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Lie Zi

Lie Zi or Lieh Tzu is a famous legendary Taoist sage mentioned several times in the Zhuang Zi. It is not certain that he has ever existed.

The Taoist compilation text known as the Lie Zi is attributed to this name and was inscribed in the emperor's library's catalogue as Treatise of the perfect emptiness.


  • The Book of Lieh-tzǔ: A Classic of Tao translated by A.C. Graham, Columbia University Press, New York, 1990, ISBN 0231072376
  • Traité du vide parfait, Lič Zi, translated from Chinese to French by J-J Lafitte, Albin Michel, Paris, 1997, ISBN 2226094261
Last updated: 05-20-2005 09:29:13