Lao-tzu's Taoteching: With Selected Commentaries from the Past 2,000 Years

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Copper Canyon Press, Dec 18, 2012 - Religion - 200 pages
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Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.

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Red Pine (aka Bill Porter) is one of the world's leading translators of Chinese literary and religious texts. After dropping out of a Columbia University Ph.D. program, Red Pine moved to a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan; he eventually became a popular radio journalist in Hong Kong, famous for his descriptions of traveling around mainland China. Lao-tzu (ca. 600 BCE) was a Chinese sage who Confucius called "a dragon among men." He served as Keeper of the Royal Archives and authored of one of the world's most cherished spiritual and poetic texts, the Tao Te Ching.

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