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Watson, Burton 1925-2017

Overview
Works: 200 works in 1,110 publications in 3 languages and 41,756 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Quotations  Sacred books  Juvenile works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, tra, Publisher, Contributor, Creator, Composer
Classifications: PL2478, 181.11
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Most widely held works about Burton Watson
 
Most widely held works by Burton Watson
Basic writings by Di Mo( Book )

93 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Chuang Tzu have been savored by Chinese readers for more than two thousand years. And Burton Watson's lucid and beautiful translation has been loved by generations of readers. Chuang Tzu (369?-286? B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth, in the book that bears his name, the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings includes the seven "inner chapters, " which form the heart of the book, three of the "outer chapters, " and one of the "miscellaneous chapters." Watson also provides an introduction, which places the philosopher in relation to Chinese history and thought. Witty and imaginative, enriched by brilliant imagery, and making sportive use of both mythological and historical personages (including even Confucius), this timeless classic is sure to appeal to anyone interested in Chinese religion and culture
The Columbia book of Chinese poetry : from early times to the thirteenth century by Burton Watson( Book )

18 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetry by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from Japanese anthologies. Includes individual poets with textual and biographical notes
Early Chinese literature by Burton Watson( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes various types of Chinese writings from 1100 B.C. to 220 A.D. Included are lists of translated works and a chronology of literary works
The complete works of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold mountain; 100 poems by Hanshan( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records of the grand historian of China by Qian Sima( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Basic writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu by Di Mo( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Chinese and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the writings of three major Chinese political thinkers of the 5th through 3rd centuries B.C
Records of the grand historian by Qian Sima( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of the history of the Han dynasty consists of chapters dealing principally with the reign of Emperor Wu, one of the most energetic and strong-willed of China's Rulers. Here the historian is chronicling events he has witnessed and writing of the men he personally knows or has known. In Nagano Hozan's (1783-1837) words,?He makes us see in our minds the character of the men of the time, and this is why he is a great historian
The tales of the Heike by Burton Watson( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, The Tales of the Heike 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. Featuring a vivid cast of characters, the book depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail the chaos of the battlefield, the intrigue of the imperial court, and the gradual loss of courtly tradition. This new, abridged translation presents the work's most gripping episodes and includes woodblock illustrations, a glossary of characters, and a
The analects (Lun yü) by Confucius( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiled by disciples of Confucius in the fourth century B.C.E., The Analects of Confucius is a collection of aphorisms and historical anecdotes embodying the basic values of the Cunfucian tradition: learning, morality, ritual, decorum, and filial piety. Reflecting the model eras of Chinese antiquity, the book is valued for its insights into the successful governance of the empire and its ideal organization of society. -- Jacket flap
Zhuangzi : basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free, individuals must discard rigid conventions that distinguish good from bad, right from wrong, and follow a course of action not founded on motives of gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears
Han Feizi : basic writings by Fei Han( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Han Feizi (280?-233 B.C.), a prince of Han, a student of Xunzi, and representative of the Fajia, or Legalist, school of philosophy, produced the final and most readable exposition of that school's theories. His handbook for the ruler deals with the problems of strengthening and preserving the state, the way of the ruler, the use of power, and punishment and favor. It also holds that all ideas and ways of life that impede the realization of these aims should be unmercifully quashed, and that the people should be kept in a state of ignorance and awe. Although it has been condemned for its advocacy of harshness and deceit, its penetrating analysis and astute advice have been drawn upon again and again by later rulers and theorists. Ironically, the ruler most influenced by Han Feizi, the king of Qin, was persuaded by one of Han Feizi's former classmates to send him to prison, where he later committed suicide."--Jacket
The selected poems of Du Fu by Fu Du( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Du Fu (712-777) has been called China's greatest poet, and some call him the greatest nonepic, nondramatic poet whose writings survive in any language. Du Fu excelled in a great variety of poetic forms, showing a richness of language ranging from elegant to colloquial, from allusive to direct. His impressive breadth of subject matter includes intimate personal detail as well as a great deal of historical information - which earned him the epithet "poet-historian." Some 1,400 of Du Fu's poems survive today, his fame resting on about one hundred that have been widely admired over the centuries. Preeminent translator Burton Watson has selected 127 poems, including those for which Du Fu is best remembered and lesser-known works."--Jacket
The demon at Agi Bridge and other Japanese tales( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, these dramatic and often amusing stories open a major window onto the foundations of Japanese culture. Out of thousands of setsuwa, Shirane has selected thirty-eight of the most powerful a
For all my walking : free-verse haiku of Taneda Santōka with excerpts from his diaries by Santōka Taneda( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April 1926, the Japanese poet Taneda Santoka (1882-1940) set off on the first of many walking trips, journeys in which he tramped thousands of miles through the Japanese countryside. These journeys were part of his religious training as a Buddhist monk as well as literary inspiration for his memorable and often painfully moving poems. The works he wrote during this time comprise a record of his quest for spiritual enlightenment."
The essential Lotus : selections from the Lotus Sutra( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lotus Sutra is considered to be the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist sutra and has had a profound impact on Chinese and Japanese literature. This edition condenses the sutra from the most authoritative version
Buddhism, the first millennium by Daisaku Ikeda( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 understanding of Buddhism today. Topics include the formation of the Buddhist canon, the cultural exchange between the East and West, and the spirit of the Lotus Sutra
The Complete works of Zhuangzi by Zhou Zhuang( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy's central tenet, espoused by the person?or group of people?known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions between good and bad, right and wrong, and follow a course of action not motivated by gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Zhuangzi elucidates
Songs from my heart : poems of life and nature by Daisaku Ikeda( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Columbia book of Chinese poetry : from early times to the thirteenth century
Alternative Names
Burton Watson Amerikaans vertaler

Burton Watson amerikai sinológus

Burton Watson traduttore statunitense

Burton Watson US-amerikanischer Übersetzer von chinesischer und japanischer Literatur

De Witt Watson, Burton 1925-2017

DeWitt, Burton W. 1925-2017

DeWitt Watson, Burton 1925-2017

Hua, Zi sheng 1925-2017

Hua, Zisheng 1925-

Hua, Zisheng 1925-2017

Huazisheng 1925-2017

Watoson, Bāton, 1925-

Watson, Burton

Watson, Burton, 1925-

Watson Burton D. 1925-2017

Watson, Burton Dewitt

Watson, Burton Dewitt, 1925-2017

Watson-DeWitt, Burton 1925-2017

برتون واتسون مترجم و نویسنده آمریکایی

バートン・ワトソン 1925-

ワトソン, バートン

ワトソン, バートン, 1925-

ワトソン, バートン, 1925-2017

伯顿·沃森

华, 兹生 1925-2017

华兹生 1925-2017

华滋生 1925-

華滋生 1925-2017

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The Columbia book of Chinese poetry : from early times to the thirteenth centuryFrom the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetryEarly Chinese literatureThe complete works of Chuang TzuCold mountain; 100 poemsBasic writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei TzuThe tales of the HeikeThe analects (Lun yü)