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Waley, Arthur

Works: 481 works in 2,058 publications in 4 languages and 37,226 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Quotations  Illustrations  Drama  Biography  High interest-low vocabulary books  Folklore 
Roles: Translator, Compiler, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Lyricist, Collaborator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PL788.4.G4, 895.110822
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The nō plays of Japan by Arthur Waley ( Book )
65 editions published between 1911 and 1998 in English and held by 2,337 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
Translations from the Chinese by Arthur Waley ( Book )
24 editions published between 1940 and 1978 in English and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Analects of Confucius by Confucius ( Book )
66 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Analects of Confucius is one of the central books of Chinese literature and Chinese thought; memorized and studied for many centuries, it has been certainly one of the most influential books in world history. There are many translations of this rewarding but difficult work. Arthur Waley -- the translator of the Tale of Genji, of a vast body of Chinese poetry, and of many other classics of Oriental literature and thought -- brings to this translation his great gifts as a scholar and a writer, and has produced what is without question the best version in English of the Analects. A full introduction gives the social and political background of this work, analyses of key terms in Chinese thought that are prominent in it, and a careful study of the history of the book and its interpretations. There are also full notes illuminating the references to contemporary events and clarifying obscure passages
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley ( Book )
63 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,087 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 )
57 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,915 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 way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Laozi ( Book )
89 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in English and held by 1,665 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 book of songs by Ching Shih ( Book )
61 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 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.""--BOOK JACKET
The Opium War through Chinese eyes by Arthur Waley ( Book )
43 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1958. This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium War felt like on the Chinese side
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu ( Book )
41 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel, but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time. The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man--accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel's many plots, romance. The Tale of Genji and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celeb
Yuan Mei, eighteenth century Chinese poet by Arthur Waley ( Book )
31 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 941 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 )
21 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the study of Chinese painting by Arthur Waley ( Book )
36 editions published between 1923 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hundred and seventy Chinese poems by Arthur Waley ( Book )
46 editions published between 1918 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japanese poetry : the 'uta' by Arthur Waley ( Book )
37 editions published between 1919 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and times of Po Chü-i, 772-846 A.D by Arthur Waley ( Book )
22 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madly singing in the mountains; an appreciation and anthology of Arthur Waley by Arthur Waley ( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret history of the Mongols, and other pieces by Arthur Waley ( Book )
27 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century
Chinese poems : selected from 170 Chinese poems, More translations from the Chinese, The temple and The book of songs / Arthur Waley by Arthur Waley ( Book )
29 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The real Tripitaka : and other pieces by Arthur Waley ( Book )
18 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 587 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
The pillow book of Sei Shōnagon by Sei Shōnagon ( Book )
28 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prosaværk af en japansk hofdame, der levede i det 10. århundrede. Bogen giver værdifulde oplysninger om datidens Japan
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Alternative Names
Schloss, Arthur David
Schloss, Arthur David, 1889-1966
Schoss, Arthur David
Waley, A.
Waley, Arthur, 1889-1966
Waley, Arthur D.
Waley, Arthur D. 1889-1966
Waley, Arthur David
Waley, Arthur David 1889-1966
Waley, Artur David
Weili, 1889-1966
Yase. Weili, 1889-1966
ウェイリー, アーサー
ウェーリー, アーサー
亚瑟. 魏利, 1889-1966
魏利, 1889-1966
English (883)
Japanese (8)
Chinese (4)
French (1)