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Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries (review)

Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries (review) Reviews 147 Brook Ziporyn, trans. Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2009. xviii, 238 pp. Hardcover $42.00, isbn 978-0-87220-912-1. Paperback $14.95, isbn 978-0-87220-911-4. Every translation is guided by previous commentaries, whether this is made explicit or not. For example, familiarity with the commentarial tradition is needed to understand why D. C. Lau renders as "doing one's best" in his translation of Analects 4.15. Readers are only fully empowered to understand and think critically about texts when they have some access to these commentaries. "However, for many years, those who could not read the commentaries in the original Chinese were simply out of luck." Consequently, that translations with commentaries are pullulating is a positive development. A few years ago, Richard John Lynn produced The Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999). More recently, Edward Slingerland translated the Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2003), and the author of this review produced the Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2008). The translation by Brook Ziporyn under review is a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

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Reviews 147 Brook Ziporyn, trans. Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2009. xviii, 238 pp. Hardcover $42.00, isbn 978-0-87220-912-1. Paperback $14.95, isbn 978-0-87220-911-4. Every translation is guided by previous commentaries, whether this is made explicit or not. For example, familiarity with the commentarial tradition is needed to understand why D. C. Lau renders as "doing one's best" in his translation of Analects 4.15. Readers are only fully empowered to understand and think critically about texts when they have some access to these commentaries. "However, for many years, those who could not read the commentaries in the original Chinese were simply out of luck." Consequently, that translations with commentaries are pullulating is a positive development. A few years ago, Richard John Lynn produced The Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the Tao-te Ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999). More recently, Edward Slingerland translated the Analects: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2003), and the author of this review produced the Mengzi: With Selections from Traditional Commentaries (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2008). The translation by Brook Ziporyn under review is a

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 15, 2009

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