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

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

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 Columbia University Press (July 29, 2014)

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 Columbia University Press (August 26, 2014)

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...


Classical Chinese Poetry

by David Hinton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

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

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2012)

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 Publications (January 21, 2013)

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

by Je Tsongkhapa, Gavin Kilty & Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (November 19, 2012)

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

by Nanamoli & Bodhi Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

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

by Bodhi Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

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

by Peter Alan Roberts & Thrangu Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

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

by Jetsun Milarepa, Amy Soderberg, Kunga & Brian Cutillo Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

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 Wisdom Publications (November 14, 2011)

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...


Songs of Kabir

by Kabir & Rabindranath Tagore Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

The 15th-century poet Kabir created timeless works of enlightenment that combine the philosophies of Sufism, Hinduism, and the Kabbala. Kabir's poems possess a simplicity and cover a wide emotional range. Features...


Classic Haiku: An Anthology of Poems by Basho and His Followers

by Basho & Asataro Miyamori Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works by his predecessors and ten of his disciples — Kikaku, Ransetsu, Joso, and Kyoroku among them.


Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

by Bruce Ross Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 1993)

Kagero Nikki, translated here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikuibu.

This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts...


Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura Tuttle Publishing (April 15, 1992)

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...


Autumn Wind and Other Stories

by Lane Dunlop Tuttle Publishing (July 01, 1999)

"Lane Dunlop's translations read elegantly, and his selection of modern Japanese Stories is both fresh and persuasive." —Donald Keene, Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese...


Record of Miraculous Events in Japan: The Nihon ryoiki

by Burton Watson & Haruo Shirane Columbia University Press (July 02, 2013)

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...


The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo

by Kobo Abe & Richard Calichman Columbia University Press (June 04, 2013)

Abe Kobo (1924–1993) was one of Japan’s greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and plays of the absurd. However, he also wrote theoretical criticism for which he is...


Old Stories Retold: Narrative and Vanishing Pasts in Modern China

by Andrew G. Stuckey Lexington Books (April 30, 2010)

Old Stories Retold delves into intertextual resonances cultivated with traditional literature in modern Chinese fiction from both the mainland and Taiwan. These resonances develop alternative historical sensibilities...


Literary Creations on the Road: Women's Travel Diaries in Early Modern Japan

by Keiko Shiba & Motoko Ezaki UPA (October 05, 2012)

In this book, originally published in Japanese, Shiba intersperses her narration with excerpts from the actual travel diaries and sheds new light on women’s literary activities in early modern Japan, which...


The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry

by David McCann Columbia University Press (March 24, 2004)

Korea’s modern poetry is filled with many different voices and styles, subjects and views, moves and countermoves, yet it still remains relatively unknown outside of Korea itself. This is in part because the...


The Togakushi Legend Murders

by Yasuo Uchida & David J. Selis Tuttle Publishing (May 15, 2004)

Murder and mayhem are coupled with Japanese folklore and fable in this riveting tale of suspense.

When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison...


The River With No Bridge

by Sue Sumii & Susan Wilkinson Tuttle Publishing (November 04, 2005)

The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan’s largest minority group, the burakumin.

Racially...


Shiokari Pass

by Ayako Miura & Bill Fearnehough Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Based on a true story, Shiokari Pass is a moving tale of love eclipsed by sacrifice and tragedy.

The hero of this Japanese novel is the young and idealistic Nobuo Nagano, who finds himself forced to make a heart-rending...


Foreigners in Mikadoland

by Harold S. Williams Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This is an account of life in the foreign communities and former Foreign Settlements or Concessions in Japan that flourished after Japan was opened to foreign trade in 1859. It tells of the imposters, the eccentrics,...


And Then

by Soseki Natsume & Norma Moore Field Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

"A Japanese writer of genius."—Japan Quarterly

Soseki Natsume is considered to be one of Japan's most beloved and respected authors. And Then is ranked as one of his most insightful and stirring novels.

Daisuke,...


The Izu Dancer and Other Stories: The Counterfeiter, Obasute, The Full Moon

by Yasunari Kawabata & Yasushi Inoue Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This Japanese literature collection contains four translated stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers.

The Izu Dancer, Yasunari Kawabata's first work to bring him recognition as...


The Chinese Storyteller's Book

by Michael David Kwan Tuttle Publishing (November 16, 2001)

Imagine a universe constructed in layers: At the top is Heaven—where the gods live. Beneath is the Earth, where people dwell. And beneath the Earth lies a magical realm of witches, vampires, ghosts, and immortal...


Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions

by David McCann Columbia University Press (September 14, 2000)

Preeminent scholar and translator David R. McCann presents an anthology of his own translations of works ranging across the major genres and authors of Korean writing—stories, legends, poems, historical vignettes,...


Sunset

by Manshik Ch'ae, Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton Columbia University Press (June 06, 2017)

Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader is the first English-language anthology of works in a variety of genres—novella, short fiction, conte, anecdotal essay, travel writing, children’s essay, one-act play, three-act...


The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales

by Burton Watson & Haruo Shirane Columbia University Press (December 10, 2010)

Haruo Shirane and Burton Watson, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese folktales. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal...


The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature

by Victor H. Mair & Mark Bender Columbia University Press (April 26, 2011)

In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection...


The Human Jungle

by Cho Chongnae, Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton Chin Music Press Inc. (September 05, 2016)

Equal parts muckraking novel, transnational love story, and socially engaged panorama, Cho Chongnae’s The Human Jungle portrays China on the verge of becoming the world’s dominant economic force.

Against...


AlliterAsian

by Allan Cho, Julia Lin & Jim Wong-Chu Arsenal Pulp Press (July 11, 2016)

This anthology of Asian Canadian writing celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Ricepaper magazine, one of the few publications dedicated to literary writing by Asians outside of Asia. It includes new work...


Inside My Glass Doors

by Natsumé Sôseki & Sammy I. Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (October 15, 2002)

Originally published as Garusudo no Uchi in daily serialization in the Asahi newspaper in 1915, before appearing in book form, this is the first time Inside My Glass Doors has been published in English. It is...


Out of the East: Reveries and Studies in New Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

Out of the East came wonderful tales by a Westerner who loved the old Japan—devotion, ancestor worship, courtesy, and kindness—and record his feelings for the rest of the world to read.

This collection of...


Free Yourself of Everything: Radical Guidance in the Spirit of Zen and Christian Mysticism

by Wolfgang Kopp & Barbara Wittenberg-Haenauer Tuttle Publishing (January 15, 1994)

This guide to meditation and spirituality draws on both Buddhist and Christian sources to present a unique path to enlightenment.

Intended for those who earnestly seek spiritual guidance, this book conveys, with...


Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts, and Fairies

by Im Bang, Yi Ryuk & James S. Gale Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

This classic collection of Korean folk and fairy tales is of cultural enormous importance for Koreans and Westerners alike.

First published in 1913 but regrettably long out of print, this fascinating little volume...


Twenty-Four Eyes

by Sakae Tsuboi & Akira Miura Tuttle Publishing (April 15, 2007)

Twenty Four Eyes is a deeply pacifist Japanese novel based on the perversion and inhumanity of modern war. Set on Shodoshima, a small island in the Inland Sea, and covering a twenty–year period embracing prewar,...


Vietnamese Legends

by George F. Schultz Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1965)

This collection of Vietnamese mythology will be of great interest to cultural scholars as well as people of Vietnamese descent.

The history of every country is reflected in its myths and legends and this absorbing...


Asian & Pacific Short Stories

by Cultural and Social Centre Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1974)

Readers of Asian & Pacific Short Stories will have the exciting experience of encountering for the first time the recent work of some of Asia's most talented writers. Collected in this anthology are short stories...


Harp of Burma

by Michio Takeyama & Howard Hibbett Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front. Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of...


Little Songs of the Geisha: Traditional Japanese Ko-Uta

by Liza Dalby Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400-year-old art of Ko-Uta, the traditional song form sung to three-stringed shamisen music. It is a vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan....


Spring Miscellany: And London Essays

by Soseki Natsume & Sammy I Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

For the first time, English readers have access to Soseki’s Spring Miscellany. Originally published as Eijitu Shohin in serial form in the Asahi newspaper in 1909, before appearing in book form, Spring Miscellany...


The Heredity of Taste

by Soseki Natsume & Sammy I. Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (April 15, 2005)

Written in eight days, in December 1905, and published in the January 1906 issue of the magazine Teikoku Bungaku (Imperial Literature), Shumi no iden (The Heredity of Taste) is Soseki Natsume's only anti-war...


A Daughter of the Samurai

by Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 1990)

A Daughter of the Samurai tells the true story of a samurai's daughter, brought up in the strict traditions of feudal Japan, who was sent to America to meet her future husband. An engrossing, haunting tale that...


River of Fire and Other Stories

by Chŏnghŭi O, Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton Columbia University Press (July 03, 2012)

O Chonghui crafts historically-rooted yet timeless tales imagining core human experiences from a female point of view. Since her debut in 1968, she has formed a powerful challenge to the patriarchal literary...


A Classical Tibetan Reader

by Yael Bentor Wisdom Publications (November 18, 2014)

A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections...


Record of Daily Knowledge and Collected Poems and Essays: Selections

by Yanwu Gu & Ian Johnston Columbia University Press (November 08, 2016)

Gu Yanwu pioneered the late-Ming and early Qing-era practice of Han Learning, or Evidential Learning, favoring practical over theoretical approaches to knowledge. He strongly encouraged scholars to return to...