One of the Chinese classics most widely kwn by Westerners, the Tao Teh Ching is a series of insightful comments on life and nature. Part poetry, part paradox, always forceful and profound the Tao Teh Ching has been leading its readers to expand their view of life since it was written over 2,000 years ago. John C. H. Wu has done a remarkable job rendering this difficult and subtle text into English while retaining the freshness and depth of the original. This edition is complemented by Chinese text on facing pages.
John C. H. Wu, a jurist and scholar, was a recognized authority on Taoism and the translator of several Taoist and Zen texts and of Chinese poetry.