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  • The Complete Works of Zhuangzi
    The Complete Works of Zhuangzi (English, Hardback) Burton Watson

    "Columbia University Press first published Watson's translation as The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu in 1968"--ECIP data view.

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  • The Analects of Confucius
    The Analects of Confucius (English, Paperback) Burton Watson

    Compiled by disciples of Confucius in the centuries following his death in 479 B.C.E.,The Analects of Confucius is a collection of aphorisms and historical anecdotes embodying the basic values of the Confucian tradition: learning, morality, ritual decorum, and filial piety. Reflecting the model eras of Chinese antiquity, the Analects offers valuable insights into successful governance and the...

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  • Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
    Record of Miraculous Events in Japan (English, Hardback) Burton Watson

    The Nihon ryoiki, a collection of setsuwa, or "anecdotal" tales, compiled by a monk in late-eighth- or early-ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and the ways in which Buddhism's principles were adapted to the conditions of Japanese society. Beginning in the time before Buddhism was introduced to Japan, the text captures the effects of the nation's initial contact...

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  • The Tales of the Heike
    The Tales of the Heike (English, Paperback) Burton Watson, Haruo Shirane

    Written in the mid-thirteenth century, this book chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. It depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai.

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  • The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales
    The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales (English, Hardback) Haruo Shirane

    Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal (setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk tradition and continental sources. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal literature compiled between the ninth and thirteenth centuries,...

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  • Flower of Chinese Buddhism
    Flower of Chinese Buddhism (English, Paperback) Daisaku Ikeda, Burton Watson

    Beginning with the introduction of the religion into China, this chronicle depicts the evolution of Buddhism. The career and achievements of the great Kumarajiva are investigated, exploring the famed philosophical treatises that form the core of East Asian Buddhist literature. Providing a useful and accessible introduction to the influential Tien-t'ai school of Buddhism in Japan as well as the...

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  • Buddhism
    Buddhism (English, Paperback) Daisaku Ikeda, Burton Watson

    Beginning with the events immediately following the dark days after the death of Shakyamuni and continuing over a period of 1,000 years, this dynamic tome covers a vast and complex series of events and developments in the history of Buddhism. Through a thorough examination of its early development in India, a new light is cast on little-known aspects of Buddhist history and its relevance to the...

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  • The Analects of Confucius
    The Analects of Confucius (English, Hardback) Burton Watson

    A collection of aphorisms and historical anecdotes embodying the basic values of the Confucian tradition. This book reflects the model eras of Chinese antiquity. It provides insight into the successful governance of the empire and its ideal organization of society.

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  • The Vimalakirti Sutra
    The Vimalakirti Sutra (English, Paperback) Burton Watson

    This text is a translation of one of the most influential works of the Mahayana Buddhist canon, and is of particular importance to the Ch'an or Zen sect. Written in the first century BC, it claims to record events from the time of Sakyamuni Buddha, over 400 years earlier.

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  • The Tales of the Heike
    The Tales of the Heike (English, Hardback) Burton Watson

    Written in the mid-thirteenth century, this book chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. It depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai.

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  • Xunzi
    Xunzi (English, Paperback) Burton Watson

    In the most complete, well-ordered philosophical society of his day, Xunzi advocated the counteraction of man's evil through self-improvement, the pursuit of learning, the avoidance of obsession and observance or ritual in life. And his ideas are still close to those of ours today.

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  • Mozi
    Mozi (English, Paperback) Burton Watson

    Mozi was an important fifth century BC political and social thinker and formidable rival of the Confucianists. He advocated universal love, belief in the will of Heaven and in ghosts, and firmly opposed warfare, extravagance, elaborate funerals and mourning.

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  • Zhuangzi: Basic Writings
    Zhuangzi: Basic Writings (English, Paperback) Zhuangzi

    A leading philosopher of the Daoist strain, Zhuangzi used parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, to set forth the early ideas of what was to become the Daoist school. This is his classic work making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages.

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  • Four Huts
    Four Huts (English, Paperback) Burton Watson

    The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia?that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and convey each author's underlying sense of the world and what is to be valued in it. Four Huts presents original translations by Burton Watson?one of the...

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  • Han Feizi
    Han Feizi (English, Paperback) Han Fei Tzu

    Trenchant, sophisticated and cynial, Han Feizi's philosophy is still valid today when people are more than ever concerned with the nature and use of power. He was a representative of the Legalist school of philosophy and produced the final and most readable exposition of its theories.

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