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The Analects of Confucius
A Philosophical Translation
Written by Roger T. Ames


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43407-4 (0-345-43407-2)

Here is a translation of the short sayings, proverbs, and observations on ethics and methods for living originated around 400 BC. Based on the earliest Analects yet discovered, this translation provides us with a new perspective on the central canonical text that has defined Chinese culture-and clearly illuminates the spirit and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry
From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition
Edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72198-1 (0-385-72198-6)

Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations—many new and exclusive to the book—by an array of distinguished translators.

Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from... Read more >
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Chinese Erotic Poems

Edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26567-8 (0-307-26567-6)

The ancient Chinese tradition of erotic poetry has been largely ignored in the west. Now, a vast continent of sensual verse is opened to us with this glorious collection spanning nearly three thousand years and including many poems never before translated into English.

Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping have brought together... Read more >

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The Fat Years

Written by Koonchung Chan
Translated by David Tse


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74282-7 (0-307-74282-2)

An entire month has gone missing from Chinese records. No one has any memory of it, and no one seems to care except for a small circle of friends who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the sinister cheerfulness and amnesia that have possessed the nation. When... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Lust, Caution
The Story
Written by Eileen Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38744-8 (0-307-38744-5)

In the midst of the Japanese occupation of China and Hong Kong, two lives become intertwined: Wong Chia Chi, a young student active in the resistance, and Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure who works for the Japanese occupational government. As these two move deftly between Shanghai’s tea parties and secret... Read more >
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Colors of the Mountain

Written by Da Chen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72060-1 (0-385-72060-2)

"I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation."

In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards enforced a brutal regime of communism, a boy was born to... Read more >
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The Vintage Book of Contemporary Chinese Fiction

Edited by Carolyn Choa and David Su Li-Qun


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70093-4 (0-375-70093-5)

David Su Li-Qun and Carolyn Choa introduce nineteen of China's most enthralling writers-to date largely unknown outside their native land. From Shanghai to Beijing, we meet people whose lives have been transformed by their country's turbulent recent history.

Cheng Nai-shan writes about the present-day life of the former Shanghai upper class and... Read more >

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Du Fu
A Life in Poetry
Written by Fu Du
Translated by David Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71160-2 (0-375-71160-0)

Du Fu (712–770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry—still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu’s verse, arranged to give us... Read more >
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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27840-1 (0-307-27840-9)

Language and love collide in this inventive novel of a young Chinese woman's journey to the West and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores.

Zhuang—or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners—has come to London to study English, but finds herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and... Read more >
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Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

Written by Xiaolu Guo


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38938-1 (0-307-38938-3)

The latest novel from Orange Prize finalist Xiaolu Guo is the enchantingly comic story of a young Chinese woman's life as a film extra in hyper-modern, tumultuous Beijing.

Though twenty-one-year-old Fenfang Wang has traveled 1,800 miles to seek her fortune in urban Beijing, she is ill-prepared for what greets her: a Communist... Read more >
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The Poetry of Zen

Translated by Sam Hamill and J.P. Seaton


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-425-9 (1-59030-425-X)

A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness. Poetry has been an essential aid to Zen Buddhist practice from the dawn of Zen—and Zen has also had a profound... Read more >

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Three Hundred Tang Poems

Edited by Peter Harris


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26973-7 (0-307-26973-6)

A new translation of a beloved anthology of poems from the golden age of Chinese culture—a treasury of wit, beauty, and wisdom from many of China’s greatest poets.

These roughly three hundred poems from the Tang Dynasty (618–907)—an age in which poetry and the arts flourished—were gathered in the eighteenth century into... Read more >

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Zen Poems

Edited by Peter Harris


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 23, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-40552-5 (0-375-40552-6)

The appreciation of Zen philosophy and art has become universal, and Zen poetry, with its simple expression of direct, intuitive insight and sudden enlightenment, appeals to lovers of poetry, spirituality, and beauty everywhere. This collection of translations of the classical Zen poets of China, Japan, and Korea includes the work of... Read more >

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Boy in the Twilight
Stories of the Hidden China
Written by Yu Hua
Translated by Allan H. Barr


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-37936-8 (0-307-37936-1)

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: thirteen audacious stories that resonate with the beauty, grittiness, and exquisite irony of everyday life in China.

Yu Hua’s narrative gifts, populist voice, and inimitable wit have made him one of the most celebrated and best-selling writers in China. These flawlessly crafted stories—unflinching... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Brothers
A Novel
Written by Yu Hua
Translated by Eileencheng-Yin Chow and Carlos Rojas


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38606-9 (0-307-38606-6)

A bestseller in China, Brothers is an epic and wildly unhinged black comedy of modern Chinese society running amok.

Here is China as we’ve never seen it before, in a sweeping, Rabelaisian panorama of forty years of rough-and-rumble Chinese history, from the madness of the Cultural Revolution to the equally rabid madness... Read more >
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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

Written by Yu Hua


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3185-6 (1-4000-3185-0)

One of the last decade’s ten most influential books in China, this internationally acclaimed novel by one of the mainland’s most important contemporary writers provides an unflinching portrait of life under Chairman Mao.

A cart-pusher in a silk mill, Xu Sanguan augments his meager salary with regular visits to the local blood... Read more >
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Cries in the Drizzle

Written by Yu Hua


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27999-6 (0-307-27999-5)

Yu Hua’s beautiful, heartbreaking novel Cries in the Drizzle follows a young Chinese boy throughout his childhood and adolescence during the reign of Chairman Mao.

The middle son of three, Sun Guanglin is constantly neglected ignored by his parents and his younger and older brother. Sent away at age six to... Read more >
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January 13, 2015
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The Seventh Day
A Novel
Written by Yu Hua
Translated by Allan H. Barr


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-9786-1 (0-8041-9786-5)

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China.
 
Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young switchman, raised with simplicity and love, he is utterly unprepared for the tempestuous changes that await... Read more >
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To Live
A Novel
Written by Yu Hua


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3186-3 (1-4000-3186-9)

An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant.

After squandering his family’s fortune... Read more >
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Tun-huang

Written by Yasushi Inoue
Preface by Damion Searls
Translated by Jean Oda Moy


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-362-6 (1-59017-362-7)

Tun-Huang, in Central Asia, is a walled city along the Silk Road that historically connected China to the West. It is also the site of the Thousand Buddha cave where, in the early 1900s, Sir Aurel Stein discovered an extraordinary treasure trove of early Buddhist sutras and other scriptures. In Tun-Huang... Read more >
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The Bridegroom
Stories
Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72493-0 (0-375-72493-1)

From the remarkable Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award for his celebrated novel Waiting, a collection of comical and deeply moving tales of contemporary China that are as warm and human as they are surprising, disturbing, and delightful.

In the title story, the head of security at a factory is... Read more >
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The Crazed

Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71411-5 (0-375-71411-1)

Since the appearance of his first book of stories in English, Ha Jin has won the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and garnered comparisons to Dickens, Balzac, and Isaac Babel. “Like Babel,” wrote Francine Prose in The New York Times Book Review, “Ha Jin observes everything . . ... Read more >
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A Free Life

Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27860-9 (0-307-27860-3)

From Ha Jin, the widely-acclaimed, award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash, comes a novel that takes his fiction to a new setting: 1990s America. We follow the Wu family—father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao—as they fully sever their ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Good Fall

Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47394-3 (0-307-47394-5)

In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America.

A lonely composer takes comfort in the antics of his girlfriend's parakeet; young children decide to change their names so they might sound... Read more >
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In the Pond
A Novel
Written by Ha Jin


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 21, 2000
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70911-1 (0-375-70911-8)

In The Pond is the first novel by National Book Award Winning author Ha Jin.  This is the darkly funny portrait of an amateur calligrapher who wields his delicate artist's brush as a weapon against the powerful party bureaucrats who rule his provincial Chinese town.

Shao Bin is a downtrodden worker at the... Read more >
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