By Xiaogan Liu

This is often the 1st finished spouse to the examine of Daoism as a philosophical culture. It offers a normal assessment of Daoist philosophy in a number of thinkers and texts from sixth century BCE to fifth century CE and displays the most recent educational advancements within the box. It discusses theoretical and philosophical matters according to rigorous textual and historic investigations and examinations, reflecting either the traditional scholarship and glossy methods and methodologies. the subjects comprise debates at the starting place of the Daoism, the authorship and relationship of the Laozi, the authorship and type of chapters within the Zhuangzi, the subjects and philosophical arguments within the Laozi and Zhuangzi, their differences and advancements in Pre-Qin, Han, and Wei-Jin sessions, by means of Huang-Lao college, Heguanzi, Wenzi, Huainanzi, Wang Bi, Guo Xiang, and Worthies in bamboo grove, between others. every one bankruptcy is written via expert(s) and specialist(s) at the subject mentioned.

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But according to Sima’s earlier, more assertive, record, they should not be considered the same person. First, Taishi Dan lived in the middle period of the Warring States (475–222 BCE) and could never have met Confucius. Second, his statement bears not the slightest resemblance to what Laozi says in the core part of his biography and from what we read in the received Laozi. Thus, Taishi Dan could not be Laozi or Lao Dan. Obviously Sima did not buy this suggestion. He certainly ignored it when he arranged the chronological biographies: Laozi’s is the third chapter of Liezhuan (列 傳, general biographies), appearing among five figures from the late Spring and Autumn period (Confucius is listed among the shijia 世家, a different section on noble families), while the “Confucian Disciples” chapter follows as seventh, with Mencius as fourteenth (Chen and Bai 2001: 9; Niehauser 1994).

In early Chinese culture, God or gods were related to ancestral worship. 3 The term “transformational oppositions” was suggested by Prof. Douglas L. Berger in a personal communication. 4 The hypothesis that the Laozi has no author or many unconnected authors confuses the roles of textual initiator and later transcribers, editors, and revisers. We will discuss this point at the end of this essay. 5 For a translation of the Guodian bamboo slip version, see Henricks 2000; for translations of the two silk versions, see Henricks 1991.

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