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Excellent older book on the Tao Te Ching and Taoism. Considering it's age and current scholarship it still definitely bears reading.Published on September 5, 2010 by David W. Shaver
Holmes Welch has done what many authors have failed to do. He provided a clear frame for Taoism in its entirety. Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by Demitri Pevzner
This book is great, the perfect introduction to the lay reader who isn't a student of philosophy. Welch is extremely knowledgeable, and it's obvious that he's researched the... Read morePublished on December 10, 2002 by Amazon Customer
If you are new to Lao Tzu, this is the book to begin with. Glad it's back in print. Much of the book is about the religion called "Taoism"--it's complex history. Read morePublished on October 25, 2002 by E.W.Williams Jr.
Awesome!! This book fully explains how Taoism took different forms depending on their environment.
The book ends in an awesome question and answer prose in Tao-think with many... Read more
This is a good guide to Taoist history, though as the book progresses, I did find the author's biases seemed to show through. It makes it a very odd read. Read morePublished on December 29, 2001 by Steven Savage