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Reading the «Chuang-Tzu» in the t'Ang Dynasty: The Commentary of Ch'eng Hsuean-Ying (Fl. 631-652) (Asian Thought and Culture #39) (Hardcover)

Reading the «Chuang-Tzu» in the t'Ang Dynasty: The Commentary of Ch'eng Hsuean-Ying (Fl. 631-652) (Asian Thought and Culture #39) By Sandra a. Wawrytko (Editor), Shiyi Yu Cover Image
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This is book number 39 in the Asian Thought and Culture series.

Description


The first comprehensive study of commentaries to the Chuang-tzu in the T'ang dynasty, this book explores the fascinating interaction between Taoism and Buddhism through a reading of the Chuang-tzu. Focusing on the commentary by the Taoist master Ch'eng Hs an-ying (fl. 631-652), Shiyi Yu argues that, in competition with Buddhism, traditional Chinese thinking took a sharp turn in the early T'ang away from the influence of Taoist-minded philosophers in the Wei-Chin period. Characterized by being concrete and unambiguous in approaching the issue of transcendence, Ch'eng Hs an-ying's innovative reading of the Chuang-tzu led to a new emphasis on experience and knowledge. In both these respects, his reading has not only transformed the Chuang-tzu as constructed by previous readers, but also convincingly defended medieval Taoism as a set of practical beliefs that also were grounded in the metaphysics of the time.

About the Author


The Author: Shiyi Yu received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998. He is currently teaching in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820445540
ISBN-10: 0820445541
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: November 14th, 2000
Pages: 209
Language: English
Series: Asian Thought and Culture