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The tale of Genji : a novel in six parts

by:Murasaki Shikibu, 978?-

The Tale of Genji is one of the world's earliest novels, written in the 11th century. The novel's plot centers on the romantic relationships of the noble hero Genji.

Editions:1120  Date:1537 - 2019  Genre(s):Parables, Romances, Romances, Parables, Romances

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The Analects of Confucius


In this gem-like translation by Simon Leys, Confucius speaks with clarity and brilliance. He emerges as a man of great passion and many enthusiasms, a man of bold action whose true vocation is politics. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) lived in an age of acute cultural and political crisis. Many of his observations mark a world sinking into violence and barbarity. Unable to obtain the leading political role he sought, he endeavored to reform society and salvage civilization.

Editions:168  Date:1872 - 2019  Genre(s):Quotations, Quotations

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The pillow book of Sei Shōnagon

by:Sei Shōnagon, approximately 967-

This is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi in 990s and early 11th century in Heian, Japan. The book was completed in the year 1002. In it she included lists of personal thoughts, court events, poetry and opinions on her contemporaries.

Editions:103  Date:1928 - 2011



by:Wu, Cheng'en, approximately 1500-approximately 1582

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 minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies.

Editions:110  Date:1942 - 2016  Genre(s):Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Novels, Novels, Biographical fiction


The book of songs

by:Shih ching

"Joseph R. Allen's new edition of The Book of Songs restores Arthur Waley's definitive English translations to the original order and structure of the two-thousand-year-old Chinese text. One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs that antiquity has left us." "Arthur Waley's translations, now supplemented by fifteen new translations by Allen, are superb; the songs speak to us across millennia with remarkable directness and power. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things, deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works," Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the Classic of the human heart and the human mind.""--Jacket.

Editions:57  Date:1927 - 2012  Genre(s):Poetry


Ballads and stories from Tun-huang : [an anthology]

by:Waley, Arthur

Editions:14  Date:1960 - 2012  Genre(s):Folklore


A hundred and seventy Chinese poems

by:Waley, Arthur

Editions:53  Date:1918 - 2013  Genre(s):Poetry, Poetry

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Japanese poetry : the 'uta'

by:Waley, Arthur

Editions:54  Date:1919 - 1976  Genre(s):Poetry, Tanka, Poetry, Tanka


Madly singing in the mountains : an appreciation and anthology of Arthur Waley

by:Waley, Arthur

Editions:25  Date:1969 - 1981


The nine songs; : a study of shamanism in ancient China

by:Qu, Yuan, approximately 343 B.C.-approximately 277 B.C.

Editions:24  Date:1955 - 1979


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