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Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi / Edition 1
     

Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi / Edition 1

by Roger T. Ames
 

ISBN-10: 0791439224

ISBN-13: 9780791439227

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A diverse collection of interpretive essays on the third-century B.C.E. Daoist classic, the Zhuangzi, which continues the long commentarial tradition on this work and underscores its relevance to our own time and place.

Chinese philosophy specialists examine the Zhuangzi, a third century B.C.E. Daoist classic, in this collection of interpretive essays. The

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A diverse collection of interpretive essays on the third-century B.C.E. Daoist classic, the Zhuangzi, which continues the long commentarial tradition on this work and underscores its relevance to our own time and place.

Chinese philosophy specialists examine the Zhuangzi, a third century B.C.E. Daoist classic, in this collection of interpretive essays. The Zhuangzi is a celebration of human creativity—its language is lucid and opaque; its images are darkly brilliant; its ideas are seriously playful. Without question, it is one of the most challenging achievements of human literary culture. Thematically, the Zhuangzi offers diverse insights into how to develop an appropriate and productive attitude to one’s life in this world. Resourced over the centuries by Chinese artists and intellectuals alike, this text has provoked a commentarial tradition that rivals any masterpiece of world literature.

Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi continues the interpretive tradition as Western scholars shed light on selected passages from the difficult text, offering the needed mediation between available translations of the Zhuangzi and the reader’s process of understanding. Taken as a whole, this anthology is a primer on how to read the Zhuangzi.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791439227
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. What Is the Reason of Failure or Success? The Fisherman's Song Goes Deep into the River: Fishermen in the Zhuangzi

Kirill Ole Thompson

2. Just Say No to "No Self" in Zhuangzi

Chris Jochim

3. Between Chen and Cai: Zhuangzi and the Analects

John Makeham

4. How to Interpret Chapter 16 of the Zhuangzi: "Repairers of Nature (Shan Xing)"

Henry G. Skaja

5. Living Beyond the Bounds: Henry Miller and the Quest for Daoist Realization

Randall P. Peerenboom

6. On Hui Shi

Lisa Raphals

7. Transformational Humor in the Zhuangzi

James D. Sellmann

9. On the Zhenren

Daniel Coyle

10. A Meditation on Friendship

Brian Lundberg

11. Knowing in the Zhuangzi: "From Here, on the Bridge, over the River Hao"

Roger T. Ames

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