Zhuang Zi was a great thinker, philosopher and man of letters during the Warring States Period (475 BC-221 BC) of Chinese history. He inherited the mantle of Lao Zi, founder of the Taoist school. His classical work, known as The Book of Zhuang Zi (or Zhuangzi), has a vigorous and heroic spirit, and is full of deeply-felt emotions. It deals with all manner of things freely and naturally. It is an immortal masterpiece in the cultural heritage of mankind. This present book recounts the life and thought of Zhuang Zi, which have long been enshrouded in legend and mystery, in a way accessible to both the general reader and those with a special interest in Chinese culture.Illustrated.