The Inner Chapters

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Hackett Publishing, 1981 - Religion - 293 pages
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The Inner Chapters are the oldest pieces of the larger collection of writings by several fourth, third, and second century B.C. authors that constitute the classic of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzu (or Zhuangzi). It is this core of ancient writings that is ascribed to Chuang-Tzu himself.

 

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Contents

Chuangtzu and the origins of Taoism
3
Spontaneity
6
Rejection of logic
9
Heaven and man
15
The unifying vision
20
Death and mutilation
23
Language
25
The book Chuangtzti and the problems of translation
27
Stories about Chuangtzd
116
The dialogues of Confucius and Old Tan
126
The advantages of spontaneity
135
the Great Man
143
Knowledge roams north
158
Utopia and the decline of government Menders of nature chapter 16
170
The cult of immortality
176
The essentials of our nature and destiny
181

Notes
34
Finding List for the Chinese text
36
the Inner chapters chapters 1 7 of Chuangtzft and passages related to the Inner chapters
41
Going rambling without a destination Chuangtzti chapter 1
48
What matters in the nurture of life chapter 3
62
Worldly business among men chapter 4
66
The signs of fullness of Power chapter 5
76
The teacher who is the ultimate ancestor chapter 6
84
Responding to the Emperors and Kings chapter 7
94
Passages related to the Inner chapters
100
PART THREE A School of Chuangtzu selection
113
Miscellaneous
189
Webbed toes Chuangtzu chapter 8
200
Rifling trunks chapter 10
207
Episodes related to the Primitivist essays
214
Yielding the throne Chuangtzu chapter 28
224
Robber Chih chapter 29
234
The discourse on swords chapter 30
244
The Way of Heaven Chuangtzu chapter 13 introduction
259
Syncretist fragments
268
Below in the empire chapter 33
274
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About the author (1981)

A. C. Graham (1919-1991) was professor of Chinese, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a member of the British Academy.

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