Implications of the Recently Unearthed Bamboo Slips for Laozi Studies
LIU XIAOGAN, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong
Tuesday, May 07, 2002In
1993, an astonishing discovery was made at a tomb in Guodian in east central China.
Written on three batches of strips of bamboo that have miraculously survived intact
since 300 B.C., is the "Guodian Laozi" (together with fifteen
other texts) -- by far the earliest version
of the Laozi (or Daodejing ) ever unearthed. This discovery provides
a a decisive breakthrough in our understanding of this famous text.
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Liu Xiaogan (Ph.D., Peking University, 1985) has taught or conducted researsch at the universities of Peking, Harvard, Princeton, and the National University of Singapore. He is currently professor in the Department of Philosophy, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Among his publications are Classifying the Zhuangzi Chapters (co-author; Michigan Monographys in Chinese Studies, 1995), and Daoism and Ecology: Ways Within a Cosmic Landscape (co-editor; Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions, 2001).
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