Linked bibliography for the SEP article " Daoism" by Chad Hansen

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Daoism in Histories of Philosophy

The most influential treatments of Daoism are those that place their discussion in more general accounts of Chinese Philosophy. Some important ones are:

Focused Treatments

More focused treatments develop sometimes classic and sometimes controversial lines of interpretation of philosophical Daoism. These often disagree with each other so none is definitive but notable contributions include:


Collection of articles mainly focus on Zhuangzi. Some of the focused discussions are found in such collections which include:


Interpretive theories are presented most systematically in translations, but there are too many to list here (and most tend to religious lines of interpretation). Some of the more influential philosophical translations of the key texts include:

Religious Treatments

Religious treatments vastly outnumber the philosophical. Here, we will list only a representative sample.

Textual Issues

Discussion of textual issues is a major focus of scholarly activity. Modern textual theories have influenced interpretation particularly of the philosophical content. Some examples include:

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