Roland Hong

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


American Academy of Asian Studies

First Advisor

Not Mentioned


There is a book printed in Chinese by Yeh Mung Tau during the reign of Kan Lung 1736 to 1796 in which he states that he found these documents in a Buddhist Monastery though he was unable to find the originals. The title of this book is the T'al Shang Ken-Ying Pien Chih Chiang Treatise of the Exalted one on Response and Retribution, with Commentery. It is a collection of treatises which deals with the same subjects as the teachings of Lao Tzu. Ce of the treatises in that voluse is entitled T'ai Shang Ch'u Paa Hun (A), the Precious Teachings of the Exalted One. It is not stated whether it was or was not written by Leo Tau but It is in the was category of 11tereture as the Tao Te Ching (道德經), end to a recognized generally in China.