Element Books, September 1993. Oversize Softcover. Used - Good. Item #220494
Whether there ever was such a person as Lao Tzu is not certain, but that the "Tao Te Ching" has been one of the most important texts in Chinese culture for over 2000 years is beyond question. In recent years, its influence outside China has grown enormously and it is now probably the best known Chinese text in the West.
For more than 2,500 years, the Tao Te Ching has been the major underlying influence in Chinese thought and culture. This outstanding collector's edition is a completely fresh translation, meticulously drawn from the earliest known Chinese manuscript, and rendered into a powerful text by poet John Ramsay. Illustrated in full color with calligraphy and 14th-century Chinese paintings.