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Graham's study and translation of the Zhuangzi remains one of the most valuable and important sources for students of Zhuangzi's thought. The Introduction is remarkably rich, and the combination of philological care and philosophical insight that Graham brings to the text make this the most philosophically revealing and productive translation available. --Philip J. Ivanhoe, Boston University
More than just a translation of the renowned seven initial chapters of this foundational Taoist text, Angus Graham's Chuang-Tzu: The Inner Chapters includes about four-fifths of the entire work. It is the only Western translation organized around the distinct philosophical viewpoints in the text, and it is without a doubt the most innovative, philologically precise and religiously significant. It has been out of print for most of the past decade and its republication is most welcome. --Harold D. Roth, Brown University
Angus Graham was for many of us the most distinguished sinologist of his generation. This annotated translation of the Zhuangzi is a splendid demonstration that only his rare combination of philological and philosophical acuity can provide the Western reader nuanced access to the profundity and humor of one of the world’s masterpieces of philosophical literature. --Roger T. Ames, University of Hawaii
As someone who cannot read a word of Chinese the Chuang-tzu has always presented a real problem. Reading other translations I had the sense of glimpsing an important thinker, a... Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Sam Wardell
" ... How is one to do equal justice to Chuang-tzu as a philosopher and as a poet? Most versions show a bias towards one side or the other. Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by D. NICHOLLS
This is the best translation. Graham was the leading scholar of his generation, and we are blessed to have his translation. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by toronto
I recently finished reading the last of three translations of the Chuang Tzu, which is one of my favorite (if not my all-time favorite) texts. Read morePublished on April 23, 2008 by Elliot Knapp