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Linguistic strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism : the other way of speaking

Author: Youru Wang
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
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Whilst focusing on language use, the study reveals some important truths about Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism and challenges many conventional understandings of them.

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Named Person: Zhuangzi.; Zhuangzi.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Youru Wang
ISBN: 0415297834 9780415297837 9780203451144 0203451147
OCLC Number: 51022569
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: xi, 251 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction Part I: Deconstruction in the Zhuangzi and in Chan Buddhism 2. Understanding Deconstruction through the Zhuangzi and Chan 3. Zhuangzi's Dao Deconstructs and Zhuangzi deconstructs his Dao 4. The Deconstruction of Buddha Nature in Chan Buddhism Part II: The Liminology of Language in the Zhuangzi and in Chan Buddhism 5. What is a Liminology of Language? 6. Zhuangzi's Liminology of 'Speaking Non-Speaking' 7. The Chan Contribution to the Liminology of Language Part III: Pragmatics of Indirect Communication in the Zhuangzi and in Chan Buddhism 8. The Displacement of Indirect Communcation 9. The Pragmatics of 'Goblet Words'. Indirect Communication in the Zhuangzi 10. The Pragmatics of 'Never Tell Too Plainly': Indirect Communication in Chan 11. Concluding Remarks
Responsibility: Youru Wang.
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'Youru Wang carefully examines in this provocative and systematic work the variety of linguistic tactics involved in two ways of speaking that challenge coventional speech and understanding.' - Read more...

 
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