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Tao Te Ching By Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu

Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook. This book has 83 pages in the PDF version. This translation by James Legge was originally published in 1891.


The Tao Te Ching is a classic Chinese text written around the 6th century BC by Lao Tzu (Laozi). While its authorship is debated, the text remains a fundamental building block of Taoism and one of the most influential works of its time. Composed of a series of 81 short poetic sections, each one written in a fluid, ambiguous style, leaving them open to wide interpretation. This translation is by James Legge, a Scottish sinologist and the first professor of Chinese at Oxford University.

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