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100 Books You Must Read Before You Die - volume 2 [newly updated] [Ulysses; Dangerous Liaisons; Of Human Bondage; Moby-Dick; The Jungle; Anna Karenina; etc.] (Book House Publishing)

by Rabindranath Tagore, Mark Twain, D. H. Lawrence & Upton Sinclair et al.

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays: Zuihitsu from the Tenth to the Twenty-First Century

by Steven D. Carter

A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely...


The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

by Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Michelle Yeh & Ming-ju Fan

This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays...


The Practice of Generalist Social Work

by Marla Berg-Weger & Julie Birkenmaier

Sufficiently concise to be teachable in a one-semester practice course, yet available with a treasure trove of related materials for use in a two or three-course practice sequence, this text helps translate...


Media Perspectives for the 21st Century

by Stylianos Papathanassopoulos

Media Perspectives for the 21st Century brings together key international scholars to explore concepts, topics and issues concerning the communication environment in contemporary democratic societies.


Japan's Political Warfare

by Peter de Mendelssohn

After more than six years of active fighting in the Far East and over two years of open war between Japan and the Anglo-Saxon powers, Japanese political warfare was still a factor largely unknown in the Western...


Digital Archetypes: Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

by Sambit Datta & David Beynon

This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian architecture.

The authors...


Classical Chinese Poetry

by David Hinton

With this groundbreaking collection, translated and edited by the renowned poet and translator David Hinton, a new generation will be introduced to the work that riveted Ezra Pound and transformed modern poetry....


Like a Yeti Catching Marmots: A Little Treasury of Tibetan Proverbs

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...


Wisdom of the Kadam Masters

by Thupten Jinpa

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...


A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages: Teachings on Guhyasamaja Tantra

by Je Tsongkhapa, Gavin Kilty & Thupten Jinpa

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) -...


The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya

by Nanamoli & Bodhi

This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism....


The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

by Bodhi

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...


Mahamudra and Related Instructions: Core Teachings of the Kagyu Schools

by Peter Alan Roberts & Thrangu

The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra...


Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa

by Jetsun Milarepa, Amy Soderberg, Kunga & Brian Cutillo

Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational...


Essential Mind Training

by Thupten Jinpa

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...


The Year Names of China and Japan

by P M Suski

Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title,...


Post-Conflict Development in East Asia

by Brendan M. Howe

East Asia is a region deeply affected by conflict. Colonial, ideological, and national wars have left their scars and legacies on regional, international, and national governance. Yet East Asian post-conflict...


Katsuno's Revenge and Other Tales of the Samurai

by Asataro Miyamori

Eight compelling stories, featuring scenes from samurai life that embody the concept of Bushido, the "way of the warrior." They portray the values of Japanese knighthood through stories of loyalty, romance,...