Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
1410177 Wisdom of Zhuang Zi 2.0 2
Description The wisdom of Zhuang Zi is widely demonstrated in the "Theory of Fallacy," the "Speeches of Absurdity" and the "Iillogical Discourse." Without the wisdom of this kind, it is impossible to compose the far-reaching stories in such a seemingly contradictory language or to create such fascinating fables or parables. Only by the instruction we learn from Zhuang Zi's wisdom will we be able to realize his way-abstract and erudite-and to understand why the ideas of "No Expectation" and "NO Usefulness" from Zhuang Zi can cure us from pains, injuries and sadness we have to suffer from the wildness of the world. By the way, through the reading of Zhuang Zi, we begin to understand why Zhuang Zi shows admiration to and depreciation of Confucius at the same time, thus leading to a conclusion that the Taoism and the Confucianism, which share some properties, are basically complimentary.