Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

Daode Jing 《道德經》

With commentary by 王弼 Wang Bi

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Wikisource, accessed 2018-05-01,道德經 (王弼本).

English translations

  1. Legge, James 1891, “The Tao Teh King” in Sacred Books of the East, Vol. XXXIX, Sacred Books of China, Vol. V, Oxford: Oxford University Press,
  2. Melvyn, Roy 2012, The Four Taoist Classics – Daodejing, Huahujing, Zhuangzi and Liezi, E-Book, Lulu Press, Inc.
  3. Wagner, Rudolf G 2003, Chinese Reading of the Daodejing, A: Wang Bi's Commentary on the Laozi with Critical Text and Translation, E-Book, New York, SUNY Press.


  1. Boltz, William G 1993, “Lao tzu Tao te ching 老子道德經,” In Michael Loewe, (ed.) Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide, Berkeley: Society for the Study of Early China, pp. 269-293.
  2. Puett, Michael 2017, 'Chapter 8: Text and Commentary,' in Denecke, Wiebke, Wai-Yee Li, and Xiaofei Tian (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900CE), e-book, New York: Oxford University Press, p. 119.
  3. Wagner, Rudolf G 2000, The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi, E-Book, New York, SUNY Press.

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