Login

Rainey, Lee Dian

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

Rainey, Lee Dian - Decoding Dao: Reading the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), ebook

81,85€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781118465677
DRM Restrictions

Printing82 pages with an additional page accrued every 9 hours, capped at 82 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

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

Keywords: Religious Studies, Daoist philosophy, Dao De Jing, Zhuangzi, Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Chinese culture, Chinese philosophy, Chinese mysticism, Confucius, Eastern religions, Asian religions, Asian spirituality, Taoism

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Religions
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118465677
Printed ISBN
9781118465745

Similar titles