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  • Are You an Echo?by Sally Ito; David Jacobson; Michiko Tsuboi; Setsuo Yazaki; Misuzu Kaneko; Toshikado Hajiri

    Chin Music Press Inc. 2016; US$ 19.50

    Kaneko?s empathetic children?s poetry was lost for decades. Now, this color-illustrated, bilingual volume presents her biography and most beloved poems. more...

  • Unbearable Splendorby Sun Yung Shin

    Coffee House Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Who is guest, and who is host? Adoption, Antigone, zombies, clones, and minotaursall building blocks, forming and reforming our ideas. more...

  • For Nirvanaby Oh-hyun Cho; Heinz Insu Fenkl

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Cho Oh-Hyun was born in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, Korea and has lived in retreat in the mountains since becoming a novice monk at the age of seven. Writing under the Buddhist name Musan, he has composed hundreds of poems in seclusion, many in the sijo form, a relatively fixed syllabic style similar to Japanese haiku and tanka . This... more...

  • The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ienby Tao Chien; David Hinton

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien brings into English some of the most important poetry in all of Chinese literature. more...

  • The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhiby Mohandas K. Gandhi

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    My first acquaintance with the Gita began in 1888-89 with the verse translation by Sir Edwin Arnold known as the Song Celestial. On reading it, I felt a keen desire to read a Gujarati translation. And I read as many translations as I could lay hold of. But all such reading can give me no passport for presenting my own translation. Then again my knowledge... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Swami Swarupananda

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    This famous and marvellous Sanskrit poem occurs as an episode of the Mahabharata, in the sixth-or "Bhishma"-Parva of the great Hindu epic. It enjoys immense popularity and authority in India, where it is reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels," -pancharatnani- of Devanagiri literature. In plain but noble language it unfolds a philosophical system which... more...

  • Ballads of the Eastby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Georgi "Sapajou" Sapojnikoff

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 13.99

    A collection of poetryby poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbitand cartoons by Sapajou, This compilation offers a fresh perspective on the foreign experience in Old China. From A'Rabbit?s sharp and hilarious portrayals of travelers in the Orient to his bouncy and rhythmic satirical wit and distaste for hypocrisy and pretension, this... more...

  • A Little Primer of Tu Fuby David Hawkes

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 16.95

    The deepest and most varied of the Tang Dynasty poets, Tu Fu (Du Fu) is, in the words of David Hinton, the ?first complete poetic sensibility in Chinese literature.? Tu Fu merged the public and the private, often in the same poem, as his subjects ranged from the horrors of war to the delights of friendship, from closely observed landscapes to remembered... more...

  • Brocade River Poemsby Xue Tao; Jeanne Larsen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Xue Tao (A.D. 768-831) was well known as a poet in an age when all men of learning were poets--and almost all women were illiterate. As an entertainer and official government hostess, she met, and impressed, many of the most talented and powerful figures of her day. As a maker of beautiful paper and a Taoist churchwoman, she maintained a life of independence... more...

  • Finding Them Goneby Red Pine

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    A fast-paced travelogue to modern China with Red Pine, who searches for poets' graves and pays homage with Kentucky bourbon. more...