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  1. The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu.Burton Watson (ed.) - 1968 - Columbia University Press.
    This is one of the most justly celebrated texts of the Chinese tradition - impressive for both its bold philosophical imagination and its striking literary style. Accepting the challenge of translating this captivating classic in its entirety, Burton Watson has expertly rendered into English both the profound thought and the literary brilliance of the text.
     
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    The Complete Works of Zhuangzi.Burton Watson (ed.) - 2013 - Columbia University Press.
    This is Daoist philosophy’s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name.
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  3. The Analects of Confucius.Burton Watson (ed.) - 2007 - Columbia University Press.
    Compiled by disciples of Confucius in the centuries following his death in 479 B.C.E., _The Analects of Confucius_ is a collection of aphorisms and historical anecdotes embodying the basic values of the Confucian tradition: learning, morality, ritual decorum, and filial piety. Reflecting the model eras of Chinese antiquity, the Analects offers valuable insights into successful governance and the ideal organization of society. Filled with humor and sarcasm, it reads like a casual conversation between teacher and student, emphasizing the role of (...)
     
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    The Complete Works of Chuang-Tzu.Richard B. Mather, Burton Watson & Chuang-tzu - 1972 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 92 (2):334.
  5. Zhuangzi: Basic Writings.Burton Watson - 2003 - Columbia University Press.
    Only by inhabiting Dao and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person--or group of people--known as Zhuangzi in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears, and (...)
     
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  6. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings.Burton Watson (ed.) - 1996 - Columbia University Press.
    The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for over two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Chuang Tzu was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by (...)
     
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  7. Xunzi: Basic Writings.Burton Watson (ed.) - 2003 - Columbia University Press.
    Xunzi asserted that the original nature of man is evil, differing on this point from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. In the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day, Xunzi advocated the counteraction of man's evil through self-improvement, the pursuit of learning, the avoidance of obsession, and observance of ritual in life. Readers familiar with Xunzi's work will find that Burton Watson's lucid translation breathes new life into this classic. Those new to Xunzi will find his (...)
     
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  8. Mozi: Basic Writings.Burton Watson - 2003 - Columbia University Press.
    Mozi was an important political and social thinker and formidable rival of the Confucianists. He advocated universal love--his most important doctrine according to which all humankind should be loved and treated as one's kinfolk--honoring and making use of worthy men in government, and identifying with one's superior as a means of establishing uniform moral standards. He also believed in the will of Heaven and in ghosts. He firmly opposed offensive warfare, extravagance--including indulgence in music and allied pleasures--elaborate funerals and mourning, (...)
     
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  9. Mo Tzu: Basic Writings.Burton Watson (ed.) - 1963 - Columbia University Press.
     
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  10. The Analects of Confucius.Burton Watson - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    Compiled by disciples of Confucius in the centuries following his death in 479 B.C.E., _The Analects of Confucius_ is a collection of aphorisms and historical anecdotes embodying the basic values of the Confucian tradition: learning, morality, ritual decorum, and filial piety. Reflecting the model eras of Chinese antiquity, the Analects offers valuable insights into successful governance and the ideal organization of society. Filled with humor and sarcasm, it reads like a casual conversation between teacher and student, emphasizing the role of (...)
     
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  11. Han Fei Tzu: Basic Writings.Burton Watson (ed.) - 1964 - Columbia University Press.
    Representative of the Fachia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, the writings of Han Fei Tzu confront the issues of preserving and strengthening the state. His lessons remain timely as scholars continue to examine the nature and use of power. Burton Watson provides a new preface and a helpful introduction.
     
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    The Vimalakirti Sutra.Burton Watson (ed.) - 1996 - Columbia University Press.
    The Vimalakirti Sutra, one of the most influential works of the Mahayana Buddhist canon, is of particular importance in the Ch'an or Zen sect.
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    Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation: An Analysis of the Inner Chapters (Review).Burton Watson - 1992 - Philosophy and Literature 16 (2):423-424.
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  14. The Vimalakirti Sutra.Burton Watson (ed.) - 2000 - Cambridge University Press.
    One of the most popular Asian classics for roughly two thousand years, the Vimalakirti Sutra stands out among the sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism for its conciseness, its vivid and humorous episodes, its dramatic narratives, and its eloquent exposition of the key doctrine of emptiness or nondualism. Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha but a wealthy townsman, who, in his mastery of doctrine and religious practice, epitomizes the ideal lay believer. For this reason, the sutra has (...)
     
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    Basic Writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu Han Fei TzuBasic Writings of Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu Han Fei Tzu.E. H. S., Burton Watson, Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, Han Fei Tzu & Hsun Tzu - 1968 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 88 (2):367.
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    The Old Man Who Does as He Pleases: Selections From the Poetry and Prose of Lu Yu.J. T. Wixted, Burton Watson & Lu Yu - 1976 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 96 (2):340.
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    Pan Ku and Recent Translations From the Han ShuBanʿGu-Istorik Drevnego KitajaCourtier and Commoner in Ancient China: Selections From the History of the Former Han by Pan KuBanGu-Istorik Drevnego Kitaja.Timoteus Pokora, E. P. Sinicyn & Burton Watson - 1978 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 98 (4):451.
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    Chinese Rhyme-Prose: Poems in the Fu Form From the Han and Six Dynasties Periods.David R. Knechtges & Burton Watson - 1974 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 94 (2):218.
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    Smoothing Edges and Filling Gaps: Tso Chuan and the "General Reader"The Tso Chuan: Selections From China's Oldest Narrative History.Stephen Durrant & Burton Watson - 1992 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 112 (1):36.
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    Cold Mountain: 100 Poems by the T'ang Poet Han-Shan.David Hawkes, Burton Watson & Han-Shan - 1962 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 82 (4):596.
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  21. Chuang Tzu.Burton Watson (ed.) - 1967 - Columbia University Press.
    Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu were three of the most important philosophers in ancient China. This collection of their basic writings points to three very different positions within in the spectrum of Chinese thought and reveals the diversity of of the Chinese intellectual tradition.Presenting the principle doctrines of Mo Tzu and his followers, early rivals of the Confucian school, this section includes writings on music, fatalism, Confucians, and "universal love" -the cornerstone of Mo-ist philosophyHsün Tzu provided the (...)
     
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    Su Tung-P'o: Selections From a Sung Dynasty Poet.James J. Y. Liu & Burton Watson - 1966 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 86 (2):252.
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    Cold Mountain: 100 Poems by the T'ang Poet Han-Shan.Chauncey S. Goodrich, Burton Watson & Han-Shan - 1971 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 91 (4):515.
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