Cheng Man-Ch'ing (Zheng Manqing) wrote this series of essays to make various points of classical Chinese philosophy understandable to beginning readers. Mark Hennessy does a wonderful job in translating this work, as well as providing the classical references for each essay, giving a historical context for the western reader without the necessary background. In his continuing effort to show the artistic and scholarly vision of Professor Cheng, Hennessy has brought out not only the subtle depth of Cheng's interpretation of these classics, but his humor, sly wit, and awareness of cultural change. 6 x 9. 136 pages.
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