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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

Condition: Good


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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Maps for Lost Lovers

By: Aslam, Nadeem

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269607

ISBN: 0571221807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 2004 Hard Cover. 369, [5] pp. 8vo. The second novel by the award-winning British Pakistani author. In an unnamed town in England, Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared - and Chanda's brothers have been arrested for their murder. What follows is an unravelling of all that is sacred to the family, as the pious Kaukab tries desperately to square the traditional justice of her culture with the more personal consequences of their murder. 'Maps for Lost... View more info

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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1956

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2276063

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed and toned with minor loss from spine head and foot. 1956 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. When Pearl S. Buck finished writing her autobiographical work, My Several Worlds, she found that the most vivid character memory of her childhood life was Tzu Hsi, the last Empress of China. This is the woman usually known to Westerners as the Empress Dowager, or Old Buddha. But how little the West really know... 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

Condition: Very Good


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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India's Love Lyrics: De Luxe Edition

By: Hope, Laurence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 2202416

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Good


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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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

ISBN: 0939512343

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0870113658

Condition: Very Good


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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Japanese Literature: An Introduction for Western Readers

By: Keene, Donald

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1955

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2206084

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 0394466187

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1590512030

Condition: Very Good


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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1Q84

By: Murakami, Haruki; Rubin, Jay; Gabriel, Philip

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 2013

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2275965

ISBN: 0307476464

Condition: Good


5th printing. Several creases to front wrapper edges. 2013 Trade Paperback. 1157, [15] pp. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so ... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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; Seidensticker, Edward G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2273490

ISBN: 0394483286

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Includes publisher's slipcase. Spines a bit faded. 1977 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 1090 pp. The Tale of Genji is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century, around the peak of the Heian Period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel to still be considered a classic, though this issue is a matter of debate. 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

Condition: Very Good


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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The Key and Diary of a Mad Old Man

By: Tanizaki, Junichiro

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269242

ISBN: 1400079004

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. In The Key, a middle-aged professor plies his wife of thirty years with any number of stimulants, from brandy to a handsome young lover, in order to reach new heights of pleasure. Their alternating diaries record their separate adventures, but whether for themselves or each other becomes the question. Diary of a Mad Old Man records, with alternating humor and sadness, seventy-seven-year-old Utsugi’s discovery tha... View more info

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Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way (Mystical Classics of the World)

By: Tzu, Lao; Mair, Victor H.; Smith, Huston

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club: 1998

Seller ID: 2268456

ISBN: 0965064751

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. xxii, 168 pp. Translated by Victor H. Mair. Introduction by Huston Smith. The classic collection of spiritual insights and observations called the Tao Te Ching embodies the search for a way to live based not on arbitrary rules of morality but on achieving harmony with all things. Here can be found an understanding of the essential oneness of the universe, that cosmic energy--chi'i--flows within and around us without ceasing, and that wi... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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