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The wisdom of China and India,

Author: Yutang Lin
Publisher: New York, Random House [1942]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, translated "are the best of the sacred books of Hinduism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Lin Yutang has used the best translations whereverpossible and, in many cases, has made new translations of his own. His new introduction, his collection of parables and sayings, and his glossary of Hindu and Chinese terms are important features of the book."
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Genre/Form: Sacred works
Translations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lin, Yutang, 1895-1976.
Wisdom of China and India.
New York, Random House [1942]
(OCoLC)568557725
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yutang Lin
OCLC Number: 1903383
Notes: "First printing."
Description: xiii, 1104 pages 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The wisdom of India --
Indian piety: Hymns from the Rigveda ; The Upanishads ; The Lord's song (The Bhagavad-Gita) ; The yoga aphorisms of Patanjali --
Indian imagination: The Ramayana --
Indian humor. The fables of Panchatantra ; The enchanted parrot --
Buddhism: The Dhammapada ; Three sermons by Buddha ; Some Buddhist parables and legends ; The light of Asia (Life of Buddha) / by Edwin Arnold ; The Surangama Sutra ; What is nirvana? --
Glossary of Hindu words --
pt. 2. The wisdom of China --
Chinese mysticism. Laotse, the book of Tao ; Chuangtse, mystic and humorist --Chinese democracy. The book of history : documents of Chinese democracy (Shu Ching) ; Mencius : the democratic philosopher ; Motse : the religious teacher --
The middle way: The aphorisms of Confucius ; The golden mean of Tsesze --
Chinese poetry. Some great ancient lyrics ; Chú̈ Yüan ; Li Po ; The tale of Meng Chiang ; The mortal thoughts of a nun --
Sketches of Chinese life : Chinese tales ; Six chapters of a floating life --
Chinese wit and wisdom : Parables of ancient philosophers ; Family letters of a Chinese poet ; The epigrams of Lusin ; One hundred proverbs --
The pronunciation of Chinese names --
Table of Chinese dynasties.
Responsibility: edited by Lin Yutang.

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Here, translated "are the best of the sacred books of Hinduism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Lin Yutang has used the best translations whereverpossible and, in many cases, has made new translations of his own. His new introduction, his collection of parables and sayings, and his glossary of Hindu and Chinese terms are important features of the book."

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