The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi

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The Laozi has been translated into Western languages hundreds of times over the past two hundred years. It has become the book of Chinese philosophy most widely appreciated for its philosophical depth and lyrical form. Nevertheless, very little attention has been paid to the way in which this book was read in China. This book introduces the reader to a highly sophisticated Chinese way of reading this Taoist classic, a way that differs greatly from the many translations of the Laozi available in the West. The most famous ...

The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi 2000, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9780791443965

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