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- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99
Gu Yanwu pioneered the late-Ming and early Qing-era practice of Han Learning, or Evidential Learning, favoring practical over theoretical approaches to knowledge. He strongly encouraged scholars to return to the simple, ethical precepts of early Confucianism, and in his best-known work, Rizhi lu ( Record of Daily Knowledge ), he applied this paradigm... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00
This complete bilingual edition (Chinese and English) provides a readable as well as the most accurate translation of the body of poems attributed to the hermit poets Hanshan, Shide, and Fenggan. Widely popular among readers in China, Korea, and Japan since their circulation in the ninth century, the poems have influenced religious thinkers... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 9.99
"Lane Dunlop's translations read elegantly, and his selection of modern Japanese Stories is both fresh and persuasive." Donald Keene, Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese literature. The fourteen distinct voices of this collection tell fourteen very different stories spanning sixty years of twentieth-century Japanese... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Japanese... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 155.00
The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo dates from the last quarter of the tenth century. It is therefore one of the earliest of that long line of monogatari which are a special part of Japanese literature from the Heian Era. Ochikubo is the first novel: here for the first time is a vivid and realistic chronicle of life, related with a wealth of natural dialogue.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99
In this collection of essays written by the former head of the Library of Congress Chinese Collection, Chi Wang chronicles the modest beginnings of the Chinese Collection at the Library of Congress and his crusade to transform it into the largest collection and Chinese cultural presence outside Asia. Select writings discuss publication and personnel... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master. Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century Japan, is a poet attuned to the natural world as well as humble human doings; "Piles of quilts/ snow on distant mountains/ I watch both,"... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99
The two novelettes by contemporary Japanese writer Taijun Takeda that are contained in this book were chosen for their overall excellence to be included in our current Library of Japanese Literature series. Both stories are relatively modern, one dealing with an incident of cannibalism in Hokkaido during World War II and the other about the Japanese... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99
In this perceptive novel of interracial marriage, the author of Japan Unmasked again exposes the harsh realities and strange contradictions of life in post-WWII Japan. Alice Burns, the canny and compassionate daughter of Glasgow workingman, knew almost nothing about her employer's homeland when she started to work in London office of the Tozai... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.99
This collection of haiku and Western-style verse by an American living in Japan brings a special poetic vision to the endless cycle of life, and to its separate rhythmic movements. Readers will find again and again in these pages the sharpened sensibility and clear observation developed by the haiku discipline. One of the aims of this book, according... more...