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Watson, Burton 1925-

Overview
Works: 207 works in 1,053 publications in 2 languages and 40,380 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sacred books  Quotations  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, tra, Creator, Publisher, Contributor
Classifications: PL2478, 181.112
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Burton Watson
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 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 1,387 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 1,228 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 )

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

Basic writings by Xunzi( Book )

38 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold mountain; 100 poems by Hanshan( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 906 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 of China by Qian Sima( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Records of the grand historian by Qian Sima( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 711 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 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tales of the Heike is one of the most influential works in Japanese literature and culture, remaining even today a crucial source for fiction, drama, and popular media. Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, it features a cast of vivid characters and chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike and changed the course of Japanese history. The Tales of the Heike focuses on the lives of both the samurai warriors who fought for two powerful twelfth-century Japanese clans-the Heike (Taira) and the Genji (Minamoto)-and the women with whom they were intimately connected.The Tales of the Heike provides a dramatic window onto 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 a courtly tradition. The book is also highly religious and Buddhist in its orientation, taking up such issues as impermanence, karmic retribution, attachment, and renunciation, which dominated the Japanese imagination in the medieval period.In this new, abridged translation, Burton Watson offers a gripping rendering of the work's most memorable episodes. Particular to this translation are the introduction by Haruo Shirane, the woodblock illustrations, a glossary of characters, and an extended bibliography
The analects (Lun yü) by Confucius( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 574 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 246 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
The selected poems of Du Fu by Fu Du( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 243 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
Han Feizi : basic writings by Fei Han( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trenchant, sophisticated, and cynical, Han Feizi has been read in every age and is still of interest today when people are more than ever concerned with the nature and use of power. Han Feizi (280?-233 B.C.), a prince of Han, was a representative of the Fa-chia, or Legalist, school of philosophy and produced the final and most readable exposition of its 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. Ironically, the ruler most influenced by Han Feizi, the king of Qin
The demon at Agi Bridge and other Japanese tales( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 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

"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 essential Lotus : selections from the Lotus Sutra( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 194 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 128 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 Zhuangzi( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 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
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 20 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 traduttore statunitense

Burton Watson US-amerikanischer Übersetzer von chinesischer und japanischer Literatur

De Witt Watson, Burton 1925-

DeWitt, Burton W. 1925-

DeWitt Watson, Burton 1925-

Hua zi sheng 1925-

Hua, Zisheng 1925-

Watoson, Bāton, 1925-

Watson, Burton

Watson Burton D. 1925-

Watson, Burton Dewitt

Watson, Burton DeWitt 1925-

Watson-DeWitt, Burton 1925-

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-

伯顿·沃森

华, 兹生 1925-

華滋生 1925-

华兹生 1925-

Languages
English (347)

Chinese (4)

Covers
From the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetryEarly Chinese literatureThe complete works of Chuang TzuBasic writingsCold mountain; 100 poemsBasic writings of Mo Tzu, Hsün Tzu, and Han Fei TzuThe tales of the HeikeThe analects (Lun yü)