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  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume Fiveby David Tod Roy

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the fifth and final volume in David Roy's celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P?ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth-century work that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch?ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains... more...

  • Mistress Orikuby Matsutaro Kawaguchi; Royall Tyler

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    "Royall Tyler's translations are nothing short of superbcrisp, restrained, ably balancing the ribald and the profound." Booklist Sensitive, compassionate, and indomitable, Mistress Oriku has abandoned the pleasure trades of Tokyo to run an elegant teahouse on the city's outskirts. Despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she... more...

  • Essays in Idlenessby Meredith McKinney; Kenko; Chomei

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    These two works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view. In the short memoir Hjki , Chmei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit in a tiny hut in the mountains, contemplating the impermanence of human existence. Kenko, however, displays a... more...

  • A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stagesby Je Tsongkhapa; Gavin Kilty; Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 59.95

    Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices - the so-called five stages ( pancakrama ) - of the advanced phase of Guhyasamaja tantra. Beginning with a thorough examination of the Indian sources, Tsongkhapa draws particularly from... more...

  • Wisdom of the Kadam Mastersby Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Wisdom of the Kadam Masters is the second volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of Tibetan Classics . The phrase "Kadam masters" evokes for many Tibetans a sense of a spiritual golden age--the image of a community... more...

  • The Connected Discourses of the Buddhaby Bodhi

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 75.00

    This volume offers a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha , the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. The Samyutta Nikaya consists of fifty-six chapters, each governed by a unifying theme that binds together the Buddha's suttas or discourses. The chapters are organized... more...

  • Essential Mind Trainingby Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2011; US$ 16.95

    Essential Mind Training is the first volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of Tibetan Classics . The key to happiness is not the eradication of all problems but rather the development of a mind capable of transforming... more...

  • Classics in Chinese Philosophyby Wade Baskin

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    During the last century China has undergone more change than during any other period in its long and turbulent history. Roughly a quarter of the world?s population has been directly affected by the radical transformation that culminated in the establishment of the present Communist state?one which claims to have translated into reality the Confucian... more...

  • Season of Violenceby Shintaro Ishihara

    Tuttle Publishing 1966; US$ 3.99

    Violent, sensual, and seemingly un-Japanese, the stories in Season of Violence nevertheless depict Japanese teenagers of the present in compulsive but often unconscious revolt against the moral codes of "old Japan." Yet these stories tell of youth who offer no real, modern morality to replace the oldonly the anti-morality of indiscriminate sex,... more...

  • Burial in the Cloudsby Hiroyuki Agawa; Teruyo Shimizu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Burial in the Clouds is the first English language translation of Hiroyuki Agawa's classic novel of World War II, Kumo No Bohyo . A powerful novel, it takes the form of the war-time diary of a young Japanese college student inducted into the Imperial Navy at the height of World War II. Trained as a combat pilot, he is transferred to one of... more...