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Watson, Burton 1925-2017

Overview
Works: 231 works in 1,166 publications in 3 languages and 41,515 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Quotations  Sacred books  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Illustrated works  Commentaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, tra, Composer, Publisher, Creator
Classifications: PL2478, 181.11
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Most widely held works about Burton Watson
 
Most widely held works by Burton Watson
The tales of the Heike by Burton Watson( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 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 an extended bibliography
For all my walking : free-verse haiku of Taneda Santōka with excerpts from his diaries by Santōka Taneda( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume includes 245 of Santoka's poems and of excerpts from his prose diary, along with a chronology of his life and a compelling introduction that provides historical and biographical context to Taneda Santoka's work."--Jacket
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 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from Japanese anthologies. Includes individual poets with textual and biographical notes
The analects (Lun yü) by Confucius( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,305 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. -- Cover
Early Chinese literature by Burton Watson( Book )

33 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 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 demon at Agi Bridge and other Japanese tales( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haruo Shirane and Burton Watson, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese folktales. These dramatic and often amusing stories offer a major view of the foundations of Japanese culture
Basic writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu by Di Mo( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and Chinese and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the writings of three major Chinese political thinkers of the 5th through 3rd centuries B.C
Basic writings by Zhuangzi( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic writings of Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi) 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 complete works of Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Han Feizi : basic writings by Fei Han( )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 1,032 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
Buddhism, the first millennium by Daisaku Ikeda( )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 981 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
Mo Zi; basic writings by Di Mo( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mozi (fifth century B.C.,) was an important political and social thinker and a formidable rival of the Confucianists. The most famous and original doctrine of the Mohist school was that of universal love, according to which all humankind, as creatures of God, should be loved and treated as one's own kinfolk. Considering the fierce strife and hatred that characterized the society of Mozi's time, this noble ideal extended to the condemnation of offensive warfare. Paradoxically, it led the Mohists to become experts on methods of war, as they hastened to advise vulnerable states on the strengthening of their defenses." "Mozi had deep compassion of the suffering of common people and openly attacked the abuses of feudal aristocrats and the literati, whose music, dancing, elaborate funeral rites, and luxurious living he decried as drains on the common weal. Mozi's doctrines also exhort rulers to honor the worthy, regardless of birth, and seek out men of wisdom and virtue to employ in government. At the same time, worthy individuals are encouraged to identify with superiors who are closer in the universal hierarchy to the Son of Heaven, and thus to the Lord on High who creates and loves all beings, desiring their welfare. Indeed, Mozi asserts that nature spirits and the ghosts of the dead exist, that they are cognizant of all human activities, and that they serve the Lord on High with the power to reward or punish any individual for his deeds."--Jacket
The selected poems of Du Fu by Fu Du( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 954 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 Complete works of Zhuangzi by Zhou Zhuang( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 939 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. Zhuang
Zhuangzi : basic writings by Zhuangzi( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 879 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
Cold mountain; 100 poems by Hanshan( Book )

22 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems cover a wide range of subjects : the conventional lament on the shortness of life, bitter complaints about poverty, avarice, and pride, accounts of the difficulty of official life under a bureaucratic system, attacks on the corrupt Buddhist clergy and the foolish attempts of the Taoists to achieve immortal life, incomparable descriptions of the natural world in the mountain retreat. When Han-shan speaks of Cold Mountain, he means himself, his home, and his state of mind; it is the conception of the "hidden treasure" of the Buddha who is to be sought within one's self, not somewhere outside. The poems are as much an allegory of spiritual quest and attainment as a record of the life of a ragged hermit who became one of the immortals
Records of the grand historian of China by Qian Sima( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Lotus : selections from the Lotus Sutra( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 854 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
Xunzi : basic writings by Xunzi( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Xunzi (c. 312 B.C.-?) asserted that the original nature of man is evil, thus differing from Mencius, his famous predecessor in the Confucian school. However, Xunzi was optimistic that man's evil could be counteracted through study and moral training led by the example of virtuous rulers. Although he respected the military and economic accomplishments of the state of Qin, he condemned the harsh and terroristic methods that would later be championed by his student Han Feizi." "The Xunzi is written with a precision and elegance that was unrivaled in the ancient period, and was the most complete, well-ordered philosophical system of his day. Today's reader will find its ideas on leadership, education, and moral training surprisingly close to concerns of our own age."--Jacket
 
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The tales of the Heike
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For all my walking : free-verse haiku of Taneda Santōka with excerpts from his diariesThe Columbia book of Chinese poetry : from early times to the thirteenth centuryFrom the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetryThe analects (Lun yü)Early Chinese literatureThe demon at Agi Bridge and other Japanese talesBasic writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei TzuBasic writings
Alternative Names
Burton Watson Amerikaans vertaler

Burton Watson amerikai sinológus

Burton Watson překladatel z japonské a čínské literatury do anglického jazyka

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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