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Author Cai, Zhizhong, 1948- adapter, illustrator

Title The way of nature / Zhuangzi ; adapted and illustrated by C.C. Tsai ; translated by Brian Bruya ; foreword by Edward Slingerland
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations
Series The illustrated library of Chinese classics
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Map of China in the Era of Zhuangzi; Foreword by Edward Slingerland; Introduction by Brian Bruya; 1. CAREFREE LIVING; The Giant Bird; The Summer Cicada and the Wonder Tortoise; The Little Sparrow's Small Happiness; Liezi Rides the Wind; Xu You Refuses the World; The Tattooed Yue People; Huizi's Giant Gourds; The Song Family's Secret Formula; The Useless Shu Tree; 2. ON SEEING THINGS EVENLY; Music of the Earth; Who's the Master?; Is Xi Shi Really Beautiful?; Three at Dawn and Four at Dusk; Zhao Wen Quits the Zither; Huizi Leans against a Tree
Fire Doesn't BurnDon't Ring the Bull's Nose; The Wind and the Snake; Courage of the Sage; The Frog in the Well; Learning How to Walk in Handan; Tail in the Mud; A Crow Eating a Dead Rat; You're Not a Fish; 18. ULTIMATE JOY; Ultimate Joy; Zhuangzi Drums to Death; A Lump on the Elbow; Zhuangzi Dreams of a Skeleton; Sea Birds Don't Like Music; People Neither Live nor Die; 19. UNDERSTANDING LIFE; Realm of the Perfect Person; The Drunk Passenger; Catching Cicadas; Steering a Boat; The Sacrificial Pigs; Swimming in a Waterfall; Qing Builds a Bell- Stand; Dongye Ji Has an Accident
Should People Have Emotions?6. THE GRAND MASTER; What Is a Genuine Person?; The Dao Is Higher Than Heaven; Mindless of Each Other; Nature the Superhero; Hiding the World in the World; Forgetting the Dao; Creation and Destruction; Yan Hui Sits in Forgetting; Zisang Questions His Fate; 7. FIT TO BE RULER; Digging a Hole in the Ocean Floor; The Mind Is Like a Mirror; The Death of Primal Chaos; 8. FUSED TOES; A Sixth Finger; Are a Duck's Legs Too Short?; Great Confusion Alters One's Nature; The Lost Goat; 9. HORSE HOOVES; The Horse Trainer's Transgressions; The Harm of Morality; 10. STOLEN CHESTS
Theft PreventionBandits Have Principles, Too; Good Wine, Bad Wine; 11. LETTING IT BE; The Yellow Emperor Questions Guangchengzi; Nature's Friend; 12. HEAVEN AND EARTH; The Lost Pearl; 13. THE HEAVENLY DAO; The Heavenly Dao; Governing through Non- action; The Old Wheelwright; 14. THE MOVING SKY; The Earth and Sky; Crows and Seagulls; Confucius Sees a Dragon; 15. CURBING AMBITION; Independent Leisure; Energy and Spirit; 16. REFORMING ONE'S NATURE; Recluses; 17. AN AUTUMN FLOOD; An Autumn Flood; Heaven and Earth and a Strand of Fur; Size and Limits; Status and the Dao; Alternating Functions
Zhuangzi Speaks about Not SpeakingYao's Question; Does Wang Ni Know?; Li Ji's Tears; Zhang Wuzi's Dream; Shadows Talking; The Dream of the Butterfly; 3. THE BASICS OF NURTURING LIFE; The Danger of Knowledge; The Cook Carves Up a Cow; The Man with One Leg; The Caged Pheasant; Qin Shi Didn't Cry; Passing on the Flame; 4. IN HUMAN SOCIETY; Mental Fasting; The Man on Fire; Like a Mantis Stopping a Cart; The Tiger Trainer; The Horse Lover; The Earth Spirit's Tree; A Tree's Natural Life Span; The Freak; The Madman of Chu; Oil Burns Itself Out; 5. REPLETE WITH VIRTUE; Toeless Shu; Body and Spirit
Summary A delightfully illustrated selection of the great Daoist writings of Zhuangzi by bestselling cartoonist C. C. TsaiC. C. Tsai is one of Asia’s most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai’s delightful graphic adaptation of the profound and humorous Daoist writings of Zhuangzi, some of the most popular and influential in the history of Asian philosophy and culture.The Way of Nature brings together all of Tsai’s beguiling cartoon illustrations of the Zhuangzi, which takes its name from its author. The result is a uniquely accessible and entertaining adaptation of a pillar of classical Daoism, which has deeply influenced Chinese poetry, landscape painting, martial arts, and Chan (Zen) Buddhism.Irreverent and inspiring, The Way of Nature presents the memorable characters, fables, and thought experiments of Zhuangzi like no other edition, challenging readers to dig beneath conventional assumptions about self, society, and nature, and pointing to a more natural way of life. Through practical insights and far-reaching arguments, Zhuangzi shows why returning to the spontaneity of nature is the only sane response to a world of conflict.A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Edward Slingerland. In addition, Zhuangzi’s original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the book for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction
Notes Includes index
In English and Chinese
Description based on print version record
Subject Zhuangzi. Nanhua jing -- Adaptations
Zhuangzi. Nanhua jing -- Comic books, strips, etc
Nanhua jing (Zhuangzi)
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Spirituality / Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION / Comparative Religion.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Adaptation of (expression): Zhuangzi. Nanhua jing. English
Adaptation of (work): Zhuangzi. Nanhua jing
Bruya, Brian, 1966- translator
Slingerland, Edward G. (Edward Gilman), writer of foreword
ISBN 0691189730 electronic book
9780691189734 electronic book