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Works: 604 works in 1,590 publications in 7 languages and 23,231 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Sacred works  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Quotations  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: BL1900.C5, 299.51482
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Most widely held works by Zhuangzi
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

18 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley, whose books and translations have done so much to bring the literature and thought of China and Japan to English readers, has created a charming book by weaving together the words of the Chinese philosophers themselves with background history and explanatory comment
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse
The complete works of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
Zhuangzi : basic writings by Zhuangzi( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?BC) 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
Basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi) have been savored by Chinese readers for more than two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven "inner chapters," which form the heart of the book, three of the "outer chapters," and one of the "miscellaneous chapters." Watson also provides an introduction, which places the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture
Chuang-tzŭ : the seven inner chapters and other writings from the book Chuang-tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revered for millennia in the Chinese spiritual tradition, Chuang Tzu stands alongside the Tao Te Ching as a founding classic of Taoism. The Inner Chapters are the only sustained section of this text widely believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself, dating to the fourth century B.C.E. Witty and engaging, spiced with the lyricism of poetry, Chuang Tzu's Taoist insights are timely and eternal, profoundly concerned with spiritual ecology. Indeed, the Tao of Chuang Tzu was a wholesale rejection of a human-centered approach. Zen traces its sources back to these Taoist roots — roots at least as deep as those provided by Buddhism. But this is an ancient text that yields a surprisingly modern effect. In bold and startling prose, David Hinton's translation captures the "zany texture and philosophical abandon" of the original. The Inner Chapters' fantastical passages — in which even birds and trees teach us what they know — offer up a wild menagerie of characters, freewheeling play with language, and surreal humor. And interwoven with Chuang Tzu's sharp instruction on the Tao are short-short stories that are often rough and ribald, rich with satire and paradox. On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge itself. "Chuang Tzu's propositions," the translator's introduction reminds us, "seem to be in constant transformation, for he deploys words and concepts only to free us of words and concepts." Hinton's vital new translation makes this ancient text from the golden age of Chinese philosophy come alive for contemporary readers
The essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Chinese text known as CHUANG TZU has been translated into English many times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering--the result of a unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar. At turns playful and acerbic, the book presents a philosophy of life that is politically radical and deeply spiritual
The book of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great founders of Taoism, Chuang Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. Like the Lieh Tzu and the Tao Te Ching, the Chuang Tzu perceives the Tao - the Way of Nature - not as a term to be explained but as a path to walk. 'The Tao that is clear is not the Tao'; experience is all." "The Book of Chuang Tzu enters into debate with logic and dances around philosophy, making Confucian earnestness - along with the pretensions of emperors, bureaucrats and sages - the frequent butt of its jokes. Radical and subversive, employing wit, humour and shock-tactics, the Chuang Tzu is concerned not with government but with the life and growth of the individual spirit."--Jacket
Chuang tzŭ, Taoist philosopher and Chinese mystic by Zhuangzi( Book )

28 editions published between 1926 and 1990 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musings of a Chinese mystic; selections from the philosophy of Chuang Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

35 editions published between 1906 and 1977 in English and Italian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuang tzŭ: mystic, moralist, and social reformer by Zhuangzi( Book )

18 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhuangzi speaks : the music of nature by Zhizhong Cai( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the sayings of Zhuangzi rendered into cartoon form and translated into English
Zhuangzi ji shi by Zhuangzi( Book )

63 editions published between 1720 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zhuang zi ", dao jiao cheng wei " nan hua jing " . wei zhan guo zhi chu dao jia zhuang zi yi pai de zhu zuo zong ji, shi dao mao an ran jia de zhu yao dai biao zuo, zhuang zi ji qi hou xue zhe zhu. ben shu zai han dai you 52 pian, dao hou shi zhi sheng xia le 33 pian
The sayings of Chuang Chou by Zhuangzi( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wisdom of the Tao : ancient stories that delight, inform, and inspire by Ming-Dao Deng( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wisdom of the Tao is filled with 144 ancient stories that express profound truth by fusing delightful anecdotes with philosophy. Here are stories that lead people to do the following: flow with life, live from the heart, develop an openness to possibilities, live in balance, drop expectations, embrace acceptance...[Stories] help us make sense of who we are and how we got here. They keep us sane as we try to absorb our experiences, our aging, and our emotions. Stories help us visualize the future by taking the messages of yesterday and helping us get tomorrow right."--Page 2 of cover
Chuang-tzu : the Tao of Perfect Happiness : selections annotated & explained by Zhuangzi( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuang-tzu : a new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reprints an ancient Chinese work from the late Warring States period (3rd century BC) that contains stories and anecdotes exemplifying the carefree nature of the ideal Taoist sage. Chuang Tzu's philosophy represents the main current of Taoist teachings, and his text is widely regarded as both deeply insightful and a great achievement in the Chinese poetical essay form. The version presented was translated by Feng Yu-lan, the famous Chinese philosopher, who puts more emphasis on Chuang Tzu's philosophy than do previous attempts. William James once said that every great philosopher has a personal vision. When one has grasped that vision, the whole system can be easily understood. And Crocé once said that the greater a philosophical system is, the simpler the central idea. Although the present translation is limited to the first seven chapters of Chuang Tzu's writings, it accurately conveys his main vision and ideas
Philosophes taoïstes : Lao-tseu, Tchouang-tseu, Lie-tseu ; avant-propos, préface et bibliographie par Etiemble ; textes traduits, présentés et annotés par Liou Kia-hway et Benedykt Grynpas ; relus par Paul Demiéville, Etiemble et Max Kaltenmark by Laozi( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En plus du plus illustre des écrits taoïstes, le ##Tao-tö-king##, ce recueil comprend l'oeuvre complète de Tchouang-tseu et ##Le vrai classique du vide parfait## de Lie-tseu. Coiffé d'une longue préface dans laquelle Etiemble s'efforce d'alerter le lecteur sur la difficulté d'interprétation du taoïsme philosophique, le recueil comporte aussi une notice explicative de chaque oeuvre par son traducteur et l'appareil des notes textuelles essentielles à la compréhension des passages difficiles. Un répertoire alphabétique des personnages mythologiques et historiques, des noms géographiques et des oeuvres citées complète le tout
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Alternative Names

controlled identityZhuang, Zhou


Changja 周


Changju 周

Chng Chú

Chouang, Chou

Chuang , Chou

Chuang, Chou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang, Chou 周

Chuang Tse

Chuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang Tse 周

Chuang Tsi

Chuang Tsu


Chuang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang , Tzu

Chuang-tzǔ, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang-tzu 周

Chwang, Chow

Chwang, Chow 周


Chwang-tse 周

Chwang, Tszě, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Chzhuan ying tuozy 周


Ciuang ze


Csuang Csou


Čuang Ce






Czuang-tsy 周


Dschuang-Dse 周


Dschuang Dsi 周


Dsi, Dschuang




Huanguang-tsi 周




Kwang-tsze 周


Maestro Zhuang

Mistrz Zhuang.

Nan-hua-chen-jen 周

Nanhua zhen ren 周


Sō-shi 周

So, Shu


Sōji 周


Soshi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Sōshi 周




Tchoang-tzeu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchouang <maître>

Tchouang, Tcheou.


Tchouang Tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchouang-tseu philosophe chinois de l'Antiquité

Tchouang-Tseu 周

Tchwang-Tseh, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Thsêng-tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Trang-t yang 周


Ts yin jiang- leiasah 周

Tšānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tschuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tschuang-tse 周

Tse, Chuang


Tsjwang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tsjwang Tze

Tsjwang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tšuwānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšuwānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tswang, Tse

Tswang, Tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tzu, Chuang

Wei-miao-yüan-t'ung-chen-chün 周

Weimiaoyuantong Zhen jun 周

Zhou, Zhuang


Zhuang Maestro

Zhuang Master

Zhuang Ze.


Zhuang, Zhou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang, Zhou 周


Zhuang Zi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang, Zi 周

Zhuang, Zixiu 周

Zhuang Zu.


Zhuangzi Chinees filosoof

Zhuangzi chinesischer Philosoph und Dichter

Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher

Zhurang, Zhou.

Zixiu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zixiu 周



Чжуан-цзы китайский философ

Чуанг Це

Џуангѕе класичен кинески филозоф


چوانگتسی نویسنده و فیلسوف چینی







ソウ, シュウ


南華真人 周

子休, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

子休 周


孫, 毓.

莊, 周


庄子, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


庄子 中国战国时期思想家

莊子 周


莊子休 周


莊周, 0370-0300 av. J.-C.

庄周, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

微妙元通真君 周