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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What was dissapointing was commentaties.

Return to Book Page. Hackett Publishing, ]and Chuang-tzu: He may look differently, but he doesn’t feel like a lesser person just because of a physical difference.

brrook Andy rated it really liked it Mar 04, Remember me on this computer. Click here to sign up. Oct 20, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: Selections from the Outer Chapters.

So, even though the original writings are Zhuangzi’s, Ziporyn has made them much more accessible and thoroughly explained. There is the famous butterfly story, as seen above, but also questions about what fish consider ‘beautiful’, or what monkeys want to eat.

ziporny But in those days, that was the real concern among the populists! His work consists of 33 chapters and is categorized into 3 parts: 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.


Brook A. Ziporyn

Joseph Jackson rated it it was amazing May 20, Columbia University Press, When the authorities draft soldiers, a cripple can walk among them confidently flapping his sleeves; when they are conscripting work gangs, cripples are excused because of their infirmity.

Although biographic data of the forty-six commentators are provided in an alphabetized list in the appendix, keeping track of the timeframe of the excerpts is inconvenient. Contents Selections from the Outer Chapters. But understanding it will also take you a great part of that time. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Taida Chuban Zhongxin, Suddenly he awoke, and there he was, the started Zhuang Zhou in the flesh.

With Selections from Traditional Commentaries by Zhuangzi. 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. Haikuist rated it really liked it Sep 26, Textual Notes to a Partial Translation London: Log In Sign Up.

Now for the styling of the book.

Selected pages Title Page. Other editions – View all Zhuangzi: University of Hawaii Press, Lists with This Book. Apr 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: 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.


Ziporyn sometimes makes choices that seem odd to me.

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

This is one of the most recent translations of the Zhuangzi and thus benefits from that. Foremost is an apparent incoherence of the text in many places, and second, the fact that the author authors of the book was were a poet and a philosopher—wielding superb writing skills, wit, humor, and playfulness together with profound philosophical thought.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oxford University Press, One must love this branch of chinese though or hate If you’re confucian or mohist. I brought this up to a friend, and she seemed taken aback that I’d suggest a short life well lived is more fulfilling than a long life that can be spent enjoying trivialities and existing for them.