Decoding Dao Paperback

Reading the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)

by Lee Dian Rainey;

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Decoding Dao

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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

Decoding Dao by Lee Dian Rainey was published by John Wiley & Sons Inc in February 2014. The ISBN for Decoding Dao is 9781118465745.

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Details for Decoding Dao

Page last updated 27th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (February 2014)
Number of Pages268
Thickness13 mm
Height228 mm
Width154 mm
Product Code4257656
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