Dao Companion to Daoist Philosophy (Dao Companions to by Xiaogan Liu

By Xiaogan Liu

This can be the 1st finished spouse to the learn of Daoism as a philosophical culture. It offers a normal evaluate of Daoist philosophy in numerous thinkers and texts from sixth century BCE to fifth century CE and displays the most recent educational advancements within the box. It discusses theoretical and philosophical matters in response to rigorous textual and old investigations and examinations, reflecting either the traditional scholarship and glossy techniques and methodologies. the subjects comprise debates at the beginning of the Daoism, the authorship and courting of the Laozi, the authorship and category of chapters within the Zhuangzi, the subjects and philosophical arguments within the Laozi and Zhuangzi, their variations and advancements in Pre-Qin, Han, and Wei-Jin classes, by way of Huang-Lao institution, Heguanzi, Wenzi, Huainanzi, Wang Bi, Guo Xiang, and Worthies in bamboo grove, between others. each one bankruptcy is written by way of expert(s) and specialist(s) at the subject mentioned.

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Lao-Tzu Tao-Te Ching: A translation of the Ma-wang-tui manuscripts. London: Rider. Henricks, Robert G. 2000. Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching: A translation of the startling new documents found at guodian. New York: Columbia University Press. Hsu, Cho-yun 許倬雲. 1984. Xizhou Shi, A history of Western Zhou 西周史. Taipei: Lianjing chuban shiye gongsi, 聯經出版事業公司. ) 21 The work described in this paper was partially supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.

Sima 1975: 2143) 32 X. Liu In the end, Sima’s text refers back to the biography’s opening paragraph and confirms that Laozi is LI Er, who is styled Dan. 10 To sum up, Sima’s biography of Laozi can be characterized thusly: of its 454 characters, three-fourths (340 characters) present an affirmative narrative that its author believed reports authentic facts, and one-fourth (114 characters) provides two additional bits of hearsay that Sima seems to have felt was marginal. These two additional stories indicate that the author tried to make his account comprehensive and discerning.

Just which theory this investigation and its statistics would favor was unknown before the project was completed. The results such a holistic analysis would yield must in any case be more objective than sample argumentation, which relied on identifying examples that supported one or another standpoint. The results of our analysis of verse style can be summed up in two tables. 1 demonstrates the similar and different features of verse passages among the three texts. The factors under analysis here are broad, including: (1) rhyming intensity and frequency; (2) various rhetoric styles, for example, word and phrase repetition within and between chapters, rhyme changes by reversing word order 倒 字 換 韻, and anadiplosis 頂 真; (3) sentence patterns, such as four-character sentences.

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