Acknowledgment

Dynamic Tao and Its Manifestations

wayne at TIT

Never would I have imagined this day that I could share my personal curiosity about Tao Te Ching with you. I truly have gotten much more than what I was seeking. Numerous people have made this happen in a natural way. I need to thank many people I have known in my life.

我是沒有想到今天有這個機会能和各位分享我個人對於道德經的好奇。這個結果好像是遠超過我本來所要尋求的。有許多人在很自然的情况下給我很大的幫助。我希望在此感謝我的生命中有緣的許多人。

 

at Taipei Institute of Technology Library 1964 

 
benefactors

I remember the simple life of my parents, the kindness of my siblings, and the selfless sacrifices of my brother, Shi-Yuen Wang, to support my higher education. With love, they have shown me a life of simplicity and harmony. Besides this, I was fortunate to have the generous support of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Liu of I-Lan City, Taiwan, to continue my graduate studies in the U.S. I thank them and their family.

我記得我的父母的簡樸的生活,我姊妹們的善心,以及我哥哥西源無私地支持我的高等教育。由於愛,他們讓我體會到一個簡單和協調的生活。除這以外,我要感謝宜蘭市的劉煥彰醫師和劉太太的慷慨的支持,使我能來美國研究學習。

 

Parents and Liu family, Morlie, Steve 1977

 
With Jennie

Jennie at Argonne Park 1985

There was no single thread leading to my undertaking of writing this book. Some years ago on a train in Taiwan, I decided to translate this book because it was the shortest Chinese classic and the most difficult book to understand. I spent many long and isolated hours on this book. All my family members deserve recognition for their understanding. In particular, thanks are due to my wife, Jennie, for her encouragement to publish this book. Thanks are also due to my parents who lived in a fashion that was so close to Tao – without ever mentioning the word. I dedicate this work to them, my brother and sisters, my children - Morlie, Steve, Helena, my wife Jennie, and many friends.

我開始寫這本書是基於許多的原因。幾年前在台灣的火車上,我決定想翻譯這本書,因為道德經是很簡短並且是很困難瞭解的書。瞭解這本書所需要的時間和精神,使我必須長期疏忽和家人在一起的時間。和其他的作者一樣,我受到了全部家庭成員的理解和支持。尤其是,感謝我的妻子對這本書的支持和鼓勵。回想我父母雖然沒有提及道,但是過着簡單而接近道的生活。我把這本書獻給我父母、哥哥嫂嫂、姐妹,以及我的孩子茉莉、小銘,和玫莉,我的妻子和許多朋友。

 
 
Helena Painting

I would also like to thank Professors Chen Guu-ying and John Hsueh-li Cheng for their encouragement. Thanks are also due to Rene Dean, Laura Ku, Bill Masters, and Mark Ristich for their comments on the manuscript.

我也感謝陳鼓應教授和鄭學禮教授的鼓勵。在準備手稿中,我也在此感謝 Rene Dean,顧 Laura,Bill Masters,和 Mark Ristich的意見。


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Helena painting Mt. Danali
1988