The Way of Huang-Lao (Huáng-Lǎo Dào 黃老道) was the most influential Chinese school of thought during Former Han early in the 2nd century BC. Its origins stem from the half-historical, half-legendary Yellow Emperor (Huángdì 黃帝) and the sage Laozi 老子 ("Old Master").
The premise of Huang-Lao is that enlightened leadership can bring peace and prosperity to the land by adhering to the principles found in Laozi and other guiding texts of daoism.
- Michaud, Paul. "The Yellow Turbans" in Monumenta Serica XVII, pages 81-2
- Michaud, Paul. "The Yellow Turbans." Monumenta Serica, vol. XVII (1958): 47-127.