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The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi on the Laozi

Wagner, Rudolf G.

ISBN 10: 0791443957 / ISBN 13: 9780791443958
Published by State Univ of New York Pr, 2000
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361 pp. Very good in hardcover without a dust jacket as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 003529

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Title: The Craft of a Chinese Commentator: Wang Bi ...

Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr

Publication Date: 2000

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A systematic study of Wang Bi's (226-249) commentary on the Laozi, this book provides the first systematic study of a Chinese commentator's scholarly craft and introduces a highly sophisticated Chinese way of reading the Taoist classic, one that differs greatly from Western interpretations.

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Rudolf G. Wagner is Professor of Chinese Studies at the Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg, Germany. His previous books include Reenacting the Heavenly Vision: The Role of Religion in the Taiping Rebellion, The Contemporary Chinese Historical Drama: Four Studies, and Inside a Service Trade: Studies in Contemporary Chinese Prose. He received the Leibnitz Award for scholarly excellence from the German Research Foundation in 1993.

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