This translation reveals the true wisdom and beauty of the Tao Te Ching and the accompanying introduction and commentaries make its meaning accessible, without any reduction of the complex thought within its pages. Chung-yuan Chang places the text in the context of Western metaphysics, making reference to many Western philosophers.
Chung-yuan Chang was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Well-known as a leading scholar on Daoist history and philosophy, he was awarded the University of Hawaii's Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching in 1977. He died in 1988, aged 84, and is the author of Original Teachings of Ch'an Buddhism and Creativity and Taoism: A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry, also published by Singing Dragon.