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  • Poetry and Politicsby Donald Holzman

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 34.00

    Poetry and Politics is the first full-length study in any language of the life and works of the Chinese poet and thinker, Juan Chi (AD 210?263). more...

  • Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknownby Charles Egan

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Compiled by a leading scholar of Chinese poetry, Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown is the first collection of Chan (Zen) poems to be situated within Chan thought and practice. Combined with exquisite paintings by Charles Chu, the anthology compellingly captures the ideological and literary nuances of works that were composed, paradoxically, to... more...

  • The Columbia History of Chinese Literatureby Victor H. Mair

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects... more...

  • Menciusby Mencius; Irene Bloom; Philip J Ivanhoe

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Known throughout East Asia as Mengzi, or "Master Meng," Mencius (391-308 B.C.E.) was a Chinese philosopher of the late Zhou dynasty, an instrumental figure in the spread of the Confucian tradition, and a brilliant illuminator of its ideas. Mencius was more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Compiled by disciples of Confucius in the centuries following his death in 479 B.C.E., The Analects of Confucius is a collection of aphorisms and historical anecdotes embodying the basic values of the Confucian tradition: learning, morality, ritual decorum, and filial piety. Reflecting the model eras of Chinese antiquity, the Analects offers valuable... more...

  • Selected Poems of Du Fuby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    The great Buddhist priest Kűkai (774-835) is credited with the introduction and establishment of tantric -or esoteric -Buddhism in early ninth-century Japan. In Ryűichi Abé examines this important religious figure -neglected in modern academic literatu more...

  • Zhu Xi's Reading of the Analectsby Daniel Gardner

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 26.99

    A pioneering study of Zhu Xi's reading of the Analects, this book demonstrates how commentary is both informed by a text and informs future readings, and highlights the importance of interlinear commentary as a genre in Chinese philosophy. more...

  • A Woman Soldier's Own Storyby Bingying Xie; Barry Brissman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    For the first time, a complete version of the autobiography of Xie Bingying (1906-2000) provides a fascinating portrayal of a woman fighting to free herself from the constraints of ancient Chinese tradition amid the dramatic changes that shook China during the 1920s, '30s, and '40s. Xie's attempts to become educated, her struggles to escape from... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Dramaby Xiaomei Chen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 99.99

    The first of its kind in English, this anthology presents translations of twenty-two popular plays published between 1919 and 2000, accompanied by an introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of twentieth-century Chinese spoken drama. Primarily comprising works from the People's Republic of China, though including representative... more...

  • Confusion to Our Enemiesby Arnold Kemp; Jackie Kemp

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    From the Foreword by Professor Tom Devine: Arnold Kemp, one of the greatest of Scottish journalists and editors of the 20th century, died prematurely at the age of 63 in 2002. He edited The Herald with memorable elan and panache between 1981 and 1994 and his prolific writings also regularly graced the pages of the Scotsman, the Guardian and the Observer... more...