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  • Philosophy on Bambooby Dirk Meyer

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    Through close readings of excavated texts from Gu?diÓn, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the way in which meaning is produced in early Chinese philosophical texts. It is the first book on early China to cast light on the relationship between material conditions and ideas and shows how, in an evolving manuscript culture, texts were used... more...

  • The BIRTH OF CHINA SEEN THROUGH POETRYby Hong-Mo Chan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • 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 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 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...

  • Frontier Taiwanby Michelle Yeh; N. G. D. Malmqvist

    Columbia University Press 2012; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mengziby Mengzi; Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi ( Mencius ) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi--one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism--this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic... more...

  • A Reader's Companion to the Confucian Analectsby Henry Rosemont Jr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 31.33

    This companion is not intended as another interpretation of the ancient text, but rather as an aid for contemporary students to develop their own interpretive reading of it, in the hope of thereby aiding them in the search for meaning, purpose, and service in their own lives - as seventy-three generations of Chinese have done. more...