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Published: 11 September 2008

224 Pages

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ISBN: 9780199208555


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Daodejing

Laozi
Translated by Edmund Ryden and Introduction by Benjamin Penny

Oxford World's Classics

  • The Daodejing is the founding text of Daoism, and a fundamental Chinese text that combines philosophy and religion to promote harmony in life for the individual and for society as a whole.
  • This new translation is sensitive to both the meaning and the poetry of the original, and draws upon the recent archaeological discoveries at Mawangdui and Guodian for a better understanding of the classical text.
  • The translation preserves the original cultural context in which practical politics, warfare, and mysticism formed a coherent whole.
  • Benjamin Penny's fine Introduction explains the work's importance, examines its textual history, origins, and authorship, its style and meaning and commentarial tradition, and the reasons for its continuing popularity.

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