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The performed Dao: understanding the Zhuangzi with the literary form approach

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This thesis adopts the literary form approach to the analysis of the Zhuangzi. I argue that the literary forms deployed in the Zhuangzi are not neutral and empty but philosophically meaningful. The leading question dealt in the thesis is how form and content are connected in the Zhuangzi. On the macro level, I provide a characterisation for the methodology to which I refer as the relaxed literary form approach. It is a modified version of the past literary form approach. On the micro level, I...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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2023-05-23

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