Wood and Origami Crane
simple, blank, shapable, "like uncarved wood" ~ Tao Te Ching (ch. 15)     

Writings on Tao or the Tao Te Ching / Daodejing / 道德經
by Ellen Marie Chen, Livia Kohn, Sarah Allan, Karyn Lai, Sandra A. Wawrytko,
Ursula K. Le Guin, Kari Hohne, Chao-Hsiu Chen, & other women authors
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Selected Hyperlinked Bibliography  
(articles available online with library or academic connection)
Feminine Tao Te Ching: Introduction & Gender-Inclusive Translations

1916/1922
Mears, Isabella (1853-1936): Tao Te King, A Tentative Translation from the Chinese, 1916 translation, reset with corrections and revisions by Dr. Mears London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1922, facsimile reprint with introduction and notes by Isabella Mears and with an appended introduction by Paul Tice, available from The Book Tree, 2003 (preview online at Google Books)

1965
Nakamura, Julia V.: The Japanese tea ceremony; an interpretation for Occidentals, by Julia V Nakamura; [with combined teachings from Daodejing and Zen Buddhism], Peter Pauper Press, 1965. (Excerpts) (WorldCat Books)

1967
Chen, Ellen Marie: "Tao, Nature, Man, A Study of the Key Ideas in the Tao Te Ching," Fordham University, (c) 1967 Ellen M. Chen, (Dissertation, Philosophy, Ph.D). (Fordham)

1969
Chen, Ellen Marie: "Nothingness and the Mother Principle in Early Chinese Taoism," International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 9 (1969) #3, pp. 391-405. (IPQ)

1973
Chen, Ellen Marie: "Is there a Doctrine of Physical Immortality in the Tao Te Ching?" History of Religions, Vol. 12 (February, 1973), #3, pp. 231-249. (JSTOR)

1973
Chen, Ellen Marie: "The Origin and Development of Being (Yu) from Non-Being (Wu) in the Tao Te Ching", International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 13 (September, 1973), #3, pp. 403-17. (IPQ)

1973
Chen, Ellen Marie: “The Meaning of Te in the Tao Te Ching,” Philosophy East and West, Vol. 32 (October 1973), #4, pp. 457-470. (JSTOR)

1974
Chen, Ellen Marie: "Tao as the Great Mother and the Influence of Motherly Love on the Shaping of Chinese Philosophy," History of Religions, Vol. 14 (August, 1974) #1, pp. 51-64. (JSTOR)

1975/1981
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: The Undercurrent of Feminine Philosophy in Eastern and Western Thought, [Tao Te Ching and Spinoza], University Press of America, 1975/1981. (WorldCat Books)

1975
Chen, Ellen Marie: "The Dialectic of Chih (Reason) and Tao (Nature) in the Han Fei-Tzu," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Volume 3 (December, 1975), Issue 1, pp. 1-21. (JCP)

1979
Rump, Ariane, with Wing-tsit Chan: Commentary on the Lao Tzu by Wang Pi, University of Hawaii Press, 1979. (Google Books)

Cartoon
   Cartoon: Hank Ketcham's DENNIS THE MENACE © News America Syndicate
   (See Vera C. Rubin below, compare with Tao Te Ching, Chapter 11).


1988
Rubin, Vera C.: "Dark Matter in the Universe," [highly readable scientific paper with "DENNIS" cartoon illustrated above, by the astronomer Dr. Vera Cooper Rubin, whose early theories (1974) on dark matter were revolutionary — with exquisite, unintended parallels to Tao Te Ching cosmology]. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol 132 (1988), No 4, pp. 434-443. (JSTOR)

1989
Chen, Ellen Marie: The Tao Te Ching: A New Translation with Commentary, Paragon House, (March) 1989. ISBN: 1557782385, Paper, 274 pages, Index, Bibliography, Chinese Glossary. (Paragon House) (Amazon)

1992
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: The Poetics of Ch'an [Zen]: Upāyic Poetry and Its Taoist Enrichment, Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal, No. 05, (1992), Chung Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies

1993
Livia Kohn: The Taoist Experience, State University of New York Press, 1993, (includes translations of selected chapters from the Tao Te Ching) (WorldCat Books)

1994
Allan, Sarah (Editor and Introduction): Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching : Translation of the Ma Wang Tui Manuscripts, translated by D. C. Lau, Alfred A. Knopf, 1994 Edition (Amazon)

1995
Chen, Ellen Marie: "Key Metaphysical Idea in Taoism," Ninth International Congress in Chinese Philosophy, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 1995. (synopsis)

1996
Ts'ao Tao-Chung (Cao Daochong, 道德經, Taoist nun, fl. 1119-1125): Lao Tzu Chu, (Commentary on the Tao Te Ching), 21 citations, published in Lao Tzu's TAOTECHING, translated by Red Pine, Mercury House, 1996 (see chapters: 1, 7, 14, 15, 20, 25, 26, 32, 33, 34, 48, 54, 56, 61, 63, 70, 71, 72, 78, 80 & 81) (WorldCat Books)

1996
Rubin, Vera C.: Bright Galaxies, Dark Matters [a collection of scientific talks by the astronomer Dr. Vera Cooper Rubin, whose early (1974) theories on dark matter were revolutionary — with exquisite, unintended parallels to Tao Te Ching cosmology], AIP Press, Springer-Verlag, 1996. (Google Books)

1997
Le Guin, Ursula K.: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way [Tao Te Ching translation], Shambhala, 1997. (Amazon)

1997
Allan, Sarah: The Way of Water and Sprouts of Virtue, State University of New York Press, 1997. (Google Books)

1998
Berling, Judith A.: Taoism in Ming Culture," in The Cambridge History of China, Volume VIII: The Ming Dynasty, Part Two (Cambridge University Press, 1998) (WorldCat Books)

1998
Allan, Sarah & Crispin Williams, eds: The Guodian Laozi: Proceedings of the International Conference, Dartmouth College, May 1998. (Amazon)

1998
Hardy, Julia M.: "Influential Western Interpretations of the Tao Te Ching," in Lao-Tzu and the Tao-te-ching, edited by Livia Kohn, and Michael Lafargue, State University of New York, 1998. (Google Books)

1998
Kohn, Livia, and Michael Lafargue, eds.: Lao-Tzu and the Tao-te-ching, State University of New York, 1998 (with essays by Julia M. Hardy, Isabelle Robinet, Livia Kohn, et al). (Google Books)

2000
Lai, Karyn: "The Daodejing: Resources for Contemporary Feminist Thinking," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 27 (June, 2000) #2, pp. 131–153. (Google Scholar or JCP)

2000
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: "Konzi as Feminist: Confucian Self-Cultivation in a Contemporary Context," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Vol 27 (June, 2000), #2, pp. 171-186. (JCP)

2000
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: "The Problem of the Problem of Evil: A Taoist Response," in The Problem of Evil: An Intercultural Exploration, Rodopi, 2000 (Worldcat Books)

2000
Kane, Virginia M.: Taoism and Contemporary Environmental Literature, University of North Texas (notes and bibliography) Google Scholar)

2001
Lai, Karyn: “Attitudes to Nature in Classical Chinese Philosophy” in A Companion to Environmental Philosophy, Dale Jamieson (ed), Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Co, 2001. (Google Books)

2001
Qiu, Peipei: "Onitsura's Makoto and the Daoist Concept of the Natural," Philosophy East and West, Vol. 51, No. 2 (Apr., 2001), pp. 232-246 (JSTOR)

2002
Rowe, Sharon: "Returning to What Matters: Daoist Lessons for Ecofeminisms," International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, Vol. 11 (2002) #1, pp. 63-67. (IRGEE)

2003
Allan, Sarah: "The Great One, Water and the Laozi: New Light from Guodian," T'oung Pao, Vol. 89 (2003), Numbers 4-5, pp. 237-285. (Ingenta via Google)

2003
Chen, Chao-Hsiu: Tao Te Ching: Lao Tzu's Classic Text in 81 Cards, Boxed Set, [translation based on a version from Qing Dynasty], illustrated with art and calligraphy by Chao-Hsiu Chen, Marlowe & Company, 2003. (WorldCat Books)

2003
Grant, Beata, Daughters of Emptiness, Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns [bilingual text], Wisdom Publications, 2003 (WorldCat Books)

2003
Lai, Karyn: Conceptual Foundations for Environmental Ethics: A Daoist Perspective, Environmental Ethics, Vol 25, 2003 (Daoist Studies, Abstract)

2003
Paterson, Brenda: The Feminine and the Tao: an Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin (Embrace the Moon)

2003
Xu, Judith Chuan: Poststructuralist Feminism and the Problem of Femininity in the Daodejing, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Vol 19, No.1, p.47 (18). (Daoist Studies, Abstract)

2004
Ball, Pamela: The Essence of Tao, Chartwell Books, 2004 (WorldCat Books)

2004
Zhang, Thomas Z. and Jackie X. Zhang, Tao Te Jing in Plain English, (translation and commentary), AuthorHouse, 2004 (Google Books)

2004
Cline, Erin M.: "Two Interpretations of De in the Daodejing," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Volume 31 Issue 2 (June 2004) pp. 219-233. (JCP)

2005
Berling, Judith A.: "Dao /Taoism, the Way," Asia Society Presents, 2005, Ask Asia

2005
Chen, Ellen Marie: "How Taoist Is Heidegger?" International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 45 (March 2005) #1, pp. 5-20. (IPQ)

2005
Correa, Nina: My Dao De Jing (The Path of Love and Happiness), translation and commentary, Dao Is Open, 2005 (see also Your Tao Te Ching, 2004, WorldCatBooks)

2005
Fowler, Jeaneane D.: "Tao and its Early Philosophers," in An introduction to the philosophy and religion of Taoism, Sussex Academic Press, 2005 (Google Books Preview)

2005
Yi-Ping Ong: "The World of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching," Tao Te Ching, translation by Charles Muller, with Introduction and notes by Yi-Ping Ong, pp. xiii-xxxi, Barnes and Noble Books, 2005 (WorldCat Books)

2005
Poškait, Loreta: "The Practical and Humanistic Implications of Being a Sage (Shengren) in Daoism," Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, 6 (2005) #2. pp. 45-51. (Google Scholar)

2005
Qiu, Peipei: Bashō & the Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai, University of Hawaii Press, 2005 (Google Books)

2005
Roberts, Holly: Tao Te Ching: the Art and the Journey (Illustrated), Anjeli Press, 2005 (Amazon)

2005
Wang, Robin R.: "Zhou Dunyi's Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate Explained (Taijitu shuo): A Construction of the Confucian Metaphysics" [with commentary on Daodejing, Chapters 16, 28, 37, 40, 42], Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 66 (2005) No. 3, pp. 307-323. (Project Muse) (JSTOR)

2005
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: "The Viability (Dao) and Virtuosity (De) of Daoist Ecology: Reversion (Fu) as Renewal," Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Volume 32 (March, 2005), #1, pp. 89-103. (JCP)

2006
Ma, Lin: "Deciphering Heidegger's Connection with the Daodejing," Asian Philosophy. Vol 16, No. 3, pp. 149–171 Daoist Studies, Abstract)

2006
Chen, Chao-Hsiu: I Ching Cards: A New Commentary With 64 Beautiful Cards, Marlowe & Co 2006 (WorldCat Books)

2006
Lai, Karyn: "Philosophy and Philosophical Reasoning in the Zhuangzi: Dealing with Plurality," Volume 33 Issue 3, Pp. 365-374. (Wiley InterScience)

2006
Lai, Karyn: Learning from Chinese Philosophies: Ethics of Independent and Contextualised Self, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2006 (SOPHIA Review)

2007
Lai, Karyn: "Ziran and Wuwei in the Daodejing: An Ethical Assssment," Dao, 6 (December, 2007) #4. pp. 325-337. (SpringerLink)

2007
Lai, Karyn: Understanding Change - The Interdependent Self in Its Environment, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Vol 34, December 2007 (JCP)

2007
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: Winning Ways: The Viability (Dao) and Virtuosity (De) of Sunzi's Methods of Warfare (Bingfa), Journal of Chinese Philosphy, Volume 34 (November 2007) Issue 4, (pp. 561-579) (JCP, Wawrytko)

2007
Wong, Eva: Tales of the Dancing Dragon : Stories of the Tao, Shambhala, 2007

2008
Ma, Lin: Heidegger on East-West Dialogue: Anticipating the Event, Routledge, 2008, (Worldcat Books & Philosophical Reviews)

2008
Berling, Judith: with Geoffrey Foy and John Thompson, Imagine Teaching the Daode Jing, in Teaching the Daode Jing, ed. by Gary D. DeAngelis, Oxford University Press, 2008, (WorldCat Books)

2008
Cline, Erin M.: "Mirrors, Minds, and Metaphors," Philosophy East and West, Volume 58, Number 3 (July 2008) pp. 337-357, (Project Muse)

2008
Correa, Nina: The Guodian Laozi (Dao De Jing), from Your Dao De Jing, introduction with images of Guodian bamboo slips, conversion to modern Chinese, Dao Is Open, 2008

2008
Jones, Peggy: The I Ching: Points of Balance and Cycles of Change, Karnac Books, 2008 (Google Books)

2008
Kim, Sung-Hae: The Immortal World: - The Telos of Daoist Environmental Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Vol 30, No.2 p. 135-157, 2008 (Daoist Studies, Abstract)

2008
Kohn, Livia: Introducing Taoism, Routledge, 2008 (Google Books)

2008
Kohn, Livia: The Reception of Laozi, in Teaching the Daode Jing, ed. by Gary D. DeAngelis, Oxford University Press, 2008, (WorldCat Books)

2008
Lai, Karyn: An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (WorldCat Books)

2008
Solska, Agnieszka: Tao Te Ching: A Klingon Translation [along with a new English version], Klingon Language Institute, 2008 (Google Books)

2008
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: Deconstructing Deconstruction: Zhuang Zi as Butterfly, Nietzsche as Gadfly, Philosophy East and West, Volume 58, Number 4, October 2008, pp. 524-551, (Project Muse)

2008
Wong, Eva: The Daode Jing in Practice, in Teaching the Daode Jing, ed. by Gary D. DeAngelis, Oxford University Press, 2008, (WorldCat Books)

2009
Ma, Lin: Character of the Feminine in Lévinas and the Daodejing, Journal of Chinese Philosophy. Vol. 36, No. 2, 261 - 276. (Daoist Studies, Abstract (JCP)

2009
Wang, Robin, R.: Kundao (坤道): A Lived Body in Female Daoism, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp. 277-292 (Daoist Studies, Abstract) (JCP)

2009
Hohne, Kari: Tao Te Ching: The Poetry of Nature, Way of Tao Books, 2009

2009
Hohne, Kari: Nothing Bad Happens in Life: Nature's Way of Success [I Ching / Yijing Commentary],
Way of Tao Books, 2009

2009
Mollier, Christine: Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China, University of Hawaii Press, 2009, (Google Books)

2009
Pang-White, Ann: Nature, Interthing Intersubjectivity, and the Environment: A Comparative Analysis of Kant and Daoism, in Dao, Volume 8, Number 1 / March, 2009 (pdf) (SpringerLink)

2009
Wawrytko, Sandra A.: Buddhism: Philosophy Beyond Gender, Journal of Chinese Philosophy special issue on Femininity and Feminism: Chinese and Contemporary (June, 2009) (JCP)

2009
Jinhua Jia: Religious Origin of the Terms Dao and De and Their Signification in the Laozi, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (2009), Third Series, 19:459-488 Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Journals)

2009
Van Leuven, Nancy and Anthony B. Chan: Dao of Communication, Ginger Post Imprints, 2009 (Google Books)

2009
Patt-Shamir, Galia: To Live a Riddle: the Transformative Aspect of Laozi, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, Volume 36:3, 2009 (JCP)

2009
Humphrey, Caroline: By the light of the Tao. European Journal of Social Work Volume 12:3 (2009) informaworld

2010
Lyon, Anabella: Writing an Empire: Cross-Talk on Authority, Act, and Relationships with the Other in the Analects, Daodejing, and HanFeizi, in College English. Urbana: Mar 2010. Vol. 72, Iss. 4; pp. 350-366 (ProQuest)

2010
Geaney, Jane: Grounding "Language" in the Senses: What the Eyes and Ears Reveal about Ming 名 (Names) in Early Chinese Texts, Philosophy East and West, Volume 60, Number 2, April 2010, pp. 251-293 (Project Muse)

2010
Kwok Pui-lan: "Write what is in the Heart," in Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, Volume 10, Number 1, Spring 2010, pp. 76-79 (Project Muse)

2010
Wang, Robin R.: "Ideal Womanhood in Chinese Thought and Culture," Philosophy Compass Volume 5, Issue 8, pages 635–644, August 2010, Wiley Abstract

2010
Wang, Robin R.: "The Virtuous Body at Work: The Ethical Life as Qi 氣 in Motion," Tao, 2010, Volume 9, Number 3, Pages 339-351, SpringerLink

2010
Kwan-Yuk Claire Sit: Lao Tzu and Anthroposophy, A Translation of the Tao Te Ching, with Commentary and a Lao Tzu document, "The Great One Excretes Water," Lindesfarne Books, Google Books

2010
Egizii, Rita. "Daoist Principles As a Solution for Sustainable Business." Journal of Daoist Studies 4 (2011) (Daoist Studies) (Three Pines Press)

2010
Bockover, Mary. Daoism, Ethics and Faith: The Invisible Goodness of Life, in Journal of Daoist Studies (Three Pines Press)

2011
Chen, Ellen M.: In Praise of Nothing: An Exploration of Daoist Fundamental Ontology, Exlibris Corporation (Google Books)

2011
Yarbrough, Stephany Lane: The Feminine Light: The Tao Te Ching for Inspiring Women, Yarrow Leaf Publishing (Google Books)

2011
Shen, Aimin: The Limits of Language: A Comparative Study of Kant, Wittgenstein, and Lao Tzu, Edwin Mellen Pr (Google Books)

2011
Jun Wang: Cultivating Qi: An Introduction to Chinese Body-Mind Energetics, North Atlantic Books (Google Books)

2011
Bass, Jacquelynn: "Before Zen: The Nothing of American Dada," in East-West Interchanges in American Art, (Daoist Studies)

2011
Patt-Shamir. Galia. The 'Dual Citizenship' of Emptiness: A Reading of the Bu Zhenkong Lun, Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38:3 ( JCP)

2011
Robinet, Isabelle. The World Upside Down: Essays on Taoist Internal Alchemy. Mountain View, CA: Golden Elixir Press, 2011. (Google Books)

2011
Chen Lee Sun. Laozi's Daodejing--From Philosophical and Hermeneutical Perspectives: The English and Chinese Translations Based on Laozi's Original Daoism (Amazon)

2011
Wong, Eva: Taoism: An Essential Guide (Amazon

2012
Ritchie, Jennifer Lundin: The Guodian Laozi and Taiyi shengshui: A Cognitive Science Reading 1, Journal of Daoist Studies, Vol. 5, 2012 (Daoiest Studies)

2012
Karetzky, Patricia: Daoist Themes by Women Artists, Journal of Daoist Studies, Vol. 5, 2012 (Daoiest Studies)

2012
Huang, Shih-shan Susan: Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China, 2012 (Daoist Studies) (Amazon)

2013
Karen Powers Wan: The Moon Meets The Sun in You (Amazon.com)

2013
Rainey, Lee Dian: Decoding Dao: Reading the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Amazon)

2013
Oliver, Bobbie: The Tao of Comedy: Embrace the Pause, (published by CreateSpace Independent Platform, Amazon)

2013
Briggs, Carol: Tao Te Ching, translation by C. Briggs (published by CreateSpace Independent Platform, Amazon)

2013
Wong, Eva: Cultivating Stillness: A Taoist Manual for Transforming Body and Mind, (Amazon)

2013
Wong, Eva: Tales of the Taoist Immortals, (Amazon)

2013
Wong, Eva: Nourishing the Essence of Life: The Outer, Inner, and Secret Teachings of Taoism, (Amazon)

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