????The Stone Statue of Lao Tze is a representative masterpiece of China’s mainstream culture and depicts the founder of Taoist Doctrine, one of the major school of philosophy of ancient China, and Taoism, an indigenous religion of China. First built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), the Stone Statue of Lao Tze is an exceptional stone statue of Taoist motif that features superb stone carving craftsmanship and a gorgeous landscape setting. This massive statue in ancient and unsophisticated designs fully exhibits the Taoist ideas of “peaceful coexistence”, “harmony between man and nature” and “great truths are always simple” that provided a Chinese intellectual context for peaceful and inclusive maritime exchanges of cultures and trade. It is the physical evidence to testify to the extraordinary economic strengthof ancient Quanzhou developed through maritime trade and its cultural prosperity and fusion of diverse cultures. Chinese Taoist culture has had profound influence on surrounding countries and regions, especially Southeast Asia.