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Waley, Arthur

Overview
Works: 555 works in 2,340 publications in 7 languages and 37,079 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Bibliography  Folklore  Biography  Quotations  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Lyricist, Honoree, Collector, Creator, pre, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PL3277.E3, 895.110822
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The Analects of Confucius by Confucius( Book )

105 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

94 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 2,303 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 )

29 editions published between 1919 and 1978 in English and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firma de C.C. Van Orsdell
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

92 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,130 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 )

77 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Xi you ji, a novel sometimes attributed to Wu Cheng'en. "Tripitaka, whose pilgrimage to India is the subject of the story, is a real person, better known to history as Xuanzang." --p.7
The way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Laozi( Book )

97 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 1,589 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 )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,500 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 book of songs by Heinrich Heine( Book )

60 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,443 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
Yuan Mei, eighteenth century Chinese poet by Arthur Waley( Book )

34 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 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
Chinese poems : selected from 170 Chinese poems, More translations from the Chinese, the temple and the book of songs by Arthur Waley( Book )

75 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
The poetry and career of Li Po, 701-762 A.D. by Arthur Waley( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jing xuan tang dai shi ren li bai bu tong shi qi bu tong feng ge de dai biao xing shi ge 80 shou,Zhu shi,Ti jie,Shang xi deng quan fang wei de jie du,Zhu yao bao kuo:fang dai tian shan dao shi bu yu,Deng jin cheng san hua lou,E mei shan yue ge,Du jing men yue ge,Wang tian men shan,Xiang yang ge,Yang pan er,Jin ling jiu si liu bie,Yue zhong lan gu,Su tai lan gu,Jing ye si,Wu ye ti deng zuo pin
An introduction to the study of Chinese painting by Arthur Waley( Book )

38 editions published between 1923 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 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 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the early Chinese poet, portraying Chinese society in T'ang times
The tale of Genji; a novel in six parts by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and held by 734 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
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

Chin p'ing mei : the adventurous history of Hsi Men and his six wives by Shizhen Wang( Book )

34 editions published between 1939 and 1982 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Version of an early Chinese novel with realistic detail of the comic and tragic situations in domestic life
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 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 645 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 609 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
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

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 (1,000)

Japanese (17)

German (14)

Chinese (14)

Spanish (5)

French (2)

Polish (2)

Covers
The nō plays of JapanThree ways of thought in ancient ChinaMonkeyThe way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thoughtThe Opium War through Chinese eyesThe book of songsChinese 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