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The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse
The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse
by Stonehouse
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"The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse [is] a tough-spirited book of enlightened free verse."—Kyoto Journal The Zen master and mountain hermit Stonehouse—considered one of the greatest Chinese Buddhist poets—used poetry as his medium of... (read more)

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The Selected Poems of Tu Fu
The Selected Poems of Tu Fu
by Fu Tu
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Tu Fu radically altered poetry as he found it in the High T'ang period. In addition to making formal innovations in language and structure, he extended the range of acceptable subject matter to include all aspects of public and private experience, thus... (read more)

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Story of the Stone Volume 1 Golden Days
Story of the Stone Volume 1 Golden Days
by Xueqin Cao
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One of the greatest novels of Chinese literature.... (read more)

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Monkey: Folk Novel of China by Wu Ch'eng En
Monkey: Folk Novel of China by Wu Ch'eng En
by Wu Ch'Eng-En
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Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far east, this classic combination of picaresque novel and folk epic mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking tale. It is the story of the roguish monkey and his encounters with major and... (read more)

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The Three Kingdoms, Volume 2: The Sleeping Dragon: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation
The Three Kingdoms, Volume 2: The Sleeping Dragon: The Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation
by Lu Guanzhung
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This exciting new translation with footnotes is more readable than past versions and will appeal to modern readers. The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries ago. It recounts in vivid historical detail the turbulent years at... (read more)

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The Story of the Stone, Volume 4: The Debt of Tears  (Penguin Classics)
The Story of the Stone, Volume 4: The Debt of Tears (Penguin Classics)
by Xueqin Cao
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Written towards the end of the 18th century, this is one of the great novel of manners of Chinese literature. The book charts the glory and decline of the illustrious Jia family.... (read more)

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The Three Kingdoms, Volume 3: Welcome the Tiger: An Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation
The Three Kingdoms, Volume 3: Welcome the Tiger: An Epic Chinese Tale of Loyalty and War in a Dynamic New Translation
by Guanzhong Luo
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This exciting new translation with footnotes is more readable than past versions and will appeal to modern readers. The Three Kingdoms is an epic Chinese novel written over six centuries ago. It recounts in vivid historical detail the turbulent years at... (read more)

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 2
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 2
by Kuan Chung Lo
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This epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death forms part of the indelible core of classical Chinese culture and continues to fascinate modern-day readers. In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han... (read more)

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When I Find You Again, It Will Be in Mountains: Selected Poems of Chia Tao
When I Find You Again, It Will Be in Mountains: Selected Poems of Chia Tao
by Chia Tao
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Selected poems of Chai Tao, a Zen monk who became a poet during China's T'ang Dynasty.... (read more)

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The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
by Naian Shi
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Based upon the historical bandit Song Jiang and his companions, this Chinese equivalent of the English classic Robin Hood and His Merry Men is an epic tale of rebellion against tyranny and has been thrilling and inspiring readers for hundreds of years... (read more)

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Collected Poems and Lyrics of Classical China: Translated by Xu Yuanchong
Collected Poems and Lyrics of Classical China: Translated by Xu Yuanchong
by Xu (trn) Yuanchang
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Chinese poetry has over 3,000 years of history, and with it much diversity and influence. American poets such as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Rexroth, Gary Snyder, and David Hinton have been influenced by and even translated the poetry of... (read more)

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Gathering (93 Edition)
Gathering (93 Edition)
by David Tod Roy
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"This is the first complete English translation of world literature and will immediately supersede all existing partial and abridged translations in that language. Even aside from the stunning achievement of the translation itself, the book represents a... (read more)

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Where the World Does Not Follow: Buddhist China in Picture and Poem
Where the World Does Not Follow: Buddhist China in Picture and Poem
by Mike O'Connor
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-138) and index.... (read more)

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Field Translation Series #15: Five T'Ang Poets: Wang Wei, Lipo et al
Field Translation Series #15: Five T'Ang Poets: Wang Wei, Lipo et al
by David Young
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One of our most popular titles. The selections from these five poets constitute some of the greatest lyric poetry ever written.... (read more)

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In Such Hard Times: The Poetry of Wei Ying-Wu
In Such Hard Times: The Poetry of Wei Ying-Wu
by Ying Wu Wei
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Poetry. Asian Studies. Translated by Red Pine. True to his reputation as one of the world's leading translators of Chinese, Red Pine (a.k.a. Bill Porter) translates 175 of Wei's poems and demonstrates why he is "one of the world's great poets." Presented... (read more)

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The Carnal Prayer Mat
The Carnal Prayer Mat
by Yu Li
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In the three hundred years since its initial publication, Li Yu's The Carnal Prayer Mat has been widely read in China, where it is recognized as a benchmark of erotic literature and currently enjoys the distinction of being a banned-in-Beijing classic... (read more)

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Anthology of Chinese Literature #1: Anthology of Chinese Literature: From the Earliest Times to the Fourteenth Century
Anthology of Chinese Literature #1: Anthology of Chinese Literature: From the Earliest Times to the Fourteenth Century
by Cyril Birch
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Internationally renowned Chinese literature scholar Cyril Birch was the first to assemble the finest translations of these seminal pieces in his now classic and still definitive introductory anthologies. The selections in this first volume span a two... (read more)

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The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry
The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry
by Eliot Weinberger
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A rich compendium of translations, The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry is the first collection to look at Chinese poetry through its enormous influence on American poetry. Weinberger begins with Ezra Pound's Cathay (1915), and... (read more)

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Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po (Shambhala Library)
Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po (Shambhala Library)
by Po Li
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His work is one of the glories of Chinese poetry’s golden age, and it has not ceased to delight readers in the twelve centuries since. Li Po (701–762) wrote of the pleasures of nature, of wine, and of the life of a wandering poet  in a... (read more)

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Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom
Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom
by Po Jen Sung
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"It is one of the very first art books which helped artists develop the aptitude for seeing the inner essence of various natural phenomena."—Shambhala Sun "Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom could fit neatly into any number of contemporary-sounding... (read more)

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