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Tao Te Ching is a classic chinese book about the origin of taoist philosophy.

Hardcover:

9780785825166 | Collectors edition (Chartwell Books, August 30, 2009), cover price $7.99 | also contains Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, The Tao Te Ching
9781848372443 | Gardners Books, July 31, 2009, cover price $11.80 | also contains Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, The Tao Te Ching

Paperback:

9781517408855 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 19, 2015, cover price $8.99 | also contains Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, The Tao Te Ching
9781515033134 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 12, 2015, cover price $7.99 | also contains Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, The Tao Te Ching
9781503074446 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 3, 2014, cover price $96.65 | also contains Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, The Tao Te Ching
9781501065965 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 11, 2014, cover price $6.99 | also contains Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, The Tao Te Ching
9781499209761 | Createspace Independent Pub, April 22, 2014, cover price $11.99 | also contains Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, Tao Te Ching, The Tao Te Ching | About this edition: Tao Te Ching is a classic chinese book about the origin of taoist philosophy.
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Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text. The text's true authorship and date of composition or compilation are still debated. The oldest excavated portion dates back to the late 4th century BC, but modern scholarship dates the bulk of the text as having been written, or at least compiled later than the earliest portions of the Zhuangzi. Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners, have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and it is among the most translated works in world literature. The Wade–Giles romanization "Tao Te Ching" dates back to early English transliterations in the late 19th century; its influence can be seen in words and phrases that have become well established in English. "Daodejing" is the pinyin romanization.

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9781515331162 | Createspace Independent Pub, August 2, 2015, cover price $9.99 | also contains Tao Te Ching | About this edition: Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text.
9780711236493 | Frances Lincoln Ltd, April 6, 2015, cover price $15.99 | also contains Tao Te Ching
9781500562021 | Createspace Independent Pub, July 17, 2014, cover price $7.00 | also contains Tao Te Ching | About this edition: Tao Te Ching was written by great Chinese spiritual adept Lao Tse about 2500 years ago.
9781500477486, titled "The Tao Te Ching" | Createspace Independent Pub, July 11, 2014, cover price $8.95 | also contains Tao Te Ching
9781482065510 | Createspace Independent Pub, January 24, 2013, cover price $7.00 | also contains Tao Te Ching
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By Lucas Klein (foreword by) and Burton Watson (trans)

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9789629965631 | Revised edition (New York Review of Books, January 13, 2015), cover price $15.95

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By Burton Watson (trans)

Hardcover:

9780231164740 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 3, 2013, cover price $60.00

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By Haruo Shirane (editor) and Burton Watson (trans)

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9780231152440 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 15, 2010, cover price $75.00

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9780231152457 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 15, 2010, cover price $25.00

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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 ideal organization of society. Filled with humor and sarcasm, it reads like a casual conversation between teacher and student, emphasizing the role of the individual in the attainment of knowledge and the value of using historical events and people to illuminate moral and political concepts. Confucius's teachings focus on cultural and peaceful pursuits and the characteristics of benevolent and culturally distinguished government. He also discusses ancestor worship and other rites performed for the spirits of the dead. The single most influential philosophical work in all of Chinese history, The Analects of Confucius has shaped the thought and customs of China and neighboring countries for centuries. Burton Watson's concise translation uses the pinyin romanization system and keeps explanatory notes to a minimum, yet his intimate knowledge of the Confucian tradition and precise attention to linguistic detail capture the original text's elegance, cogency, and wit.
By Burton Watson (trans)

Hardcover:

9780231141642 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 1, 2007, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Compiled by disciples of Confucius in the centuries following his death in 479 B.

Paperback:

9780231141659 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 1, 2009, cover price $17.95

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By Burton Watson (trans)

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9780977924547 | Middleway Pr, November 1, 2009, cover price $14.95

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By Haruo Shirane (editor) and Burton Watson (trans)

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9780231138031 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 15, 2008, cover price $27.00

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Product Description: Poetry. Prose. Asian Studies. Translated from the Chinese by Burton Watson. This volume consists of twenty-five of Watson's new translations, shown alongside Lu You's poems as they appear in the original. In addition to the poems, Watson includes English translations of excerpts from Lu You's famous Ra Draii (Diary of a Trip to Shu), written in 1170, which describes his experiences on a journey he took to assume the duties of vice governor in the province of Kuizhou...read more
By Burton Watson (trans)

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9780978141493 | Ahadada Pr, November 1, 2007, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Poetry.

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9780231130011 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $26.00

By Burton Watson (trans) and Xunzi

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9780231129657 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 1, 2003, cover price $27.00

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Product Description: Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever concerned with the nature and use of power. Han Feizi (280?-233 B.C.), a prince of Han, was a representative of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, school of philosophy and produced the final and most readable exposition of its theories...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780231129695 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever concerned with the nature and use of power.

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Hardcover:

9780231128285 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $80.00

Paperback:

9780231128292 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $27.00

By Burton Watson (trans) and Zhuangzi

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9780231129596 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 2003, cover price $28.00

By Chu-I Pai and Burton Watson (trans)

Hardcover:

9780231118385 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 1, 2000, cover price $80.00

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By I-Hsuan and Burton Watson (trans)

Hardcover:

9780231114844 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $75.50

Paperback:

9780231114851 | Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $29.00

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Product Description: Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) is credited with modernizing Japan's two traditional verse forms, haiku and tanka. Born at a time of social and cultural change in Japan, Shiki welcomed the new influences from the West and responded to them by reinvigorating the native haiku and tanka forms...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780231110907 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 1998, cover price $69.50 | About this edition: Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) is credited with modernizing Japan's two traditional verse forms, haiku and tanka.

Paperback:

9780231110914 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 1998, cover price $30.00

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By Burton Watson (trans)

Paperback:

9780231106894 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 1, 1996, cover price $27.00

By Qian Sima and Burton Watson (trans)

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9780231081672 | Revised edition (Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 1996), cover price $42.00

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Product Description: -- "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review"
By Nichiren, Burton Watson (trans) and Philip B. Yampolsky (editor)

Hardcover:

9780231103848 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 1, 1996, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: -- "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review"

By Burton Watson (trans)

Hardcover:

9780231106566 | Columbia Univ Pr, May 1, 1996, cover price $85.00

Paperback:

9780231106573 | Columbia Univ Pr, November 1, 2000, cover price $28.00

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Professor Fung Yu-lan is a distinguished contemporary Chinese philosopher. Chuang-tzu is the textbook he used to teach a course on Chuang Tzu in the Beijing Chinese Language School during the 1920s. The book originally contained the translation of the first seven chapters of the Chuang-tzu and an article entitled "Some Characteristics of the Philosophy of Kuo Hsiang "appeared as an appendix. Chapter Ten, "The Third Phase of Taoism: Chuang Tzu," of Fung Yu-lan's A Short History of Chinese Philosophy is included as another appendix in the present edition. The Chuang-tzu, one of China's most important Taoist works, forms a connecting link between the preceding Book of Lao Tzu and the following Book of Huai Nan Tzu. It brims with ideas by means of images, shedding light on philosophy through the aid of fables. As the seven chapters are consistent in both style and thought, they were obviously written by Chuang Tzu himself, while some of the other chapters of the original Chuang-tzu were written by scholars of later periods or of other schools. Therefore, Chuang Tzu's philosophical thought is well presented in those seven chapters, while the ideas of the other chapters were incorporated in the translator's notes. Therefore, the present volume represents ideas discussed in the thirty-three chapters in the original Chuang- tzu. Professor Fung has, in his translator's notes, made a comparative study between Western philosophical thought and that of Chuang Tzu with a view to helping readers grasp the core of Chuang Tzu's writings.
By Chuang Tzu and Burton Watson (trans)

Paperback:

9780231105958 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 1996), cover price $28.00
9789990801941 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, April 1, 1996), cover price $0.02 | also contains Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings | About this edition: Professor Fung Yu-lan is a distinguished contemporary Chinese philosopher.

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