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Basic writings

Author: Zhuangzi.; Burton Watson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1996, ©1964.
Series: Columbia Asian studies series.; Translations from the Asian classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Zhuangzi.; Zhuangzi.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zhuangzi.; Burton Watson
ISBN: 0231105959 9780231105958 0231086067 9780231086066
OCLC Number: 34797390
Notes: Reprint. Originally published in 1964 by Columbia University Press.
Includes index.
Description: ix, 148 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Outline of early Chinese history --
Introduction. --
Free and easy wandering --
Discussion on making all things equal --
The secret of caring for life --
In the world of men --
The sign of virtue complete --
The great and venerable teacher --
Fit for emperors and kings --
Autumn floods --
Supreme happiness --
Mastering life --
External things. --
Index.
Series Title: Columbia Asian studies series.; Translations from the Asian classics.
Other Titles: Nanhua jing.
Chuang Tzu :
Zhuangzi :
Nanhua jing.
Responsibility: Chuang Tzu ; translated by Burton Watson.
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