Chong, Kim-chong, Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human

Chong, Kim-chong, Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human Dao (2017) 16:437–440 DOI 10.1007/s11712-017-9559-5 Chong, Kim-chong, Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human Albany: SUNY, 2016, vii + 195 pages Paul J. D’Ambrosio Published online: 10 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 In many ways CHONG Kim-chong’s Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human is a breath of fresh air—not only in Zhuangzi 莊子 studies, but for Chinese and comparative philosophy as a whole. As immediately identified, both by the title and through the work, Chong latches onto a traditional approach to the Zhuangzi, namely one which represents it as an alternative to Confucian philosophy. Although this is somewhat widely recognized, this relationship is rarely taken as the starting point for a serious philosophical investigation of the Zhuangzi. Additionally, while recogniz- ing that there are different “strands” or themes in the Zhuangzi, and that there were likely many different authors of the text, Chong nevertheless attempts to provide a more or less comprehensive approach to reading the entire Daoist classic. After a brief biographical account of Zhuangzi, and the “critical implications” of the book bearing his name, Chong dives into two possible readings of Xunzi’s 荀子 criticism that Zhuangzi was “blinded by tian http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dao Springer Journals

Chong, Kim-chong, Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human

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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies, general; Ethics; Chinese
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1540-3009
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1569-7274
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10.1007/s11712-017-9559-5
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Dao (2017) 16:437–440 DOI 10.1007/s11712-017-9559-5 Chong, Kim-chong, Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human Albany: SUNY, 2016, vii + 195 pages Paul J. D’Ambrosio Published online: 10 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 In many ways CHONG Kim-chong’s Zhuangzi’s Critique of the Confucians: Blinded by the Human is a breath of fresh air—not only in Zhuangzi 莊子 studies, but for Chinese and comparative philosophy as a whole. As immediately identified, both by the title and through the work, Chong latches onto a traditional approach to the Zhuangzi, namely one which represents it as an alternative to Confucian philosophy. Although this is somewhat widely recognized, this relationship is rarely taken as the starting point for a serious philosophical investigation of the Zhuangzi. Additionally, while recogniz- ing that there are different “strands” or themes in the Zhuangzi, and that there were likely many different authors of the text, Chong nevertheless attempts to provide a more or less comprehensive approach to reading the entire Daoist classic. After a brief biographical account of Zhuangzi, and the “critical implications” of the book bearing his name, Chong dives into two possible readings of Xunzi’s 荀子 criticism that Zhuangzi was “blinded by tian

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Published: Jul 10, 2017

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