The purpose of this study is to identify the use of ‘change(變)’ in the text ≪Zhuang-zi≫, and to review the value of the messages released and the meaning of ‘change’ in ≪Zhuang-zi≫. The fact that the meaning of “Change(變)” in modern society is used even more important is the reason to place importance in the meaning of “Change(變)”. Under these circumstances, it is meaningful to investigate how Zhuang-zi, the free spirit of the axile era thought about the meaning of “Change(變)”.
To do this, the meaning of ‘change(變)’ and the usage of ‘change(變)’ in ≪Zhuang-zi≫ are looked through. The number ‘change(變)’ used in ≪Zhuang-zi≫ is a total of 31 times with the exception used in the sense of 辯. Of course, the use of “change(變)” in ≪Zhuang-zi≫ is not very different from normal use. In some sense this is a kind of Tautology, because “change(變)” in some sense already contains the meaning of “change(變)” in premise of “change(變)”. In this paper, based on these objective indicators, the characteristics of those used in each example and the features of the back side of each used example are examined. This is similar in relation of Signifier and Signifee in semiotics.
In this paper, focusing on Signifier, patterns of “change(變)” found in ≪Zhuang-zi≫are learned.. This work was approached structurally in connection with ‘nature(自然)’. Unlike the other ideas, “Change(變)” in ≪Zhuang-zi≫ has a deep connection with nature. Zhuang-zi discovered the changes in nature, and it was philosophically sublimated through the reason in that place.
Phenomenon changed, but the principles and the source of its back has always maintenance. Knowing Tao and Reaching the state of acquaintances is possible when one interacts with the maintenance to face the changes, This can be still valid to be applied to the modern world. To observe the nature and to apply the Tao of the change to the human society seems in line with analogical and correlative characters of Oriental Thought. Humans can not live away from nature. At large human beings also is a natural after all. As the correlative thoughts has been extended to Chinese medical to heal human body, the natural principles of “Change(變)” observed in nature also can be extended correlatively to treat human and cure human society meaningfully. So today even though fatigue of change is experienced here, the philosophy of ‘change’ in ≪Zhuang-zi≫ can present a plan of solving the problem faced in this era beyond refreshing to us.