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Unformatted text preview: Chinese 252 Names &Terms Oct. 6–8, 2010 • Daoist Classics: 1. L oz ǎ ǐ a � (a.k.a. Dàodéjīng a ) He was a Hundred Schools of Thought philosopher of the 4 th century BCE. He is often the central figure of Daoism. This text explains the concept of “wu wei” (state of nothingness). 2. Zhuāngz ǐ a � This is a text written by Zhuangzi. He was a philosopher of the 4 th century BCE. He argues that life is limited and knowledge to be gained is unlimited and to use the limited to pursue the unlimited is foolish. A part of this document is “The Butterfly Dream”. He believes the world does not need governing. He also says that human beings have the ability to adapt to their surroundings. 3. Lièz ǐ a � This is a text written by Lie Yukou. He was a Hundred Schools of Thought philosopher of the 5 th century BCE. • Military Texts: 4. Sūnz Bīngf ǐ ǎ l K , (Master Sūn’s Treatise on Warfare) o When the enemy advances, we retreat!...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2010 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Henry during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07