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Tao Te Ching, The: A New Translation with Commentary

Tao Te Ching, The: A New Translation with Commentary
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Chinese glossary

Index , Bibliography
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"In our humble opinion, this work should be seen as superior to all other translations and interpretations of the Tao Te Ching; and I have read and studied over 20 of these while developing a synthesis for a multimedia CD. This text contains a very broad and deep foreword. The verse translations and commentaries are both very authentic and yet poetically spiritual. It further contains a bibliography, a glossary of Chinese terms and an index."
—Bill Luther, Chula Vista, Ca United States

Today's Books Abstract & Index, May 12, 2003

“...a thorough, generally well-balanced, and highly informative work of scholarship.”–Journal of Ecumenical Studies

“In this timely reinterpretation, Chen sketches the ecological relationship ‘conducive to establishing peace on earth among all creatures’ and stresses the lesson that the text has for our current imperiled world situation.”–Choice

“The finest translation of the Tao I’ve found...I’ve read 30 translations of the Tao Te Ching, and Ellen Chen’s is easily the finest. It is not just that the Tao is itself a book of deep insight and wisdom. Ms. Chen’s translation is simply enormously more insightful and, well, right on, than anyone else’s. Each chapter is a little masterpiece; the wisdom contained in the Tao simply shines much more brightly through Ms. Chen’s translation than through anyone else’s that I’ve read (I’ve read all of the readily-available translations). Each chapter comes with extensive commentary, where the author respectfully discusses alternate readings for the chapter, including her rationale for her particular choice. These discussions themselves are enormously helpful in bringing out both the subtleties of the text and that ineffable quality of which the text itself speaks.”–Dave Schultz, from Richmond, CA

This incisive, illuminating translation of the Tao Te Ching treats these sacred writings as religious philosophy having as their central message the value of peace. Refreshing and challenging, this is a landmark work for all those investigating Eastern religion and philosophy. /td>