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Tao Te Ching

128 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited

The text is made up of 81 chapters which encapsulate Taoist thought in exquisite poetic form.

The poetry of the text is complemented by a carefully chosen range of traditional Chinese images. It also comes with an introduction to help the general reader.

Author Bio

According to tradition, Lao Tzu (an honorific title, meaning 'Old Master') was a contemporary of Confucius and the father of Taoism in the 6th Century BCE. Many modern scholars, however, doubt his existence and contend that the Tao Te Ching was the work of several authors.

Translator John H. Macdonald studied several different versions of the Tao Te Ching in an attempt to find consensus between them and determine the literal meaning of the original.