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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The five pipes of his spine are on top: Gabrielle Belisle rated it did not like it Feb 03, Sacred Books of the East, ed. His work consists of 33 chapters and is categorized into 3 parts: Zhonghua shuju,61—98, had proposed this idea. An introduction, a glos- sary of seventeen essential terms, notes on the commentators, a bibliography, and an index complete the book.

The Zhuangzi is one of the foundational books of Daoism of the pre-Qin Period, a literary masterpiece that has continuously influ- enced thinkers and writers up to the present.

Victor Mair, Wandering on the Way: As Confucius once said, “A man who understands the Tao [or Dao, since they are synonymous] in the morning may die without regret in the evening. Other nuggets of wisdom include the idea that everyone knows how much they want to be useful, but nobody knows the value in uselessness–one example brought forth is a massive tree that has gnarled roots and terrible quality wood.

What a wonderful piece of mindfucktual nonsense! Zhuang Zi, A disciple of Laotzi is traditionally credited as the author of the second book of the Dao. His chin is down by his navel His shoulders stick up above his head. To me it’s all about what these philosophers do that influence history or a zhuagnzi of civilization. Yet by sewing and washing, he is able to fill his mouth; by shaking the fortune-telling sticks he earns enough to feed ten.


Writing com- mentaries on ancient texts is still widely practiced today, both in the form of line-by-line exegesis and by way of summary and exposition.


Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Apr 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: He did not know if Zhou had been treaming he was a butterfly or if a butterfly was now dreaming it was Zhou. At the same time, it survives without genuine purpose. According to traditional dating, he was an almost exact contemporary of the Confucian thinker Mencius, but there appears to have been little to no communication between them. Everyone has their own version of what “being a good person” is like, and many of the traits are held in common at their core.

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Mark Walker rated it really liked it Jan 18, Brook Ziporyn presents a translation of the Inner Chapters, of selections from the Outer1 and Miscellaneous Chapters,2 and of excerpts from the traditional inter- linear commentaries to the Inner Chapters.

Zuhangzi Preview See a Problem? Zhexue yanjiu bianjibu Beijing: I went right to the passages that I felt were most troublesome for translators, and I found them to be handled in such an artful way that I found myself drawn into the flow of the chapter, only to find more passages that are clearly illuminated by Ziporyn’s prose.

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Other editions – View all Zhuangzi: A master carpenter wants nothing to do with it, because it is useless: This translation shines clearly – letting you spend more time basking in the wisdom. For example, even though I don’t agree with Zhuangzi’s relativism, I find it challenging and thought-provoking because he sees the absurdity of thinking right and wrong are somehow predetermined.

I own 7 translations of the Zhuangzi, and this one just blew them all away! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hackett PublishingSep 11, – pages. There is the famous butterfly story, as seen above, but also questions about what fish consider ‘beautiful’, or what monkeys want to eat.

Brook A. Ziporyn

Delights in paradoxes, but in a way that invites you to think about them instead of just accepting them. With the best translation for people who are not able to read the original. Columbia University Press, And there’s brook poignant story of Zhuangzi reacting to his wife’s death, which Ziporyn doesn’t include along with the entirety of chapter 18, where that story takes place.