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Chuang tzu : basic writings

Author: Zhuangzi.; Burton Watson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1964.
Series: Translations from the Oriental classics.; UNESCO collection of representative works., Chinese series.
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Chuang Tzu was a leading thinker representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central in these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and be truly free, in both life and death. Witty and imaginative, enriched  Read more...
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Named Person: Zhuangzi.; Zhuangzi.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zhuangzi.; Burton Watson
ISBN: 0231086067 9780231086066
OCLC Number: 30268950
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 148 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Translations from the Oriental classics.; UNESCO collection of representative works., Chinese series.
Other Titles: Nanhua Jing.
Responsibility: translated by Burton Watson.

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Chuang Tzu was a leading thinker representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central in these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and be truly free, in both life and death. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), the book which bearss Chuang Tzu's name has for centuries been savored by Chinese readers.

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