The Chuang-tzu or Zhuang-zi

  • The Lin Yutang Translation
  • Introduction to the Chuang-tzu
    [An introduction by Lin Yutang to his translation of the Chuang-tzu text.]
  • The Chuang-tzu
    [A translation by Lin Yutang of eleven chapters from one of the most important and influential Taoist texts. Equal in importance to the Lao-tzu Tao Te Ching -- some would say of greater importance in revealing a wider range of classical Taoist assumptions, insights, and modes of teaching.]

    Selections in Translation
  • Chuang Tzu
    [A new translation from the Chinese presented by Derek Lin and the Tao Study Group.]
  • The Chuang Tzu
    [The translation into English by Burton Watson. Compare with selections offered at the e-depot site.]
  • Chuang-tzu's Story of Three Friends
    [A very brief but expressive story, freely adapted from the interpretive translation of Thomas Merton.]
  • Selection from the Zhuangzi
    [A selection in the translation by Patricia Ebrey.]

    A Chinese Text
  • The Chuang-tzu
    [Text files in Chinese.]

    A Scholarly Study
  • Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)
    [Academic study of the figure of Chuang-tzu by the contemporary philosopher Chad Hansen.]

    Other Resources
  • Chuang-tzu Published Translations
    [A short list of translations of the ancient Chinese text into English.]
  • Zhuangzi - Wikipedia
    [An introduction for readers at all levels.]
  • Cosma's Home Page
    [Arguably in the spirit of Chuang-tzu are several of the web pages of retired physicist Cosma Shazili, most obviously his journal entry explicitly under the heading Chuang-Tzu and the translation of Free and Easy Wandering.]

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