Zhuangzi: Basic Writings / Edition 1

Zhuangzi: Basic Writings / Edition 1

by Burton Watson, David (Ed.) Butler, Burton (Ed.) Watson, Zhuangzi
     
 

Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy espoused by Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.) in the book that bears his name. A leading philosopher of the Daoist strain, Zhuangzi used parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, to

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Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy espoused by Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.) in the book that bears his name. A leading philosopher of the Daoist strain, Zhuangzi used parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, to set forth the early ideas of what was to become the Daoist school. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this is a timeless classic.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231129596
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/09/2003
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
352,009
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Outline of Early Chinese HistoryIntroductionFree and Easy WanderingDiscussion on Making All Things EqualThe Secret of Caring for LifeIn the World of MenThe Sign of Virtue CompleteThe Great and Venerable TeacherFit for Emperors and KingsAutumn FloodsSupreme HappinessMastering LifeExternal Things

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