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|