Experimental Essays on Zhuangzi
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256pp. March 2010
Experimental Essays on Zhuangzi
Editor: Mair, Victor;
Experimental Essays on Zhuangzi is a classic in the field. Originally published in 1983, this edition makes it available again in an expanded version, with four additional contributions, and in an updated format, with pinyin transcription, Chinese characters embedded in the text, and reference style notes. The work is a well respected textbook and essential reader in Daoist thought. It continues to constitute an essential contribution to the study of Daoism and Chinese philosophy.
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"Experimental Essays on Zhuangzi includes several seminal essays; it belongs on the shelf of anyone with a serious interest in Chinese philosophy. In particular, the contributions by Graham, Hansen, Mair, and Yearley have been the focal points of discussion and debate for years. I continue to assign this book to my students and am delighted to see that it has been reissued." —Bryan W. Van Norden, Vassar College

"Experimental Essays sets the standard for a generation of collaborative scholar-ship on Zhuangzi and Chinese philosophy. The title alone struck the tone for whole careers. Some of the essays—like those of Graham. Hansen, and Yearley—are landmarks in the field. But the quality and variety of all the contents make this a book that a wide audience will continue to enjoy." —Paul Kjellberg, Whittier College

Editor: Mair, Victor;
Victor H. Mair is professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary research interests center on Sino-Indian cultural exchange, the rise of vernacular fiction and drama in China, and Daoist thought.