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Three Kingdoms: Chinese Classics (Classic Novel in 4-Volumes)
Luo Guanzhong, Moss Roberts (Translator)
7119005901
January 1, 2005
Paperback
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Patrick Hanan, New York Times Book Review
"A martial epic with an astonishing fidelity to history, which has been translated now into lively English by Moss Roberts. . . . The subject matter of Three Kingdoms has long held an extraordinary grip on the Chinese imagination. . . . The great achievement of the author . . . was to match historiography with fiction and gain a synergistic effect from the combination of elite and popular tradition." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

National Post (Canadian daily)
"...all other historical novels suffer by comparison to Three Kingdoms, the great epic of the Chinese literary tradition."

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The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sun Tzu
1593081723
October 2004
Hardcover
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Limited Views
Chung-Shu Ch'ien
0674534115
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This translation of 65 pieces from Qian Zhongshu's Guanzhui bian (Limited Views) makes available for the first time in English a representative selection from Qian's massive four-volume collection of essays and reading notes on the classics of early Chinese literature. First published in 1979, it has been hailed as one of the most insightful and comprehensive treatments of themes and motifs in early Chinese writing to appear in this century. Scholar, novelist, and essayist Qian Zhongshu (b. 1910) is arguably contemporary China's foremost man of letters, and Limited Views is recognized as the culmination of his study of literature in both the Chinese and the Western traditions.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Chinese


Art of the Bedchamber
Douglas Wile
0791408868
Feb 1992
Paperback
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The Scholars
Wu Ching-Tzu
7119012134
January 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
An eighteenth-century satire, it is outstanding among Chinese classic novels. The author mercilessly exposes the decadence of the literati produced by the feudal examination system, the disastrous effects of that institution, the corruption of the feudal regime, and the darkness of the feudal society. The Yangs are also the translators of the most famous Chinese classic novel A Dream of Red Mansions. Illustrated

Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sun Tzu
1593080166
June 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
“A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago, and kings, soldiers, and statesmen have been turning to the Chinese master for his astute observations ever since. Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.
Here Lionel Giles’s famed 1910 translation, laced with commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is...


Outlaws of the Marsh (Chinese Classics 4-Volume Boxed Set) [BOX SET] [BOX SET]
Shi Nai'An
7119016628
January 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
China's great classic novel Outlaws of the Marsh, written in the fourteenth century, is a fictional account of twelfth-century events during the Song Dynasty. One by one, over a hundred men and women are forced by the harsh feudal officialdom to take to the hills. They band together and defeat every attempt of the government troops to crush them. Within this framework we find intrigue, adventure, murder, warfare, romance ... in a connected series of fascinating individual tales, told in the suspenseful manner of the traditional storyteller.

Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese (translation)

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Before Confucius
Edward L. Shaughnessy
0791433773
Dec 1997
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese


Tao Te Ching (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Lao Tzu
1593082568
March 2005
Paperback
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The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary: Based on the Classic Edition by Andrew N. Nelson
John H. Haig, Andrew N. Nelson
0804820368
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary perpetuates the coveted status of the Original as the foremost Japanese-English character dictionary available. Keeping pace with the evolution of Japanese, over 1,200 characters and modernized definitions have been added to over 70,000 entries. Using the same basic indexes as the Original Nelson, the New Nelson has added a significant advance: the Universal Radical Index. With over 32,000 entries, the URI enables users to search for main-entry characters from any of their component radicals, facilitating use and making radical priorities obsolete. Its cross-references now include the Japan Industrial Standard code number for each main-entry character, as well as the main-entry character's reference number in Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten.

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The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sun Tzu
1593080174
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
“A clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” So wrote Sun Tzu 2,500 years ago.

Sun Tzu’s incisive blueprint for battlefield strategy is as relevant to today’s combatants in business, politics, and everyday life as it once was to the warlords of ancient China. The Art of War is one of the most useful books ever written on leading with wisdom, an essential tool for modern corporate warriors battling to gain the advantage in the boardroom, and for anyone struggling to gain the upper hand in confrontations and competitions.

Here Lionel Giles’s famed 1910 translation, laced with commentary from illustrious Chinese experts, is brought up to date with relevant quotations from Western writers and thinkers.

Dallas Galvin, a writer and...


Before Confucius
Edward L. Shaughnessy
0791433781
Nov 1997
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Dai Sijie
0385722206
October 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Cultural Revolution of Chairman Mao Zedong altered Chinese history in the 1960s and '70s, forcibly sending hundreds of thousands of Chinese intellectuals to peasant villages for "re-education." This moving, often wrenching short novel by a writer who was himself re-educated in the '70s tells how two young men weather years of banishment, emphasizing the power of literature to free the mind. Sijie's unnamed 17-year-old protagonist and his best friend, Luo, are bourgeois doctors' sons, and so condemned to serve four years in a remote mountain village, carrying pails of excrement daily up a hill. Only their ingenuity helps them to survive. The two friends are good at storytelling, and the village headman commands them to put on "oral cinema shows" for the villagers, reciting the plots and dialogue of movies....


The Journey to the West, Volume 3
Anthony C. Yu (Translator)
0226971538
February 15, 1984
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Book Description
The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Hsüan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.




The Essence of War
Ralph D. Sawyer
0813390494
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Ralph D. Sawyer, noted scholar of Chinese warfare, provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential views, concepts, and tactical principles of military strategy through this translation of classic texts from ancient China. From antiquity, the history of China has been marked by invading tribes, warring states, and popular uprisings. This heritage of conflict produced a body of martial literature exploring the fundamental principles of warfare and their methods of employment. Fully aware of the tragic consequences of battle, the authors of these texts emphasized that bloodshed and war should be avoided whenever possible. But, they argued, this is possible only when the principles of leadership and strategy have been mastered and the dynamics of conflict thoroughly analyzed. Over the centuries, these texts have...


Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature
Charles A. Laughlin (Editor)
1403967822
June 4, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"This book examines the cultural and historical dynamics of modern China as manifested in literary and visual texts. By visualizing a network of histories continuously cutting across one another, the book provides a powerful critique of conventional paradigms of modern Chinese literature. It spans from the late nineteenth century to the turn of the new millennium, and it covers a very wide range of issues, from cultural production to gender politics, from national identity to the aesthetics of imagined community and citizenship, from urban ethics to diasporic crisis, and from spatial 'demolition' to visionary 'apocalypse'. The contributors have done most impressive work in making a comprehensive volume on the multifaceted dimensions of Chinese (post)modernity."
--David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University

"Engaged...


Gateway to the Chinese Classics
Jeannette L. Faurot
0835125378
Mar 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Chinese


Monkey: A Journey to the West
Wu Ch'eng-en
0802130860
January 1988
Paperback
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Lost Tai'-Chi Classics from the Late Ch'Ing Dynasty (Chinese Philosophy and Culture)
Douglas Wile
0791426548
July 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Douglas Wile translates and analyzes four collections of recently released nineteenth-century manuscripts on T'ai-chi ch'uan. These writings of Wu's older brothers Ch'eng-ch'ing and Ju-ch'ing, and his nephew Li I-yu, together with the transmissions of Yang Pan-hou, represent a significant addition to the seminal literature. The rich new texts allow us to make a fresh survey of longstanding issues in T'ai-chi history: the origins of the art; the authorship of the "classics;" the differences between Wu, Yang, and Li; and the roles of Chang San-feng, Wang Tsung-yueh, Chiang Fa, and the formerly missing link, Ch'ang Nai-chou. The original Chinese texts of the four new sets of classics have been appended for the convenience of Chinese readers and scholars. The book reconsiders the world of the Wu, Yang, and Li families of...


The Concept of Man in Contemporary China
Donald J. Munro
0892641444
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Part of a trilogy exploring how ideas about human nature have shaped practices of social control and education over the course of Chinese history, this volume explores how the most striking political theories and policies of the contemporary period rest on distinctly Chinese theories of mind. Many of these contrast dramatically with long-held Western beliefs, key among them the insistence on the commingling of rational thought, the emotions, and motives. Focusing on the Maoist period (1940s through 1976), Munro reveals convergences between Confucian and Maoist theories of mind, and considers their application in both education and the practice of modern government.


Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel. Abridged Edition
Luo Guanzhong
0520215850
September 1999
Paperback
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Patrick Hanan, New York Times Book Review
"A martial epic with an astonishing fidelity to history, which has been translated now into lively English by Moss Roberts. . . . The subject matter of Three Kingdoms has long held an extraordinary grip on the Chinese imagination. . . . The great achievement of the author . . . was to match historiography with fiction and gain a synergistic effect from the combination of elite and popular tradition." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

National Post (Canadian daily)
"...all other historical novels suffer by comparison to Three Kingdoms, the great epic of the Chinese literary tradition."

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Pan Chao
Nancy Lee Swann
0892641509
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
First published in 1932, this book is perhaps the earliest work by an American scholar on a Chinese woman intellectual. Nancy Lee Swann presents a sketch of the Eastern Han period when Pan lived and wrote, of her family background, and of the literary milieu of which she was a part. In addition, Swann provides translations of writings definitively identified with Pan that survive from the years when she was active (ca. 89--105 a.d.).


The Opposite of Fate
Amy Tan
0399150749


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Book Review
Amy Tan begins The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, a collection of essays that spans her literary career, on a humorous note; she is troubled that her life and novels have become the subject of a "Cliff’s Notes" abridgement. Reading the little yellow booklet, she discovers that her work is seen as complex and rich with symbolism. However, Tan assures her readers that she has no lofty, literary intentions in writing her novels--she writes for herself, and insists that the recurring patterns and themes that critics find in them are entirely their own making. This self-deprecating stance, coupled with Tan’s own clarification of her intentions, makes The Opposite of Fate feel like an extended, private conversation with the author.

Tan manages to find grace and frequent comedy in her sometimes painful life,...



The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
0743272935
September 2004
Paperback
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Review
Boston Transcript One need never have lived in China or know anything about the Chinese to understand it or respond to its appeal.

Book Description
Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was -- now in a Contemporary Classics edition. Though more than sixty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic ...


The Good Earth (Enriched Classics Series)
Pearl S. Buck
1416500189
April 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
Boston Transcript One need never have lived in China or know anything about the Chinese to understand it or respond to its appeal. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPA poignant tale about the life and labors of a Chinese farmer during the sweeping reign of the country¹s last emperor.EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information• A chronology of the author's life and work• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations• Detailed explanatory notes• Critical analysis,...


The Concept of Man in Early China
Donald J. Munro
0892641517
Oct 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Hailed at its first release as "exceptional among studies of Chinese philosophy," a work "combining philosophical acumen with sinological competence that raises the study of early Chinese thought to a new level of sophistication," The Concept of Man in Early China remains a staple in the study of early Chinese civilization. Addressing the very roots of Chinese culture and thought, this path-breaking work frequently compares concepts from the Confucian and Taoist traditions with those from Western classical philosophy. Donald J. Munro clearly identifies key ideas about human nature and links these ideas within the intellectual universe of classical China.


Classic Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties
Wang Shixiang
1878529021

Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Even though strict principles governed Chinese furniture design of the Ming and early Qing dynasties, artisans created a myriad of forms and variations within this framework. The golden age of classical Chinese furniture lasted from approximately 1520 to 1735. Wine tables, officials' low-backed armchairs, carved clothes racks placed at the end of a bed, multipaneled folding screens, incense stands and a great canopy bed with full-moon opening, carved with dragon and flower reliefs, are among the 162 pieces assembled here from public and private collections in China. What at first appears monotonous turns out to be an art of great variety and sophistication. The author, a former curator of Beijing's Palace Museum, has produced a scholarly handbook with 332 color plates. It covers construction methods, types of...


Poems of the Masters : China's Classic Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse
Red Pine
1556591950
September 1, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Poetry is China's greatest art, and for the past eight centuries Poems of the Masters has been that country's most studied and memorized collection of verse. For the first time ever in English, here is the complete text, with an introduction and extensive notes by renowned translator, Red Pine. Over one hundred poets are represented in this bilingual edition, including many of China's celebrated poets: Li Pai, Wang Wei, Tu Fu, Wang Po, and Ou-yang Hsiu.Poems of the Masters was compiled during the Sung dynasty (960–1278), a time when poetry became the defining measure of human relationships and understanding. As Red Pine writes in his introduction: "Nothing was significant without a poem, no social or ritual occasion, no political or personal event was considered complete without a few well-chosen words...


Shih-Shuo Hsin-Yu
Liu I-Ch'ing
089264155X
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Shih-shuo hsin-yü (A New Account of Tales of the World), compiled by Liu I-ch'ing (403-444), is a collection of anecdotes, short conversations, and pithy observations on personalities who lived in China between about 150 and 420 A.D. Mather's classic translation incorporates the commentary of Liu Chun (461-521), adding invaluable information through citations from lost works of the third and fourth centuries.


The Good Earth
Pearl S. Buck
064164356X

Paperback
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