By Xiaogan Liu
This is the 1st finished better half to the examine of Daoism as a philosophical culture. It presents a common evaluate of Daoist philosophy in a variety 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 old investigations and examinations, reflecting either the traditional scholarship and sleek ways and methodologies. the subjects comprise debates at the foundation of the Daoism, the authorship and relationship of the Laozi, the authorship and category of chapters within the Zhuangzi, the subject matters and philosophical arguments within the Laozi and Zhuangzi, their modifications and advancements in Pre-Qin, Han, and Wei-Jin classes, by means of Huang-Lao tuition, 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 discussed.
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