Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, Zhuangzi, Brook Ziporyn. Brook A. Ziporyn is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and With Tiantai Buddhism (Open Court, ); Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with . Brook Ziporyn (Translator). · Rating details · ratings · 13 reviews. Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes.

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Lists with This Book. This book stands in a line of English translations of the Zhuangzi, beginning in with Balfour,3 followed by Giles and Legge,4 and several others, among them such eminent translators as Watson,5 Graham,6 and Mair.

Taida Chuban Zhongxin, Mark Walker rated it really liked it Jan 18, A glossary, brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, and an index zhuantzi also included. At the same time, it survives without genuine purpose.

Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries by Zhuangzi

They’re filled with all kinds of fables and stories, which have a lesson or two for almost anyone! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Jul 08, Matt Hubbell rated it it was amazing. A glossary, brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, and an index are also included.

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Hackett PublishingSep 11, – pages. Joseph Jackson rated it it was amazing May 20, Mystic, Moralist and Social Reformer London: Preview — Zhuangzi by Zhuangzi. Suddenly he awoke, and there he was, the started Zhuang Zhou in the flesh. Now for the styling of the book. Zhonghua shuju,61—98, had proposed this idea. Great philosophers and their lives have always interested me though it didn’t reach the same level of passion as the historical aspects.


Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

My library Help Advanced Book Search. University of Hawaii Press, Basil rated it liked it Dec 10, Here is a serious and good work of philosophy comprised almost entirely of jokes, stories, anecdotes, metaphors, and mockery.

Other editions – View all Zhuangzi: With all kidding aside one of the most important books one can read in a lifetime. The book contains seven “Inner Chapters”, which are all present in this edition, and twenty-six “Outer” and “Miscellaneous” Chapters, which are reproduced partially, and only some of which could be attributed to the historical Zhuangzi.

For example, in one part, he talks about a man who had one of his feet chopped off as punishment for a crime, and when confronted about living idealistically while missing something people get so accustomed to having that they couldn’t imagine missing it, he states that he has adjusted to life without the foot so much that he doesn’t even feel any different.

This has the seven “Inner Chapters” thought to be written by the historical Zhuan “Here he comes to the important point, but makes sure to refute it in advance” from one of the commentaries included.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate I own 7 translations of the Zhuangzi, and this one just blew them all away!

He translates “Dao” as “Course” rather than the more common “Way. Other translations, especially the better ones, are more technical, tight, and dry – forcing the reader to dig and unpack the meaning. The edition of the Zhuangzi translated by Brook Ziporyn has the whole of the Inner Chapter, traditionally ascribed to Zhuangzi, zippryn selection of the Outer Chapters, and of particular note, a selection of commentaries on the Inner Chapters by noted, later commentators including Guo Xiang.


Haikuist rated it really zippryn it Sep 26, Feb 19, Dmk rated it really liked it. Zhuang Zi, A disciple of Laotzi is traditionally credited as the author of the second book of the Dao. Oxford University Press, So would you rather live a short life that is full of purpose, or a long life in which you are merely existing, and nothing more?

It would be a mistake to say that the Zhuangzi is a book, but instead more of a collection of parables.

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An introduction, a glos- sary of seventeen essential terms, notes on the commentators, a bibliography, and an index complete the book. University of Hawaii Press, Chapters 8, 9, 10, 17, 19, 22; selections from Chapters 14, Victor Mair, Wandering on the Way: Chapters 23, 27, 33; selections from Chapters 24, 25, 26, 32, The Inner Chapters [Indianapolis: Compare Harold Roth, ed. Zhuangzi brings forth many examples, many of which are obviously created just to exemplify a point, but the names can be replaced with individuals that you may actually know, and other notions can remind you of specific people or cultural routines.

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