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The Way and Its Power: A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1934.

Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.


The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1958.

This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium...


The Real Tripitaka: And Other Pieces

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1952.

The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an...


China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance

by Zhiqun Zhu

This fully revised second edition covers Chinese initiatives in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific and studies China's current efforts...


Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyond

by Hugh de Ferranti & Alison Tokita

This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. It is the first to draw together research on the interwar musical culture of the Osaka region and addresses...


Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

by Bruce Ross

"Haiku Moment is a landmark work [which] is recommended for anyone who wishes to read some of the best examples of haiku written in English."—Professor Makoto Ueda, Editor, Basho and His Interpreters

"Haiku...


Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura

Sparrows

Playing hide-and-seek

Among the tea blossoms.

—Kobayashi Issa

Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single...


New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia

by William T. Tow & David Walton

Offering a distinctly Asia-Pacific-oriented perspective to one of the most discussed components of international security policy, human security, this volume of essays by internationally renowned experts assesses...


Autumn Wind and Other Stories

by Lane Dunlop

"Lane Dunlop's translations read elegantly, and his selection of modern Japanese Stories is both fresh and persuasive."

--Donald Keene

The fourteen distinct voices of this collection tell fourteen very different...


Twenty-Four Eyes

by Sakae Tsuboi & Akira Miura

Twenty-Four Eyes tracks the growth of twelve innocent children from childhood to adulthood through their relationship with a young school teacher. The naiveté of youth and the harsh reality of war-torn Japan...


Seven Japanese Tales

by Junichiro Tanizaki

In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sisters explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition...


Some Prefer Nettles

by Junichiro Tanizaki

The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this novel. Kaname is a smug, modern man living in a modern marriage. He gamely allows his wife to become the lover of another...


Pagoda, Skull & Samurai

by Koda Rohan & Chieko Irie Mulhern

Japanese literary history usually classifies Koda Rohan as an idealist writer, and the three stories included in this anthology belong to this genre. The Five-Storied Pagoda, one of Koda's best-known works,...


Romance of the Three Kingdoms

by Lo Kuan-Chung, C. H. Brewitt-Taylor & Robert E. Hegel

In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han dynasty came to an end and three kingdoms contested for control of China. Liu Pei, legitimate heir to the Han throne, elects to fight for his birthright and...


The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

by Yukio Mishima

Mizoguchi has been mentally troubled since he witnessed his mother's infidelity in the presence of his dying father. Mizoguchi feels utterly abandoned and alone until he becomes a pdest at Kinka-kuji, a famous...


Hawaii End of the Rainbow

by Kazuo Miyamoto

This is the story of the Japanese who immigrated to Hawaii around the turn of the present century, worked as forced laborers on the sugar plantations, and afterwards remained in Hawaii to work as free men and...


Record of Miraculous Events in Japan: The Nihon ryoiki

by Burton Watson & Haruo Shirane

This collection of setsuwa, or “explanatory tale” literature, compiled by a monk in eighth- or ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and ways in which Buddhism’s principles...


China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations

by Li Xing & with Abdulkadir Osman Farah

This collection seeks to put contemporary China-Africa relations in critical, comparative context and in doing so, it will go beyond descriptions of inter-regional trade and investment, large- and small-scale...


Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema

by Peter C. Pugsley

From the critically acclaimed Malaysian film Sepet to the on-going box office successes of the films created by Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, cinematic texts from the nations of Asia are increasingly capturing...


The Secret History of the Mongols: And Other Pieces

by Arthur Waley

First published in 1963 this book largely uses the Chinese version but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth...