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              Books in the Translations from the Asian Classics series

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              The Awakening of Faith: Attributed to Asvaghosha
               

              The Awakening of Faith: Attributed to Asvaghosha (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Translated by Hakeda, Yoshito S.; Introduction by Abe, Ryuichi

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              Explores the path leading to enlightenment and teaches the principles and methods of meditation. This text calls for dynamic social engagement based on compassion and wisdom. Philosophical and religious in its approach, it provides a comprehensive summary of the essentials of Mah...ayana Buddhism.
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              ISBN 9780231131575
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2005
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              The Dao of the Military: Liu An's Art of War

              The Dao of the Military: Liu An's Art of War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Meyer, Andrew Seth; Foreword by Major, John

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              Translation previously published in: The Huainanzi. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

              ISBN 9780231153331
              Released NZ 15 May 2012
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              Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching: A Translation of the Startling New Documents Found at Guodian
                

              Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching: A Translation of the Startling New Documents Found at Guodian (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Tzu, Lao; Translated by Henricks, Robert G.

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              In 1993, a discovery was made at a tomb in Guodian in Hubei province (east central China). Written on strips of bamboo that have miraculously survived intact since 300 BC, the Guodian Laozi, is by far the earliest version of the Tao Te Ching . This text presents the English trans...lation of the bamboo slip Laozi.
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              ISBN 9780231118170
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2005
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              The Analects of Confucius
               

              The Analects of Confucius (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Translated by Watson, Burton

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              'The Analects of Confucius' 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 complex moral and political concepts.

              ISBN 9780231141659
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2009
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              The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

              The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (Trade Paperback / Paperback, with a new foreword and updated glossary)

              By Yampolsky, Philip; Foreword by Schlutter, Morten

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              Dating back to the eighth century C.E., the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch is a foundational text of Chan/Zen Buddhism that reveals much about the early evolution of Chinese Chan and the ideological origins of Japanese Zen and Korean Son. Widely read and retold, the Platfo...rm Sutra is purported to be the recorded words of the famed Huineng, understood to be the Sixth Patriarch of Chan and the father of all later Chan/Zen Buddhism. In the Platform Sutra, Huineng illuminates fundamental Chan Buddhist principles in an expressive sermon that dramatically describes how he overcame great personal and ideological challenges, fighting to uphold the exalted lineage of the enlightened Chan patriarchs while realizing the ultimate Buddhist truth of the original, pure nature of all sentient beings. Addressing both monastics and laypeople, Huineng seems to reject meditation, the value of good karma, and the worship of the buddhas, conferring instead a set of formless precepts developed through embedded notes in the text. The central message is that an inherent, perfect buddha nature is the original true condition of all sentient beings, and that clear-eyed individuals of all backgrounds can experience this for themselves. Philip Yampolsky's masterful translation contains extensive explanatory notes and an edited, amended version of the Chinese text. In his introduction, Yampolsky critically analyzes the background and historical setting of the work and accounts for Huineng's place within the history and legends of Chan Buddhism. This edition features a new foreword by Morten Schlutter, further situating the Platform Sutra within new historical research and textual evidence, and an updated glossary that includes the modern pinyin system of transcription.
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              ISBN 9780231159579
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2012
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              The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales
               

              The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Shirane, Haruo; Translated by Watson, Burton

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              Haruo Shirane and Burton Watson, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese folktales. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal ( setsuwa) literature compiled between the ninth and thirteenth ...centuries, these dramatic and often amusing stories offer a major view of the foundations of Japanese culture.Out of thousands of setsuwa, Shirane has selected thirty-eight of the most powerful and influential tales, each of which is briefly introduced. Recounting the exploits of warriors, farmers, priests, and aristocrats, and concerning topics as varied as poetry, violence, power, and sex, these texts reveal the creative origins of a range of literary genres, from court tales and travel accounts to noh drama and kabuki. Watson's impeccable translations relay the wit, mystery, and Buddhist sensibility of these protean works, and Shirane's sophisticated analysis illuminates the meaning of the tales, as well as the character of the anthologies. A comprehensive bibliography completes the volume.
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              ISBN 9780231152457
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2010
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              Grass Hill: Poems and Prose by the Japanese Monk Gensei
               

              Grass Hill: Poems and Prose by the Japanese Monk Gensei (Hardback)

              Translated by Watson, Burton

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              Gensei, a seventeenth century Nichiren sect monk, composed poetry in Chinese and was a leading figure among the literary elite of his era. Grass Hill offers translations of over sixty of these poems, as well as a dozen prose pieces and an extensive introduction to Gensei's work.

              ISBN 9780231056069
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1983
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              The Four Hundred Songs of War and Wisdom: An Anthology of Poems from Classical Tamil, the Purananuru
               

              The Four Hundred Songs of War and Wisdom: An Anthology of Poems from Classical Tamil, the Purananuru (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Translated by Hart, George; Heifetz, Hank

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              Two prominent translators present a complete English-language edition of one of the great works of Indian classical literature. An anthology of 400 poems by more than 150 poets from the first to the third centuries CE, the writings delve into living, dying, despair, poverty, love... and existence.
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              ISBN 9780231115636
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2002
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              Letters of Nichiren
               

              Letters of Nichiren (Hardback)

              By Nichiren; Edited by Yampolsky, Philip B.; Translated by Watson, Burton

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              -- Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

              ISBN 9780231103848
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1996
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              The Zen Master Hakuin: Selected Writings
               

              The Zen Master Hakuin: Selected Writings (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yampolsky, P. H.

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              ISBN 9780231060417
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1973
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