A New Selected Translation with an Exposition of the Philosophy of Kuo Hsiang

  • Chuang Tzu
  • Yu-lan Fung

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Chuang Tzu, Fung Yu-lan
    Pages 1-7
  3. Chuang Tzu, Fung Yu-lan
    Pages 9-19
  4. Chuang Tzu, Fung Yu-lan
    Pages 21-23
  5. Chuang Tzu, Fung Yu-lan
    Pages 25-33
  6. Chuang Tzu, Fung Yu-lan
    Pages 35-39
  7. Chuang Tzu, Fung Yu-lan
    Pages 41-50
  8. Chuang Tzu, Fung Yu-lan
    Pages 51-55
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 57-78

About this book


This book reprints an ancient Chinese work from the late Warring States period (3rd century BC) that contains stories and anecdotes exemplifying the carefree nature of the ideal Taoist sage. Chuang Tzu’s philosophy represents the main current of Taoist teachings, and his text is widely regarded as both deeply insightful and a great achievement in the Chinese poetical essay form. The version presented was translated by Feng Yu-lan, the famous Chinese philosopher, who puts more emphasis on Chuang Tzu’s philosophy than do previous attempts. William James once said that every great philosopher has a personal vision. When one has grasped that vision, the whole system can be easily understood. And Crocé once said that the greater a philosophical system is, the simpler the central idea. Although the present translation is limited to the first seven chapters of Chuang Tzu’s writings, it accurately conveys his main vision and ideas.


Chinese Philosophy Chuang Tzu Happy Excursion Philosopher-king Philosophy of Kuo Hsiang Taoism

Authors and affiliations

  • Chuang Tzu
    • 1
  • Yu-lan Fung
    • 2
  1. 1.BeijingChina
  2. 2.BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48074-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48075-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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