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  • Wang Kuo-wei's Jen-chien Tz'u-huaby A.A. Rickett

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1977; US$ 17.00

    In the first decade of the twentieth century while other intellectuals were concerned with translating works of political and scientific import into Chinese, Wang Kuo-wei (1877-1927) looked to Western philosophy to find answers to the fundamental questions of human life. more...

  • Women Writers in Postsocialist Chinaby Kay Schaffer; Xianlin Song

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women?s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women?s issues are understood in China and the West, attending to the processes of translation, adaptation,... more...

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700by Daria Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers... more...

  • Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of Chinaby Richard Bertschinger

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. more...

  • The "I Ching"by Richard J. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia.... more...

  • The Analectsby Confucius; D. C. Lau

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 14.38

    The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the... 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...

  • 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 BIRTH OF CHINA SEEN THROUGH POETRYby Hong-Mo Chan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 17.00

    The book introduces Chinese culture to readers of English, using poetry from the various periods rendered into English verse to bring back to life past Chinese society as it developed from about 1000 B.C to the form we see today. With China's increasing i 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...