Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pages: 214

The Tao Te Ching 道德经 (or the more modern spelling: Dao de Jing), is said to be one of the most translated texts in the world, second to only the Bible. So, “Why is another translated version of the Tao Te Ching necessary?” you might ask.If you have ever before read a translation of the Tao Te Ching, you have inevitably come across one of three common variations: 1) a translation by a non-native English speaker whose writing style is not so familiar or easily comprehensible, 2) a translation by a Western academic who, focusing on historical and political context, includes a plethora of dry factual information, or 3) a translation that appears rather mystical, abstruse, spiritual and poetic, but written by someone who lacks understanding and familiarity of the Chinese language and, consequently, the actual source of the Tao Te Ching.Chen Zhi-qiang's new version, The Practical ...
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