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Yuan Dao: Tracing Dao to Its Source (Classics of Ancient China)

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Philosophical and compelling, Yuan Dao is a stunning accomplishment of Daoist literature-- now available for the first time in English
Written around 140 b.c., and presented to a young Chinese Emperor by a beloved uncle--a philosopher, scholar, and patron of the arts--Yuan Dao distills and explains in one remarkable work the first several hundred years of Daoist thought. Dr
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 13th 1998 by Ballantine Books
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Mel
Aug 21, 2014 Mel rated it really liked it
I picked up a copy of Yuan Dao: Tracing Dao to it's source translated by D.C.Lau and Roger T Ames at half price books as it was the only Daoist text they had that was dual language. At first I was confused as I had not heard of it, but then when I started reading I saw that it was the first part of the Huainanzi which I've come across countless references to and suddenly could place it in context.

Unlike Campany's book this book, published by Ballentine, was not intended for scholars of Chinese p
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Apr 27, 2012 Neil rated it it was amazing
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The Yuandao is the first chapter of the massive Huainanzi and expands on the ideas of the Laozi. This edition contains the Chinese text, English translation and introduction. Anyone who enjoyed the translators Tao Te Ching on penguin classics will love this.
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Dec 30, 2008 Jarred rated it it was amazing
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If you enjoy taoist literature this is a must read next to the tao te ching.
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classic re-read
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