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- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 27.99
One of the best scholar-translators in the field presents a selection of writings by Tonna (1289--1372), an outstanding medieval Buddhist poet-monk, very little of whose work has been translated until now. Tonna was regarded as the leading NijoŻ poet of his day and was known as one of the Four Deva Kings of the Waka. This anthology contains translations... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99
First published in 1776, the nine gothic tales in this collection are Japan's finest and most celebrated examples of the literature of the occult. They subtly merge the world of reason with the realm of the uncanny and exemplify the period's fascination with the strange and the grotesque. They were also the inspiration for Mizoguchi Kenji's brilliant... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99
Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal (setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk tradition and continental sources. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal literature compiled... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99
Zhongshu Qian was one of twentieth-century China's most ingenious literary stylists, the author of short stories, essays, and a brilliant comedic novel that has inspired generations of Chinese readers. Writing between the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and the Communist takeover in 1949, Qian was a pioneering modernist and... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 59.95
Tsongkhapa?s Lamp is one of the most comprehensive and detailed presentations of the highest yoga class of Vajrayana Buddhism, especially the key practices in the advanced phase of Guyhasamaja tantra. Tsongkhapa draws extensively from Indian sources, especially the writings of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Candrakirti, and Naropa, to systematize this quintessential... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Just over half a century agoin 1911, to be exact James S. Gale had the good fortune to acquire an old manuscript copy of the stories of Im Bang , one of Korea's greatest tellers of tales. During the same year there appeared a reprint of old Korean writings that contained a number of stories by Yi Ryuk , another famous recorder of Korean... more...
- Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99
Honor de Balzac, the renowned French novelist and playright, and one of the pioneers of literary realism, makes a short fantasy diversion to the mystical island of Java, where he, or rather the narrateur, encounters a deadly poison-breathing tree, civilised monkeys, love-sick sparrows and that epitome of Oriental desirability of his day ? the women... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 75.00
This much-anticipated volume contains a full translation from the Pali of the Anguttara Nikaya , the fourth collection of the canonical discourses of the Buddha. The primary focus of the Anguttara Nikaya is practice, which it treats from a wide-angle perspective, advancing from basic ethical observances, through the pillars of mind training, to... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99
Old Stories Retold delves into intertextual resonances cultivated with traditional literature in modern Chinese fiction from both the mainland and Taiwan. These resonances develop alternative historical sensibilities which reveal the effects of modernization on Chinese culture. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
First published in 1939. This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu , finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century... more...