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  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1963 this book largely uses the Chinese version but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century. more...

  • The Noh Plays of Japanby Arthur Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    The Noh Plays of Japan , first published in 1921 and justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century, established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains Arthur Waley's exquisite translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more, together with a revealing introductory essay that furnishes the background... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Ballads and Stories from Tun-huangby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1960. Over a century ago the Chinese discovered in a sealed-up cave in the west of China a collection of manuscripts dating from the fifth century to the end of the tenth. These included many specimens of popular literature of a kind that was not previously known to exist. Although the find was made long ago, only two or three of... more...

  • Yuan Meiby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1956. Arthur Waley here presents an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time. Gaiety is the keynote of his works and the poet was a friend of the Manchu official with whom Commodore Anson had dramatic dealings at Canton in 1743. Yuan Mei gives an account (not previously translated)... 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...

  • The Way and Its Powerby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao T Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature. more...