Dear Dr. Kapstein,
Thank you for sharing this interesting piece. I am reminded somewhat of the phenomenon of non-Chinese speakers producing “translations” of the Daode jing (one of which is also published by the press in question), which Paul Goldin has written about:
Paul R. Goldin, “Those Who Don't Know Speak: Translations of the Daode jing by people who do not know Chinese,” Asian Philosophy 12, no. 3(2002), 183-195.