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Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,801 Discovery Miles 58 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1960. Over a century ago the Chinese discovered in a sealed-up cave in the west of China a collection of manuscripts dating from the fifth century to the end of the tenth. These included many specimens of popular literature of a kind that was not previously known to exist. Although the find was made long ago, only two or three of these pieces had been translated before. Arthur Waley here translates, whole or as extracts, twenty-six pieces, making an invaluable addition to world literature.

Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,802 Discovery Miles 58 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1939. This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu, finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century B.C. nonetheless have a very contemporary connection.

The Life and Times of Po Chu-i (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Life and Times of Po Chu-i (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,799 Discovery Miles 57 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1949. This book gives the biographical background to the many poems of Po Chu-I (A.D 772-846) and traces the connection between his literary career and the disturbed political life of the time. The volume also provides new translations in whole or in part of about a hundred poems by Po Chu-i.

The Book of Songs (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Book of Songs (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,810 Discovery Miles 58 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1937. The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use being made of the advances in the study of old Chinese. The result is not merely a clear picture of early Chinese life, but also the restoration to its proper place in world literature of one of the finest collection of traditional songs.

Yuan Mei - Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Yuan Mei - Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,796 Discovery Miles 57 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley here presents an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time. Gaiety is the keynote of his works and the poet was a friend of the Manchu official with whom Commodore Anson had dramatic dealings at Canton in 1743. Yuan Mei gives an account (not previously translated) of Anson's interview with the Manchu authorities. The book contains many translations of Yuan Mei's verse and prose.

The Analects of Confucius (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Analects of Confucius (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,796 Discovery Miles 17 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1938. Previous translations of the Analects of Confucius are based upon a medieval interpretation which reflects the philosophy of the 12th century A.D rather than of the 5th century B.C., when Confucius lived. This book detaches the Analects from the Scholastic interpretation and lets these famous sayings speak for themselves.

The Secret History of the Mongols - And Other Pieces (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Secret History of the Mongols - And Other Pieces (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,805 Discovery Miles 58 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century.

The Real Tripitaka - And Other Pieces (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Real Tripitaka - And Other Pieces (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,802 Discovery Miles 58 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 account of a Japanese pilgrim's visit to China in the ninth century, which describes the Wu-t'ai Shan, China's great place of Pilgrimage, and an eye-witness's account of the great persecution of Buddhism in 842-845 A.D.

The Way and Its Power - A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate,... The Way and Its Power - A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,801 Discovery Miles 58 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.

Chinese Poems (Hardcover): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Chinese Poems (Hardcover)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R5,795 Discovery Miles 57 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1946. Here in one volume is a collection of Arthur Waley's translations of Chinese poetry. The book includes some poems from The Book of Songs and 170 Chinese Poems, More Translations and The Temple. Some old translations have been revised and new notes and explanatory material added.

Tao Te Ching (Paperback, New edition): Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching (Paperback, New edition)
Lao Tzu; Translated by Arthur Waley; Notes by Arthur Waley; Introduction by Robert Wilkinson; Series edited by Tom Griffith
R105 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R17 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Translated with Notes by Arthur Waley. With an Introduction by Robert Wilkinson. Dating from around 300BC, Tao Te Ching is the first great classic of the Chinese school of philosophy called Taoism. Within its pages is summed up a complete view of the cosmos and how human beings should respond to it. A profound mystical insight into the nature of things forms the basis for a humane morality and vision of political utopia. The ideas in this work constitute one of the main shaping forces behind Chinese spirituality, art and science, so much so that no understanding of Chinese civilisation is possible without a grasp of Taoism. This edition presents the authoritative translation by Arthur Waley, with a new Introduction reflecting recent developments in the interpretation of the work.

The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,138 Discovery Miles 11 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 War felt like on the Chinese side.

The Secret History of the Mongols - And Other Pieces (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Secret History of the Mongols - And Other Pieces (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,249 Discovery Miles 12 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1963.
The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese, ) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century.

The Analects of Confucius (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Analects of Confucius (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1938. Previous translations of the Analects of Confucius are based upon a medieval interpretation which reflects the philosophy of the 12th century A.D rather than of the 5th century B.C., when Confucius lived. This book detaches the Analects from the Scholastic interpretation and lets these famous sayings speak for themselves.

The Way and Its Power - A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate,... The Way and Its Power - A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,243 Discovery Miles 12 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1934.
Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.

The Analects (Hardcover, New Ed): Confucius The Analects (Hardcover, New Ed)
Confucius; Translated by Arthur Waley; Introduction by Sarah Allan
R298 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R46 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

No other book in history has wielded greater influence over a larger number of people over a longer period of time than "The Analects of Confucius." Since it was written about 2,500 years ago, it has been the essential text of Chinese scholarship: a man could simply not be considered enlightened if he had not read it.
The teachings of Chinese philosopher and thinker Confucius (BC 551-479) espouse the importance of education for moral development and celebrate qualities such as sincerity, piety, and virtue. It was in these pivotal writings that, for the first time, human behavior was put under the microscope.
The analects are not the work of just one man, but a collective effort; an anthology of words of and about Confucius, gathered by his loyal disciples. To this day, they remain deeply influential in shaping Eastern philosophy, politics and culture. Confucius provides a moral code by which each one of us should live, based on ideals and responsibility, respect, kindness and honesty--qualities as relevant and sought-after today as they were 2,500 years ago.

The Book of Songs (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Book of Songs (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,053 Discovery Miles 10 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1937. The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use being made of the advances in the study of old Chinese. The result is not merely a clear picture of early Chinese life, but also the restoration to its proper place in world literature of one of the finest collection of traditional songs.

Chinese Poems (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Chinese Poems (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,040 Discovery Miles 10 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Life and Times of Po Chu-i (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Life and Times of Po Chu-i (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,043 Discovery Miles 10 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1949. This book gives the biographical background to the many poems of Po Chu-I (A.D 772-846) and traces the connection between his literary career and the disturbed political life of the time. The volume also provides new translations in whole or in part of about a hundred poems by Po Chu-i.

Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,044 Discovery Miles 10 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1939. This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu, finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century B.C. nonetheless have a very contemporary connection.

The Real Tripitaka - And Other Pieces (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley The Real Tripitaka - And Other Pieces (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,047 Discovery Miles 10 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 account of a Japanese pilgrim's visit to China in the ninth century, which describes the Wu-t'ai Shan, China's great place of Pilgrimage, and an eye-witness's account of the great persecution of Buddhism in 842-845 A.D.

Yuan Mei - Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Yuan Mei - Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley here presents an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time. Gaiety is the keynote of his works and the poet was a friend of the Manchu official with whom Commodore Anson had dramatic dealings at Canton in 1743. Yuan Mei gives an account (not previously translated) of Anson's interview with the Manchu authorities. The book contains many translations of Yuan Mei's verse and prose.

Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang (Paperback): The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang (Paperback)
The Arthur Waley Estate, Arthur Waley
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1960. Over a century ago the Chinese discovered in a sealed-up cave in the west of China a collection of manuscripts dating from the fifth century to the end of the tenth. These included many specimens of popular literature of a kind that was not previously known to exist. Although the find was made long ago, only two or three of these pieces had been translated before. Arthur Waley here translates, whole or as extracts, twenty-six pieces, making an invaluable addition to world literature.

Noh Plays of Japan - An Anthology (Paperback, New edition): Arthur Waley Noh Plays of Japan - An Anthology (Paperback, New edition)
Arthur Waley
R318 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R43 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Part prose, part verse, the visually stunning No plays of Japan deal with such subjects as insanity, obsession and historical characters, and frequently have as their focal points demons, gods, and beautiful women. Among the 19 works and 15 summaries included here are Ukai (The Cormorant-Fisher), Hatsuyuki (Early Snow), as well as a farcical interlude, or kyogen, titled The Bird-Catcher in Hell. A unique introduction for Western theater-goers to classic Japanese drama.

The Analects (Paperback): Confucius The Analects (Paperback)
Confucius; Translated by Arthur Waley
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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