Zhuang Zhou, saepe Zhuangzi ('Magister Zhuang') appellatus,[1] fuit philosophus Sinicus magni momenti qui circa saeculum quartum a.C.n. aetate civitatum bellantium vixit, philosophia Sinica maxime aetate Centum Scholarum Cogitationis florente. Scripsisse putatur, solus aut cum aliis, Zhuangzi, opus eponymum, unum e fundamentalibus Taoismi libris.

Zhuang Zhou senex ranam contemplatur.

Sola memoria eius vitae est descriptio brevis in capitulo sexagesimo tertio libri Shiji (史記), Sima Qian auctore.[2] Biographia Simana dicit eum fuisse magistratum minorem e Meng (oppidum in Anhui hodierno) in civitate Song, qui tempore Hui regis Liang et Xuan regis Qi (saeculo quarto a.C.n. exeunte) vixit.[3] In cogitatione Sinica aetatis Zhou, Confucius, Laocius, Mocius, Hui Shi, et Yang Zhu eum moverunt; ipse vicissim Taoismum, Buddhismum Sinicum, et Zen movit.

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  1. Inter alias romanizationes sunt Zhuang Tze, Chuang Chou, Chuang Tsu, Chuang Tzu, Chouang-Dsi, Chuang Tse, et Chuangtze.
  2. Mair 1994: xxxi-xxxiii.
  3. Ziporyn 2009: vii.


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