Tungkol sa Taga-salin:
Kasalukuyang emeritus propesor ng English, Comparative Literature, at Ethnic Studies sa ilang unibersidad sa U.S., si E. SAN JUAN, Jr. kamakailan ay nahirang na Fellow ng W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University; Fulbright professor of American Studies sa Leuven University, Belgium; at fellow ng Rockefeller Study Center sa Bellagio, Italya. Ang pinakahuling libro niya ay Critique and Social Transformation: Learning from Gramsci, Bakhtin and Raymond Williams (Edwin Mellen Press); Critical Interventions: From Ibsen and Joyce to C.S. Peirce and Maxine Hong Kingston (Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany); Balikbayang Sinta: An E. San Juan Reader( Ateneo U Press); at Sisa’s Vengeance: Rizal / Woman / Revolution (LuLu.com). Naging taga-panayam siya nitong Marso 2012 sa Ateneo de Manila University at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, tungkol sa semiotika ni C.S. Peirce at ang kabuluhan nito sa estetika, humanistikong pag-aaral at agham panlipunan.
Tungkol sa Orihinal na Akda:
"The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated, although the oldest excavated text dates back to the late 4th century BC.
The text is fundamental to the Philosophical Taoism and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Religious Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is amongst the most translated works in world literature." - galing sa Wikipedia