An Eastern Mind: The Chinese Philosophy of Chuang-Tzu

An Eastern Mind: The Chinese Philosophy of Chuang-Tzu

I want to end my time travel today by inviting all the rain collectors here from different parts of the world. You each have your own history and culture and stories of how your ancestors helped people release sorrow and pain. How wonderful it is that we now truly live in a co-existing environment, and we connect with one another by materials energy and structures. One must not forget one’s culture. We might go back to the ancient poetry or the tales from time to time and rethink what we can do to keep the world in a harmonious system. I dedicate my sincere wishes to you all.


Bollas, C. (2013). China on the mind. Hove: Routledge.
Cai zhi, Z. (2013). Zhuang zi. Bei jing: Shang wu yin shu guan.
Confucius., Lin, Y., Sima, Q., & Gu, H. (1994). The wisdom of Confucius. New York: Modern Library.
Huainan, Z & Gao, Y. (1993). Huai nan zi. Taibei, Taiwan: Taiwan zhong hua shu ju.
Laozi., & Chen, C. (2006) Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. Chang Sha: Chang Jiang Wen Yi.
Laozi., & Star, J. (2003). Tao Te Ching. New York: Jeremy P Tarcher Penguin.
Li, Xueqin (2002). The Xia-Shang-Zhou Chronology Project: Methodology and Results. Journal of East Asian Archaeology. 4: 321–333.
Lin, Y. (2006). Chuang-tzu: Lin Yutang’s Introduction: Chuangtse, Mystic and Humorist. Chang Sha: Chang Jiang Wen Yi.
Lu, D., Wilhelm, R., & Jung, C. (2014). The secret of the golden flower. Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing.
Sigmund, F. (1995). Interpretation of dreams. London: Hogarth Press.
Sun, S. (n.d.). Preliminary studies in Chinese alchemy.

Share this:

About the Author

Xiaoyun (Sharon) MaXiaoyun Ma is a national class counselor and author based in China. Her research focus on mental health developments of individuals and specific groups. Her interests cover cross-cultural studies, gender inequalities and humanistic psychology. She has been promoting the Reflection Group for Chinese educated women via both online and offline channels. She aims to support women to break through the traditional social norms and develop their own potentials. Xiaoyun Ma grew up in a traditional Chinese family in Northern China. Other than research and practice, she has a lot of other interests including Chinese ancient dance, poetry as well as photography. She started her first career as a journalist at the China Central Television (CCTV) after graduation. During her time of further studies at the University of Leicester, she began to develop special interests in clinical psychology and keen to become a psychotherapist. In 2019, she graduated from CAPA(China American Psychoanalysis Alliance) basic and advanced training program. Today, as a practitioner, she adopts the psychodynamic approach in her private practice facilitating clients to develop their self-awareness and examine the unresolved conflicts gradually.

View all posts by Xiaoyun (Sharon) Ma

Leave a Reply