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Laozi

Overview
Works: 809 works in 2,278 publications in 20 languages and 32,105 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Commentaries  Sacred works  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Concordances  Artists' books  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Dubious author, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Actor, Lyricist
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
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Most widely held works by Laozi
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

357 editions published between 1894 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 4,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone." "The work is said to be by Lao Tzu, who was an elder contemporary of Confucius and founder of the school of thought of Taoism. However, it might be an anthology compiled by a series of editors over a period of time." "This bilingual edition consists of two parts. The English text in Part One is a reprint of the earlier translation of the so-called Wang Pi text, first published by Penguin Books in 1963. The text of the translation has been deliberately left unchanged, because there is room for a translation of what has been for centuries the most widely used version of the Lao Tzu." "Part Two is the fresh translation of a text which is a conflation of two manuscripts of the Lao Tzu, dating at the latest from the early Western Han and discovered at Ma Wang Tui in December 1973. This is far superior to the texts previously available to us, as we have here, for the first time, a text we can be sure is free from scribal errors and the editorial tamperings of subsequent ages. Moreover, we have a text with the fuller use of particles which often rules out a good many of the conjectural interpretations by scholars down through the ages."--BOOK JACKET
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

34 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,166 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
Tâo teh king; or, The Tâo and its characteristics by Laozi( )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching : a new English version by Laozi( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,279 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
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 1,271 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( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 776 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 639 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 )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 601 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
The way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1983 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching : a book about the way and the power of the way by Laozi( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a completely fresh and poetic version of the twenty-five-hundred-year-old Chinese spiritual classic, by one of America's most thought-provoking writers. Moved by a lifelong love for the Tao Te Ching, the novelist and poet Ursula K. Le Guin has been working on this version of the text since the 1950s. Scholar J.P. Seaton has added expert linguistic guidance to her work, bringing to it an equally passionate commitment to scholarly accuracy. Together they have created a translation that is unlike any seen before. Le Guin's version captures all the brilliance of Lao Tzu's poetry while conveying with immediacy and clarity the astonishing depth of his spiritual insights. It also corrects many of the distorted views of Lao Tzu's philosophy, freeing it from gender-bias and revealing its universal relevance. This new version is sure to be welcomed by the many readers of the Tao Te Ching, as well as those coming to the text for the first time
The Tao te ching : a new translation with commentary by Laozi( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 468 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
Tao, a new way of thinking : a translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries by Laozi( Book )

15 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 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching by Laozi( Recording )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao Te Ching is one of the world's most revered sources of spiritual wisdom. This program presents the best-loved and most authoritative modern English translation (by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English) of this ancient Chinese classic
Tao the king by Laozi( Book )

17 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 253 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
The Tao of power : a translation of the Tao te ching by Lao Tzu by Laozi( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tao of Power blends the principles of management, physics, and evolution together with the cultural and philosophical insights of the Eastern mind. Accompanying the text are a series of Personal Power Approaches that help the reader tap into the secrets of the Tao ... The Tao of Power is a tool for enhancing interpersonal relationships and integrating into life the enduring qualities of leadership that Lao Tzu gave to China's rulers ... Along with the 81 passages in the Tao of Power, Wing has added commentaries that reveal the book's startling depth. Throughout, rare paintings and bold calligraphy illuminate the ancient origins of Taoist thought"--Back cover
The way of life according to Laotzu : an American version by Laozi( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of life of Lao Tzu was the way of poise, serenity and complete assurance. His gentle warnings on the futility of egoistic struggle have made The Way of Life the basis for one of the world's great religions, Taoism, and one of the most important books that was ever written--cover
 
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Tao te ching, or, The Tao and its characteristics
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Tao te chingTao te ching : a new English versionTao 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 textsThe way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê chingTao te ching : a book about the way and the power of the way
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-טזו

לאו-טסה

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

(周) 李聃

(周) 李重耳

(周) 老子

(周) 老聃

(周) 聃

(周) 重耳

太上李老君, 6e E v.Chr.

李, 耳

李耳

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老, 聃

老子

老子, 0570-0490 av. J.-C.

老子, 6e E v.Chr.

老子, ca. 570-ca. 490 av. J.-C.

老子, f. ca 600 f.Kr.

老聃

老聃, 6e E v.Chr.

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