Developer's Description

The Tao Te Ching, also known by its pinyin romanization Dao De Jing, is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th-century BC sage Lao Tzu. The text's authorship, date of composition and date of compilation are debated. The oldest excavated portion dates back to the late 4th century BC, but modern scholarship dates other parts of the text as having been writtenor at least compiledlater than the earliest portions of the Zhuangzi.

The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. It also strongly influenced other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion, including Legalism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, which was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts when it was originally introduced to China. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and gardeners, have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has spread widely outside East Asia and it is among the most translated works in world literature.

Included in this Tao Te Ching app:

1) Part 1 - Chapters 1 to 37

2) Part 2 - Chapters 38 to 81

3) Illustrations of key Chinese characters in each chapter and their meaning

4) Introduction

5) Summary

6) Symbolism

7) Analysis: Form and Meter

8) Analysis: Speaker

9) Analysis: Setting

10) Analysis: Whats Up With the Title?

11) Analysis: Calling Card

12) Themes: Awe and Amazement

13) Themes: Humility

14) Themes: Philosophical View - Wu Wei

15) Themes: Compassion &Forgiveness

16) Themes: Greed

17) Themes: Warfare

18) Themes: Power

19) Themes: Knowledge and Wisdom

20) Awe and Amazement Quotes

21) Humility Quotes

22) Wu Wei Quotes

23) Forgiveness Quotes

24) Greed Quotes

25) Warfare Quotes

26) Power Quotes

27) Knowledge and Wisdom Quotes

We hope you'll enjoy the contents of this app. Please leave a rating and review to let us know how it went for you.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9


Release January 11, 2020
Date Added January 11, 2020
Version 1.9

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Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 4.1 and up


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