The Chuang Tsu is one of the most important books in Chinese literature and philosophy. It stands with Confucius (who often appear as a character in its stories).
James Legge’s translation is perhaps the most sophisticated and exacting one in existence. It carries as much as possible of the subtlety and detail in the original masterwork.
Essentially, it is a commentary and extension of the Dao de Jing/Tao Te Ching, in the same way that Mencius’ Analects are an exploration of Confucius’ thought.
Written in around 300BCE during the Warring States period, it is a collection of anecdotes, fables, and stories that re as silly and funny as they are deep and thought provoking.
Illustrated with historical drawings and paintings of Zhuangzi’s adventures with Confucius, and illustrating tales in the book.