of the Tao te ching : a translation and commentary by Laozi( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago. This masterpiece is also one of the most frequently translated books in all of history, in part because the multiple meanings of the Chinese characters make it impossible to translate into a Western language in a strictly literal way. For this reason, many translations are either too loosely interpretive or are too overloaded with notes, thereby losing the clarity of the terse poetry found in the original Chinese. The extraordinary strength of Sam Hamill's translation is that it has captured the poetry of Lao Tzu's original without sacrificing the resonance of the text's many meanings and possible interpretations. The result is a beautiful and deeply meditative rendering, one that is a delight to read over and over again. Accompanying Sam Hamill's translation are seventeen Chinese characters brushed by one of the great masters of calligraphy, Kazuaki Tanahashi. Hamill provides a comment for each character, giving the reader a fuller sense of the richness of the original text and insight into the process of translation itself."--Publisher's website
The Tao te ching of Lao Tzu : a new translation by Laozi( Book )

8 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu is one of the most widely read and deeply cherished books in the world, a work many consider the wisest book ever written. In his introduction, translator Brian Browne Walker says, "It is less a book than a living, breathing angel". In his new translation, Walker stays close to the direct literal accuracy of the Chinese characters while producing a modern, exceptionally clear version that has the ring and voice of Lao Tzu, a man who may or may not have been a single individual. "I have come to think of Lao Tzu less as a man who once lived", Walker writes, "and more as a song that plays, eternal and abiding."
Tao the king by Laozi( Book )

17 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching : an all-new translation by Laozi( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Tao Te Ching, Or, The Tao and Its Characteristics
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Tao te chingLao Tzu's Tao Te Ching : a translation of the startling new documents found at GuodianTao Te Ching, Or, The Tao and Its CharacteristicsTao te ching : the classic book of integrity and the wayThe way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thoughtLao-tzu : Te-tao ching : a new translation based on the recently discovered Ma-wang-tui textsTao te chingThe Tao te ching : a new translation with commentary
Alternative Names

controlled identityLao Tan

controlled identityLi, Boyang

controlled identityLi, Dan

Boyang, 6e E v.Chr.

Dao de jing

Daode jing

Daodejing

Lao-Cʼ

Lao Čhư̄

Lao-Chün

Lao-czy.

Lao-czy, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao, Dan

Lao, Dan, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao, Dan, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao, Dan, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Lao Dsi

Lao Er.

Lao Tan

Lao-Tan, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao, Tan, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao-tse

Lao-Tse, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-tse, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao-Tse, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Lao-Tseh, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-tseu

Lao-tseu, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-tseu, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao-tsi͏̈, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-Tsi, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Lao-tsu

Lao Tsy.

Lao Tsz'

Lao Tszʹ, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-tsze, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-t︠s︡zy

Lão-tử

Lao Txu

Lao-tze

Lao-Tze, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-tze, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao-Tze, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Lao-tzeu.

Lao-tzeu, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-tzeu, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao-tzu

Lao-tzŭ, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao-tzu, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao-Tzu, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Lao-Tzyy

Lǎo-zǐ

Lao-zi, 6e E v.Chr.

Lao Zi, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lao, Zi, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Laoco, 6e E v.Chr.

Laodan

Laodan, 6e E v.Chr.

Laotse.

Laotse, 6e E v.Chr.

Laotse, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Laotse, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Laotze

Laotzu

Laotzu, 6e E v.Chr.

Laou-keun

Laou-Tsze

Laozi

Lau-dse

Lau Dse, 6e E v.Chr.

Lau-dse, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

Lau Dsï

Lau Dsi͏̈, 6e E v.Chr.

Lau Tan, 6e E v.Chr.

Lau-tse

Lau-tse, 6e E v.Chr.

Lau-Tsi

Lāū Tsih, 6e E v.Chr.

Lau-Tsze

Lau-Tze, 6e E v.Chr.

Lau-Tzse

Laudse.

Laudse, 6e E v.Chr.

Laudze

Lautse, 6e E v.Chr.

Lāūtsih, 6e E v.Chr.

Lautze, 6e E v.Chr.

Lauze

Lāvō Ṭcu

Lāwu Tsih, 6e E v.Chr.

Lāwutsih, 6e E v.Chr.

Li, Bo yang

Li, Boyang.

Li, Dan

Li, Er.

Li, Er, 6e E v.Chr.

Li, Er, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

Li, Erh

Li, Ör, 6e E v.Chr.

Li, Po-yang

Lieh Tzu

Noja

Ri, Ji

Rō-shi

Rôshi

Roshi, 579?-499?B. C.

Roshi, 6e E v.Chr.

Taishang, Li"%laojun, 6e E v.Chr.

Tao te ching

Tao te king

Tao teh ching

Tao teh king

Tao-to king

Tse, Lao-

Tseu, Lao, 6e E v.Chr.

Tsu, Lao

Tsy Lao.

Tung, Lao Tsé.

Tzŭ Lao.

Yan-Tzu

Zi, Lao

Zu, Lao

Лао-цзы, 6e E v.Chr.

לאאטסע

לאו-דזה

לאו-טזו

לאו-טצה

לאו-צה

לאו-שה

لوتسو

เหลาจื้อ

노군

노담

노자

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リ, ジ

ロウシ

ロウシ, 579?-499?B. C.

伯阳, 6e E v.Chr.

(周) Boyang

(周) Ch'ung-erh.

(周) Dan

(周) Lao-Chün.

(周) Lao-tan.

(周) Lao-Tse.

(周) Lao-tseu.

(周) Lao-Tze.

(周) Lao-tzeu.

(周) Lao Tzyy.

(周) Lao- ying tuozy.

(周) Lao-褮鮀zy.

(周) Laodan

(周) Laotse.

(周) Laou Keun.

(周) Laou-Tsze.

(周) Laozi.

(周) Lau-Dse.

(周) Lau-tse.

(周) Lau-Tsze.

(周) Laudse.

(周) Li, Boyang

(周) Li, Ch'ung-erh.

(周) Li, Dan

(周) Li, Er

(周) Li, Erh.

(周) Li, Po-yang.

(周) Li, Tan.

(周) Li, Zhonger

(周) Noja.

(周) Po-yang.

(周) Rō-shi.

(周) T'ai-shang-lao-chün.

(周) T'ai-shang-li-lao-chün.

(周) Taishanglaojun

(周) Taishanglilaojun

(周) Tan.

(周) Yan-Tzu.

(周) Zhonger

(周) 玄元皇帝

(周) 伯陽

(周) 大聖祖

(周) 太上李老君

(周) 太上老君

(周) 李伯陽

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(周) 李重耳

(周) 老子

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老子, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

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