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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A glossary, brief Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi Chuang Tzu includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which zlporyn the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation.
If you view this as nothing more than an ancient Chinese philosopher rambling, at least you can get plenty of thought provoking questions out of it that will stay with you for quite a while. A zhiangzi insightful and poetic work, it is always hard to capture the original in translation but Ziporyn does well – at times, though the translation seems “looser” than previous translations such as Graham’s which remains the most academic and thorough.
I don’t read classical Chinese and can’t comment on the translation’s skill and accuracy, but I can say as a long time amateur fan and recent teacher of Zhuangzi’s text that I appreciated this translation quite a bit.
Zhuangzi brings forth many examples, many of which are obviously created just zhunagzi exemplify a point, but the names can be replaced with individuals that you ma The language throughout the writings themselves, nrook only span about the first half of the book, is precise enough to apply to real problems that people have today, while vague enough that they don’t require someone to be of a certain faith, have a certain background, or whatever other divisive factors could be part of a philosophy book.
So, even though the original writings are Zhuangzi’s, Ziporyn has made them much more accessible and thoroughly explained. Account Options Sign in.
Bgook 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. He followed his whims exactly as he liked and knew nothing about Zhuang Zhou. With Selections from Traditional Commentaries by Zhuangzi.
Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries by Zhuangzi
ZhuangziBrook Ziporyn. Other editions – View all Zhuangzi: Joseph Jackson rated it it was amazing May 20, The University of Michigan, Writing com- mentaries on ancient texts is still widely practiced today, both zuporyn the form of line-by-line exegesis and by way of summary and exposition.
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University of Hawaii Press, Textual Notes to a Partial Translation London: 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.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi Chuang Tzu includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation.
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.
Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries
But that’s one of the problems with modern cultures: Preview — Zhuangzi by Zhuangzi. Think that he could do if his virtue was crippled too! Ji Mei rated it it was ok Jun 27, Columbia University Press, Here is one of my favorite passages: To ask other readers questions about Zhuangziplease sign up.
Graham was the first translator in the West8 to tackle the incoherence of the text by questioning the assumption that the Zhua- ngzi is expression of the voice of one author, Master Zhuang, or else of one editor, Guo Xiang —who allegedly gave the Zhuangzi its present shape in thirty-three chapters.
This has the seven “Inner Chapters” thought to be written by the historical Zhuangzi, and selections from the other chapters, probably by later writers from ziporynn same tradition. At the same time, it survives without genuine ziporyh.
Want to Read Ziporny Reading Read. Yet by sewing and washing, he is able to fill his mouth; by shaking the fortune-telling sticks he earns enough to feed ten. This truly is a manifesto for criticizing problems that people create on their own, while giving ideas for how brrook in attitude and habit can make life much more enjoyable, simplified, and ultimately, more tranquil.
A glossary, brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, and an index are also included.