By Zhuangzi, A. C. Graham
Author note: Translated by means of A. C. Graham
The internal Chapters are the oldest items of the bigger selection of writings by way of a number of fourth, 3rd, and moment century B.C. authors that represent the vintage of Taoism, the Chuang-Tzu (or Zhuangzi). it's this center of historical writings that's ascribed to Chuang-Tzu himself.
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