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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    chinese, good, original and little.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
  • Our engine has determined that the review content quality is high and informative.
  • Our engine has detected that Amazon has altered, modified or removed reviews from this listing. We approximate total reviews altered up to 620.
  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 724 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 15 2020.
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I love this book so much that I use as gifts to everyone I care

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Beauty and wisdom! I cant ask for more


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Way smaller than imagined, but it was in the description.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I tried reading it 10 years ago but didn't get it.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Some chinese scholars have criticized mitchell's translation as not being true to the original chinese text.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    However, for the lay reader, this criticism misses the mark.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    First, any ancient work relies on manuscripts that were written well after the original texts and during this gap the original text(s) were undoubtedly edited or suffered transcription errors.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Thirdly, and this applies to all ancient books of wisdom, it is not possible for a person of the twenty-first century to place themselves in 5th century bce china (or first century palestine for that matter).


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    So, from my perspective, it is as futile to seek the original and true meaning of the tao te ching as t is try to understand what it is like to be a bat (thomas nagle).


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This hard bound, illustrated volume was published in 1999 by france's lincoln ltd.

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