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The Tao Te Ching, also simply referred to as the Laozi, is a Chinese classic work. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the sage; pinyin: Lǎozǐ, literally meaning "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC.
The text, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners, have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature.
This edition has been formatted for your reader, and has an active table of contents. This work has also been annotated, with extensive additional information about the Tao, Taoism, and Lao Tse, including an overview, information about the text itself, themes, translations, additional information about the religion of Taoism, and biographical information about Lao Tse.