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Truth claim with no claim to truth: text and performance of the "Qiushui" chapter of the Zhuangzi

Abstract:

In this chapter, Dirk Meyer presents a detailed analysis of the “Qiushui” (Autumn floods) chapter of the Zhuangzi. By analysing the literary form of argument, this study casts light on the strategies through which persuasion is invoked on the level of text composition. Although much of the Zhuangzi dates probably from the time of the Warring States period, the composition of the chapters in their current form is a result of Guo Xiang’s 郭象 (d. 312 AD) editorial activity, through which he estab...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1163/9789004299702_011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies Faculty

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Editor
Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Volume:
123
Pages:
297-340
Series:
Sinica Leidensia
Host title:
Literary Forms of Argument in Early China
Publication date:
2015
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ISSN:
0169-9563
URN:
uuid:07314726-82d6-445f-8ce2-8c2af2ac4d23
Source identifiers:
574667
Local pid:
pubs:574667
ISBN:
9789004291607

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