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The Book of Chinese Poetry: Being the Collection of Ballads, Sagas, Hymns, and Other Pieces Known as the Shih Ching or Classic of Poetry

By: Allen, Clement Francis Romilly

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1980711


Binding shaken, front hinge repaired, endpapers lightly stained, owner bookplate on front endpaper, base of one section of pages bumped causing minor tear to bottom margin, some pages unopened. 1891 Hard Cover. xxviii, 528 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt & orange titles. An English translation of the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry, known as the Shih Ching, which consists of 305 works from the 11th to 7th centuries B.C. It is one of the five classics... View more info

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All Men Are Brothers (Shui Hu Chuan)

By: Buck, Pearl S.; Yutang, Lin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1948

Seller ID: 2261911


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 9M laid in. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1948 Hard Cover. xxix, [1], 688 pp. Translated from the Chinese by Pearl S. Buck, with an introduction by Lin Yutang, an author's preface by Shih Naian of Tung-Tu, and a translator's preface. Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. Also known as Water Margin, Outlaws of the Marsh or The Marshes of Mount Liang, this is one of the Four Great Classi... View more info

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Wang Kuei and Li Hsiang-Hsiang: A Narrative Poem

By: Chi, Li; Hsien-yi, Yang; Yang, Gladys

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Foreign Languages Press: 1964

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2025590


Third edition. Includes original jacket. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips.Good. 1964 Hard Cover. 33 pp. 8vo. A volume of poetry by a soldier in the War of Resistance Against Japan and an instructor in the People's Liberation Army. View more info

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Wandering Ghost: The Odyssey of Lafcadio Hearn

By: Cott, Jonathan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263282


First edition. Remainder mark. 1991 Hard Cover. xxi, 438 pp. Chronicles the life of one of the nineteenth century's most colorful literary figures, detailing Hearn's career as a newspaper reporter, his poetry of the New Orleans underclass, and his move to Japan. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (/h??rn/; Greek: ????????? ????????? ????; 27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo (?? ??), was a writer, known best for his books about Japan, e... View more info

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Little Peachling and Other Tales of Old Japan

By: Faulkner, Georgene

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Wise-Parslow Company: 1928

Seller ID: 1295164


EX-LIBRARY. Usual library marks. Spine ends heavily taped, boards heavily rubbed.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1928 Large Hardcover. Color plates throughout text. CONTENTS: Little Peachling; The Two Frogs; The Wonderful Tea-Kettle; The Mirror of Matsuyama; The Prince of the Reed Plains; Chin-Chin Kobakama; The Boastful Bamboo Tree; Schippeitaro; The Tongue-Cut Sparrow; The Wonderful Waterfall; The Stone Cutter. View more info

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The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry

By: Fenollosa, Ernest; Pound, Ezra

Price: $6.00

Publisher: City Lights Books: 1968

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2263338


3rd printing. Pencil underlining and minor marginalia, wrappers lightly toned. 1968 Trade Paperback. 45, [3] pp. An essay left unfinished by Fenollosa upon his death, completed and edited by Ezra Pound. This important and much-disputed essay edited by Ezra Pound from the manuscript of Ernest Fenollosa (and published in Instigations, London, 1920) has since gone through several editions, despite the ridicule of such sinologists as Professor George Kennedy of Yale, who cal... View more info

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India's Love Lyrics: De Luxe Edition

By: Hope, Laurence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 2202416


Corners exposed, light stain on rear board. 1938 Hard Cover. 182 pp. Pictorial endpapers, full color plates by Byam Shaw throughout text. A compilation of poetry containing more than 75 different pieces. View more info

Stones of the Wall: The First Major Novel to Come Out of Contemporary China

By: Houying, Dai; Wood, Frances (Editor)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: St Martin's Press: 1985

Seller ID: 1310610


Article laid in. Jacket price clipped, jacket edge wear.Good. 1985 Hard Cover. One comes to care very much for the characters in this novel of modern China by a former Red Guard who now teaches literature at the University of Shanghai. As students and intellectuals during the Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957 and the ensuing Cultural Revolution, Sun Yue, her husband, their friends and teachers fell into different political factions that attacked each other in ideological fo... View more info

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Twentieth Century Chinese Poetry: An Anthology

By: Hsu, Kai-Yu (Translator & Editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1963

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263629


1st printing. Wrappers faintly rubbed. 1963 Mass Market Paperback. Includes poems by Mao Tse-tung, Hu Feng, and many more! View more info

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The Three Jewels: A Study and Translation of Minamoto Tamenori's Sanboe (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Number 2)

By: Kamens, Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262791


First edition. Ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1988 Hard Cover. xii, 446 pp. 8vo. The Three Jewels is a crucial text for understanding lay attitudes toward tenth-century Japanese Buddhism, especially toward the influential Tendai tradition. Through Kamens's carefully annotated translation of the text, the reader gains insight into how many members at court must have viewed the complex ceremonies and traditions of a religious tradition which was often exotic and alien b... View more info

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The Lake

By: Kawabata, Yasunari

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Kodansha: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263064


1st printing. Faintly rubbed. 1978 Mass Market Paperback. The Lake is the history of an obsession. It traces a man's sad pursuit of an unattainable perfection, a beauty out of reach, admired from a distance, unconsummated. Homeless, a fugitive from an ambiguous crime, his is an incurable longing that drives him to shadow nameless women in the street and hide in ditches as they pass above him, beautiful and aloof. For their beauty is not of this world, but of a dream--the... View more info

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The Master of Go

By: Kawabata, Yasunari; Seidensticker, Edward G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Berkley Medallion: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2206112


1st printing. Spine creased, pages faintly toned. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 186 pp. Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other's black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, it is an essential expression of the Japanese sensibility. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and invincible Master and a younger, more progressive challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captur... View more info

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Japanese Literature: An Introduction for Western Readers

By: Keene, Donald

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1955

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2206084


1st printing. Wrappers and pages toned. 1955 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 114 pp. A brief history of Japanese literature and a small number of works that illustrate its mechanisms.KEYWORDS: DONALD KEENE JAPANESE LITERATURE ASIAN LITERARY CRITICISM View more info

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A History of Sanskrit Literature

By: Keith, A. Berriedale

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 2200494


Pages toned, ink stamp to title page.Large sections missing from top and bottom edges of jacket spine, ink notation to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 575 pp. ...this work covers the field of Classical Sanskrit Literature, as opposed to the Vedic Literature, the epics and the Puranas. The book is divided into three parts: Part I is general, and covers the Language; Part II, Belles-Lettres and Poetics; and Part III, Scientific Literature.Keyword... View more info

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Runaway Horses (Sea of Fertility)

By: Misimas, Yukio

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262958


First edition. Two minor tears along top edge of jacket rear. Ink name on front endpaper. 1973 Hard Cover. 421 pp. Set between June 1932 and December 1933, it tells the story of young Isao Iinuma, a rightist reactionary trained in the samurai code by his father. Isao becomes the instigator of a plot to topple the zaibatsu that he feels have corrupted the Yamato-damashii and betrayed the will of the Emperor. He is assured of the army's assistance by the young Lieutenant H... View more info

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A True Novel

By: Mizumura, Minae; Carpenter, Juliet Winters

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Other Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262839


First American edition - a paperback original. Includes publisher's slipcase. Spines lightly creased. 2013 Trade Paperback. 454, [1]; 457-854, [1] pp. Pictorial wrappers. The first English translation of Honkaku Shosetsu, originally published in 2002. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A remaking of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan. A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigran... View more info

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Dance Dance Dance

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1995

Seller ID: 2206808


Lightly rubbed. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In this propulsive novel, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table.As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he col... View more info

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 1998

Seller ID: 2266388


A very nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 607 pp. Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat.  Soon he finds hi... View more info

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Kafka on the Shore

By: Murakami, Haruki; Gabriel, Philip

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Harvill Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199844


First UK edition. Spine and top edge lightly stained. 2005 Hard Cover. 505 pp. 8vo. The opening pages of a Haruki Murakami novel can be like the view out an airplane window onto tarmac. But at some point between page three and fifteen -- it's page thirteen in Kafka on the Shore -- the deceptively placid narrative lifts off, and you find yourself breaking through clouds at a tilt, no longer certain where the plane is headed or if the laws of flight even apply. Joining the... View more info

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The Panchatantra, Translated from the Sanskrit

By: Ryder, Arthur W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club: 1972

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2264527


Limited edition, #1278 of 1500 copies, signed by the artist and numbered on the colophon. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase spine a bit faded, owner bookplate of Thomas Keith Tindale on front endpaper, with a matching embossed stamp on the half-title page. Tindale was a scholar interested in Asian literature and printing (he published a book entitled The Handmade Papers of Japan). 1972 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 366, [2] pp. A collection of Indian stories which also in... View more info

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The Silent Firefly: Japanese Songs of Love and Other Things

By: Sackheim, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd.: 1965

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263751


Includes publisher's slipcase. Minor abrasion to paper along cloth spine on front board, boards and slipcase lightly rubbed, small ink number on slipcase label. 1965 Hard Cover. 203, [1] pp. A collection of English translations of Japanese poems, paired with reproductions of woodblock illustrations by Kitao Masami (Keisai), originally published in Ryakuga-shiki (The Way of Sketch) in 1795. View more info

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Nameless to Nameless

By: Senryu; Oye, George M. [Koshyu, Oye]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: George M. Oye: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2123394


1983 2nd printing. Minor sticker remnant on front corner. 1981 Stapled Binding. 44 pp. Original Japanese with English transliteration and translation. View more info

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The Tale of Genji, in Two Volumes

By: Shikibu, Murasaki; Tyler, Royall

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Viking: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2205365


First thus. Includes publisher's slipcase. Tiny nick to top slipcase edge, else fine. 2001 Hard Cover. xxix, 574; [vi], [575]-1174 pp. 8vo. In the early eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote what many consider to be the world’s first novel, more than three centuries before Chaucer. The Heian era (794—1185) is recognized as one of the very greatest periods in Japanese literature, and The Tale of Genji is not only the unquestioned... View more info

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A Net of Fireflies: Japanese Haiku and Haiku Paintings - An Anthology of 320 Japanese Haiku, Translated into English Verse, with 33 Haiku Paintings in Full Color

By: Stewart, Harold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2178404


14th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase a bit rubbed, ink gift note & name on endpapers. 1960 Hard Cover. 180 pp. Original red & beige cloth, silver & black titles, gilt Japanese fan on front board. A collection of 320 Japanese haiku, with accompanying paintings. View more info

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Myths and Legends of China

By: Werner, E.T.C. [Edward Theodore Chalmers]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brentano's: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266384


First American edition. Frontispiece repaired at binding, boards a bit soiled. 1922 Hard Cover. 453, [3] pp. A survey of Chinese mythology by the sinologist specializing in the myths, magic, and superstitions of China throughout history. In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E.T.C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and ... View more info

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The Year of My Life: A Translation of Issa's Oraga Haru

By: Yuasa, Nobuyuki; Issa

Price: $60.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135214


First paperback printing. Two corners lightly stained, ink name & date inside. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 140, [2] pp. A translation of Issa's Oraga Haru, an autobiography in haibun - a mixed form of haiku and prose. View more info

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Chin P'ing Mei: The Adventurous History of His Men and his Six Wives

By: [Sheng, Lanling Xiaoxiao]; Waley, Arthur (Introduction)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1947

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1764166


First one-volume edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed with a few tiny tears along edges. 1947 Hard Cover. xxii, 863 pp. 8vo. A Chinese novel dating to the Ming Dynasty, controversial for its brazen sexuality, and considered pornographic by some. Despite that fact, it is respected as an important work in the history of literature for its contributions to the development of the narrative art. View more info