The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu / Edition 1

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Overview

This is one of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition - impressive for both its bold philosophical imagination and its striking literary style. Accepting the challenge of translating this captivating classic in its entirety, Burton Watson has expertly rendered into English both the profound thought and the literary brilliance of the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231031479
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/1968
  • Series: Translations from the Asian Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 397
  • Sales rank: 970,751
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Wm. Theodore de BarryIntroduction1. Free and Easy Wandering2. Discussion on Making All Things Equal3. The Secret of Caring for Life4. In the World of Men5. The Sign of Virtue Complete6. The Great and Venerable Teacher7. Fit for Emperors and Kings8. Webbed Toes9. Horses' Hoofs10. Rifling Trunks11. Let It Be, Leave it Alone12. Heaven and Earth13. The Way of Heaven14. The Turning of Heaven15. Constrained in Will16. Mending the Inborn Nature17. Autumn Floods18. Perfect Happiness19. Mastering Life20. The Mountain Tree21. T'ien Tzu-fang22. Knowledge Wandered North23. Keng-sang Ch'u24. Hsü Wu-kuei25. Tse-yang26. External Things27. Imputed Words28. Giving Away a Throne29. Robber Chih30. Discoursing on Swords31. The Old Fisherman32. Lieh Yü-k'ou33. The World

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