Originally translated into French by Leon Wieger, the 1913 edition was published as Les Peres du Systeme Taoiste. Wieger was recognized by the great Orientalist, Ananda Coomaraswamy, as one of the “handful” of Western Orientalists who truly understood Chinese philosophy. Derek Bryce now brings Wieger’s French into English. His translation demonstrates a conscious commitment to both the original Chinese text and the profound insights of Wieger’s work. To this edition, Bryce adds summaries of the writings attributed to three other Taoists — Huai-Nan-Tzu, Kuan-Yin-Tzu, and Tung-Ku-Ching — from Wieger’s Histoire des Croyances et des Opinions Philosophiques en Chine (1917). The Wieger-Bryce translation offers the reader new insights into the eternal wisdom of the Tao-Te-Ching.
With summaries of the writings attributed to Huai-Nan-Tzu, Kuan-Yin-Tzu and Tung-Ku-Ching
15 in stock
5.5 x 8.5