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Waley, Arthur

Overview
Works: 587 works in 2,471 publications in 7 languages and 37,986 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographical fiction  Quotations  Biography  Anecdotes  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Collector, Contributor, Lyricist, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, pre
Classifications: PL3277.E3, 895.6
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The Analects of Confucius by Confucius( Book )

106 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of the Chinese sage with his disciples, with biographical introduction. For other editions, see Author Catalog
Translations from the Chinese by Arthur Waley( Book )

30 editions published between 1919 and 1978 in English and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The nō plays of Japan by Arthur Waley( Book )

93 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes translations of twenty famous Nō plays, and summaries of many more. In addition, the author offers extracts from the last works of Seami, an actor-author of the fourteenth century
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

94 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley, whose books and translations have done so much to bring the literature and thought of China and Japan to English readers, has created a charming book by weaving together the words of the Chinese philosophers themselves with background history and explanatory comment
Monkey by Cheng'en Wu( Book )

67 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic combination of picaresque novel and folk epic mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking tale. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies
The book of songs by Confucius( Book )

66 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph R. Allen's new edition of The Book of Songs restores Arthur Waley's definitive English translations to the original order and structure of the two-thousand-year-old Chinese text. One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs that antiquity has left us." "Arthur Waley's translations, now supplemented by fifteen new translations by Allen, are superb; the songs speak to us across millennia with remarkable directness and power. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things, deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works," Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the Classic of the human heart and the human mind.""--Jacket
The way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Laozi( Book )

98 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1934. Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature
The Opium War through Chinese eyes by Arthur Waley( Book )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Commissioner Lin at Canton, a leading figure on the Chinese side, is the main source, but other diaries covering the last 6 months of the war are also drawn upon
The tale of Genji; a novel in six parts by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

42 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 11th century Japan, the work recounts the life of a son of a Japanese emperor, known to readers as Hikaru Genji, or "Shining Genji". For political reasons, Genji is relegated to commoner status (by being given the surname Minamoto) and begins a career as an imperial officer. The tale concentrates on Genji's romantic life and describes the customs of the aristocratic society of the time. --Wikipedia.com
Chinese poems : selected from 170 Chinese poems, More translations from the Chinese, the temple and the book of songs by Arthur Waley( Book )

74 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antologi af kinesiske digte fra ca. 900 f.Kr. til ca. 1650 e.Kr. Udvalgt og oversat fra kinesisk af Arthur Waley
Yuan Mei, eighteenth century Chinese poet by Arthur Waley( Book )

34 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley here presents an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time. Gaiety is the keynote of his works and the poet was a friend of the Manchu official with whom Commodore Anson had dramatic dealings at Canton in 1743. Yuan Mei gives an account (not previously translated) of Anson's interview with the Manchu authorities. The book contains many translations of Yuan Mei's verse and prose
The poetry and career of Li Po, 701-762 A.D. by Arthur Waley( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of Chinese painting by Arthur Waley( Book )

39 editions published between 1923 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Po Chü-i, 772-846 A.D by Arthur Waley( Book )

41 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the early Chinese poet, portraying Chinese society in T'ang times
Japanese poetry : the 'uta' by Arthur Waley( Book )

45 editions published between 1919 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred and seventy Chinese poems by Arthur Waley( Book )

46 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madly singing in the mountains : an appreciation and anthology of Arthur Waley by Arthur Waley( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pillow-book of Sei Shōnagon by Sei Shōnagon( Book )

41 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. In a small diary, a young courtesan of the Heian period gives her account of the Japanese courts of the day, providing perspective on a unique time in Japanese history. A contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu, the author of The Tale of Genji, Sei Sho-nagon's commentary brings an added dimension to that timeless and seminal work. In a pl
The secret history of the Mongols, and other pieces by Arthur Waley( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unforgettable book, Waley brings together a number of articles, poems and translations. Included are pieces on the poet Ts’ên Shên and the great Chinese prose writer, Han Yü, but the most compelling is ‘The Secret History of the Mongols’, with fantastic tales of epic battles; betrayal and love; tyrants and prisoners
The real Tripitaka : and other pieces by Arthur Waley( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1952. The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an account of a Japanese pilgrim's visit to China in the ninth century, which describes the Wu-t'ai Shan, China's great place of Pilgrimage, and an eye-witness's account of the great persecution of Buddhism in 842-845 A.D
 
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The way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought
Alternative Names
Arthur Waley

Arthur Waley britischer Sinologe

Arthur Waley britisk poet

Arthur Waley Brits dichter (1889-1966)

Arthur Waley brittisk poet

Arthur Waley traduttore e orientalista britannico

Āsā Weirī 1889-1966

Schloss, Arthur 1889-1966

Schloss, Arthur David

Schloss, Arthur David 1889-1966

Schoss, Arthur David

Sir Arthur Waley

Waley, A.

Waley, Arthur

Waley, Arthur 1889-1966

Waley, Arthur D.

Waley, Arthur D. 1889-1966

Waley, Arthur David.

Waley, Arthur David 1889-1966

Waley, Artur David

Waley, Sir Arthur

Waley, Sir Arthur David

Weili 1889-1966

Weirī, A., 1889-1966

Yase. Weili 1889-1966

Уэйли, Артур

ארתור ויילי

ארתור ויילי סופר בריטי

アーサー・ウェイリー

アーサー・ウェイリー 1889-1966

ウェイリー, A., 1889-1966

ウェイリー, アーサー

ウェリー

ウェーリー, アーサー

ウェーレー

亚瑟. 魏利 1889-1966

亞瑟偉利

亞瑟偉利 1889-1966

魏利 1889-1966

韦利 1889-1966

Languages
English (1,037)

Japanese (20)

Chinese (15)

German (14)

Spanish (4)

French (2)

Polish (2)

Covers
The nō plays of JapanThree ways of thought in ancient ChinaMonkeyThe book of songsThe way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thoughtThe Opium War through Chinese eyesChinese poems : selected from 170 Chinese poems, More translations from the Chinese, the temple and the book of songsThe life and times of Po Chü-i, 772-846 A.D