Tao te ching is the wade giles romanization of the same name as the pinyin daodejing and should be pronounced in the same way a that is its t s should be pronounced closer to english d s. Trends is the dao de jing of laozi perhaps the most famous of all chinese books laozi the guy despite the fact that after his death he became one of the worlds two or three best selling authors laozi never actually died in traditional china many people believed daodejing . Laozi and the daodejing the ways in which expressions of laozi in the seventeen passages in which he occurs in the zhuangzi sound like sentiments in the daodejing hereafter ddj represent collectively one basis for the traditional association of laozi as author of the text. The daodejing of laozi hackett classics laozi philip j ivanhoe on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers philip j ivanhoes richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary. Daodejing daodejing chinese classic of the way of power classic of chinese philosophical literature the name was first used during the han dynasty 206 bc ad 220 it had previously been called laozi in the belief that it was written by laozi identified by the historian sima qian as a 6th century bc
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