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Major, John S.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 11,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: DS741.65, 931
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Most widely held works by John S Major
Defining Chu image and reality in ancient China by John S Major ( )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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World poetry : an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This long-awaited, indispensable volume contains more than 1600 poems drawn from dozens of languages and cultures, and spans a period of more than 4000 years from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century. World Poetry encompasses the many realms of poetry -- poetry of all styles, of all eras, of all tongues: from the ancient epic of Gilgamesh and the Pharaoh Akhenaten's "Hymn to the Sun" to the haiku of Basho and the dazzling imagery of Li Po; from Vedic hymns to Icelandic sagas to the "Carmina Burana"; from the magnificence of Homer and Dante to the lyricism of Goethe and Verlaine; from the piercing insights of Rilke and Yeats to the revelatory verse of Emily Dickinson, Garcia Lorca, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and so many more. While World Poetry includes a generous selection of the best English-language verse from Chaucer to the present, it is designed to lay before the reader the best that all the world's cultures have to offer -- more than eighty percent of the book is poetry originally written in languages other than English and translated by some of the finest talents working today, many of them brilliant poets in their own right. This is no mere sampler: In choosing only works of the highest intrinsic quality, the editors have created a book that will surprise knowledgeable readers and lead newcomers to an understanding of the glories of world poetry that is our common heritage
The three boys and other Buddhist folktales from Tibet by Yeshi Dorjee ( )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new lifetime reading plan by Clifton Fadiman ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Works of high regard ranging from ancient writings to modern classics are noted as well as discussions of the writer's work as a whole, critical evaluations of each work, and suggested related readings
The Huainanzi a guide to the theory and practice of government in early Han China by An Liu ( )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The silk route : 7,000 miles of history by John S Major ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history and purpose of the legendary trade route between China and Byzantium during the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906)
China chic : East meets West by Valerie Steele ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China Chic is the first book to explore the evolution of Chinese dress, from the dragon robes and lotus shoes of the imperial era to the creation of new fashions like the cheongsam and the "Mao suit" that symbolised modern Chinese identity. For China specialists, the focus on fashion will open up an entirely new way of thinking about modern Chinese culture and society. For readers whose primary interest is fashion, China Chic demolishes the Eurocentric myth of an ancient, unchanging mode of dress
The land and people of China by John S Major ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to the geography, history, culture, economy, and government of China
100 one-night reads : a book lover's guide by David C Major ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although arranged alphabetically by author, this book contains brief summaries of titles in the following genre categories : fantasy and saga, fiction, history, public affairs, and the environment, humor, memoirs, mystery and suspense, science, and travel
The land and people of Mongolia by John S Major ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of Mongolia
The essential Huainanzi by John S Major ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2010, the editors of this volume completed the first unabridged English-language translation of the Huainanzi, opening exciting new pathways in the study of philosophy, Asian studies, political science, and Asian literature. This abridgement contains essential selections from each of the Huainanzi's twenty-one chapters and adds a new introduction and chapter descriptions. The text represents a remarkable synthesis of Daoist classics, such as the Laozi and the Zhuangzi; books associated with the Confucian tradition, such as the Changes, the Odes, and the Documents; and a range of other foundational philosophical and literary works, from the Mozi to the Hanfeizi. The abridgement preserves the Huainanzi's special rhetorical features, such as its parallel prose, verse, and unique compositional techniques. The Essential Huainanzi continues to increase awareness of this brilliant work and change our understanding of early Chinese history
The land and people of Malaysia and Brunei by John S Major ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of Malaysia and Brunei
Caravan to America : living arts of the Silk Road by John S Major ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles eight artists and artisans now living in America who are originally from the "Silk Road," an ancient network of caravan trails through which trade goods, ideas, and arts pass between Asia and the Mediterranean
Heaven and earth in early Han thought : chapters three, four and five of the Huainanzi by John S Major ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Asian world, 600-1500 by Roger V Des Forges ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on numerous primary sources, this volume covers the history of Asia from the reunification of China under the Sui and Tang dynasties from the fifth century CE to Choson Korea in the 16th century, also covering other parts of the continent including India and Japan
Yeohlee : work by Yeohlee Teng ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Huguenot on the Hackensack : David Demarest and his legacy by David C Major ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of Africa : essays in honor of David A. Morse ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China briefing, 1987 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China briefing, 1985 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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