The Old Master: A Syncretic Reading of the Laozi from the Mawangdui Text A Onward (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Paperback))

The Old Master: A Syncretic Reading of the Laozi from the Mawangdui Text A Onward (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Paperback))

Hongkyung Kim


a special translation of and statement at the Laozi, according to the oldest version of the paintings. This certain, hugely contextualized translation of the Laozi relies at the earliest recognized variation of the paintings, textual content A of the Mawangdui Laozi, written earlier than 202 BCE. No different variations are akin to this article in its antiquity. Hongkyung Kim additionally accommodates the new archaeological discovery of Laozi-related files disentombed in 1993 in Guodian, seeing those records as proto-materials for compilation of the Laozi and revealing clues for disentangling the paintings from complex exegetical contentions. Kim makes vast use of chinese language commentaries at the Laozi and likewise examines the vintage chinese language texts heavily linked to the formation of the paintings to light up the highbrow and historic context of Laozi’s philosophy. Kim deals a number of unique and thought-provoking arguments at the Laozi, together with that the paintings was once compiled in the course of the Qin, which has often been considered as standard of Legalist states, and that the Laozi may be famous as a syncretic textual content prior to being categorized a Daoist one. Hongkyung Kim is affiliate Professor of East Asian inspiration and Religions at Stony Brook college, kingdom college of latest York.

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