Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching

Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching

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Examines the traditional and modern Western interpretations of the Tao-te-ching, and its author, Lao-tzu.The text is cited by all groups in the Chinese tradition a€” by Confucians, Buddhists, and Taoists alike a€” and is ... Historically, three major types of commentaries can be distinguished: technical or specialist readings, mainly of the early centuries c.e.; philosophical exegeses, such as the Cha#39;ung-hsuan ( Twofold Mystery) vision of the Ta#39;ang dynasty (618-906); and inner ... greatest number and variety of interpretations is found and from which the following analysis will draw most frequently.

Title:Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching
Author:Livia Kohn, Michael LaFargue
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1998-03-19


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