Decoding Dao

Reading the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)
Product Number: EB00211198
Released: Feb 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118465677
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Written by a leading authority on Chinese philosophy, Decoding Dao uniquely focuses on the core texts in Daoist philosophy, providing readers with a user-friendly introduction that unravels the complexities of these seminal volumes. -Offers a detailed introduction to the core texts in Daoist philosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, two of the most widely read - and most challenging - texts in China's long literary history -Covers the three main ways the texts can be read: as religious, mystical, and philosophical works -Explores their historical context, origins, authorship, and the reasons these seminal texts came into being, along with the key terms and approaches they take -Examines the core philosophical arguments made in the texts, as well as the many ways in which they have been interpreted, both in China itself and in the West -Provides readers with an unrivalled insight into the multifaceted philosophy of Daoism - and the principles underlying much of Chinese culture - informed by the very latest academic scholarship

Author(s): Lee Dian Rainey
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Dec 16, 2013

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