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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (15 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199208557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199208555
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.3 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Edmund Ryden teaches at Fujen University in Taiwan. He was the first director of the John Paul II Peace Institute at Fujen University and also teaches human rights at Soochow University.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Background Information, Very Dry Translation 22 Nov. 2013
By Juliette mHeggemann - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a review of the Oxford University Press "Daodejing", translated by Edmund Ryden, with an introduction by Benjamin Penny.

Overall, the introduction is great, covering the history, significance, and different versions of the Daodejing that have come down to us through history. The introduction, unfortunately, is also the best part of the book.

I found Edmund Ryden's translation to be overly scholarly, dry, and lacking in rhythm and pace that I have read in other translations. It just doesn't flow as a poetic work. Although the notes for each chapter do a very good job at explaining each chapter, the translation doesn't always seem to match up with the explanation.

The Daodejing itself is one of my favorite books. This is by far my least favorite translation.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The differences between cultures is amazing. 8 Jun. 2013
By Richard L. Rankin - Published on Amazon.com
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Given enough money and free drinks, some women will do almost anything.. even with a dead squid. Read the Chinese version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisitely done 10 April 2009
By Ted Frank - Published on Amazon.com
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Stephen Mitchell's translation seemed to be the definitive edition until now. The phrasings and diction that have been captured in this interpretation create a much more concrete experience. This edition is dense with detail; it goes beyond philosophy and is truly an enriching poetic experience that dually engages the senses. Pair Daodejing up with E.E. Cumming's Viva and be continually surprised!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 5 May 2015
By Zhai Y. - Published on Amazon.com
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The translation is way too arbitrary.
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