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Hinton, David 1954-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 5,869 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Quotations  Pictorial works  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Artists' books  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: BL1900.L3, 181.112
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Most widely held works by David Hinton
Tao te ching by Laozi ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text in Chinese spirituality, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. David Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his award-winning poetic ability combine both of these essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years. This volume is the last in a series of translations presenting the four central masterworks of ancient Chinese thought : Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, The Analects, and Mencius." --from back cover
The selected poems of Wang Wei by Wei Wang ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wang Wei (701-761 C.E.) is often spoken of, with his contemporaries Li Po and Tu Fu, as one of the three greatest poets in China's 3,000-year poetic tradition. Of the three, Wang was the consummate master of the short imagistic landscape poem that came to typify classical Chinese poetry. He developed a nature poetry of resounding tranquility wherein deep understanding goes far beyond the words on the page--a poetics that can be traced to his assiduous practice of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. But in spite of this philosophical depth, Wang is not a difficult poet. Indeed, he may be the most immediately appealing of China's great poets, and in Hinton's masterful translations he sounds utterly contemporary. Many of his best poems are incredibly concise, composed of only twenty words, and they often turn on the tiniest details: a bird's cry, a splinter of light on moss, an egret's wingbeat. Such imagistic clarity is not surprising since Wang was also one of China's greatest landscape painters (see cover illustration). This is a breathtaking poetry, one that in true Zen fashion renders the ten thousand things of this world in such a way that they empty the self even as they shimmer with the clarity of their own self-sufficient identity."--Publisher's website
The inner chapters by Zhuangzi ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected from a founding classic of Taoism, these chapters are the only portions believed to be the work of Chuang Tzu himself. "On their deepest level, the Inner Chapters are a meditation on the mysteries of knowledge iteself."--Jacket
The selected poems of Du Fu by Fu Du ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Buddhist priest Kûkai (774-835) is credited with the introduction and establishment of tantric -or esoteric -Buddhism in early ninth-century Japan
The selected poems of Li Po by Bai Li ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a set-phrase in Chinese referring to the phenomenon of Li Po: "Winds of the immortals, bones of the Tao." He moved through this world with an unearthly freedom from attachment, and at the same time belonged profoundly to the earth and its process of change. However ethereal in spirit, his poems remain grounded in the everyday experience we all share. He wrote 1200 years ago, half a world away, but in his poems we see our world transformed
The late poems of Meng Chiao by Jiao Meng ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
But, in spite of Meng's significance, this is the first volume of his poetry to appear in English. After his retirement, Meng developed the innovative poetry translated in this book. His late work is singular not only for its bleak introspection and "avant-garde" methods, but also for its dimensions: in a tradition typified by the short lyric poem, this work is made up entirely of large poetic sequences
The selected poems of T'ao Ch'ien by Qian Tao ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Hinton stands in the first rank of Chinese translators. This little book of T'ao Ch'ien's poetry ... is a blessing. --Shambhala Sun
Forms of distance by Beidao ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bilingual collection of poems by a Chinese dissident. "The world's agents of freedom / entered me into their computer / an alien voice sneaking into the dictionary / a dissident / perhaps a form of distance from the world." By the author of Old Snow
Classical Chinese poetry : an anthology by David Hinton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of nearly five hundred classical Chinese poems edited and translated into English by David Hinton
The Analects by Confucius ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Analects, or Lun Yu, represents the primary surviving source for the teachings of Confucius, the most influential sage in human history. The book's defining characteristic is its form -- brief aphoristic fragments, each appearing with little supporting context
Mencius by Mencius ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mencius is the most beautifully written and perhaps the most authoritative of the Four Books that make up the essential Confucian corpus
The selected poems of Po Chü-I by Juyi Bai ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Po Chu-i (772-846 C.E.) is the quintessential Chinese poet. For although clear thought and depth of wisdom inform the work of all major Chinese poets (as opposed to the complexity and virtuosity often valued in the West), Po makes clarity itself his particular vision
Mountain home : the wilderness poetry of ancient China ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mountain poems of Hsieh Ling-yün by Lingyun Xie ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landscape over zero by Beidao ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mountain poems of Meng Hao-jan by Haoran Meng ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the sky's edge : poems 1991-1996 by Beidao ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The four Chinese classics : Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, Mencius ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton's award-winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before. But these new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, they also apply much-needed consistency to key philosophical terms in these texts, lending structural links and philosophical rigor heretofore unavailable in English. Breat
Hunger Mountain : a field guide to mind and landscape by David Hinton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fossil sky by David Hinton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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