Translated by Burton Watson. 5" x 8", 159 pg, paperback. Chuang Tzu, a leading Chinese philosopher (369-286 BC) used parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox to set forth the early ideas of Taoism. His writing is witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages. Watson's translation of the core of Chuang Tzu's works is deft and precise.