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Selections from the Philosophy of Chuang Tzŭ

Musings of a Chinese Mystic: Selections from the Philosophy of Chuang Tzŭ.

This is an extract from the Herbert Allen Giles' translation of Chuang Tzu, with an introduction by Lionel Giles. Lionel Giles is the son of H. A. Giles, he is an assistant at the British Museum.  This may remind us of the same profession held by the Taoist patron Lao Tzu, who was actually an assistant at the imperial Library of Chow Dynasty. 

The book is one of a series, The Wisdom of the East, edited by L. Cranmer-Byng and S. A. Kapadm. This book series include choiced sacred texts translated from China, India, Arabic, etc. The editor clamed in his editorials, "these books shall be the ambassadors of good-will and understanding between East and West, the old world of Thought and the new of Action." Now more than one hundred of years has passed, we still need these book to help us to cultivate personality, and mutual understand, to neither despise nor fear the nations of another creed and colour.