The text is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism (Daojia, Chinese: 道家, Pinyin: Dàojiā; Daojiao, Chinese: 道教, Pinyin: Dàojiào) and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature.
The Wade--Giles romanization “Tao Te Ching” dates back to early English transliterations in the late 19th century; its influence can be seen in words and phrases that have become well-established in English. “Daodejing” is the pinyin romanization.(Summary adapted from wikipedia.org – attribution: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tao_Te_Ching&action=history)
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Chapter listing, START TIME,
Chapters 1-9 — 00:00:00
Chapters 10-18 — 00:08:56
Chapters 19-27 — 00:30:03
Chapters 28-37 — 00:40:51
Chapters 38-45 — 00:52:04
Chapters 46-54 — 01:02:29
Chapters 55-63 — 01:12:46
Chapters 64-72 — 01:24:55
Chapters 73-81 — 01:35:16
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Read by Eric S. Piotrowski
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