Riding the Wind With Liezi

Riding the Wind With Liezi

New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic

eBook - 2011
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Univ of New York Press
New attention and fresh perspectives on the classic, but neglected, text of Daoism, the Liezi.

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Scholars of philosophy and religion present 12 essays on the mysterious Tang-dynasty text and even more mysterious author, Yin Jingshun. It has come down to the present as a collection of hyperbolic anecdotes, paradoxical aphorisms, and curious parables, and one puzzle is whether it was always so, or began as something very different. In sections on the Liezi text, interpretive essays, and applying the teachings, they discuss such matters as the Lieze's use of the lost Zhuangzi, themes of process and transformations, the theme of un-self-consciousness, self as machine, how to fish like a Taoist, and when butterflies change into birds. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781441692313
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 264 pages)


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