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Lao Zi or Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching). ENGLISH - CHINESE (GB)
 
Lao Zi. The legendary author of the Dao De Jing (probably the most misunderstood text of all time).

OTHER SOURCES:

The CND etext archive has copies in English, GB, BIG5 and HZ.

Arne Morken has put together a Taoism and related information page. There are copies of Peter A. Merel's and Stan Rosenthal's translations of the Dao De Jing.

The Singapore National Computer Board has images of the calligraphy, translations and interpretations from selections of the Dao De Jing.

A good translation of the Dao De Jing is:
- Tao Te Ching D.C. Lau (Translator) / Hardcover / Published 1989.

For a discussion and translation of the Ma Wang Dui version of the Dao De Jing take a look at:
- Lao Tzu : Te-Tao Ching : A New Translation Based on the Recently Discovered Ma-Wang-Tui Texts Robert G. Hendricks (Translator), et al / Paperback / Published 1992.

A good discussion of Wan Bi's view of the Dao De Jing try:
- The Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the Daodejing of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi Richard John Lynn (Translator) / Hardcover / Published 1999.

 

Zhuang Zi (Chuang-tzu). ENGLISH - CHINESE (GB)
 
Zhuang Zi. A complicated and fascinating text, both for its literary wonder and philosophical insight.

OTHER SOURCES:

The CND etext archive has copies in GB, BIG5 and HZ.

Here is an English translation.

Arne Morken also has a translation of the Zhuang Zi.

Some sections of the Zhuang Zi are available in English. It is a hypertext document with embedded notes and explanations.

One of the best translations of Zhuang Zi is:
- Chuang-Tzu: The Inner Chapters A. C. Graham / Published 1982.
The only problem is that this can be hard to find.

A more readily available translation is:
- Chuang Tzu : Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics) Chuang Tzu, Burton Watson (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1996.

 

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