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The Daode jing Commentary of Cheng Xuanying – Daoism, Buddhism, and the Laozi in the Tang Dynasty - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Daode jing Commentary of Cheng Xuanying: Daoism, Buddhism, and the Laozi in the Tang Dynasty

Abstract

This book presents for the first time a translation of the complete Expository Commentary to the Daode jing written by the Daoist Cheng Xuanying in the seventh century CE. This important commentary is representative for Tang dynasty Daoist philosophy and Daoist Twofold Mystery philosophy, also called chongxuanxue. Following the philosophical tradition of xuanxue authors like Wang Bi, Cheng Xuanying read the Daode jing using a framework of the then-current Daoist religion. His conceptual framework included the assumption that Laozi had written the Daode jing to guide the beings to unite with th ... More

Keywords: Tang Daoism, Buddhism and Daoism, Daode jing, Laozi, reception of Buddhism in China, Daoist philosophy, Tang Daoist philosophy, Twofold Mystery, chongxuan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190876456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2022 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190876456.001.0001
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Translation

The First Section of Scroll One

The Second Section of Scroll One

The Third Section of Scroll One

The First Section of Scroll Two

The Second Section of Scroll Two

The Third Section of Scroll Two