May 19, 2022
Chuang Tzu, more commonly known in Vietnamese as the Nanhua Kinh, is a Chinese literary and philosophical work of the late Warring States Period (476–221 BC) often attributed to Zhuang Zhou. . The work contains many classics and parables expressing the Taoist state of mind. The Nanhua Kinh and the Tao Te Ching are the two most important works of Taoism. Nanhua Kinh is a collection of anecdotes, parables, important sayings and proverbs expressed by unique artistic methods. The anecdotes and parables in the Nanhua Kinh present the ideological and philosophical viewpoints of human life, as well as the human perception of market and evil, good and evil, life and death, and the relationship between man and nature. While other Chinese philosophers often focus on ethical issues or the responsibility of each individual, Trang Chu emphasizes the unconditioned, directing people to the realm of self-destruction to attain the Way. Although commonly known as a philosophical work, the Nanhua Kinh is considered one of the greatest literary works in the history of Chinese literature, listed by Kim Thanh Than as first in the continent. Tai Tu Thu and is considered by modern scholars to be "the most important work of the Xian Qin period in the study of Chinese literature". A masterpiece in both philosophy and literature, the Nanhua Kinh has had a profound influence on many Chinese and co-literate authors throughout its 2,000-year history. Many famous writers and poets such as Sima Tuong Nhu, Sima Thien of the Western Han Dynasty, Nguyen Tich, and Dao Qian of the Wei-Jin-South-North dynasties (222–589), Li Bai of the Tang Dynasty (618–907) , To Dong Pha and Luc Du of the Song Dynasty (960–1279), or Nguyen Trai of the Early Le Dynasty (1428–1527) in Vietnam, and Matsuo Bashō of the Edo period (1603–1868) in Japan were all deeply influenced by Southern Vietnam. Flower Kinh.