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Author Liu, Xiaogan, 1947- author.

Title Classifying the Zhuangzi chapters / by Liu Xiaogan
Published Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, 1995


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 217 pages) : illustrations
Series Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies ; no. 65
Michigan monographs in Chinese studies ; no. 65.
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Description based on information from the publisher
Subject Zhuangzi. Nan-hua ching
Laozi. Dao de jing.
SUBJECT Laozi. Dao de jing
Zhuangzi. Nanhua jing
Dao de jing (Laozi) fast
Subject SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
Form Electronic book
Author Savage, William translator
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), issuing body.
ISBN 9780472127399