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From the great and ancient cultures of Asia comes this fascination collection of great prose drama poetry and scripture Translated by scholars well versed in the original laguages 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

10 thoughts on “A Treasury of Asian Literature Arabia India China and Japan

  1. says:

    I thought the excerpts of the Bhagavad Ghita was well chosen It is a massive and sacred text encompassing history mythology religion and culture and so many anthologies select confusing passages that don't give it justice

  2. says:

    I bought this book in the hopes of gaining a broad view of Asian traditions and culture And was not disappointed The wide plethora of stories prefaced by an introduction from the author were engaging and contextualized fairly well I most enjoyed the stories of Rustem The Judicial Murder of Tsui Ning Atsumori Gita Govinda and The Dhammapada Concise but must read

  3. says:

    I enjoy literature from other cultures and this book introduced me to Asian authors

  4. says:

    I read this for an Asian humanities class in college It is a great reference with excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita The Tale of Genji the writings of Confucius and good examples of Haiku

  5. says:

    This is the collection of Asian literature that I like using with my East West Synthesis of Humanities class that I teach A great sampling of literature from China Japan India Asia

  6. says:

    I registered a book at BookCrossingcom