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Author Liu, Xiaogan, 1947- author.

Title Classifying the Zhuangzi chapters / by Liu Xiaogan.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 1995.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 217 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies ; no. 65
Michigan monographs in Chinese studies ; no. 65.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Funding Sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities
Note Description based on information from the publisher.
Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Dating the Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi -- Background of the Problem -- The Priority of the Inner Chapters: Linguistic Evidence -- The Priority of the Inner Chapters: Evidence from Other Areas -- Relationships and Differences among the Seven Inner Chapters -- The Confusion Surrounding the Inner, Outer, and Miscellaneous Chapters -- 2. Dating the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters -- Background of the Problem -- Dating from the Lushi Chunqiu and Other Books -- Evidence from Jia Yi's Fu
Dating from the Text of the Zhuangzi -- Shortcomings of the Early Han Theory -- 3. Classification of the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters -- History and Present State of the Problem -- Group I: Explaining and Expanding upon the Inner Chapters -- Group II: Incorporating Confucianism and Legalism -- Group III: Criticizing Confucianism and Moism -- Statistics and Comparisons -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- The Zhuangzi -- The Laozi -- Notes -- Glossary of Chinese Characters -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The relationships, both historical and philosophical, among the Zhuangzi's Inner, Outer, and Miscellaneous chapters are the subject of ancient and enduring controversy. Liu marshals linguistic, intertextual, intratextual, and historical evidence to establish an objectively demonstrable chronology and determine the philosophical affiliations among the various chapters. This major advance in Zhuangzi scholarship furnishes indispensable data for all students of the great Daoist text. In a lengthy afterword, Liu compares his conclusions with those of A. C. Graham and addresses the relationship between the Zhuangzi and the Laozi.
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License:
Subject Zhuangzi. Nan-hua ching.
Laozi. Dao de jing.
Laozi. Dao de jing.
Zhuangzi. Nanhua jing.
Dao de jing (Laozi)
Added Author Savage, William translator.
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: Liu, Xiaogan Classifying the Zhuangzi Chapters Ann Arbor : Center for Chinese Studies Publications,c1994 9780892641062
ISBN 9780472127399 electronic book
9780472901340 open access
9780892641642 paper
9780892641062 hardcover
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.19186 doi
AU@ 000068133016

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