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Works: 1,003 works in 2,313 publications in 10 languages and 27,708 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Juvenile works  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Biography  Quotations  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Attributed name, Creator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: BL1900.C5, 181.09514
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Most widely held works by Zhuangzi
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley, whose books and translations have done so much to bring the literature and thought of China and Japan to English readers, has created a charming book by weaving together the words of the Chinese philosophers themselves with background history and explanatory comment
Basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

211 editions published between 1720 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bao han le zhong ying wen liang zhong yu yan de " zhuang zi " , bing dui qi jin xing le zhu shi
The Wisdom of Laotse by Laozi( Book )

8 editions published between 1948 and 1976 in English and Japanese and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the "Book of Tao," each chapter of which is followed by a comparable passage from Chuangtse's writings; supplemented by "Prolegomena" and "Imaginary conversations between Laotse and Confucius" by Chuangtse
The way of Chuang-Tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of readings from the Taoist philosopher Chuang-tzu, selected and freely interpreted
The complete works of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner chapters by Zhuangzi( Book )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected from a founding classic of Taoism, these chapters are the only portions believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself. "On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge iteself."--Jacket
The essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Chinese text known as CHUANG TZU has been translated into English many times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering--the result of a unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar. At turns playful and acerbic, the book presents a philosophy of life that is politically radical and deeply spiritual
Wandering on the way : early Taoist tales and parables of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for more than two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven "inner chapters", which form the heart of the book, three of the "outer chapters", and one of the "miscellaneous chapters". Watson also provides an introduction, which places the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture
Chuang-tzu : a new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( Book )

22 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Zhuangzi speaks : the music of nature by Zhizhong Cai( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the sayings of Zhuangzi rendered into cartoon form and translated into English
Chuang tzŭ: mystic, moralist, and social reformer by Zhuangzi( Book )

16 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuang-tzŭ : the seven inner chapters and other writings from the book Chuang-tzŭ by Zhuangzi( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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-Tzŭ (or Zhuangzi). It is this core of ancient writings that is ascribed to Chuang-Tzŭ himself
Zhuangzi : basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy espoused by Zhuangzi (369?-286?BC) in the book that bears his name. A leading philosopher of the Daoist strain, Zhuangzi used parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, to set forth the early ideas of what was to become the Daoist school. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this is a timeless classic
Zhuangzi : the essential writings with selections from traditional commentaries by Zhuangzi( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideal for students and scholars alike, this edition of Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu) includes the complete Inner Chapters, extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, and judicious selections from two thousand years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. A glossary, brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, and an index are also included
Chuang-tzu : the Tao of Perfect Happiness : selections annotated & explained by Zhuangzi( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang by Zhuangzi( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophes taoïstes : Lao-tseu, Tchouang-tseu, Lie-tseu ; avant-propos, préface et bibliographie par Etiemble ; textes traduits, présentés et annotés par Liou Kia-hway et Benedykt Grynpas ; relus par Paul Demiéville, Etiemble et Max Kaltenmark by Laozi( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in French and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En plus du plus illustre des črits taos̐tes, le ##Tao-t-̲king##, ce recueil comprend l'oeuvre complẗe de Tchouang-tseu et ##Le vrai classique du vide parfait## de Lie-tseu. Coiff ̌d'une longue prf̌ace dans laquelle Etiemble s'efforce d'alerter le lecteur sur la difficult ̌d'interprťation du taos̐me philosophique, le recueil comporte aussi une notice explicative de chaque oeuvre par son traducteur et l'appareil des notes textuelles essentielles ̉la comprȟension des passages difficiles. Un rp̌ertoire alphabťique des personnages mythologiques et historiques, des noms gǒgraphiques et des oeuvres citěs complẗe le tout
The book of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the great founders of Taoism, Chuang Tzu lived in the fourth century BC and is among the most enjoyable and intriguing personalities in the whole of Chinese philosophy. Like the Lieh Tzu and the Tao Te Ching, the Chuang Tzu perceives the Tao - the Way of Nature - not as a term to be explained but as a path to walk. 'The Tao that is clear is not the Tao'; experience is all." "The Book of Chuang Tzu enters into debate with logic and dances around philosophy, making Confucian earnestness - along with the pretensions of emperors, bureaucrats and sages - the frequent butt of its jokes. Radical and subversive, employing wit, humour and shock-tactics, the Chuang Tzu is concerned not with government but with the life and growth of the individual spirit."--Jacket
The Sacred books of China: The texts of Taoism by Confucius( Book )

7 editions published between 1891 and 1962 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The way of Chuang-Tzŭ
Alternative Names

controlled identityZhuang, Zhou


Changja 周


Changju 周

Chng Chú

Chouang, Chou

Chuang , Chou

Chuang Chou 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Chuang, Chou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang Chou, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Chuang-Chou ca. v4./3. Jh.

Chuang, Chou 周

Chuang Dsi ca. v4./3. Jh.

Chuang Master ca. v4./3. Jh.

Chuang Tse

Chuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang-tse, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Chuang-tse ca. v4./3. Jh.

Chuang Tse 周

Chuang-tsi, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Chuang Tsu

Chuang-tsu ca. v4./3. Jh.


Chuang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang , Tzu

Chuang-tzu 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Chuang-tzǔ, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chuang-tzu, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Chuang-tzŭ ca. v4./3. Jh.

Chuang-tzu 周

Chuang Zi ca. v4./3. Jh.

Chuangtzu 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Chuangtzu ca. v4./3. Jh.

Chwang, Chow

Chwang, Chow 周


Chwang-tse 周

Chwang, Tszě, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Chzhuan ying tuozy 周


Ciuang ze

Çjuan Tszı


Csuang Csou


Čuang-c', asi 380 př. Kr.-320 př. Kr.

Čuang Ce

Čuang Čou, asi 380 př. Kr.-320 př. Kr.

Čuang-Tse, asi 380 př. Kr.-320 př. Kr.






Czuang-Tsy ca. v4./3. Jh.

Czuang-tsy 周


Dschuang-dse ca. v4./3. Jh.

Dschuang-Dse 周


Dschuang Dsi, asi 380 př. Kr.-320 př. Kr.

Dschuang dsi, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Dschuang-dsi ca. v4./3. Jh.

Dschuang Dsi 周


Dsi, Dschuang

Dsi, Dschuang ca. v4./3. Jh.




Huanguang-tsi 周



Kwang-tse ca. v4./3. Jh.


Kwang-tsze ca. v4./3. Jh.

Kwang-tsze 周

Kwang-Zze ca. v4./3. Jh.



Maestro Zhuang

Maître Tchouang 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Maître Zhuang 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Mistrz Zhuang.

Nan-hua-chen-jen 周

Nan hua zhen ren 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Nanhua zhen ren 周

Nanhua zhenren 0369?-0286? av. J.C.


Sō-shi 周

So, Shu


Sōji 周


Soshi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Sōshi 周

Tchang ca. v4./3. Jh.


Tchoang-tzeu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchoang-Tzeu ca. v4./3. Jh.

Tchouang <maître>

Tchouang, Tcheou

Tchouang Tcheou 0370-0300 av. J.C.


Tchouang-tseu 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Tchouang Tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tchouang-tseu, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Tchouang-tseu ca. v4./3. Jh.

Tchouang-tseu philosophe chinois de l'Antiquité

Tchouang-Tseu 周

Tchouangtseu 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Tchwang-Tseh, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Thsêng-tseu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Trang-t yang 周



Ts yin jiang- leiasah 周

Tšānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.


Tschuang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tschuang-tse ca. v4./3. Jh.

Tschuang-tse 周

Tse, Chuang

Tseu, Tchouang ca. v4./3. Jh.


Tsjwang-tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tsjwang Tze

Tsjwang, Tze, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tsjwang-tze ca. v4./3. Jh.


Tšuwānġ-tsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tšuwānġtsih, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tswang, Tse

Tswang, Tse, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Tzu, Chuang

Tzu, Chuang ca. v4./3. Jh.

Wei-miao-yüan-t'ung-chen-chün 周

Weimiaoyuantong Zhen jun 周

Zhou, Zhuang.

Zhou, Zhuang ca. v4./3. Jh.


Zhuang Maestro

Zhuang Master

Zhuang Ze.


Zhuang Zhou 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Zhuang Zhou, asi 380 př. Kr.-320 př. Kr.

Zhuang, Zhou, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang, Zhou 周


Zhuang Zi 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Zhuang Zi, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zhuang Zi, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Zhuang Zi ca. v4./3. Jh.

Zhuang, Zi 周

Zhuang, Zixiu

Zhuang, Zixiu 周

Zhuang Zu.


Zhuangzi 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Zhuangzi, ca 369-ca 286 f.Kr.

Zhuangzi ca. v4./3. Jh.

Zhuangzi Chinees filosoof

Zhuangzi chinesischer Philosoph und Dichter

Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher

Zhuāngzǐ filosofo e mistico cinese

Zhurang Zhou.

Zi xiu 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

Zi, Zhuang ca. v4./3. Jh.

Zixiu, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

Zixiu 周



Чжуан-цзы китайский философ

Чуанг Це

Џуанг-це класичен кинески филозоф

Џуангѕе класичен кинески филозоф


جوانغ زي

چوانگتسی نویسنده و فیلسوف چینی





ჯუან-ძი ჩინელი ფილოსოფოსი

자휴 B.C.369?-B.C.286?



장주 B.C.369?-B.C.286?

좡저우 B.C.369?-B.C.286?

좡쯔 B.C.369?-B.C.286?

ソウ, シュウ


南華眞人 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

南華真人 周

子休 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

子休, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

子休 周

(周) Changja

(周) Changju

(周) Chuang, Chou

(周) Chuang Tse

(周) Chuang-tzu

(周) Chwang, Chow

(周) Chwang-tse

(周) Chzhuan ying tuozy

(周) Czuang-tsy

(周) Dschuang-Dse

(周) Dschuang Dsi

(周) Huanguang-tsi

(周) Kwang-tsze

(周) Nan-hua-chen-jen

(周) Nanhua zhen ren

(周) Sō-shi

(周) Sōji

(周) Sōshi

(周) Tchouang-Tseu

(周) Trang-t yang

(周) Ts yin jiang- leiasah

(周) Tschuang-tse

(周) Wei-miao-yüan-t'ung-chen-chün

(周) Weimiaoyuantong Zhen jun

(周) Zhuang, Zhou

(周) Zhuang, Zi

(周) Zhuang, Zixiu

(周) Zixiu

(周) 南華真人

(周) 子休

(周) 莊子

(周) 莊子休

(周) 微妙元通真君


莊, 周

庄 周 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

莊, 周 ca. v4./3. Jh.


荘子 0369?-0286? av. J.C.

庄子, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

莊子 ca. v4./3. Jh.


庄子 中国战国时期思想家

莊子 周



莊子休 周


莊周, 0370-0300 av. J.-C.

庄周, c.365 B.C.-c.290 B.C.

微妙元通真君 周


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Basic writingsThe way of Chuang-TzŭThe complete works of Chuang TzuThe inner chaptersThe essential Chuang TzuWandering on the way : early Taoist tales and parables of Chuang TzuBasic writingsChuang-tzu : a new selected translation with an exposition of the philosophy of Kuo Hsiang