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Religion Research Guide

Daoist Texts in English Translation

For further information about Daoism, see "Daoism: an Overview" from the Encyclopedia of Religion.


Daodejing (or Tao Te Ching)


Dao de jing : making this life significant : a philosophical translation / Roger T. Ames and David L. Hall.


New York : Ballantine Books, 2003.

Located at Firestone Library (F) BL1900.L26 E5 2003


Lao-tzu's Taoteching : with selected commentaries from the past 2,000 years / translated by Red Pine.


Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, c2009.

Located at Firestone Library (F) BL1900.L26 E5 2009c

Zhuangzi (or Change Tzu)


The complete works of Chuang Tzu translated by Burton Watson.


ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:

New York : Columbia University Press, c1968.

Located at East Asian Library (Gest): Western 2081.8.2968 and other locations


Chuang-tzŭ : the seven inner chapters and other writings from the book Chuang-tzŭ / translated by A.C. Graham.


London ; Boston : Allen & Unwin, 1981.

Located at Firestone Library (F) BL1900.C5 E5 1981 and other locations


Other Texts


The book of Lieh-tzu : a classic of the Tao / translated by A.C. Graham.

Liezi, 4th cent. B.C.

New York : Columbia University Press, 1990.

Located at Firestone Library (F) BL1900.L482 E5 1990 and other locations

Early Daoist scriptures / Stephen R. Bokenkamp ; with a contribution by Peter Nickerson.

Bokenkamp, Stephen R., 1949-

Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997.

Located at Firestone Library AnnexA Reserve (RES) BL1920 .B64 1997 and other locations


Original Tao : inward training and the foundations of Taoist mysticism / Harold D. Roth.

New York : Columbia University Press, c1999.

(A critical text and English translation with commentary of the Nei-yeh.)

Located at Firestone Library (F) BL1900.N45 R67 1999