Warp, Weft, and Way

Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

In Memoriam: Burton Watson (1925 – 2017)

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I was alerted to a post by Lucas Klein, regarding the passing of Burton Watson on April 1, 2017. We have not been able to find any obituary notices. Watson’s translations, particularly of Zhuangzi and Xunzi, are probably the first introductions English readers have of early Chinese thought. His Zhuangzi translation is certainly the one that has had the most poetic effect on me. He was one of the giants of translation.

Author: Manyul Im

University of Bridgeport

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