The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Translated by Burton Watson. Foreword by Wm. Theodore de Bary

Columbia University Press

The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

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Pub Date: August 1968

ISBN: 9780231031479

397 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $95.00£79.95

Pub Date: August 1968

ISBN: 9780231521116

397 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $94.99£79.95

The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Translated by Burton Watson. Foreword by Wm. Theodore de Bary

Columbia University Press

This is one of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition - impressive for both its bold philosophical imagination and its striking literary style. Accepting the challenge of translating this captivating classic in its entirety, Burton Watson has expertly rendered into English both the profound thought and the literary brilliance of the text.
Foreword, by Wm. Theodore de Barry
Introduction
1. Free and Easy Wandering
2. Discussion on Making All Things Equal
3. The Secret of Caring for Life
4. In the World of Men
5. The Sign of Virtue Complete
6. The Great and Venerable Teacher
7. Fit for Emperors and Kings
8. Webbed Toes
9. Horses' Hoofs
10. Rifling Trunks
11. Let It Be, Leave it Alone
12. Heaven and Earth
13. The Way of Heaven
14. The Turning of Heaven
15. Constrained in Will
16. Mending the Inborn Nature
17. Autumn Floods
18. Perfect Happiness
19. Mastering Life
20. The Mountain Tree
21. T'ien Tzu-fang
22. Knowledge Wandered North
23. Keng-sang Ch'u
24. Hsü Wu-kuei
25. Tse-yang
26. External Things
27. Imputed Words
28. Giving Away a Throne
29. Robber Chih
30. Discoursing on Swords
31. The Old Fisherman
32. Lieh Yü-k'ou
33. The World

About the Author

Burton Watson is one of the world's best-known translators from the Chinese and Japanese. His translations include The Lotus Sutra, The Vimalakirti Sutra, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century, all published by Columbia.