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Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho

by Matsuo Basho & David Young

Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master.

Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century...


The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

by King David Kalakaua

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii, by King David Kalakaua, who lived from 1836 to 1890, is a remarkable work. It combines many traditional Hawaiian legends with stories about historical incidents, such as the...


Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry

by Yuki Sawa & Edith Shiffert

This collection of modern Japanese poetry presents carefully selected works for Western readers.The state of Japanese poetry in the twentieth century, its high quality and individuality is clearly shown in this...


Comrade Loves the Samurai

by Ihara Saikaku & Edward Powys Mathers

In Comrade Loves of a Samurai, the theme of homosexual love between the samurai is explored.To the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form...


Ten Thai short stories — 2010

by Various Authors

Four of these outstanding Thai short stories

are published in English for the first time.

The others appeared first in the Bangkok Post.

All mark new trends in Thai fiction writing

and deserve the widest readership....


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 Idea of Europe in British Travel Narratives, 1789-1914

by Katarina Gephardt

Showing how specific rhetorical strategies used in nineteenth-century British travel writing produced fictional representations of continental Europe in works by Ann Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, and...


Social Work in East Asia

by Christian Aspalter

Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family,...


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 multi-disciplinary study of early archetypal Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architectures examines how the styles from northwest India were adapted as they spread into Southeast Asia. It unravels...


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....


The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World: The Political Experience of Pakistan

by Louis D. Hayes

The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World is a study of the political development of Pakistan. This study consists of three parts. The first addresses the concept of the 'state' as it has evolved historically,...


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...


In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

by Bodhi & Dalai Lama

This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here...


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) -...