By Lao Tzu
In what could be the such a lot trustworthy translation of the Tao Te Ching, the translators have captured the terse, enigmatic fantastic thing about the unique masterpiece with out embellishing it with own interpretation or bogging it down with explanatory notes. by means of stepping out of ways and letting the unique textual content converse for itself, they bring a powerfully direct adventure of the Tao Te Ching that could be a pleasure again to time and again.
And for the 1st time in any translation of the Tao Te Ching, you can now have interaction with the textual content to event for your self the nuanced paintings of translating. In all of the eighty-one chapters, one major line has been highlighted and along it are the unique chinese language characters with their transliteration. you could then flip to the word list and translate this line by yourself, thereby deepening your realizing of the unique textual content and of the myriad methods it may be translated into English.
Complementing the textual content are twenty-three remarkable ink work brushed by means of Stephen Addiss and an creation through the esteemed Asia student Burton Watson.