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Book Of Chuang Tzu Paperback – May 1 1996

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin UK (May 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140194886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140194883
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 254 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
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The Taoist author named Chuang-tzu is estimated to have lived in the fourth century BCE, between 399 and 255 BCE. Martin Palmer is Director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture. Currently he is working with the China Taoist Association on a project to protect the main Taoist sacred Mountains of China. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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This is a great version of the Chuang Tzu containing all of the Inner, Outer and Miscellaneous chapters. Martin Palmer begins the book with a well written and educational preface and introduction going into the details of his translation and the Taoist concepts and ideas in the book.
He states: "The Book of Chuang Tzu is like a travelogue. As such, it meanders between continents, pauses to discuss diet, gives exchange rates, breaks off to speculate, offers a bus timetable, tells an amusing incident, quotes from poetry, relates a story, cites scripture."
"And always listen out for the mocking laughter of Chuang Tzu. This can be heard most when you start to make grand schemes out of the bits, or wondrous philosophies out of the hints and jokes. For ultimately this is not one book but a variety of voices swapping stories and bouncing ideas off each other, with Chuang Tzu striding through the whole, joking, laughing, arguing and interrupting."
Indeed the Chuang Tzu does all these things. Providing a fascinating and enlightening glimpse, using heavy doses of humor and wit, into the path of Tao. Experience is all.
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As a long-time Chuang-Tzu enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed this translation. I imagine this would be very enjoyable to the general reader; I have read many commentaries on the meaning of Chuang-Tzu's philosophy (Victor Mair's, Allinson's, Wing-Tsit Chan's, A.C. Graham's, etc.) so my perspective is "biased" in particular way- I like the absurdity and relativistic notions, sort of a Lewis Carroll point of view. This translation fits in with my predilictions nicely. Chuang-tzu takes some pondering, and any translation that makes it too simple is doing the reader an injustice. This one captures all the irony and absurdity, yet leaves plenty of room for befuddlement. It contains ALL the chapters, not just the inner ones. Highly recommended!! I keep this by the bed along with The People's Guide to Mexico, another perennial favorite!
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Perhaps what makes Taoism so great is that it is a religion based on a philosophy and not divine creatures that one imagines in his head. The Chuang Tzu is not only a practical approach to the Tao but also a sarcastic lecture on governments, norms, moral obligations and the un-natural. Chuang Tzu is what you might call a modern hippie with anarchy in his mind and nature his source of life.
If you like this book, then you'll love the Lieh Tzu.
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I prefer Burton Watson's translation to Palmer and Breuilly's, especially after reading parts in the Chinese text. But Palmer and Breuilly won't steer U wrong though. No, this is a decent translation of the entire text, which is not a common sight! Only Burton Watson, James Legge, and Victor Mair have put out complete Zhuangzi translations. AC Graham's translation is also quite good.
BAO PU-
embrace simplicity
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All readers, both professional scholars and general auditory, interested in Taoist Philosophy may enjoy having this translation from the Classical Chinese text of the book of Chuang Tzu. Most of poetical parts of the original text have been translated with keeping the beauty of the original. This book is an important tool for deeper understanding of Philosophical Taoism.
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