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date: 17 July 2019

Lǎozǐ 老子 c. 500 bce—Philosopher and presumed author (or compiler) of the Daoist classic Daodejing Alternate name: Lǎo Dān 老耽 

Source:
The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography
Author(s):
Livia KohnLivia KOHN

SummaryLaozi was a legendary Daoist (Taoist) master and thinker of the ancient Zhou dynasty who achieved his highest level ...

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