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Laozi

Overview
Works: 2,339 works in 4,648 publications in 27 languages and 30,842 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Commentaries  Sacred works  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Juvenile works  Concordances  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Other
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
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Most widely held works by Laozi
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

304 editions published between 1838 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 4,687 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 teh ching by Laozi( Book )

476 editions published between 1521 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetic translation to Lao Tzu's text, which teaches the art of leadership and to realize that their true nature is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity
The tao of the Tao te ching : a translation and commentary by Laozi( )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang Bi by Bi Wang( Book )

15 editions published between 1905 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard John Lynn presents here a translation of the Tao-te ching written especially for English-language readers." "Like his I Ching, this volume includes the interpretive commentary of the third-century scholar Wang Bi (226-249), who wrote the first and most sophisticated commentary on the Tao-te ching. Lynn's critical introduction explores the centrality of Wang's commentaries in Chinese thought, his major contributions to Chinese philosophy, his short but brilliant life, and the era in which he lived, as well as the position of the Tao-te ching in East Asian traditions." "Consisting of eighty-one short aphoristic sections, the Tao-te ching presents a complete view of how the sage rules in accordance with the spontaneous ways of the natural world. Although the work was originally designed to provide advice to the ruler, its teachings are considered tools for living and self-cultivation, applicable to anyone. Wang Bi's commentaries, following each statement, allow modern Western readers to encounter the Tao-te ching in the way that Chinese readers have for more than seventeen centuries - as a religious text and a philosophy of life."--Jacket
Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching : a translation of the startling new documents found at Guodian by Laozi( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1993, an astonishing discovery was made at a tomb in Guodian in Hubei province (east central China). Unearthed there, written on strips of bamboo that, miraculously, have survived intact since 300 B.C., was the "Guodian Laozi"--By far the earliest version of the Tao Te Ching ever found." "Robert Henricks now presents the first English translation of the "bamboo slip Laozi." Differing substantially from later versions of the text, the Guodian Laozi provides us with clues on how and when the text came into being. As Henricks's translation shows, many chapters are missing in this form of the text, and some chapters remain incomplete. All of this suggests that the Tao Te Ching was not yet "complete" when these slips were copied."
The guiding light of Lao Tzu : a new translation and commentary on the Tao the ching by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao, a new way of thinking : a translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries by Chung-Yuan Chang( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 442 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 way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Arthur Waley( Book )

37 editions published between 1934 and 1978 in English and held by 439 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."
Tao te ching : the definitive edition by Laozi( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new approach to the "Tao Te Ching", Star explores the full range of meaning for each Chinese character, allowing readers, in effect, to interpret the ancient wisdom book for themselves
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

26 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 316 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
The tao : the sacred way by Laozi( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tao of power : a translation of the Tao te ching by Lao Tzu by R. L Wing( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 246 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
Chinese political philosophy by William Sumner Appleton Pott( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te king : das Buch des alten vom Sinn und Leben by Laozi( Book )

46 editions published between 1911 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China / Philosophie
Dao de jing, the Book of the way and its virtue by J. J. L Duyvendak( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1992 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thus spoke Laozi : a new translation with commentaries of Daodejing by Laozi( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teachings of Lao-Tzu : the Dao de jing by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of life : a new translation of the Tao tê ching by Laozi( Book )

19 editions published between 1944 and 2001 in English and held by 162 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
Laozi by Laozi( Book )

60 editions published between 1875 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi zhong guo gu dai xian qin zhu zi fen jia qian de yi bu zhu zuo,Wei qi shi zhu zi suo gong yang,Shi chun qiu shi qi lao zi suo zuo de zhe xue zhu zuo.Quan shu fen dao jing he de jing liang bu fen,She you liu da ban kuai:tu jian yue du,Shi ji yue du,Fu zhu yue du,Yuan zuo xin shi,Ti yan yue du he yan zhan yue du
The canon of reason and virtue : being Lao-tze's Tao teh king, Chinese and English = [Laozi Dao de jing] by Laozi( Book )

5 editions published between 1913 and 1964 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching : a translation of the startling new documents found at Guodian
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Tao teh chingThe tao of the Tao te ching : a translation and commentaryThe classic of the way and virtue : a new translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as interpreted by Wang BiLao Tzu's Tao Te Ching : a translation of the startling new documents found at GuodianThe guiding light of Lao Tzu : a new translation and commentary on the Tao the chingThe way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thoughtTao te ching : the definitive editionThe Tao of power : a translation of the Tao te ching by Lao Tzu
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