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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 14 ratings
4 / 5
This book resupplies historical, cultural and meant-the context has based partorisca learn has has simplified characters. It gives the good introduction to the variety of radicals and the big number of characters. An approximation would adapt students with an academic humour. A book suggests it be used like the stand-course only partorisca learn characters without learning his pronunciation. To good sure this would adapt some students but I personally would find it a lot hard to learn in this way. Instead they are when using partorisca reinforce and develop the course where the character and the pronunciation am taught simultaneously. In this context finds it a lot well, has included to excite in an offer of extra dimension.
5 / 5
Ossia A fourth book has purchased in Chinese and an organisation is a better of all some books have taken. Good exercises also.
5 / 5
A book has arrived quickly. You are estimated in good condition, but was in excellent, almost unused, condition. It averts of the light curve in a @@@back cover, a book has looked to be new. This was to a lot very compraventa. It is the practially new book for the reasonable prize that has arrived quickly.
5 / 5
Fast trade, the book was quite the new frames! Thank you
3 / 5
This is the description of Fundamentals of Chinese Characters for John Jing-booed Yin.

Ossia The a lot of innovative textbook to teach Chinese characters. Yin I signals was that, when students prevail Chineses of studio, generally begin with some characters that corresponds to some expressions in of the Chineses spoken that is learning. This in spite of, ossia a bit uncomfortable, of some characters have used to write to the expressions spoken daily likes them 'How is?' And 'Thank you' it is generally ANY ONE some characters some simple or more fundamental plus. Yin The useful analogy: estudents to Teach like this to write these characters is likes to teach students that does not have any knowledge of an English alphabet as to spell the multisyllabic English word' (xvii). It contrasts, Yin recommends that called the 'Approximation of Dual Clue' to teach Chinese. The students begins with a Chinese course spoken on, and the second course has separated the Chinese writes on. So only after the students is come from to a second semester of Chinese (reason the time will know the big number of basic characters) is some tongues writings spoken and integrated to a course. Fundamentals Of the Chinese characters are drawn like textbook for such the-the course of Chinese semester writes on.

Are very uncertain if other professors of Chinese tongue will be quite adventurous to adopt this method. The professors of tongue are typically already overworked. Developing the sequence of new introductory course is the enormous investment of time, administratively difficult (these things owe that be estadas in consonance for curricular committees, of course) and potentially dangerous. ( It fails , you can lose students, and also a goodwill of the your Dean.) This in spite of, ossia the a lot imaginative approximation , and Yin Sucedido of reports in teaching in this way in his own institution (xviii).

A book presents the total of 229 characters. It uses Pinyin romanization for pronunciations and underlines eshort-form' or esimplified' characters (these used in Mainland Cina), but 'long-form' or characters 'traditional' (these used in Taiwan) is has distributed also. Understand 1 is an introduction to a history of Chinese characters, comprising some six basic methods reasons the characters are built (in the first place identified for Xu Shen in a second AD of prompt century). ( It notes the novices: No, the Chinese characters are not all the just pictures of things. In fact, the majority of them are not of the pictures.) Understand 2 explains some reports among characters and of the sounds, syllables, words and estrokes.'

Begins with Chapter 3, each chapter has a same basic structure. A 'Fundamental Knowledge' the section of a chapter presents the group of characters with the subject common (numbers in Chapter 3, 'character and plant' in Chapter 4, etc.). A historical development of the each character is charted - of a bone of registrations of oracle of on done 3,000 years to some simplified and cursive fashions of today - and an etymological explanation of the each character is given. Then it has four 'Challenge' sections, organised of an easy plus (for those without leading exposure to Chinese) to has anticipated more challenges (for those with some knowledge of spoken Chinese). A first challenge is to write some characters. This section speaks that the shots arrive in the each character, and there are spaces in a book to copy every time of diverse character. A second challenge comprises concurrido to try the memory of a student of some characters and take used to identify small differences among characters. This section also speaks a 'complex' or 'he long-form' (traditional) versions of some characters, where these differ of a esimplified' (modern Mainland Chinese) versions. There is spatial to write some characters in his traditional forms. A third challenge is to pronounce some characters. There is the general explanation of Chinese pronunciation in Chapter 2, but of course the pronunciation has to that a lot really be tried less than one has, in a less, some CD of tongue is. A chamber and the final challenge is 'dictation.' It is it comprises concurrido to write some characters have based in his pronunciations.

In an end of a book, Understand 15 answered questions roughly like this to use the Chinese dictionary, and on some differences among printed matter, that write hand and calligraphic characters. A Apêndice to a book gives the republic of some People of Ministry of Cina of the 1988 cast of the education of one 2,500 more generally has used implified' Chinese characters. (A Far East 3000 Chinese Character Dictionary, also available here on , gives the cast looked for some traditional characters has used in Taiwan.) There is also the bibliography and an indication @@@subject English.

Ossia The a lot of closely rids organised and informative. In time, respecto that can give it begin students 'the information overburdens.' Still lame dizzy of a discussion of some distinctions among 'has has inherited characters,' esimplified characters,' 'complex characters,' 'traditional Chinese characters,' 'the Chinese characters normalised' and soyodern Chinese characters' (7). And a map of four pages of Chinese syllables (13-16) is like this complex that am not sure comprise it to me. There is the plot of emphasis in a estrokes' this mark on the each character. To the sure discharge, ossia quite necessary in any text that teachs characters. This in spite of, are informed frequently to use his Chinese names. I am not sure like chair roughly that in an introductory textbook.

In general, would say that, if you are any the one who is interested seriously in of the Chinese characters, ossia the good book to take . Still although I have been reading Chinese for years, has found this to be operates it of useful reference on some of some fine points of construction of character. If you do not know any Chinese and loves you teach some, ossia one of some better books to take. (Justo skip in parts that finds too hard or no appropriate for your needs.) If you are the professor of tongue , can cost experimenting with Yin novel Approximation to see yes does also for you so that has for him.
1 / 5
There is an interesting philosophy for behind this fimbriated book in an introduction. According to him an usual way to learn prevail characters for the municipalities of daily expressions rapes pedagogical principle to start with of fundamentals then that goes in in some rational order.
One could be he in accordance with. A general outline of a book is interesting. There is roughly 200 characters there is grouped to insiemi logical. Student in the first place learns numbers, then character and plants, people and parts of an organism, lunch of animals and dresses etc.
A result is disappointing, tiresome, big and heavy (almost 400 pages 11x8.5 thumbs) hard reservation to use.
Averts the characters and the corresponding meaning there are 'complex' = forms ' traditional of characters and multitude besides or less pertinent info p. p.ej. Evolution of ancient forms and short explanations of part of character, ancient associations and like this on. While all this additional info could be interesting and useful to memorise characters a time although it grows the volume hides a fundamentals. To do it worse there is also esactividades to go' mixed with lessons. Like the result is totally impossible to look the basic characters info for fast reference. Included attentively reading the lessons is easy to skip line and memorise instead badly info of test.
Method to learn of order of has shot is based on memorising Chinese names of subsequent shots for each character. You are used perhaps partorisca Chinese students in a start of XX CENTURY, for contemporary Westerners is tedious and ineffective.
A book is so only in of the characters, like this there are not a lot of examples of use in of the expressions.
A book can be useful the bit for the professors that prepares lessons. Like the manual for the in shape present students is totally useless.

More user the friendly form would have to that look of small, pocket sized volume with characters, commanded of shot and the traditional form has presented near to the each one like this another, then a meaning of character and examples of use. So only then additional info in the smallest source for this interested and easy to skip later. All the tests and that write the practical would have to that be moved to a separate workbook.

Interesting, does not have to that look-possibility of inner thus book in amazon, this in spite of in a page of editor one can find a sample.
2 / 5
They are in accordance with a forward reviewer that contrives it of an author to dip an individual class averts to direct on writing is not something concealed can be executed in a lot of educational institutions. Neither it thinks that it is very practical for undergraduate classes in the students mostly looks for more practical and basic knowledge of a Chinese tongue.
Disagree With diverse of the ideas of an author. Especially, a translation of some terms of the core is not so only confusing but biased. Translating traditional characters as 'of the complex characters' in fact attributes the derogatory meaning to a traditional form. Translating implified' characters like soyodern Chinese characters' in fact neglects a current state of some traditional characters like the very accepted form of characters in modern time. Some the traditional characters are a form has standardised today in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and throughout some in the foreign Chinese communities.

An election of has simplified the characters like this of the main houses causes the question. A foundation of Chinese characters are built to a level of traditional form of Chinese characters. One has simplified the characters are a form has simplified developed of a traditional form and would not owe that be a fundamental form to be studied if one wants to learn in an original formation of Chinese characters. If one am for real serious roughly that studies an origin of Chinese characters and his formation, would not recommend this book. This in spite of, if one wants to learn an easy way to memorise has has simplified characters, this book resupplies some creative strategies to memorise some of some basic has has simplified characters.
Last but no a less, an author says that this has has simplified characters 'is much easier to write that before.' In fact, when being easier to the writing does not mean that it is easier that learn.
5 / 5
Súper Useful. I can not recommend this book enough. Especially partorisca academic linguists, will find the method of this extremely intuitive and practical book.

My only complaint is that it is the book SO ONLY to teach shot and basic characters order the beginners. NO for vocab. It likes pronunciation of some characters is not data until an a lot of well of some chapters. But ossia the small flu has compared to the quell'useful this book is with considerations to that in fact is trying do.

Has not been that well it would do in the setting of real room, but highly recommends for study it to do of independent beginner. A lot of textbooks and the books of grammar are basically interchangeable, but this book is totally so only and indispensable.
4 / 5
This book resupplies historical, cultural and meant-the context has based to learn has has simplified characters. It gives the good introduction to the variety of radicals and the big number of characters. An approximation would adapt students with an academic humour. A book suggests it be used as it is-alone course to learn characters without learning his pronunciation. To good sure this would adapt any students but I personally would find it a lot hard to learn in this way. Instead they are when using to reinforce and develop the course where the character and to the pronunciation is taught simultaneously. In this context finds it a lot well, has included to excite in an offer of extra dimension.
5 / 5
A book has arrived quickly. It has been estimated in good condition, but was in excellent, almost unused, condition. It averts of the light curve in a @@@back cover, a book has looked to be new. This was to a lot very compraventa. It was the practially new book for the reasonable prize that has arrived quickly.
4 / 5
Ossia The description of Fundamentals of Chinese Characters for John Jing-booed Yin.

Ossia The very innovative textbook to teach Chinese characters. Yin I points was that, when students prevail Chineses of studio, generally begin with some characters that corresponds to some expressions in of the Chineses spoken that is learning. This in spite of, ossia a bit uncomfortable, of some characters have used to write to the expressions spoken daily likes them 'How is?' And 'Thank you' it is generally ANY ONE some characters plus very simple or more fundamental. Yin Does the useful analogy: estudents to Teach like this to write these characters is likes to teach students that does not have any knowledge of an English alphabet as to spell it multisyllabic English word' (xvii). It contrasts, Yin recommends that called the 'Approximation of Dual Clue' to teach Chinese. That The students begins with a Chinese course spoken on, and the second course has separated the Chinese writes on. So only after the students is come from to a second semester of Chinese (reason the time will know the big number of basic characters) is some tongues writings spoken and integrated to a course. Fundamentals Of the Chinese characters are drawn like textbook for such the-the course of Chinese semester writes on.

Are very uncertain if other professors of Chinese tongue will be quite adventurous to adopt this method. The professors of tongue are typically already overworked. Developing the sequence of new introductory course is the enormous investment of time, administratively difficult (these things owe that be estadas in consonance for curricular committees, of course) and potentially dangerous. ( It fails , you can lose students, and also a goodwill of the your Dean.) This in spite of, ossia the a lot imaginative approximation , and Yin Sucedido of reports in teaching in this way in his own institution (xviii).

A book presents the total of 229 characters. It uses Pinyin romanization for pronunciations and underlines eshort-form' or esimplified' characters (these used in Mainland Cina), but 'long-form' or characters 'traditional' (these used in Taiwan) is has distributed also. Understand 1 is an introduction to a history of Chinese characters, comprising some six basic methods reasons the characters are built (in the first place identified for Xu Shen in a second AD of prompt century). ( Note to novices: No, the Chinese characters are not all the just pictures of things. In fact, the majority of them are not of the pictures.) Understand 2 explains some reports among characters and of the sounds, syllables, words and estrokes.'

Begins with Chapter 3, each chapter has a same basic structure. A 'Fundamental Knowledge' the section of a chapter presents the group of characters with the subject common (numbers in Chapter 3, 'character and plant' in Chapter 4, etc.). A historical development of the each character is charted - of a bone of registrations of oracle of on done 3,000 years to some simplified and cursive fashions of today - and an etymological explanation of the each character is given. Then it has four 'Challenge' sections, organised of an easy plus (for those without leading exposure to Chinese) to has anticipated more challenges (for those with some knowledge of spoken Chinese). A first challenge is to write some characters. This section speaks that the shots arrive in the each character, and there are spaces in a book to copy every time of diverse character. A second challenge comprises concurrido to try the memory of a student of some characters and take used to identify small differences among characters. This section also speaks a 'complex' or 'he long-form' (traditional) versions of some characters, where these differ of a esimplified' (modern Mainland Chinese) versions. There is spatial to write some characters in his traditional forms. A third challenge is to pronounce some characters. There is the general explanation of Chinese pronunciation in Chapter 2, but of course to the pronunciation has to that a lot really be tried less than one has, in a less, some CD of tongue is. A chamber and the final challenge is 'dictation.' It is it comprises concurrido to write some characters have based in his pronunciations.

In an end of a book, Understand 15 answered questions roughly like this to use the Chinese dictionary, and on some differences among printed matter, that write hand and calligraphic characters. A Apêndice to a book gives the republic of some People of Ministry of Cina of the 1988 cast of the education of one 2,500 more generally has used implified' Chinese characters. (A Far East 3000 Chinese Character Dictionary, also available here on , gives the cast looked for some traditional characters has used in Taiwan.) There is also the bibliography and an indication @@@subject English.

Ossia The very closely rids organised and informative. In time, respecto that can give it begins students 'the information overburdens.' Still it has taken dizzy of a discussion of some distinctions among 'has has inherited characters,' esimplified characters,' 'complex characters,' 'traditional Chinese characters,' 'the Chinese characters normalised' and soyodern Chinese characters' (7). And a map of four pages of Chinese syllables (13-16) is like this complex that am not sure comprise it to me. There is to plot of emphasis in a estrokes' this mark on the each character. To the sure discharge, ossia quite necessary in any text that teachs characters. This in spite of, are informed frequently to use his Chinese names. I am not sure like chair roughly that in an introductory textbook.

In general, would say that, if you are any the one who is interested seriously in of the Chinese characters, ossia the good book to take . Still although I have been reading Chinese for years, has found this to be operates it of useful reference on some of some fine points of construction of character. If you do not know any Chinese and loves you teach some, ossia one of some better books to take. (So only skip in parts that finds too hard or no appropriate for your needs.) If you are the professor of tongue , could cost experimenting with Yin novel Approximation to see yes does also for you so that has for him.
5 / 5
Has an interesting philosophy for behind this fimbriated book in an introduction. According to him an usual way to learn prevail characters for the municipalities of daily expressions rapes pedagogical principle to start with of fundamentals then that goes in in some rational order.
One could be he in accordance with. A general outline of a book is interesting. There is roughly 200 characters there is grouped to insiemi logical. Student in the first place learns numbers, then character and plants, people and parts of an organism, lunch of animals and dresses etc.
A result is disappointing, tiresome, big and heavy (almost 400 pages 11x8.5 thumbs) hard reservation to use.
Averts the characters and the corresponding meaning there are 'complex' = forms ' traditional of characters and multitude besides or less pertinent info p. p.ej. Evolution of ancient forms and short explanations of part of character, ancient associations and like this on. While all this additional info could be interesting and useful to memorise characters a time although it grows the volume hides a fundamentals. To do it worse there is also esactividades to go' mixed with lessons. Like the result is totally impossible to look the basic characters info for fast reference. Included attentively reading the lessons is easy to skip line and memorise instead bad info of test.
Method to learn of order of has shot is based on memorising Chinese names of subsequent shots for each character. It has been used perhaps partorisca Chinese students in a start of XX CENTURY, for contemporary Westerners is tedious and ineffective.
A book is so only in of the characters, like this there are not a lot of examples of use in of the expressions.
A book can be useful the bit for the professors that prepares lessons. Like the manual for the in shape present students is totally useless.

More user the friendly form would have to that look of small, pocket sized volume with characters, commanded of shot and the traditional form has presented near to the each one like this another, then a meaning of character and examples of use. So only then additional info in the smallest source for this interested and easy to skip later. All the tests and that write the practical would have to that be moved to a separate workbook.

Interesting, does not have to that look-possibility of inner thus book in amazon, this in spite of in a page of editor one can find a sample.
5 / 5
Be in accordance with a forward reviewer that contrives it of an author to dip an individual class averts to direct on writing is not something concealed can be executed in a lot of educational institutions. Neither it thinks that it is very practical for undergraduate classes in the students mostly looks for more practical and basic knowledge of a Chinese tongue.
Disagree With diverse of the ideas of an author. Especially, a translation of some terms of the core is not so only confusing but biased. Translating traditional characters as 'of the complex characters' in fact attributes the derogatory meaning the traditional form. Translating esimplified' characters like soyodern Chinese characters' in fact neglects a current state of some traditional characters like the very accepted form of characters in modern time. Some the traditional characters are a form has standardised today in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and throughout some in the foreign Chinese communities.

An election of has simplified the characters like this of the main houses causes the question. A foundation of Chinese characters are built to a level of traditional form of Chinese characters. One has simplified the characters are a form has simplified developed of a traditional form and would not owe that be a fundamental form to be studied if one wants to learn in an original formation of Chinese characters. If one am for real serious roughly that studies an origin of Chinese characters and his formation, would not recommend this book. This in spite of, if one wants to learn an easy way to memorise has has simplified characters, this book resupplies some creative strategies to memorise some of some basic has has simplified characters.
Last but no a less, an author says that this has has simplified characters 'is much easier to write that before.' In fact, when being easier to the writing does not mean that it is easier that learn.
4 / 5
This was the add read and very interesting. To aim an evolution and development of the each character with the explanations really help me with the best comprising of this tongue written good-looking. So much I am them interested to learn in fact a Cantonese would have liked me to also have a Cantonese pronunciations also. But it was conscious that this is not included state and was very better that had expected that. It would look forward to anything that an author done in a subject in a future like this the has not seen never some characters have explained like this well..

Top Customer Reviews: Traditional ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 5 ratings
5 / 5
The delivery was timely and a book was in good condition (bought the used).
Was the book has rented in university and there is wanted really possess the copy. Some poems and the histories are utmost and some do any the work adds to explain some appearances some imprecise plus of some subjects spoken.
Would recommend this book is trying take more knowledge in history and Japanese culture.
5 / 5
This book is incredibly informative, has loved some histories
5 / 5
A comprehensible selection of Japanese texts of some elderly, Heian and mediaeval periods, this book is the very lovely addition to a row to exist anthologies of classical Japanese writing available in English. Far it surpasses any one another anthology of his class in of the terms of both a breadth of his selections and a depth of his material of secondary support.

A wide row of primary texts are comprised, with long excerpts a lot so only of of entity classics like A History of Genji (Genji monogatari), A Book of Pillow (Makura any soshi), or Some Histories of a Heike (Heike monogatari), but also passages of texts less generally comprised in of the anthologies of Japanese literature, like a Hitachi Province Gazetteer (Hitachi fudoki) or A Essentials of Salvation (Eye yoshu). Other genders have represented to comprise poetry in Chinese, setsuwa, noh, kyogen, the linked, and sermon-ballads (sekkyo-bushi). Some texts in this volume has been selected to complete each one which so another: for chance, one can read an account of a death of Callará any Atsumori in Some Histories of a Heike, read the dramatisation of a chance in a noh Atsumori, and also read the paper of Honen, a founder of Buddhism of Tierra Pura in Giappone, the Kumagai, a man the one who has killed Atsumori ( eschapa to Kumagai Naozane, a Fray Rensei'). Like this, an anthology comprises both a famous test An Account of the Ten-Feet-Squared of Plant (Hojoki) and part of a less Record amply read of the Pond Flag (Chiteiki), which directs alike subjects. Selections of anthologies of poetry like New Collection of Ancient and Modern Poems (ShinKokinshu) is accompanied by passages of critical works on poetry like Essentials of Poetic Composition (Eiga any taigai); similarly, an anthology comprises both noh games and excerpts of noh treatises like Teachings on Way and a Flower (Fushikaden).

Further of his careful selection of primary texts, an anthology also looks a lot of-written and informative introductions to some translations and, more generally, to a historical and cultural fund of some texts has comprised. A general introduction to a volume extracted wide subjects as 'Tongue and Writing', 'Amur and Eroticism', and 'Action and Narration', while has the introductory tests have separated to the each one like this of some historical periods of the entity covered and then introductions more concrete to some texts and the genders have comprised. These introductions are invaluable to situate some works in his historical and social context inside an almost a-thousand-the year has turned of the history covered for this anthology.

This characteristic--the selection of texts and some introductions--no only give a random reader the most multidimensional view of some works has comprised, but do an anthology the extremely useful teaching tool. This anthology would owe that be of the interest adds the scholars and monitor in a field, and the students or in any reader that wish to obtain the comprehensible comprising of early and mediaeval Japanese literature.
4 / 5
This volume reflects a state of an art in of the translations of pre-modern (classical) Japanese literature. Any reader interested or the scholar can resupply to be without him.
4 / 5
Are sure that in many respects ossia an excellent work . But be forewarned that in at least a chance a history is bowdlerized.

A myth am informing to this a a roughly Yamato Takeru and his slaying of a Kumaso brothers. It fulfils a feat while still the young boy. Appearance like the daughter and enters a party where a Kumaso the brothers are feasting, and seat one 'daughter' good-looking among them and enjoy him tremendously (without accidents can assume that they are not that they speak a cure of koi).

When Some two brothers are soused stabs an elder of age by means of a @@@cofre, in fashion of warrior. A young plus this in spite of stabs by means of an anus, probably in revenge for one analogous and dishonorable the law so only done his.

But would be hard pressed to divine that of this translation. Reason do the translators think that to water down the strong wine is the one who the modern audiences want to???

Top Customer Reviews: Apsara in New ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 4 ratings
4 / 5
It was quite lucky to listen Sokunthary in the poetry reading, as I of course chosen on Apsara with which has announced wine!

Written in his experience that grows on Cambodian. Of the refugee camp of Thailandia in some streets of a Bronx, Sokunthary animadamente has painted an experience has listened so only roughly by means of friends and family. It is the good-looking work : the time is not an easy bed, but this comes with a territory.
5 / 5
Sokunthary Svay Collection of poetry Aspara to New York is musicality in motion.

I particularly love a rich dialect, a voice that comes by means of and evokes a psychology to be the refugee by means of the mother of a poet and another ancestor. Also, in a poem, “Ossia Yours Inheritance ,” as to that it can advance it of lie for his own daughter.

Ossia The vivid and heartfelt portrait, and exploitation that feels like to be the refugee of Cambogia, the family of survivors of some brutal Khmer diet of Rouge. And also, that grows on in colour NYC to the equal that relates to the person to paint the one who also spends to be the refugee.

A powerful meditation on like a past spends advances for generations.
4 / 5
Apsara To New York represents an exceptional start for Sokunthary Svay examining a Khmer experience in an East Cost. As Khmer The response of poets to a genocide of 20th century and like his to be so that his movement to help besides this era to cure ? Svay Door a insightful and deep voice to these subjects, influenced by classical music, hip-hop, and his traditions. Well value the bed.
4 / 5
Ossia Such the only poetry book on experience of Cambodians of American refugees. But it is more than just on some Cambodian diasporas, these poems faces some universal realities of uprooted communities and a commonalities of boy and report of father. An author writes in a lot of voice that mark to beautiful compilation on amour, hardship and resiliency.

Top Customer Reviews: The Book of Songs: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
5 / 5
Ossia The compilation adds poems with amazing footnotes and the history detailed of some poems. It is a first book of the poetry has read of my account in 15 years and I have LOVED that. For some times have been done, was (almost) able to see a rhythm of poems, his only points of view, and could visualise him. First to read this book, was no where prójimo that level.
4 / 5
Quite a better translation there in English of this book. But sometimes some translations are bobas. In the famous poem a poet compares the daughter roughly to be married to the tree of peach. Like this Waley tongue of a bosom of a tree of peach. But there is no bosom of a tree of peach in an original poem or in other translations. Waley Commits the bleed-by means of. Still, these poems are glorious, some poems of amour in a beginning poignant, some hymns and odes later in chock full of Zhou history, and used by historians to help comprise a history of this time. Calm really has to that read this book.
5 / 5
Excellent book. This is not so only to reprint of Waley the earliest version. It restores an original order of some verses (Waley has reorganise an order according to his personal preference), and an editor, Stephen Owen, has translated and has comprised some dozen of some poems that Waley deleted of a collection. Good-looking creation, and crystal clear translations, more the lovely studio of a history and content of this collection of some 300 poems of the ancient Chinese. In mine dress, a better translation of this collection of entity of to prompt Chinese.
4 / 5
I stumbled to a Book of Songs in James Michener library in PA. It was an incredible experience to read and learning structure of song, like variables of alike stanzas and repeating verses. It was my introduction the Chinese literature also. A Book of Songs is Waley selection of popular songs during Chinese history. Calm also could enjoy Lao Tzu, a philosopher, and The Po, a wandering poet. This little rival of songs an add Japanese haiku in of the terms of content of human condition and in of the emotional expressions of amour and loss. There is no cliches this in spite of. Some songs of amour are stamped with a mark of subjects of experiences and real amour. A book is probably PP has estimated, mostly G has estimated. I give it so only 4 stars, like the book is not quite comprehensible enough, although it comprises the translations of new song have added after Waley has spent on.
4 / 5
Terrible translation. Example: the Mature plums are falling, results: the Mature plums are Plopping!
4 / 5
After reading modern and contemporary poetry, is the pleasure to try a clarity and feeling of the to writing previously to one was of Confucio. Ossia The beautiful book so much to resist and to read. Some orders of new format some poems for geography and dynasty, as in an original Chinese version, which finds much more informative that ordering some poems for @@subject. Waley The notes are the help adds in sympathetic a historical and literary context of some poems. A Book of Songs is essential reading for any any one comprises some possibilities and breadth of poetry.
5 / 5
A book is very dipped-was, but an impression is quell'has bitten small and a real Chinese poetry frankly very a lot for me. I suppose that he the good reference in chance that, this in spite of.
5 / 5
Be the goodness of lovely reference raisin also an original Chinese beside a translation.

Top Customer Reviews: Sky, Wind, and ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 7 ratings
5 / 5
I finalise partorisca read in the pair of poems like this far and his all give me to us goosebumps! You look an old Korean show has called ‘2 days and 1 night' where visit Yun DongJu' the house and I was sad to listen that has spent his. I really poems of amour and decide buy this book! I do not read Korean to the equal that am sad can not read an original writing, but each poem is still very beautiful! It gives the thank you partorisca sell this book of mine!^^
5 / 5
It has given this book like the present. A receiver gave it 5 stars.
5 / 5
Good-looking poems,easy to comprise,utmost is gone in marks the new vendor
4 / 5
I finalise partorisca read in the pair of poems like this far and his all give me to us goosebumps! It looked an old Korean show has called ‘2 days and 1 night' where visit Yun DongJu' the house and I was sad to listen that has spent his. I really poems of amour and decide buy this book! I do not read Korean to the equal that am sad can not read an original writing, but each poem is still very beautiful! It gives the thank you partorisca sell this book of mine!^^
5 / 5
Has given this book like the present. A receiver gave it 5 stars.
4 / 5
Good-looking poems,easy to comprise,utmost is gone in marks new vendor
4 / 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 13 ratings
4 / 5
First of all I seat a need to signal out of this Amazon has combined some descriptions partorisca two different versions of Chuang-Tzu classical text (Watson paperback of 1988 and Fung Yu-lan hardbound translation of 1928 - later republished in 1989). I have finalised partorisca take a Yu-lan edition for deception when thinking Watson ordered but decided partorisca the maintain and see like this compares. Chuang-Tzu I Inner chapters are a class partorisca reserve that any serious reader will love different versions of, and a bit those that have read all have flavours very different and house, as it finalises complimenting each one which as another (my preferred this in spite of is one Allegro-was Feng/Jane English version). This one has some varied advantages this in spite of and deserves the little more recognition that when be hid inside the mix deceived of descriptions.

Yu-lan Was apparently the remarkable Chinese philosopher-scholarly (1895-1990) and this slender book comprises his pithy translation with commentaries for a philosopher of 3rd century Kuo Hsiang interspersed. There is also an occasional commentary of a translator also. Generally some commentaries are useful and subtiles without being too obtrusive, and a translation is clear and fluent. Have enjoyed especially an introductory 17 understand of page where Yu-lan present some essential points of Taoism like pointed has gone by this clearly an able professor of Taoism and to the equal that relates the Western philosophy. There is also 28 pages of apêndices where Yu-lan presents a philosophical and historical context partorisca Kuo Hsiang and Chuang Tzu. I have found this gain, and no a class of the information easily abordable.

'All has his own pertinent character. Everything is happy rests partorisca be in accordance with his own character…Each modification of character is a cause of ache and suffering… Still in a world, more the people try to modify a character of things. His intention can be good. But that considers partorisca be a lot can not be considered well for another… Taoism opones institutions, principles, laws, and government, reason all these things are partorisca impose an idea of well (if it is a lot) to an infinite variety of things. Like better way partorisca govern a world is not partorisca the govern.' (Fung Yu-lan Of an introduction, p. 9)

In general, ossia the a lot of knowledgable, readable and enjoyable, if scholarly, presentation of Chuang-Tzu Chapters Confine (only some premiers 7 is covered).
5 / 5
A Chuang Tzu (rendered Zhuangzi in pinyin, which is resulting a regulate transliteration these days) is according to only to Lao Tzu Tao You Ching in his popularity and veneration in a Taoist world. If you have not listened of or read this first book, is in partorisca the real extracted! Some first time have read some Inner Chapters of a Chuang Tzu was like the revelation--the thoughts and the ideas have expressed in these passages still resonate today partorisca his acuity, humour, satire, stabbing profundity, and potential that life of transmissions. In fact, after better comprising a thought this book expresses, felt likes so many free ideas and create gleaned of another philosophy, literature, music, and the poetry had been joined on together and formulated to the concise and elegant container that is urgently appropriate to every day life--beautiful that surprised partorisca the text that is a lot on 2000 years!

Has completed recently read a last of three complete translations of a Chuang Tzu, and has decided to expect until I have read everything of his first to revise a lot a three. Of this text is written in elderly Chinese, the tongue that is to be reserve partorisca an intellectual and cultural elite two years of thousands and has been considered effectively 'died' (like Latin) partorisca quite the moment, included that comprises the one who an author(s) has looked for to say is difficult, has left so only translating some words of Chineses to English. As I have imagined to read the few different translations is probably a better way to take the widths and deep comprising of a text, and a cumulative effect would do up for the weaknesses of the each translation. This has tried the good strategy--the others the translations have chosen was Victor Mair Roaming in a Way: Early Taoist Histories and Parables of Chuang Tzu and One.C. Graham È Some Inner Chapters . All three read rewarded and interesting (I bad, Is a Chuang Tzu!), But I still gone back the Burton Watson is Some Complete Works of Chuang Tzu like my preferred. I will not go the depth roughly that a Chuang Tzu said, of a writing in a text is like this eloquent and vivid that any description any one the justice, and reason I probably ramble on for ever in any some question and subject @academician regarding the authorship of a text, historicity, and philosophy, or roughly like alcohol-blowingly intellectually in this stimulating !

After reading three different translations of a Chuang Tzu, has to say that these Basic Writings have translated for Watson is a better place for a uninitiated to start with-- contains almost all some passages and better ideas of a text (which has a lot of external interpolations, authors later that it is often a lot like this interesting and never also-writes like the ideas have expressed in some Chapters Confine). The translation of Graham is a lot academically rigorous, but frames Chuang Tzu is already time and far culture the even more far period for new readers by means of terminology a lot technical and commentary. Mair The translation is good but does not flow as well as Watson is, and is also much more of then contains a whole Chuang Tzu. The Complete works of Watson is of sound, but these Basic Writings is much more economic and more concise an introduction--read that once and take hooked in some surprisingly fresh ideas of these ancient thinkers, perhaps you delve to some another illuminating translations--until then, has to say that this would have to that be reading required for any interested in philosophy or Oriental classics.
5 / 5
One of some more utmost philosophers in Cina and his writings are a lot of enjoyable to read. Watson An excellent work with his translations. It have to that read for any with an interest in the ancient Chinese thought or Daoist has thought.
4 / 5
I enjoy the translations of Watson, duquel is among a better, but prefer Thomas Merton rid in Chuang Tzu the writings bit it more. I will leave it to some scholars to debate.
5 / 5
One of mine all time favourite books. I read it every year or two and find new things in him every time. I have read multiple translations and this one east for far a better!
5 / 5
An original and still better translation for Burton Watson with his equally enlightening introduction. Also well with Thomas Merton is a bit of the inspired free interpretations Chuang Tzu
5 / 5
Ossia the very difficult book to describe reason is written almost like the fable, that constantly touches on tongue and a supposed logic of common sense.

Is difficult reading . Has has had to that the read at least two times, and then several passages more time before it can take meaning of him.

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Is not for all the world. A person without any background buddhism can find this book to be incomprehensible and or the very difficult bed.

Enjoyed it thoroughly, and consider it to be among some better books there is not reading never.
2 / 5
It does not squander your money in this particular copy of a book. An up to date translation is available, comprising reviews to a creation, introduction, and footnotes. A book calls 'Zhuangzi' and is a thing esatta same as 'Chuang Tzu'; a newer version, available here on Amazon () is of 2006, while this older version is of a mid @@@1990s, and is the few more economic dollars, at the same time to write this description.

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5 / 5
First of all I seat a need to signal out of this Amazon has combined some descriptions partorisca two different versions of Chuang-Tzu classical text (Watson paperback of 1988 and Fung Yu-lan hardbound translation of 1928 - later republished in 1989). I have finalised partorisca take a Yu-lan edition for deception when thinking Watson ordered but decided partorisca the maintain and see like this compares. Chuang-Tzu I Inner chapters are a class partorisca reserve that any serious reader will love different versions of, and a bit those that have read all have flavours very different and house, as it finalises complimenting each one which as another (my preferred this in spite of is one Allegro-was Feng/Jane English version). This one has some varied goodnesses this in spite of and deserves the little more recognition that when be hid inside the mix deceived of descriptions.

Yu-lan Was apparently the remarkable Chinese philosopher-scholarly (1895-1990) and this slender book comprises his pithy translation with commentaries for a philosopher of 3rd century Kuo Hsiang interspersed. There is also an occasional commentary of a translator also. Generally some commentaries are useful and subtiles without being too obtrusive, and a translation is clear and fluent. Have enjoyed especially an introductory 17 understand of page where Yu-lan present some essential points of Taoism like pointed has gone by this clearly an able professor of Taoism and to the equal that relates the Western philosophy. There is also 28 pages of apêndices where Yu-lan presents a philosophical and historical context partorisca Kuo Hsiang and Chuang Tzu. I have found this gain, and no a class of the information easily abordable.

'All has his own pertinent character. Everything is happy rests partorisca be in accordance with his own character…Each modification of character is a cause of ache and suffering… Still in a world, more the people try to modify a character of things. His intention can be good. But that considers partorisca be a lot can not be considered well for another… Taoism opones institutions, principles, laws, and government, reason all these things are partorisca impose an idea of well (if it is a lot) to an infinite variety of things. Like better way partorisca govern a world is not partorisca the govern.' (Fung Yu-lan Of an introduction, p. 9)

In general, ossia the a lot of knowledgable, readable and enjoyable, if scholarly, presentation of Chuang-Tzu Chapters Confine (only some premiers 7 is covered).
5 / 5
Ossia The very difficult book to describe reason is written almost like the fable, that constantly touches on tongue and a supposed logic of common sense.

Is difficult reading . Has has had to that the read at least two times, and then several passages more time before it could take meaning of him.

Enjoys a Tao You Ching, Diamante Sutra, Nagarjuna verse of Emptiness, and another resemblance buddhist / Zen / tao titles, can say with next certainty that you a lot will enjoy this book.

Is not for all the world. A person without any background buddhism can find this book to be incomprehensible and or the very difficult bed.

Enjoyed it thoroughly, and consider it to be among some better books there is not reading never.
5 / 5
One of some more utmost philosophers in Cina and his writings are a lot of enjoyable to read. Watson An excellent work with his translations. It has to that read for any with an interest in the ancient Chinese thought or Daoist has thought.
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 18 ratings
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Rids very interesting partorisca the people that Zen to practise today. This writing clearly has to that it resists in ours practical today and his origins. It would have liked him the little more commentary on where returns in with ancient Taoism and historical chances of a time.
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Ossia The wonderful complete to a Lao Tzu. If this book is an art of illustration, then ossia more like practical work. I recommend it highly in any those study of oriental classics.
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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