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Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings (Translations from the Asian Classics)

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Chuang Tzu (369?-286? BC) was a leading Taoist philosopher. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth in this book the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. This collection includes the seven "inner chapters," three of the "outer chapters," and one of the "miscellaneous chapters."

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The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for over two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers.

Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death.

Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven inner chapters, which form the heart of the book, three of the outer chapters, and one of the miscellaneous chapters. Watson also provides an introduction, placing the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought.

Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture.

Synopsis:

With a new preface, this book includes the basic writings of the Chuang Tzu, made available by Burton Watson's popular translation. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he sets forth the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school of thought.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231105958
Translator:
Watson, Burton
Author:
Chuang-Tzu
Translator:
Watson, Burton
Author:
Watson, Burton
Author:
Zhuangzi
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Taoism
Subject:
Chinese literature
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Eastern - Taoism
Subject:
Taoist
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Taoism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.95x5.15x.49 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231105958 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for over two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers.

Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death.

Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven inner chapters, which form the heart of the book, three of the outer chapters, and one of the miscellaneous chapters. Watson also provides an introduction, placing the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought.

Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture.

"Synopsis" by , With a new preface, this book includes the basic writings of the Chuang Tzu, made available by Burton Watson's popular translation. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he sets forth the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school of thought.
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