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  • Chinese Literatureby William McNaughton

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    Almost three thousand years of Chinese literature have been gathered together in Chinese Literature: An Anthology from the. Earliest Times to the Present Day . The earliest preserved folk songs of the peasantry; the major works of the "Golden Age" of Chinese philosophy; the "prose-songs" and the later skillful poems of the T'ang dynasty ; the short... 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...

  • 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...

  • Poems of the Mastersby Red Pine

    Copper Canyon Press 1753; US$ 12.99

    For the first time in any Western language, the complete text of China's classic poetry anthology. more...

  • The Four Booksby Daniel K. Gardner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 10.95

    In this engaging volume, Daniel Gardner explains the way in which the Four Books-- Great Learning, Analects, Mencius , and Maintaining Perfect Balance --have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. Selected passages in translation are accompanied by Gardner's comments, which incorporate selections from the commentary... more...

  • Homoeroticism in Imperial Chinaby Mark Stevenson; Cuncun Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and provides a window onto the continuous cultural relevance of same-sex desire in Chinese history. Negotiating what... more...

  • The Generals of the Yang Familyby Wilt L. Idema; Stephen H. West

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 64.00

    This book offers a complete translation of four early plays of the Yang Family Generals. The story of the Yang Family Generals, particularly its female generals, was a perennial favorite on the Chinese stage in the 19th and 20th centuries. In detailing the role of this military family in the Song-Khitan wars of the late 10th and early 11th centuries,... more...

  • A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume II: 1450-1520by E. J. W. Gibb

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2013; US$ 20.00

    The History of Ottoman Poetry, first published in six volumes between 1900 and 1909, was the principal product of E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. By the time of his early death in 1901 only the first volume had appeared in print. The remainder was almost complete and was seen through the press by Gibb’s friend and literary... more...

  • A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume VI: Turkish Textsby E. J. W. Gibb

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2013; US$ 20.00

    The History of Ottoman Poetry, first published in six volumes between 1900 and 1909, was the principal product of E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. By the time of his early death in 1901 only the first volume had appeared in print. The remainder was almost complete and was seen through the press by Gibb’s friend and literary... more...