The Dao De Jing (Tao Te King)

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There are many translations of the Daodejing. Those presented here are a selection of great translation either on public domain, out of print or accessible for comparison only (on the last two cases, they can be delete on request). All chapter's title are taken from Heshangong's commentary (English translation by Eduard Erkes - 1949).

Chinese Version (Wangbi, Heshanggong, Mawangdui A&B, Guodian A,B,C) :
There are many version of the Dao de jing. The oldest, those who inspired most of the translation are those of Wangbi (226 249), He Shanggong (between the 1st et the 6th century) as well as the recent discover in Mawangui and Guodian.
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Version and commentary of He Shanggong in English (default version) :
English translation by Eduard Erkes (1949)
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Version and commentary of He Shanggong in Chinese :
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Wing-Tsit Chan Version :
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Ellen Marie Chen Version (for comparison only) :
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Ch'u Ta-Kao Version :
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World by world version :
World by world translation from modern and free dictionaries C-CEDICT (english) et Chinese-French (French). For translating old chinese we recommand the Ricci (french) and the Student Dictionary Classical (English). Both are available on Pleco Apps.
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Yi Wu Version (for comparison only) :
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Richard John Lynn Version (for comparison only) :
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