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  • The Noh Plays of Japanby Arthur Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    The Noh Plays of Japan is the most respected collection of Noh plays in English. The classic Japanese plays can be read for their great literary merit and also provide the reader with an understanding of a unique theatre art and important insights into the cultural, spiritual and artistic traditions of Japan. The Noh Plays of Japan , first... more...

  • Waiting for the Moonby Arthur Waley

    Axios Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The Tang Dynasty was the golden age of Chinese poetry, and Bo Juyi is generally acclaimed as one of China?s greatest poets. For him, writing poetry was a way to expose the ills of society; his was the poetry of everyday human concerns. His poems have an appealing style, written with a deliberate simplicity. They were extremely popular in his lifetime,... more...

  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the... more...

  • The Secret History of The Mongols & Other Worksby Arthur Waley

    House of Stratus 2010; US$ 9.99

    In this unforgettable book, Waley brings together a number of articles, poems and translations. Included are pieces on the poet Ts?n Shn and the great Chinese prose writer, Han Y, but the most compelling is ?The Secret History of the Mongols?, with fantastic tales of epic battles; betrayal and love; tyrants and prisoners. more...

  • The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagonby Arthur Waley; Dennis Washburn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 13.99

    Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon was a product of a tenth century courtier's experiences... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Lady Murasaki; Arthur Waley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    One of the world?s oldest novels and the greatest single work of Japanese literature, this 11th-century romance centers on the lives and loves of an emperor's son. It offers a vast tapestry of the intrigues and rivalries of court life, as well as an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy. Rich in poetry and wordplay in addition... more...

  • The Book of Songsby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1937. The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use... more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1938. Previous translations of the Analects of Confucius are based upon a medieval interpretation which reflects the philosophy of the 12th century A.D rather than of the 5th century B.C., when Confucius lived. This book detaches the Analects from the Scholastic interpretation and lets these famous sayings speak for themselves. more...

  • Three Ways of Thought in Ancient Chinaby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1939. This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu , finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century... more...

  • Chinese Poemsby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1946. Here in one volume is a collection of Arthur Waley's translations of Chinese poetry. The book includes some poems from The Book of Songs and 170 Chinese Poems, More Translations and The Temple . Some old translations have been revised and new notes and explanatory material added. more...