Chuang Tzŭ (Giles)

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Chuang Tzŭ

Mystic, Moralist, and Social Reformer


TRANSLATED FROM THE CHINESE

BY

HERBERT A. GILES

H. B. M.'s Consul at Tamsui

道

London

BERNARD QUARITCH

1889

 

CONTENTS.

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Introduction v
Note on the Philosophy of Chuang Tzŭ, by Canon Moore xviii
 
CHAPTER I — Transcendental Bliss 1
II — The Identity of Contraries 12
III — Nourishment of the Soul 33
IV — Man among Men 38
V — The Evidence of Virtue Complete 56
VI — The Great Supreme 68
VII — How To Govern 91
VIII — Joined Toes 99
IX — Horses' Hoofs 106
X — Opening Trunks 110
XI — On Letting Alone 119
XII — The Universe 135
XIII — The Tao of God 157
XIV — The Circling Sky 173
XV — Self-Conceit 190
XVI — Exercise of Faculties 195
XVII — Autumn Floods 200
XVIII — Perfect Happiness 220
XIX — The Secret of Life 229
XX — Mountain Trees 245
XXI — T'ien Tzŭ Fang 261
XXII — Knowledge travels North 276
XXIII — Kêng Sang Ch'u 294
XXIV — Hsü Wu Kuei 311
XXV — Tsê Yang 335
XXVI — Contingencies 352
XXVII — Language 363
XXVIII — On Declining Power 370
XXIX — Robber Chê 387
XXX — On Swords 407
XXXI — The Old Fisherman 413
XXXII — Lieh Tzŭ 423
XXXIII — The Empire 437
Index 455
Errata and Addenda 466
 

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Chinese Sketches. Death of an Emperor—Etiquette—Gambling—Feng-shui—Opium—Pawnbrokers—Slang—Inquests, &c. &c.


Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. Translation of the Liao Chai. 2 vols. 8vo.


Historic China, and other Sketches.


Gems of Chinese Literature. Containing Extracts from various Authors, from b.c. 500 to a.d. 1600.


A Short History of Koolangsu.


On Some Translations and Mistranslations in Williams' Syllabic Dictionary.


Dictionary of Colloquial Idioms in the Mandarin Dialect.


Chinese without a Teacher: Being a Collection of Easy and Useful Sentences in the Mandarin Dialect. With a Vocabulary. 2nd Edition.


Synoptical Studies in Chinese Character.


Handbook of the Swatow Dialect.


Record of the Buddhistic Kingdoms. Translated from the Chinese. With copious Notes.


Two Chinese Poems: The San Tzŭ Ching, or the Trimetrical Classic; and the Ch'ien Tzŭ Wên, or Thousand Character Essay. Metrically translated.


From Swatow to Canton: An Overland Journey.


A Glossary of Reference, on Subjects connected with the Far East. 2nd Edition.


The Remains of Lao Tzŭ. Hong Kong: 1886.