Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human

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The Daoist Zhuangzi has often been read as a mystical philosopher. But there is another tradition, beginning with the Han dynasty historian Sima Qian, which sees him as a critic of the Confucians. Kim-chong Chong analyzes the Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi , demonstrating how Zhuangzi criticized the pre-Qin Confucians through metaphorical inversion and parody. This is indicated by the subtitle, "Blinded by the Human," which is an inversion of the Confucian philosopher Xunzi's remark that Zhuangzi was "blinded by heaven and ...

Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human 2017, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9781438462844

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Zhuangzi's Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human 2016, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9781438462851

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