A Treasury of Asian Literature: Arabia, India, China, and Japan

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From the great and ancient cultures of Asia comes this fascinating collection of great prose, drama, poetry and scripture. Translated by scholars well versed in the original languages, the contents range from selections from the holy books of the Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic religions to a story from The Thousand and One Nights and verses from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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Overview

From the great and ancient cultures of Asia comes this fascinating collection of great prose, drama, poetry and scripture. Translated by scholars well versed in the original languages, the contents range from selections from the holy books of the Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic religions to a story from The Thousand and One Nights and verses from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452011489
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 439,621
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Arranged Geographically and Chronologically

ARABIA
from the Moallakat
from the Koran
from the Meditations of Ma'arri
from The Thousand and One Nights

IRAN {Persia}
from the Shahnamah of Firdausi The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
from the Gulistan of Sadi
from the Mathnawi of Rumi
from the Divani Shansi Tabriz of Rumi
from the Divan of Hafiz

INDIA
from the Mahabharata
from the Bhagavad Gita
from the Dhammapada
from the Panchatantra
Shakuntala by Kalidasa
Gita Govinda [abridged] by Jayadeva

CHINA
from the Analects of Confucius
from the Tao Teh Ching
From the Chinese Poets The Judicial Murder of Tsui Ning

JAPAN
from the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu From the Japanese Poets
Atsumori by Seami

Introduction

1 STORY
I PARABLE
from the Panchatantra [tr. Charles R. Lanman]
from the Gulistan of Sadi [tr. Sir Richard Burton]
from the Mathnawi of Rumi [tr. Reynold A. Nicholson]
II PROSE FICTION
from The Thousand and One Nights [tr. Sir Richard Burton]: The Lady and Her Five Suitors An Anonymous Chinese Tale: The Judicial Murder of Tsui Ning [tr. Chi-Chen Wang]
from the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu: Chapter V. Murasaki [tr. Arthur Waley]
III EPIC
from the Mahabharata [tr. Sir Edwin Arnold]: Savitri; Or, Love and Death
from the Shahnamah of Firdausi [tr. James Atkinson]: The Birth of Sohrab / The Death of Sohrab

2 DRAMA
Shakuntala by Kalidasa [tr. M. Monier-Williams]
Atsumori by Seami Motokiyo [tr. Arthur Waley]

3 SONG
I OF MAN AND NATURE
From the Chinese Poets [tr. Robert Payne and Others]
From the Japanese Poets: from the Manyo Shu [tr. Arthur Waley] / from the Kokin Shu [tr. Arthur Waley] / Haiku [tr. Harold G. Henderson]
II OF MAN AND GOD
from the Meditations of Ma'arri [tr. Reynold A. Nicholson]
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1st Edition [tr. Edward Fitzgerald]
III OF SACRED AND PROFANE LOVE
from the Moallakat [tr. Lady Anne and Wilfred S. Blunt]: Ode by Imr-ul-Kais
Gita Govinda [abridged] by Jayadeva [tr. George Keyt]
from the Divani Shansi Tabriz of Rumi [tr. Reynold A. Nicholson]
from the Divan of Hafiz [tr. Gertrude Lowthian Bell]

4 SCRIPTURE
I CONFUCIAN
from the Analects of Confucius [tr. James Legge]: (Books III–IX)
II TAOIST
from the Tao Teh Ching [tr. Paul Carus]: (Chapters 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22, 26, 31, 33, 43, 45, 46, 47, 51, 54, 56, 57, 61, 66, 76, 78, 81)
III HINDU
from the Bhagavad Gita [tr. Sir Edwin Arnold]: (Chapters VI–XI)
IV BUDDHIST
from the Dhammapada [tr. F. Max Muller]: (Chapters XI–XVI, XX, XXIII–XXIV, XXVI)
V ISLAMIC
from the Koran [tr. Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall]: (Surahs I, XII, XIX, LVI, LXXXI--LXXXII, XCVI, CXII)

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