Chuang Tzu Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Fleming, Jesse. “On Translation of Taoist Philosophical Texts: Preservation of Ambiguity and Contradiction.” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 25, no. 1 (March 1998): 147-56.

Discusses the problem of conveying authentic meaning in translations, focusing specifically on Taoist texts.

Hahn, Robert. “Being and Non-Being in Rig-Veda X, Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, and the ‘Later’ Plato.” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 8, no. 2 (June 1981): 119-42.

A consideration of the idea of Nothing as it appears in Western philosophy and mathematics in order to explain its significance in the works of Chuang Tzu.

Hara, Wing-han. “Between Individuality and Universality: An Explication of Chuan-Tzu's Theses of Chien-tu and Ch'i-wu..” Journal of Chinese Philosophy 20, no. 1 (March 1993): 87–99.

Explores Chuang-Tzu's concept of the self as ever-changing and of existence as not existing.

Herman, Jonathan R. I and Tao: Martin Buber's Encounter with Chuang Tzu. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1996, 278 p.

Presents Chuang Tzu's text and Jewish philosopher Martin Buber's commentary on it, exploring the similarities between their philosophies.

Höchsman, Hyun. On Chuang Tzu. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth/Thomson Tearning, Inc., 2001, 96 p.

A detailed explanation of Taoism and the life and works of Chuang Tzu.

Stevenson, Frank. “Disappearing Ground: The Uses of Saying in Chuang-Tzu.” Tamkang Review 16, no. 1 (fall 1985): 67-103.

Explores the problem of saying what cannot be said and establishing a foundation for being, when, as per Chuang Tzu's philosophy, existence is perceived as groundless.

Tuponce, William F. “The Way of the Subject: Jacques Lacan's Use of Chuang Tzu's Butterfly Dream.” Tamkang Review 11, no. 3 (spring 1981): 249-65.

Explores Jacques Lacan's interpretation of Chuang Tzu's Butterfly Dream sequence, using it as a basis for explicating Sigmund Freud's theory of dreams.

Yunzhong, Shu. “Gary Snyder and Taoism.” Tamkang Review 17, no. 3 (spring 1987): 245-61.

Examines Chuang Tzu's influence on the poetry of Gary Snyder.