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  • 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...

  • Pocket I-Chingby Gary G. Melyan; Wen-Kuang Chu

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    In this easy-to-follow pocket edition, the ancient Chinese system of predicting the future has been made simple, opening the hidden world of the l-Ching to the nonspecialist. The method of divining the 64 prophetic hexagrams, and the way to interpret their meaning correctly, is clearly explained, and—to give extra assistance—each hexagram is divided... 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$ 32.66

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Yunus Emreby zekeriya Baskel

    Blue Dome Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    One of the most famous poets in the history of Turkish literature, Yunus Emre (d. 1320) is well-known as a Sufi saint-poet who has exerted a great influence in both the East and the West. This book is an analysis on Emre's ardent, deceptively simple, yet powerful expressions of love, the musicality of the verse, and the daring and sometimes even daunting... more...