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Billings, Timothy James 1963-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 2,033 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor, htt, Author
Classifications: PQ2637.E33, 841.912
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Most widely held works by Timothy James Billings
On friendship : one hundred maxims for a Chinese prince = Jiaoyou lun by Matteo Ricci( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"" On Friendship, with its total of one hundred sayings, is the perfect gift for friends."" & mdash;Feng Yingjing, renowned scholar and civic official, 1601Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) is best known as the Italian Jesuit missionary who brought Christianity to China. He also published a landmark text on friendship & mdash;the first book to be written in Chinese by a European & mdash;that instantly became a late Ming best seller. On Friendship distilled the best ideas on friendship from Renaissance Latin texts into one hundred pure and provocative Chinese maxims. Wri
Cathay : a critical edition by Ezra Pound( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra Pound's Cathay (1915) is a masterpiece of modernism, but also one of world literature. The muscular precision of images that mark Pound's translations helped established a modern style for American literature, at the same time creating a thirst for classical Chinese poetry in English. Yet Pound wrote it without knowing any Chinese, relying instead on word-for-word "cribs" left by the Orientalist Ernest Fenollosa, whose notebooks reveal a remarkable story of sustained cultural exchange. This fully annotated critical edition focuses on Pound's astonishing translations without forgetting that the original Chinese and Old English poems are masterpieces in their own right. By placing Pound's final text alongside the poems it claims to translate, as well as the manuscript traces of Pound's Japanese and American interlocutors, the volume resituates Cathay as a classic of world literature. The Pound texts and their intertexts are presented with care, clarity, and visual elegance. In addition to the Chinese poems of Cathay, the volume also includes that volume's additional poem, Pound's famous translation of "The Seafarer" from Anglo-Saxon, as well as fifteen further Pound translations from Chinese and his essay "Chinese Poetry." A substantial textual Introduction elaborates the texts' histories, and substantial prefatory pieces by Bush and Saussy discuss international modernism, the mediation of Japan, and translation. Finally, the edition supplies exhaustive historical, critical, and textual notes, clarifying points that have sometimes lent obscurity to Pound's poems and making the process of translation visible even for readers with no knowledge of Chinese. This landmark edition will forever change how readers view Pound's "Chinese" poems. In addition to discoveries that permanently alter the scholarly record, the critical apparatus allows fresh discoveries by making available the specific networks through which poetic expression moved among hands, languages, and media in a multiply authored and intrinsically hybrid masterpiece
On friendship : one hundred maxims for a Chinese prince = Jiaoyou lun by Matteo Ricci( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Friendship distilled the best ideas on friendship from Renaissance Latin texts into one hundred pure and provocative Chinese maxims. Written in a masterful classical style, Ricci's sayings established his reputation as a great sage and the sentiments still ring true. Available for the first time in English, On Friendship matches a carefully edited Chinese text with a facing-page English translation and includes notes on sources and biographical, historical, and cultural information. Still admired in China for its sophistication and inspirational wisdom, On Friendship is a delightful cross-cultural work by a crucial and fascinating historical figure. It is also an excellent tool for learning Chinese, pairing a superb model of the classical language with an accessible and accurate translation." --
Stèles = [Gu jin bei lu] by Victor Segalen( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steles by Victor Segalen( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victor Segalen has come to be widely recognized in recent years as one of the luminaries of French modernism. Trained as a surgeon and Chinese interpreter, he wrote prolifically in a variety of genres. With this highly original collection of prose poems in French and Chinese, Segalen invented a new genre-the "stèle-poem"-in imitation of the tall stone tablets with formal inscriptions that he saw in China. His wry persona declaims these inscriptions like an emperor struggling to command his personal empire, drawing from a vast range of Chinese texts to explore themes of friendship, love, desire, gender roles, violence, exoticism, otherness, and selfhood. The result is a linguistically and culturally hybrid modernist poetics that is often ironic and at times haunting. Segalen's bilingual masterwork is presented here fully translated, in the most extensively annotated critical edition ever produced. It includes unpublished manuscript material, newly identified sources, commentaries on the Chinese, and a facsimile of the original edition as printed in Beijing in 1914. Volume 2 of this work is available online at www.wesleyan.edu/wespress/segalen2 and www.steles.org."--Page 4 de la couverture
On friendship - one hundred maxims for a chinese prince by Matteo Ricci( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrating China : emblematic autopsy and the catachresis of Cathay by Timothy James Billings( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first chapter introduces the most common form of illustrating China in the period, as a "heterotopic utopia," a semi-imaginary place that spatially emblematizes the didactic ideals of the late Renaissance. The second chapter discusses the problematic of autopsy or eye-witnessing as a form of "reiterated speculation," especially in the famous narrative of Benedict Goes who "proved" that Ricci's "China" was Polo's "Cathay." The remaining chapters focus on collecting. The third chapter discusses the hieroglyphic economy of the catalogue and the cabinet of curiosities as thematized by the imaginary museum of Thomas Browne. The fourth chapter argues that the unusual sinological apparatus in China Illustrata represents a rare (T'ang dynasty) Nestorian stele unearthed in 1625 as if it were a proleptic Jesuit monument. The fifth chapter suggests that the difficulties of acquiring the Nestorian monument were fetishistically satisfied by its textual reproduction and collection. The final chapter examines how the musk deer was emblematically appropriated by Kircher for his project of illustrating the relation of China to the Jesuit mission there
Sobre la amistad : cien máximas para un príncipe chino by Matteo Ricci( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Friendship by Matteo Ricci( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fu : the point of return by Timothy James Billings( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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On friendship : one hundred maxims for a Chinese prince = Jiaoyou lun On friendship - one hundred maxims for a chinese prince
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