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Putting the World Outside Himself: Metaphorical Meaning in the Zhuangzi

  title={Putting the World Outside Himself: Metaphorical Meaning in the Zhuangzi},
  author={T. Ray},
  • T. Ray
  • Published 2012
  • The Zhuangzi was originally compiled around 350-300 BCE, or the Warring States period, during which many classic Chinese philosophical works were written. Like the Dao De Jing and other canonical Daoist texts written around this time, the Zhuangzi has been used as a meditative guide and self-cultivation handbook for people looking to escape the social pressures of traditional Chinese culture. The parables in the text are intended to lead the individual closer to alignment with an ineffable… CONTINUE READING


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