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The Complete Writings

Zhuangzi Brook Ziporyn



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Hackett Publishing
01 June 2020
Brook Ziporyn's carefully crafted, richly annotated translation of the complete writings of Zhuangzi-including a lucid Introduction, a Glossary of Essential Terms, and a Bibliography-provides readers with an engaging and provocative deep dive into this magical work.
By:   Zhuangzi
Translated by:   Brook Ziporyn
Imprint:   Hackett Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781624668555
ISBN 10:   1624668550
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Brook Ziporyn is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Northwestern University.

Reviews for Zhuangzi: The Complete Writings

More than any other translation, Ziporyn's style manages to convey the playfulness, exuberance, and strangeness of the original text while maintaining a level of precision that allows for careful study and philosophical analysis. There are no perfect translations, but it is hard to imagine that a translation of the Zhuangzi can get any better than this one. -- Franklin Perkins, University of Hawai'i at Manoa The importance of Ziporyn's translation of the complete Zhuangzi lies in its much-needed hermeneutic approach, which is attuned to the text's multivocal structure and its resistance to interpretive closure. With its carefully crafted supporting material that provides context for various debates, addresses philological matters, and explains different possibilities of translation, Ziporyn's Zhuangzi is not only uncompromisingly rigorous but also accessible to students of early Chinese philosophy and literature. At the same time, in tune with the moods and quirks of this idiosyncratic classic, Ziporyn's aptly playful English renderings bring out the humorous and provocative tone of the text, making this book an utterly absorbing read. Ziporyn's previous, abridged translation, Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings , presented with selected commentaries on the 'Inner Chapters,' has already replaced its predecessors and proved to be an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike. This new and unabbreviated translation will surely earn its place in no time as the authoritative translation of the complete Zhuangzi . -- Sonya oezbey, University of Michigan

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