Tao Te Ching
By Tzu, Lao (Author), Laozi (Author), Addiss, Stephen (Illustrator), Lombardo, Stanley (Translator), Addiss, Stephen (Translator), Watson, Burton (Introduction)
Hardcover. 144 pages
Previously published as "The Way of Life," the ancient Taoist text written by philosopher Lao Tzu in the sixth century B.C. has inspired millions of people. This beautiful edition contains Chinese characters alongside the English text and is illustrated with black and white drawings.
According to tradition, the "Tao Te Ching" was written in China around the 6th century BC by Lao Tzu ("Old Master"), a record-keeper at the court of the Zhou Dynasty. This ancient text was put into this Haiku poetry format by Thomas E. Uharriet, the same poet who encoded the world's largest acrostic, which is found in "The Memoirs of Billy Shears" (See www.BillyShears.com). In addition to writing books, Uharriet also enjoys energy work, meditation, Yoga, philosophy, art, travel, public speaking, and time with each of his five sons.
Moss Roberts is Professor of Chinese at New York University. He has translated the classic novel "Three Kingdoms, " published by University of California Press in both unabridged (California, 1991, 2000, copublished with Foreign Languages Press) and abridged (California, 1999) editions. He is also the editor and translator of "Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies" (1979).
Stephen Addiss serves as Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities: Art, University of Richmond.
Burton Watson has taught Chinese and Japanese literature at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities. He is the winner of the PEN Translation Prize and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Prize in literature.