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The Book Of Chuang Tzu,

By Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer (Translated by), Elizabeth Breuilly

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Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 2007
A masterpiece of ancient Chinese philosophy, second in influence only to the "Tao Te Ching"
One of the founders of Taoism, Chuang Tzu was firmly opposed to Confucian values of order, control, and hierarchy, believing the perfect state to be one where primal, innate nature rules. Full of profundity as well as tricks, knaves, sages, jokers, unbelievably named people, and uptight Confucians, "The Book of Chuang Tzu" perceives the Taoathe Way of Natureanot as a term to be explained but as a path to walk. Radical and subversive, employing wit, humor, and shock tactics, "The Book of Chuang Tzu" offers an intriguing look deep into Chinese culture.

About the Author

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.

EAN: 9780140455373
ISBN: 014045537X
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 19.9 x 13.7 x 2.1 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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