The Book of Chuang Tzu

The Book of Chuang Tzu
Author: Chuang Tzu
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-11-30
ISBN 10: 0141913991
ISBN 13: 9780141913995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Chuang Tzu Book Review:

The Book of Chuang Tzu draws together the stories, tales, jokes and anecdotes that have gathered around the figure of Chuang Tzu. One of the great founders of Taoism, Chaung Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy.

The Way of Chuang Tz

The Way of Chuang Tz
Author: Chuang-tzu,Zhuangzi,Zhou Zhuang,Thomas Merton
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1965
ISBN 10: 9780811201032
ISBN 13: 0811201031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Chuang Tz Book Review:

Free renderings of selections from the works of Chuang-tzŭ, taken from various translations.

Wandering on the Way

Wandering on the Way
Author: Tzu Chuang
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2000-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780824820381
ISBN 13: 082482038X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wandering on the Way Book Review:

In this vivid, contemporary translation, Victor Mair captures the quintessential life and spirit of Chuang Tzu while remaining faithful to the original text.

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0231164742
ISBN 13: 9780231164740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Works of Zhuangzi Book Review:

Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy’s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates this mystical philosophy through humor, parable, and anecdote, deploying non sequitur and even nonsense to illuminate a truth beyond the boundaries of ordinary logic. Boldly imaginative and inventively worded, the Zhuangzi floats free of its historical period and society, addressing the spiritual nourishment of all people across time. One of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition, the Zhuangzi is read by thousands of English-language scholars each year, yet only in the Wade-Giles romanization. Burton Watson’s pinyin romanization brings the text in line with how Chinese scholars, and an increasing number of other scholars, read it.

Zhuangzi The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Zhuangzi  The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries
Author: Zhuangzi,Brook Ziporyn
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-09-11
ISBN 10: 0872209113
ISBN 13: 9780872209114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zhuangzi The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries Book Review:

This volume is a translation of over two-thirds of the classic Daoist text Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), including the complete Inner Chapters and extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, plus judicious selections from 2000 years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. Brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index are also included.

Basic Writings

Basic Writings
Author: Chuang-tzu,Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780231105958
ISBN 13: 0231105959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basic Writings Book Review:

Chuang Tzu (369?-286? BC) was a leading Taoist philosopher. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth in this book the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. This collection includes the seven "inner chapters," three of the "outer chapters," and one of the "miscellaneous chapters."

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu
Author: David Hinton
Publsiher: Counterpoint
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781619024434
ISBN 13: 1619024438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu Book Review:

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.

Tao The Way Special Edition

Tao   The Way   Special Edition
Author: Lao Tzu,Chuang Tzu,Lieh Tzu
Publsiher: Special Edition Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781934255131
ISBN 13: 1934255130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao The Way Special Edition Book Review:

Lao Tzu was the father of Taoism. In his "Tao Te Ching," Lao Tzu outlined the basic concept of Tao. Chuang Tzu and Lieh Tzu were Lao Tzu's most important followers who expounded and expanded the basic principles set forth by Lao Tzu. Together, the sayings of these three sages, which make up this volume, are the foundations for the philosophy of Tao. The translations of the works of these ancient Chinese sages by Lionel Giles and Herbert Giles are very highly regarded and considered by many to be the definitive English translations. Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lao Tzu" (1905), taken from the "Tao Te Ching" and logically re-ordered, is remarkable for its clarity of expression, particularly given the complexity of the subject. Herbert's translation of "The Sayings of Chuang Tzu," presented here, with an introduction by Lionel, was originally published as "Musings of a Chinese Mystic" (1906). Lionel's translation of "The Sayings of Lieh Tzu" was originally published as "The Book of Lieh Tzu, or Teachings in Taoism" (1912). Individually the works of these Chinese sages are classics. Together, they are a master resource of the history of Tao.

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation
Author: Robert Elliott Allinson
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780887069673
ISBN 13: 0887069673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu for Spiritual Transformation Book Review:

This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the philosophy of the Chuang-Tzu. It is the first full-length work of its kind which argues that a deep level cognitive structure exists beneath an otherwise random collection of literary anecdotes, cryptic sayings, and dark allusions. The author carefully analyzes myths, legends, monstrous characters, paradoxes, parables and linguistic puzzles as strategically placed techniques for systematically tapping and channeling the spiritual dimensions of the mind. Allinson takes issue with commentators who have treated the Chuang-Tzu as a minor foray into relativism. Chapter titles are re-translated, textual fragments are relocated, and inauthentic, outer miscellaneous chapters are carefully separated from the transformatory message of the authentic, inner chapters. Each of the inner chapters is shown to be a building block to the next so that they can only be understood as forming a developmental sequence. In the end, the reader is presented with a clear, consistent and coherent view of the Chuang-Tzu that is more in accord with its stature as a major philosophical work.

The Essential Chuang Tzu

The Essential Chuang Tzu
Author: Sam Hamill
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1999-10-19
ISBN 10: 0834828243
ISBN 13: 9780834828247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Chuang Tzu Book Review:

The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering. Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text. This unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar presents the so-called "Inner Chapters" of the text, along with important selections from other chapters thought to have been written by Chuang Tzu's disciples.

Chuang tzu

Chuang tzu
Author: Livia Kohn
Publsiher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1594732965
ISBN 13: 9781594732966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang tzu Book Review:

A fresh, modern translation of key selections from this timeless text opens up classic Taoist beliefs and practices with insightful commentary that highlights how you can live a more balanced, authentic and joyful life by following Taoist principles.

The Analects

The Analects
Author: Confucius
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1979-09-27
ISBN 10: 0141906243
ISBN 13: 9780141906249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analects Book Review:

'The Master said, "If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil"' The Analects are a collection of Confucius's sayings brought together by his pupils shortly after his death in 497 BC. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the truth, might not result in immediate or material gain, Confucius showed that it could nevertheless bring its own powerful and lasting spiritual rewards. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by D. C. Lau

Musings of a Chinese Mystic

Musings of a Chinese Mystic
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1906
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044048284194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Teachings and Sayings of Chuang Tzu

Teachings and Sayings of Chuang Tzu
Author: Zhuangzi,Herbert Allen Giles
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486419466
ISBN 13: 0486419460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teachings and Sayings of Chuang Tzu Book Review:

Generally regarded as one of the foremost works of philosophy in any language, this important book by a brilliant Chinese philosopher and one of Taoism's founding fathers has exerted a profound influence on Chinese thought and led to the development of Zen Buddhism. This new edition contains a number of the most relevant and accessible selections from that great classic.

The Way of Nature

The Way of Nature
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 0691179743
ISBN 13: 9780691179742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Nature Book Review:

A delightfully illustrated selection of the great Daoist writings of Zhuangzi by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia’s most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai’s delightful graphic adaptation of the profound and humorous Daoist writings of Zhuangzi, some of the most popular and influential in the history of Asian philosophy and culture. The Way of Nature brings together all of Tsai’s beguiling cartoon illustrations of the Zhuangzi, which takes its name from its author. The result is a uniquely accessible and entertaining adaptation of a pillar of classical Daoism, which has deeply influenced Chinese poetry, landscape painting, martial arts, and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Irreverent and inspiring, The Way of Nature presents the memorable characters, fables, and thought experiments of Zhuangzi like no other edition, challenging readers to dig beneath conventional assumptions about self, society, and nature, and pointing to a more natural way of life. Through practical insights and far-reaching arguments, Zhuangzi shows why returning to the spontaneity of nature is the only sane response to a world of conflict. A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Edward Slingerland. In addition, Zhuangzi’s original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the book for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.

The Inner Chapters

The Inner Chapters
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 1780283326
ISBN 13: 9781780283326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Inner Chapters Book Review:

The writings of Chuang Tzu stand alongside the Tao Te Ching as foundational classics of Taoism. Dating back to the fourth century BC, The Inner Chapters is full of fantastical tales that both entertain and provide guidance on living a good life--a gigantic fish that becomes a bird, a cook who never sharpens his blade, a magical being who lives in the mountains, and more. This new luxury edition is distinguished by insightful commentary and superb photographs that convey in their wordless beauty the profound wisdom of Chuang Tzu's text.

Chuang Tzu

Chuang Tzu
Author: Tzu Chuang,James Legge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781911405375
ISBN 13: 1911405373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chuang Tzu Book Review:

The Chuang Tzu is one of the key foundational works of Chinese Daoism, preaching non-contention, non-intention, simplicity and humility as the path to perfect equanimity amidst life's turmoil. The master Chang Tzu pursues this teaching via humour and historic parable: a deep book of many levels, that will repay reading on a regular basis.

The Sayings of Lao Tz

The Sayings of Lao Tz
Author: Laozi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 53
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:AH59I5
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chuang tzu

Chuang tzu
Author: Zhuangzi,Youlan Feng
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: LCCN:64018451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Four Chinese Classics

The Four Chinese Classics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-11-18
ISBN 10: 1619022656
ISBN 13: 9781619022652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Chinese Classics Book Review:

The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid–nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton's award–winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before. But these new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, they also apply much–needed consistency to key philosophical terms in these texts, lending structural links and philosophical rigor heretofore unavailable in English. Breathing new life into these originary classics, Hinton's new translations will stand as the definitive texts for our era. Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. Equally influential in the social sphere, Confucious' Analects is the source of social wisdom in China. The Chuang Tzu is the wild and wacky prose complement to the Tao Te Ching. And with its philosophical story–telling, the Menicius adds depth and complexity to Confucius' vision.