Chuang Tzu Stories


Epic Battles

Once upon a time in the Warring States period, the King of Wei was angered when he learned that the…

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The Dead Rat

Chuang Tzu’s friend, Hui Tzu, had become the Minister in the Kingdom of Liang. He hadn’t been in touch with…

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Scholarly Attire

Once, Chuang Tzu visited the land of Lu and was invited to the palace by its ruler. They spoke for…

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The Sea Bird

Once upon a time in ancient China, there was an unusual bird from the sea that landed in the countryside….

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Leafcutter ant (atta cephalotes) carrying leaf, close-up

Where is the Tao?

One day, a scholar by the name of Donguozi asked Chuang Tzu: “That which we call the Tao — where…

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The Three Swords

During the Warring States Period, the King of Zhao was well known as a devotee of sword fighting. Swordsmen flocked…

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Three Auspicious Wishes

Once upon a time in ancient China, there was a legendary monarch by the name of Yao. One day, he…

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