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- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 25.99
Compiled in the thirteenth century, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu is one of Japan's most quoted and illustrated works, as influential to the development of Japanese literary traditions as The Tale of Genji and The Tales of Ise . The text is an anthology of one hundred waka poems, each written by a different poet from the seventh century to... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 34.99
Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this transformation from periphery to frontier. Containing translations of nearly 400 poems from 50 poets spanning the entire twentieth century,... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95
Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse ? by turns assertive, observant, devout ? of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity and sometimes... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95
Awesome Nightfall captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen. LaFleur's much-heralded translation and commentary make this book ideal both... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 138.00
This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qian?s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly understood. Qian was reputed for his own aesthetic... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 15.95
This unique collection presents the verses, much of it translated for the first time, of fourteen eminent Chinese Buddhist poet monks. Featuring the original Chinese as well as English translations and historical introductions by Burton Watson, J.P. Seaton, Paul Hansen, James Sanford, and the editors, The Clouds Should Know Me By Now provides an... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99
Designed to work with the acclaimed course text How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, the How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook introduces classical Chinese to advanced beginners and learners at higher levels, teaching them how to appreciate Chinese poetry in its original form. Also a remarkable stand-alone resource, the volume illuminates... more...
- Hong Kong University Press 2008; US$ 40.00
This book shows that poetry, historicism, and humanism together make possible civilizations that afford the best chance for the human species to develop, for individuals to perfect themselves, and for the hard earned achievement of making the human historical to persist. more...