Taoism: The Parting of the Way

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Beacon Press, 1966 - Philosophy - 196 pages
Called "a first-rate piece of work" by T. S. Eliot, this book offers a comprehensive discussion of Taoism, one of the world's major religions, as well as a study of the Tao te ching, the best known Taoist text, and Lao-tzu as a Taoist prototype.

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Holmes Welch (1924-1981) was a scholar, researcher, and theorist whose specialization focused on Buddhism and Taoism. Welch worked with the State Department for much of his career, both during and after World War II. Welch studied at Harvard University and published Taoism: The Parting of the Way.

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