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Waley, Arthur

Works: 589 works in 2,633 publications in 7 languages and 44,241 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographical fiction  Bibliography  Psychological fiction  Romances  Novels  Quotations  High interest-low vocabulary books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Collector, Contributor, Lyricist, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, pre, Creator
Classifications: PL3277.E3, 895.6
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The tale of Genji; a novel in six parts by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

140 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic
The Analects of Confucius by Confucius( Book )

124 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1919 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firma de C.C. Van Orsdell
The nō plays of Japan by Arthur Waley( Book )

93 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,199 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
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

89 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,089 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 )

76 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,955 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 Arthur Waley( Book )

125 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone." "The work is said to be by Lao Tzu, who was an elder contemporary of Confucius and founder of the school of thought of Taoism. However, it might be an anthology compiled by a series of editors over a period of time." "This bilingual edition consists of two parts. The English text in Part One is a reprint of the earlier translation of the so-called Wang Pi text, first published by Penguin Books in 1963. The text of the translation has been deliberately left unchanged, because there is room for a translation of what has been for centuries the most widely used version of the Lao Tzu." "Part Two is the fresh translation of a text which is a conflation of two manuscripts of the Lao Tzu, dating at the latest from the early Western Han and discovered at Ma Wang Tui in December 1973. This is far superior to the texts previously available to us, as we have here, for the first time, a text we can be sure is free from scribal errors and the editorial tamperings of subsequent ages. Moreover, we have a text with the fuller use of particles which often rules out a good many of the conjectural interpretations by scholars down through the ages."--Jacket
The book of songs by Confucius( Book )

71 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,597 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
The Opium War through Chinese eyes by Arthur Waley( Book )

55 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Commissioner Lin at Canton, a leading figure on the Chinese side, is the main source, but other diaries covering the last 6 months of the war are also drawn upon
Yuan Mei, eighteenth century Chinese poet by Arthur Waley( Book )

38 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 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 )

33 editions published between 1950 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of Chinese painting by Arthur Waley( Book )

42 editions published between 1923 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Po Chü-i, 772-846 A.D by Arthur Waley( Book )

42 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the early Chinese poet, portraying Chinese society in T'ang times
Japanese poetry : the 'uta' by Arthur Waley( Book )

51 editions published between 1919 and 1979 in English and Japanese and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred and seventy Chinese poems by Arthur Waley( Book )

49 editions published between 1918 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madly singing in the mountains : an appreciation and anthology of Arthur Waley by Arthur Waley( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese poems : selected from 170 Chinese poems, More translations from the Chinese, the temple and the book of songs by Arthur Waley( Book )

44 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from: The book of songs - 170 Chinese poems - More transalations - The temple
The secret history of the Mongols : and other pieces by Arthur Waley( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unforgettable book, Waley brings together a number of articles, poems and translations. Included are pieces on the poet Ts’ên Shên and the great Chinese prose writer, Han Yü, but the most compelling is ‘The Secret History of the Mongols’, with fantastic tales of epic battles; betrayal and love; tyrants and prisoners
The real Tripitaka : and other pieces by Arthur Waley( Book )

27 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 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
Ballads and stories from Tun-huang : an anthology by Arthur Waley( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1960. Over a century ago the Chinese discovered in a sealed-up cave in the west of China a collection of manuscripts dating from the fifth century to the end of the tenth. These included many specimens of popular literature of a kind that was not previously known to exist. Although the find was made long ago, only two or three of these pieces had been translated before. Arthur Waley here translates, whole or as extracts, twenty-six pieces, making an invaluable addition to world literature
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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

ארתור ויילי סופר בריטי


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


ウェーリー, アーサー


亚瑟. 魏利 1889-1966


亞瑟偉利 1889-1966

魏利 1889-1966

韦利 1889-1966

English (1,164)

Chinese (36)

Japanese (19)

German (12)

Spanish (5)

Polish (2)

French (1)

The Analects of ConfuciusThe 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 book of songsThe Opium War through Chinese eyesYuan Mei, eighteenth century Chinese poet