WEFOUNDThe Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the "Tao-te ching" of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi


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Confucianism , the way of life propagated by Confucius in the 6th–5th century bce and followed by the Chinese people for more than two millennia. Although transformed over time, it is still the substance of learning, the source of values, and the social code of the Chinese. Its influence has also extended to other countries, particularly Korea , Japan , and Vietnam .

Confucianism, a Western term that has no counterpart in Chinese , is a worldview, a social ethic, a political ideology , a scholarly tradition, and a way of life. Sometimes viewed as a philosophy and sometimes as a religion , Confucianism may be understood as an all-encompassing way of thinking and living that entails ancestor reverence and a profound human-centred religiousness. East Asians may profess themselves to be Shintōists , Daoists , Buddhists , Muslims , or Christians , but, by announcing their religious affiliations, seldom do they cease to be Confucians.

…among the Chinese lower classes. Confucianism was perceived by the Mongols as a Chinese religion, and it had mixed fortunes under their rule. The teachings of the Neo-Confucian school of Zhu Xi from the Song period were introduced to the Mongol court at Zhongdu in the late 1230s but…

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Confucianism , the way of life propagated by Confucius in the 6th–5th century bce and followed by the Chinese people for more than two millennia. Although transformed over time, it is still the substance of learning, the source of values, and the social code of the Chinese. Its influence has also extended to other countries, particularly Korea , Japan , and Vietnam .

Confucianism, a Western term that has no counterpart in Chinese , is a worldview, a social ethic, a political ideology , a scholarly tradition, and a way of life. Sometimes viewed as a philosophy and sometimes as a religion , Confucianism may be understood as an all-encompassing way of thinking and living that entails ancestor reverence and a profound human-centred religiousness. East Asians may profess themselves to be Shintōists , Daoists , Buddhists , Muslims , or Christians , but, by announcing their religious affiliations, seldom do they cease to be Confucians.

…among the Chinese lower classes. Confucianism was perceived by the Mongols as a Chinese religion, and it had mixed fortunes under their rule. The teachings of the Neo-Confucian school of Zhu Xi from the Song period were introduced to the Mongol court at Zhongdu in the late 1230s but…

Translated by Richard John Lynn. The essential Taoist book and one of a triad that make up the most influential religious and philosophical writings of Chinese ...

The essential Taoist book and one of a triad that make up the most influential religious and philosophical writings of Chinese tradition, the Tao-te Ching is the ...

Daoism: The Classic of the Way and Virtue (500s -400s BCE) 1886. The Sacred Books of the East. Edited by F. Max Müller. Oxford: Clarendon Press.


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