The Book of Lieh-Tzu

Liezi ( - ca. 400 BC)
Translated by Lionel Giles (1875 - 1958)

Although Lieh Tzu's work has evidently passed through the hands of many editors and gathered numerous accretions, there remains a considerable nucleus which in all probability was committed to writing by Lieh Tzu's immediate disciples, and is therefore older than the genuine parts of Chuang Tzu. There are some obvious analogies between the two authors, and indeed a certain amount of matter common to both; but on the whole Lieh Tzu's book bears an unmistakable impress of its own. The geniality of its tone contrasts with the somewhat hard brilliancy of Chuang Tzu, and a certain kindly sympathy with the aged, the poor and the humble of this life, not excluding the brute creation, makes itself felt throughout. - From Lionel Giles Introduction

Genre(s): Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Editorial & Intro Chris Masterson
Play 01 Cosmogony Chris Masterson
Play 02 The Yellow Emperor Chris Masterson
Play 03 Dreams Chris Masterson
Play 04 Confucius Chris Masterson
Play 05 The Questions of T'ang Chris Masterson
Play 06 Effort & Destiny Chris Masterson
Play 07 Causality Chris Masterson