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Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing): The Way to Goodness and Power
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Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing): The Way to Goodness and Power (Hardback)

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No understanding of Chinese civilization is possible without a grasp of Taoism, the philosophy that has shaped not just Chinese spirituality but also art, science

and politics. And it was in the Tao Te Ching, written around 300BC, that the fundamental beliefs of Taoism were first gathered. This short, wise but very humble book went on to influence on philosophy, religion and politics.



In a compellingly simple rhetorical style the book addresses how to live a simple, peaceful and harmonious life, how to rid oneself of desires and free society of institutions that promote greed.



This dual-language edition of Tao Te Ching presents the original Chinese characters with a new translation on the facing page. With a new introduction that

discusses the questioned authorship of the text and editorial notes, all 81 brief chapters are included, ranging from advice for politicians to wise words for the

everyday person.



Of immense influence across millennia, Tao Te Ching is a classic text richly deserving this exquisite edition.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophyReligion & BeliefsOther non-Christian religionsOriental religions Publisher: Amber Books Ltd Publication Date: 14/05/2017 ISBN-13: 9781782743224  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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James Trapp is the author of Chinese Characters: The Art and Meaning of Hanzi, Chinese Proverbs and also has translated a bestselling new multilingual edition of Sun Tzu's The Art of War. A Chinese language graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, he teaches Mandarin and was previously an Education Officer on the China Collection at the British Museum.

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