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Contents

Selected Chinas
Contemporary Literature / 3

Himalayan Notes Trilogy / 18

Shifu, Youll Do Anything for a Laugh......................3

Conversations with Sacred Mountains.....................18

Mobile Phone............................................................3

Shambhala Sutra.....................................................18

Searching for Shangri-La.........................................18

Back to 1942.............................................................4
I Did Not Kill My Husband......................................4
In the Darkness.........................................................5

Ode to Migrant Workers.........................................19

Decoded....................................................................5

Selected Poems of Tang...........................................19

For Love of a Silversmith...........................................6

Characters in Outlaws of the Marsh........................20

Requiem....................................................................6

Neighbor of the Paradise.........................................20

Right Bank of the Argun...........................................7

The Last Emperor and His Five Wives.....................20

Love in a Small Town................................................7


Love in a Barren Mountain.......................................8
Love in a Brocade Valley............................................8

Green China Dream / 21

Ten Stories of Love....................................................9

Looking for Mu Us Desert......................................21

Pa pa pa.....................................................................9

The Clear Rivers to the North.................................22

Magic Tree..............................................................10

Saving Tarim River..................................................22

Biluo Snow Mountain.............................................10


Lancang Lahu Woman Daily Life............................11
Running Through Beijing.......................................11

Yellow Luggage........................................................23

The Moon Opera....................................................12

Hepburn Shoes on the Double-Decker ...................23

The Temple of Earth and I.......................................12

Old Land, New Tales...............................................24

Selected Poems of Gu Cheng...................................13

Wangs Translation of 300 Tang Poems ...................24

Selected Poems of Cai Tianxin.................................13


The Last Eunuch of China .....................................14
My Husband Puyi...................................................14

Chinese Classics / 25

Crime of Blood.......................................................15

Journey to the West with the Stone Monkey...........25

Black Hole!.............................................................15

Dream of the Red Chamber....................................26

Run, Mama Cow!....................................................16

Outlaws of the Marsh..............................................26

Old Land, New Tales...............................................16

Romance of the Three Kingdoms............................27

Selection of Chinese Contemporary Tales................17

The Chinese Gold Murder.......................................27

The Chinese Contemporary Tales............................17

The Wisdom of Sun Tzu..........................................28

The Palace of Eternal Youth ....................................29

300 Tang Poems......................................................38

Peach Blossom Fan..................................................29

Selected Lyrics of Tang and Five Dynasties..............39

The Peony Pavilion..................................................29

300 Song Lyrics ......................................................39

The Romance of the Western Chamber...................29

Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry in Sony,


Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties .......................39
300 Yuan Songs .....................................................39

Epic Appreciation / 30

Romance of Western Bower ..................................40

King Gesar..............................................................30

Dream in Peony Pavilion ........................................40

Legend of Manas.....................................................31

Love in Long-life Hall ...........................................40

The Epic of Jangar...................................................31

Peach Blooms Painted with Blood .........................40

Grandmas China.....................................................32

Chinese Classical Poetry Appreciation / 41

The Last Eunuch of China......................................33

Li Bai......................................................................41
Du Fu.....................................................................41
Bai Juyi...................................................................41

Fun with Classical Chinese Literature / 34 Li Shangyin.............................................................41


Shi Poem.................................................................34

Wang Wei...............................................................41

Ci Poem..................................................................34

Xin Qiji...................................................................41
Li Qingzhao............................................................42
Su Shi......................................................................42

Chinese Traditional Culture / 35

Tao Yuanming.........................................................42

Selected Poems and Pictures of the Tang Dynasty....35

Liu Yuxi..................................................................42

Selected Poems and Pictures of the Song Dynasty....35

Du Mu....................................................................42

Selections from The Book of Poetry.........................35

Li Yu.......................................................................42

Verse in Three Characters and Genre Pictures..........35

Liu Yong..................................................................43

Laws Divine and Human and Pictures of Deities.....36

Qin Guan...............................................................43

Illustrated Poems of Mao Zedong............................36

Lu You....................................................................43

Foreign Poetry Reproduced in Chinese Painting......36

Sa Dula...................................................................43
Wang Changling.....................................................43
Gao Shi...................................................................43

Classical Chinese Poetry and Prose / 37

Cen Sen..................................................................44

Thus Spoke the Master............................................37

Wei Yingwu.............................................................44

Laws Divine and Human........................................37


Book of Poetry .......................................................38
Elegies of the South.................................................38
Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry in Han,
Wei and Six Dynasties .......................................38

Han Yu....................................................................44
Liu Zongyuan.........................................................44
Ouyang Xiu............................................................44
Wang Anshi.............................................................44

[Selected Chinas Contemporary Literature]


Chinas contemporary literature has achieved great success. Since the 80s of the 20th century, many
talented writers have been offering their excellent works. The best example is Mo Yan, winner of the
Nobel Prize of Literature in 2012. In the collection Selected China Contemporary Literature, we
have selected a number of works of Chinese prestigious writers to present to the Hispanic readers.
Through these books, you can know the different styles and trends in Chinas contemporary literature,
witness the historical and social changes that this country is living and enter into the spiritual world of
Chinese people. With this collection, we offer 400 million Spanish-speaking readers the best literature
of modern China and share the joy of reading with them.

Shifu, Youll Do Anything for a Laugh

Mobile Phone

Mo Yan has the ability to


examine his society through
a variety of lenses, creating
fanciful, Metamorphosis-like
transformations or evoking
the numbing bureaucracy
and casual cruelty of modern
governments. The title
novella of this collection
of eight tales chronicles the
story of old Ding, whose 43
years of dedicated service
to the Municipal Farm
Equipment Factory have
earned him the honorific
Shifu, or master worker. Despite this praise, Ding is
abruptly laid off one month before his retirement. After
contemplating his options including setting himself on fire
in protest, Ding decides to go with a more entrepreneurial
approach, converting an abandoned bus into a cottagefor-hire for lovers. As an old man getting his first taste
of capitalism, he serves as a symbol for many of those
facing struggles in modern China. Another entry, Man
and Beast, evokes some of the horror of Japans wartime
treatment of China, while The Cure demonstrates the
hatred and desperation China inflicted upon itself during
the Cultural Revolution. Mo abandons the realistic mode
for Soaring, in which a new bride takes flight like a
butterfly, though the violence with which shes brought
back to earth proves that not every fable features a happy
ending. This collection brings together stories written
over the past 20 years and feels more like a random
buffet than a carefully planned meal. Still, it provides
a useful introduction to one of Chinas most important
contemporary writers.

With an ironic tone and


burlesque, the author takes
us to a successful television
presenter, Yan Shouyi, whose
life is disrupted to smack
their darkest secrets.The
mobile phone to Yan Shouyi
causes a series of headaches
that will only expose the lack
of values, the difficulties of
married life, the generation
gap and vulnerability a
lifestyle strongly linked to
communication using rich
media such as mobile. A
story that leads to a deep reflection of how our society
communicates and how that can lead to loss of control,
even of our most shameful secrets.

Mo Yan (winner of 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature)

Liu Zhenyun

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Back to 1942
Liu Zhenyun

In the year 1942, men were dying by the tens of thousands


in World War II. However, in central China, an event of no
less magnitude was happening. Draught and famine wiped
out more than 3 million people in Henan province. They
either starved or were killed in the scramble for food. Help
wasnt available because the government was preoccupied in
fighting the invading Japanese army. Many locals migrated to
find a living in a neighboring province.
Back to 1942, adapted from this novel, has won the
15th Academy award.

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I Did Not Kill My Husband


Liu Zhenyun

Li Xuelian, married to Qin Yuhe, is pregnant with their


second child. Happy news? Not in China, with its onechild policy. It is a crime. What is she to do? Her only
option is divorcing before the second child is born.
Once the baby has entered into the household registry,
well marry again. The baby will be born after the divorce,
so well each have one child when we marry again. No
law says couples with one child cant marry. Perfect!
Except that after the divorce, Qin marries another woman
who is expecting a baby. Mad with rage, Li runs to the
judge, begging him to declare the divorce a sham so she
may remarry and truly divorce the fool.
Lius politically charged plot reads like an absurd and
hilarious comedy, but couched in his fiction is a harsh
indictment of Chinas one-child law and a head-on critique
of Chinas bureaucracy. I Did Not Kill My Husband is
storytelling and satire of the highest order, sharp-edged
and ironic.

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In the Darkness

Decoded

Mai Jia

Mai Jia

The protagonists are special agents whose world is


synonymous with listening, decoding messages and missions
with challenges between life and death. Are heroes gifted
with great talent, courage and spirit of sacrifice, and in turn
helpless victims of their temperament, desire and distorted
personality. In most unexpected moments, the random
capricious always spends a cruel joke leads them inexorably
to a sinister fate, where no one can escape ...

In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia reveals


the mysterious world of Unit 701, a top-secret
Chinese intelligence agency whose sole purpose is
counterespionage and code breaking.
Rong Jinzhen, an autistic math genius with a miserable
childhood, is forced to abandon his academic pursuits
when he is recruited into Unit 701. As Chinas greatest
cryptographer, Rong discovers that the mastermind behind
the maddeningly difficult Purple Code is his former
teacher and best friend, who is now working for Chinas
enemybut this is only the first of many betrayals.
Brilliantly combining the mystery and tension of a
spy thriller with the psychological nuance of an intimate
character study and the magical qualities of a Chinese
fable, Decoded discovers in cryptography the key to the
human heart.

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For Love of a Silversmith

Requiem

This is a collection of two novellas by the prestigious


Mao Dun Literature Prize Winner Zhou Daxin: For love of
a Silversmith and Violet Fog.
For love of a Silversmith tells a tragedy which took
place in the ancient China, where morals prevailed any
desire. The few liberal moments always occurred in the
darkness. The love affair amongst a young silversmith and
a woman married to the son of a dignitary, turned out to
be the curse that deprived everyone involved of their lives
and dignity.
The second novella Violet Fog narrates tells the enmity
and revenge of two families whose lives are intertwined
with the historical change occurred in China during the
twentieth century. The impulsive love between the young
and the tyranny of patriarchal society precipitate the fate
of the inhabitants inthe town under mysterious forces, with
the breath of the old believes that accompany the fantasies
and nightmares

This book is the newest novel of Zhou Daxin, a famous


Chinese writer. It is an honest and gripping dialogue
between the souls of a father and a son. In the dialogue,
the father recalled his life and repented deeply, while
the son talked about his experience of death the amazing
scenes in heaven.
Zhou Daxin opens the door to the intimate of his heart
to share the torture he and his wife suffered after the death
of their only son. Guilty and despaired, the author finally
meet his son in the field of fiction, which has the unique
capacity to console the father.

Zhou Daxin

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Zhou Daxin

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Right Bank of the Argun


Chi Zijian

A long-time confidante of the rain and snow, I am


ninety years old. The rain and snow have weathered me,
and I too have weathered them.
At the end of the twentieth-century an old woman sits
among the birch trees and thinks back over her life, her
loves, and the joys and tragedies that have befallen her
family and her people. She is a member of the Evenki tribe
who wander the remote forests of north-eastern China
with their herds of reindeer, living in close sympathy with
nature at its most beautiful and cruel.
An idyllic childhood playing by the river ends with
her fathers death and the growing realisation that her
mothers and uncles relationship is not as simple as she
thought. Then, in the 1930s, the intimate, secluded world
of the tribe is shattered when the Japanese army invades
China. The Evenki cannot avoid being pulled into the
brutal conflict which marks the first step towards the end
of their isolation.
The Last Quarter of the Moon, adapted from this novel,
has won the best cinematography award at Cyprus Film
Festival.
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Love in a Small Town


Wang Anyi

A true story based on the author, Wang Anyis


experiences in the countryside during the Cultural
Revolution, Love in a Small Town is also the her personal
exploration into human nature and sexuality. Written at
a time when sex was still a taboo subject in China, the
novel caused a scandal when it was published in 1986 in a
journal.
The two young protagonists, who were destined
to becomedancers in a local troupeduring the Cultural
Revolution, experienced a slow increase of desire.
Despite the era in which they were banned to have sex
before marriage, they broke this barrier naturally. They
felt impelled by a passion however, they quickly became
aware of having transgressed a prohibition and started
feeling guilty due to their lack of morality.
With an excessive and delicate style, Wang Anyi
captivates the readers from the beginning, taking them into
the anguish and sorrow of the protagonists.

Chi Zijian was born in Mohe in 1964. She started


writing while at school and had her first story published in
Northern Literature magazine when she was at college. She
is the only writer to have won the Lu Xun Literary Award
three times. The Right Bank of the Argun also known as
Last Quarter of the Moon also won the Mao Dun Literary
Award. Her work has been translated into many languages.

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Love in a Barren Mountain

Love in a Brocade Valley

An emotional novel by the author Wang Anyi that


brings us into the world of love, passion ... and betrayal.
The story is approached through the love triangle of
two couples: one man shared by two women, one with
maternal love, and the other with a fierce passion.
When the novel was released in China for the first time,
it was heavily criticized, because it tackled the theme,
which still represented a real tabooin the 80s: adultery.
However, it is not the only theme of the novel. The
reader will enjoy a writing enriched by a fine and delicate
prose, where every detail counts, and every description of
the environment brings a touch of poetry and tenderness to
the passionate and exciting tale.

The central character of this novel is a woman who


is simultaneously the protagonist, the narrator and an
interpreter of masculine emotions and feelings. At first
the book described her daily life caught between a
monotonous job and a married life corroded by apathy, but
at a moment this woman, a literature editor, was entrusted
the mission to attend a writers conference in Lushan.
During this period outside of routine, favored by
touring, talking and dancing, a strange relationship
outlined between our heroine and a famous novelist. The
mountain, the deep gorges, the impressive waterfalls,
and the breathtaking fog, favored the closeness of both
characters.
The special interior tone which results, pitched to
Wang Anyis delicately circling style, allows the reader an
intimate, inside eye-view of a surprising China and creates
a resonant novella of unusual beauty.

Wang Anyi

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Wang Anyi

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Ten Stories of Love

Pa pa pa

Zhang Yueran is an author of great freshness and


originality with a strong style that moves away from
conventional narrative. In Ten Loves demonstrates her
skill in the art of the story, creating their stories along with
precise and compelling characters, dreamlike atmospheres
or apparent madness that watch more everyday feelings and
often silenced, real world.

Bing Zai, the protagonist of the novella that gives the


title to this book, is a mentally retarded child. He can say
only two sentences, Pa pa pa and that fucking your
mother. In the village where he lives, an archaic place in
the Deep South of China, the myths, superstitions, destiny,
stand like giant shadows on the inhabitants of stone. Bing
Zai eventually became the symbol of scary and disturbed
the collective state of mind, which makes it the first
scapegoat of the calamities that befall the village.
Han Shaogong masterfully draws the psychological
profile of each on his way to confront the terrible future
that about them.
Now smiling, wincing, crying, sitting from the edge
of reading chair, restless, the author takes us from house
to house, in the streets, walking through fantastic and
unfinished situations, solving puzzles that brings human
subsistence, underdevelopment and the basic needs of the
most expendable souls.

Zhang Yueran

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Han Shaogong

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Magic Tree

Biluo Snow Mountain

The story concerns two conmen, Song and Tang, who


have devised a money-earning scheme that centres around
the serial murder of fellow miners. Unemployed drifters who
travel around the country looking for mining work, the two
repeatedly befriend a loner and convince him to pose as their
relative and get a job with them in a mine. They then kill
their new companion, make it look like an accidental death,
and extort the bosses for hush money. But when they fall in
with their latest recruit, sixteen-year-old Yuan, Song finds
his loyalties torn as he empathises with the innocent, hopeful
young man.
Blind Shaft, adapted from this novel, has won at least
twelve awards, including the Silver Bear award at 2003
Berlin International Film Festival.

In a remote village among the snowy peaks of the


mountains Biluo where preserves a magical relationship
with nature, habitats the people that is considered
descendant of the black bear which venerates as the
guardian spirit. The blessing of this powerful deity harbors
equally to men and women of the Lisu ethnic group in the
harsh daily life.
The novel Biluo Snow Mountain is an outstanding
work created by Yunnan Hanis writer Cun Wenxue. It is
a representation of humanity reflected in totem culture of
ethnic beliefs, constructing a huge metaphorical symbol
field. Meanwhile, the text on the surface level narrates the
contradiction between man and bear, but actually it implies
the mans weakness.
The film of the same name has won 4 awards of the
13th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Liu Qingbang

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Cun Wenxue

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Lancang Lahu Woman Daily Life

Running Through Beijing

Lahu Ethnic Group is one of those ethnic group named


by Tiger. They also call themselves as Penyapeya, which
means the descendant of calabash. According to their
legend, the goddess Etha created the sky and the earth, the
sun and the moon, and the calabash. The ancestor Zadi
y Nadi reproduced the Lahu people from the calabash.
Lancang, with the official name as Lancang Lahu
Autonomous County, is where gather the majority of Lahu
people.
This book unveils this mysterious ethical group, who
still keeps certain customs of matriarchy. There are merely
four elements in the life of most Lahu women: mountain,
fireplace, marriage and work. They make the living by
haunting, planting tea, raising bees, and habitat in the
rudimentary thatched dwelling. Becoming increasingly
aware of the significance of education, Lahu people start
to send their children, especially the girls to school. Can
they break the shackles of poverty and underdevelopment?
May time find the answer.

Dunhuang, recently out of prison for selling fake IDs,


has just enough money for a couple of meals. He also has
no place to stay and no prospects for earning more money.
When he happens to meet a pretty woman selling pirated
DVDs, he falls into both an unexpected romance and a
new business venture. But when her on-and-off boyfriend
steps back into the picture, Dunhuahg is forced to make
some tough decisions.
Running Through Beijing explores an underworld
of constant thievery, hardcore porn, cops (both real and
impostors), prison bribery, rampant drinking, and the
smothering, bone-dry dust storms that blanket one of the
worlds largest cities. Its punk, dealing with the harsh
realities lived by the millions of city-dwellers struggling
to get by in the grey economy. Like a literary Run Lola
Run, it follows a hustling hero rushing at breakneck speed
to stay just one step ahead. Full of well-drawn, authentic
characters, Running Through Beijing is a masterful
performance from a fresh Chinese voice.

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Ye Duoduo

Xu Zechen

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The Moon Opera

The Temple of Earth and I

The debut novel of one of Chinas rising young literary


talentsa gem of a book that takes a piercing look into the
world of Chinese opera and its female stars. In a fit of diva
jealousy, Xiao Yanqiu, star of The Moon Opera, disfigures
her understudy with boiling water. Spurned by the troupe,
she turns to teaching.
Twenty years later, a rich cigarette-factory boss offers
to underwrite a restaging of the cursed opera, but only
on the condition that Xiao Yanqiu return to the role of
Change. So she does, this time believing she has fully
become the immortal moon goddess.
Set against the drama, intrigue, jealousy, retribution,
and redemption of backstage Peking opera, The Moon
Opera is a stunning portrait of women in a world that
simultaneously reveres and restricts them. Bi Feiyu, one of
Chinas young literary stars, recreates all the temptations
and triumphs of the stage the world over in this gem of a
novel.

This book consists of several narrative proses. The


Temple of Earth and I, written by a famous Chinese author,
Shi Tiesheng, is one of his philosophizing and humanistic
representative works. There is no need to rush toward
death. Death is something you wont miss, a holiday that
will come sooner or later. So wrote Shi Tiesheng in his
well-known essay The Temple of Earth and I. The image
of the autobiographical essayist, a withdrawn young man
sitting alone in a wheelchair somewhere in the park of
the Temple of Earth, has impressed many readers. Many
critics consider the book as one of the best Chinese essays
of the 20th century.

Bi Feiyu

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Shi Tiesheng

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Selected Poems of Gu Cheng

Selected Poems of Cai Tianxin

While critics were calling him the harbinger of a


troubled and new Obscure Movement, the generation that
came of age during the Cultural Revolution was taking his
poems to heart. Selected Poems of Gu Cheng traces his
work from the lurid early lyrics that made him a literary
star to the late expressions of dark beauty that predicted his
second exile and tragic death. Though rooted in classical
Chinese poetry, Gu Chengs poems show traces of Western
influences as diverse as Walt Whitman, Federico Garcia
Lorca, and entomologist Jean Henri Fabre. His poems
embrace animate and inanimate beings from the vast
Chinese masses. It is this simultaneous vision of the little
man and the faceless mass that has made Gu Cheng one of
Chinas most fervently loved poets.

Born in 1963, 15 year old was admitted to Shandong


University, got his Ph.D. Degree at the age of 24, became
professor at the age of 31. Now, Mr. Cai Tianxin is the
Professor of Zhejiang University of mathematics, doctor tutor,
poet, essayist and travel writer. The main works of literature
has the poem the dream alive, roaming, essays digital
and rose, hard character, travel diary south Borges
and With Elizabeth Bishop etc. Many of his works have
been translated into English, French, Spanish, Korean, and
Turkey.

Gu Cheng

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Cai Tianxin

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The Last Eunuch of China


Jia Yinghua

Chinas last eunuch Sun Yaoting died in December


1996 at age 94. He took with him intimate stories of the last
vestiges of Imperial China and was himself the last in the line
of eunuchs who had served the royal family for more than
2,000 years. His personal journey from poor farmboy
to revered servant to Pu Yi and Wanrong, Chinas last
emperor and empress, is an amazing journey which also
chronicles nearly one century of turbulence and upheaval in
Chinese history and culture.
This book is a unique glimpse into Chinas storied past
from the perspective of a man who faithfully served Chinas
Imperial Family in the Forbidden City but was later forced to
maneuver himself among the tremendous and often turbulent
events that became the history of 20th Century China. As Sun
Yaoting recalls his experiences, he also recounts the life of
the dwindling eunuch community in China.

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My Husband Puyi

The last emperor of China


Wang Qingxiang
This is the story of how a legendary emperor become into
an ordinary citizen whose life centered on his familys love
and marriage that formed with the nurse Li Shuxian.
My husband Puyi, the last emperor of China are the
poignant memories of the life and work of Puyi, who happens
to be an authoritarian and despotic emperor and to be a
worker who sympathized with weakness and lived by his own
work. The book aims to make an accurate historical record,
showing readers the real last emperor.

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Crime of Blood

Black Hole!

Several years earlier, in 1984, on a state farm in


the brutally icy, rural northeast of China, local beauty
Li Hongmei was raped and murdered. There were two
suspects and whilst one disappeared, the other confessed
making it a seemingly open and shut case. But now it
looks like the wrong man may have been sent down for the
crime. His newly-rich brother is prepared to pay whatever
it takes to clear his name and he thinks Hong Jun is the
right man for task.
In a quest for justice, Hong Jun returns to the sins of
the past and delves deeply into Chinas legal system. When
he stumbles upon what appears to be official complicity in
a cover-up, he must challenge those who hold the rule of
law secondary to personal ambition and the whims of local
officials to solve a case shrouded in mystery and treachery,
and one that ambiguously alludes to the ancient legends of
the Heilongjiang Mountains where the murder took place.

In the mid 90s of last century, stock market changed


the life track of numerous Chinese people. Boss Xia,
who used to thrive in the stock market, turned out to be
the suspect of a transaction fraud. Through Mr. Hongs
investigation and inference, a thought-provoking tragedy
eventually emerged, unveiling the black hole that distorts
the humanity. How did the heroine of the stories, an
innocent girl, become the gang leader that dominated
Beijing during the Cultural Revolution? How did she plot
the rim revenge after her study in the US? The readers
may perceive the answer following authors narrative.

He Jiahong

He Jiahong

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Run, Mama Cow!

Old Land, New Tales

The book tells an adventure of the Mama Cow after she


was stolen and carried to the abattoir. Missing the 2 little
brothers and her son in the family, Mama Cow experienced
an unbreathable escape. The adventure, which is not
inferior in any respect to a Hollywood movie, comprises
both tears and exhilaration. Those two little brotherswere
confronted with a vital choice at the same time: both of
them were diagnosed with fatal disease. They had to draw
straws to determine who could survive because they lacked
the funds to treat them both. One of them cheated during
the draw so as to leave the opportunity to his brother
The story of Mama Cow and the brothers spread in
the city. Shocked and moved by the power of love, even
those villains who stole Mama Cow made donations to
them. At the last, a statue of love was set up in the citys
plaza: Mama Cow snuggling up against her son and little
brothers happily.

As the spiritual secret history of a nation, literature,


especially novels, could only find its spiritual value through
communication and collisions. This kind of value not only
belongs to a nation but also the civilized society of the whole
human beings. Fortunately, after the implementation of
Reform and Open policy of China, this kind of introduction
and communication has been accelerated greatly. And works
of many Chinese writers are translated into all kinds of
languages, which makes worldwide readers gradually come
to understand the Chinese nation, and appreciate Chinese
novels and arts. Ever since a long time ago, Shaanxi writers
are of great importance to Chinese literature, especially
Chinese local literature. It should be said that the twenty
novels selected in the book represent the standard and style
of contemporary writers on this old but civilized land
Shaanxi. Nearly all of the writers are winners of national
literature awards (such as Mao Dun Literature Award, Lu Xun
Literature Award, Bing Xin Literature Award and Stallion
Award for minority nationality). From this perspective, the
works also reflect the development tendency and general
level of present literary creation in China. We hope the works
of these writers will become popular among readers in the
Spanish-speaking world.

Cao Baoyin

December 2014
147mm230mm
Spanish
paperback
978-7-5085-

Lu Yao, Chen Zhongshi, Jia Pingwa, etc.

March 2014
147mm230mm
394 pages, 118.00
Spanish
paperback
978-7-5085-2388-0
rights sold to US

16

Selection of Chinese Contemporary Tales

The Chinese Contemporary Tales

The best way to know a country and its people is through


its literature, in this sense we present the Selection of Chinese
Contemporary Tales. These stories, written by successful
authors in China, opened the window to the contemporary
China for those readers in Spanish world.

China, the great eastern power with a civilization of


more than 5,000 years, is experiencing amazing economic
development has attracted worldwide interest. With the
deepening of reform and opening, China strives to present
their culture to international audiences.
The best way to know a country and a people is through
its literature, in this sense we present the selection of The
Chinese contemporary Tales. These ten stories, written
by successful authors in China, opened the window to the
Chinese contemporary readers in Spanish.

Jiang Yun, Xiao Hang, Wang Shiyue

March 2013
147mm230mm
233 pages, 88.00
Spanish
paperback, 500g
978-7-5085-2383-5
rights sold to Cuba

Bi Feiyu, Bi Shumin, Chen Ran etc.

August 2014
147mm230mm
Spanish
paperback
978-7-5085-2385-9
rights sold to Mexico

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[Himalayan Notes Trilogy]

Searching for Shangri-La

Conversations with
Sacred Mountains

Shambhala Sutra

July 2014
155mm230mm
260 pages
English, Chinese
978-7-5085-2817-5

July 2014
155mm230mm
262 pages
English, Chinese
978-7-5085-2819-9

July 2014
155mm230mm
272 pages
English, Chinese
978-7-5085-2818-2

Laurence Brahm is an environmentalist, international lawyer, author, and chief economist of the New Earth Institute.
He is currently serving as Senior Advisor to Chinas Ministry of Environmental Protection and the EU Director General of
Environment on Chinas green growth policy.
He is architect of two fresh economic paradigms,the Himalayan Consensus (www.himalayanconsensus.org) and the African
Consensus (www.africanconsensus.org). These evolved from decades advising on development, while pioneering one of the
earliest social enterprises,Shambhala Serai Heritage Hotels, located in western China (www.shambhalaserai.com)
He is member of the United Nations Theme Group on Poverty and Inequality, served as civil society spokesperson to the
United Nations Earth Summit 2012 (Rio+20), was selected by ScenaRio as 100 Opinion Leaders Advising Rio+20,and recipient
of UNDP Award for Bio-Diversity and Cultural Protection in China. In 2009 he was recognized by Chinas Central Television
as one of the ten personalities contributing to Chinas reform and opening, and as the only non-Chinese in the group. He is
author of over 30 books on Asia including Chinas Century and China Elements Gold, Fire, Earth Water, Wood, Chinas
national gift during the 2008 Olympics.
The Himalayan Notes Trilogy of three books (Searching for Shangri-la, Conversations with Sacred Mountains, and
Shambhala Sutra) were written during three expeditions across western China. The film footage from these journeys is now
available on APPS and LETV.

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Ode to Migrant Workers

Selected Poems of Tang

The masterpiece on migrant workers by Mr. Liu Xunfu


captures the hotpot of the current society. It reviews this
social phenomenon from many different perspectives and indepth thoughts. It shows compassions to migrant workers
lives and greatly appreciates their contribution to the social
development. The work passionately praises their insistence
to dreams and their beautiful souls. It also encompasses
rational thinking and analyses, encouraging and thoughtprovoking.

A new translation of a beloved anthology of poems from


the golden age of Chinese culturea treasury of wit, beauty,
and wisdom from many of Chinas greatest poets.
These selected poems from the Tang Dynasty (618
907)an age in which poetry and the arts flourished
were gathered in the eighteenth century into what became
one of the best-known books in the world, and which is still
cherished in Chinese homes everywhere. Many of Chinas
most famous poetsDu Fu, Li Bai, Bai Juyi, and Wang
Weiare represented by timeless poems about love, war,
the delights of drinking and dancing, and the beauties of
nature. There are poems about travel, about grief, about the
frustrations of bureaucracy, and about the pleasures and
sadness of old age.
Full of wisdom and humanity that reach across the
barriers of language, space, and time, these poems take us to
the heart of Chinese poetry, and into the very heart and soul
of a nation.

Liu Xunfu

December 2013
160mm233mm
212 pages, 78.00
Chinese, Chinese-English, Chinese-Spanish, Chinese-French
paperback
978-7-5085-2722-2

June 2014
118.00
Chinese-French, Chinese-Spanish
hardcover
978-7-5085-2778-9

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June 2014
145mm210mm
304 pages, 86.00
English
paperback
978-7-5085-2775-8

195 pages, 36.00


Chinese
paperback
978-7-5085-2556-3

Characters in Outlaws of the Marsh

Neighbor of the Paradise

Outlaws of the Marsh, One of the best known and best


loved of the ancient Chinese novels which have come down
through the ages, written in the fourteenth century, is a
fictional account of twelfth-century events in the final years
of Hui Zong, a Song Dynasty emperor who reigned from
1101 to 1125. It tells why and how one hundred some-old
men and women are forced by the harsh feudal officialdom
and banded together on a marsh-girt mountain, became
leaders of an outlaw army of thousands and fought brave and
resourceful battles against pompous, heartless tyrants.
This book revised the Outlaws of the Marsh in a Yuan
dynastys poetry way.

This book includes 15 stories about Tibet, written by


wellknown writers such as Zhaxi Dawa, Ma Yuan, etc.. These
stories present you a vivid Tibet with a long history and
splendid culture, as well as nomads unique lifestyle, shifting
from the traditional to the modern.
Zhaxi Dawa: Now works as Chairman of the Federation
of Literary and Art Circles of the Tibetan Autonomous
Region and Chairman of the Writers Association of Tibet. His
works include Shambhala Astir (full-length novel), Ancient
Aquamarine Prayer Flags (long essay), Tibet - Soul Tied on
the Leather Knot, Honor of Prayer Flags, Tibet in the Secret
Years (Collection of Short Stories), Song of Tibet, Gandise,
Ganglamedo, Prince of The Himalayas and Once Upon a
Time In Tibet (screenplays).
Ma Yuan: Since 1982, he has published many famous
works, including Flat from Top to Bottom (full-length novel)
and Temptation of Gandise (collection of short stories).

Xie Dexin

Writers Association of Tibet Autonomous Region

The Last Emperor and His Five Wives


Wang Qingxiang

July 2014
160mm230mm
118.00
English
paperback
978-7-5085-2820-5

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This book is a condensed historical biography about Puyi


(the last Emperor of China) and his five wives, in which the
author gave vivid and detailed accounts of the affection life
between Puyi and his successive wives Empress Wanrong,
Imperial Consort Wenxiu,Noble Concubine Xiang Tan
Yuling, Noble Concubine Fu Li Yuqin, and Li Shuxian.
In the book, there were not only fascinating love stories of
tenderness and sweetness which would make ones mind
rise and fall, but also miserable human tragedies showing the
husband and the wife who were regardless of their emotional
attachment and fell out and became enemies.

[Green China Dream]


The Chinese dream is a dream about the great revitalization of the Chinese nation, an integral part
of which is green Chinese dream. Green Chinese dream is a dream about sustainable development and
ecological civilization and a dream shared by all members of society.
On the occasion of this historic opportunity, China Intercontinental Press intends to launch Green
Chinese Dream series to tell about some successful casesin promoting green economy and sustainable
development and to show in depth Chinas commitment and contribution in the field of environmental
protection to its people and the world.
The Green Chinese Dream series includes six books tentatively. Each story of the books is vivid
and fresh. There is neither grand political narration nor boast but authentic magnificent feat of Chinese
people in building green Great Wall for the sake of future generations. The cases in this series are from
all over the country. Some are remote and simple while some others, new and high-end. Through telling
these stories, more people are expected to protect the green homeland, beautiful China and harmonious
world with green Chinese dream.

Looking for Mu Us Desert


Xiao Yinong

Discover Mu Us Desert: A Green Legend of China, as


the name suggests, the desert had almost disappeared in
writing this book. Why? The answer lies in this book.
This book is one of the Green Chinese Dream series.
The author recorded the facts and feelings in discovering
Mu Us Desert in the style of documentary writing and with
the skill of storytelling. The book is divided into seven
chapters, including the touching stories in controlling
desertification of the government, experts and scholars,
civil organizations and local people. Names such as Qian
Xuesen, Baori Gedai and Yin Yuzhen are closely related
with this desert. Nowadays, the Mu Us Desert has been
domesticated into a docile treasure place from a raging
sand devil. Local people have lived in harmony with the
desert and dug up gold from it.

July 2014
155mm230mm
264 pages, 128.00
English, Chinese
paperback
978-7-5085-2638-6

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The Clear Rivers to the North


Yi Zhaohong

North China had been suffering from water shortage,


while South China, water disaster.The South-to-North
Water Diversion Project, a millennium project, solved the
historical problem. The Story of South-to-North Water
Diversion is one of the Green Chinese Dream series. It is
the literary representation of the origin and implementation
of the project in the process of actual interview and a
documentary literature report on the pollution control
during the project. The book is divided into seven chapters
with time as the main line and eastern and central routes
as starting point, telling about the unremitting effort and
hard work in solving the problem of water shortage in
North China by the Chinese government and people in the
regions along the project. Man and nature should develop
harmoniously and any economic growth at the cost of
destroying natural environment brings more trouble than
benefit, which is the edification this book wants to share as
well as the motif of green Chinese dream.

July 2014
236mm230mm
264 pages, 118.00
English,Chinese
paperback
978-7-5085-2746-8

Saving Tarim River


Ding Chun

The Tarim river is the principal river of the Xinjiang


Uygur autonomous region in China. It is Chinas largest
inland river. With increasing population, the river water
is decreasing. Some areas even dried up. This severely
restricts the sustainable economic and ecosystems in
Northwest China. Therefore, saving Tarim river has
become a very important work for Chinese government.
The problem of Tarim river also need to cause more
peoples attention.
September 2014
236mm236mm
English, Chinese
Paperback
978-7-5085-

22

Yellow Luggage

Hepburn Shoes on the Double-Decker

A Collection of Chinas Urban Novels

Marta Rojas (Cuba)


Based on meticulous arrangement and accurate research,
the writer outlined an imaginary world, in this world, the
rich characters and setting blend mutually, and make today
multicultural distinctive characteristics of Cuba island.
The title of the novel yellow luggage has two
meanings. One meaning is, the yellow skin Chinese labor,
The other is the merchandise from China.
*

Marta Rojas has a full sense of social responsibility,


Many of her work embodied the concern about the Cuban
society of under colonial period.

June 2012
140mm210mm
200 pages, 28.00
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-2293-7

John Chen
Many people may ask, what is new urban fiction?
In fact, although Chinese literature has flourished after the
country embarked on reform and opening, only a small
percentage of the vast number of literary works touch
on the life of urban white-collars who are the driving
force of todays cities. These young people and studentturned entrepreneurs live a colorful life in Shanghai,
Beijing, Shenzhen and other cities, but they look pale in
many fictions. In that sense, our literature has to reflect a
constantly changing society.
All the works contained in this book are prize-winning
new urban fiction stories selected by Shanghai Wave, a
literary and life magazine followed the style of New Yorker
for Chinese white-collars, in recent two years.
Reading these unique and vivid stories, we can feel that
these office workers, no matter where they are, at home
or in office, in a bar or a caf, have inner conflict under a
placid countenance. Their pains and struggle are beyond
many peoples imagination and their pursuit of success and
true love is not well understood and accepted. The life of
urban white-collars is as colorful as is their inner world.
This perhaps is the main feature of todays Chinese city life.

April 2010
160mm230mm
408 pages, 98.00
English, paperback, 650g
978-7-5085-1778-0

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Old Land, New Tales

20 Best Stories of Shaanxi Writers


Shaanxi Witers Association
As the spiritual secret history of a nation, literature,
especially novels, could only find its spiritual value
through communication and collisions. This kind of
value not only belongs to a nation but also the civilized
society of the whole human beings. Fortunately, after the
implementation of Reform and Open policy of China,
this kind of introduction and communication has been
accelerated greatly. And works of many Chinese writers
are translated into all kinds of languages, which makes
worldwide readers gradually come to understand the
Chinese nation, and appreciate Chinese novels and arts.
Ever since a long time ago, Shaanxi writers are of great
importance to Chinese literature, especially Chinese
local literature. It should be said that the twenty novels
selected in the book represent the standard and style of
contemporary writers on this old but civilized land
Shaanxi. Nearly all of the writers are winners of national
literature awards (such as Mao Dun Literature Award,
Lu Xun Literature Award, Bing Xin Literature Award
and Stallion Award for minority nationality). From this
perspective, the works also reflect the development
tendency and general level of present literary creation in
China. We hope the works of these writers will become
popular among readers in the English-speaking world.

August 2011
160mm230mm
400 pages, 99.00
English, Spanish, paperback, 600g
978-7-5085-2086-5
Rights Sold: English

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Wangs Translation of 300 Tang Poems


Wang Yushu

Tang pomes enjoy great prestige and popularity all


around the world. The first version of Wangs Translation
of 300 Tang Poems in 2004 has gained high reputation
among foreign and domestic readers. The second version
intends to help more foreign and domestic readers read Tang
poems in both English and Chinese, so as to cultivate their
temperament and appreciate characteristic charm of Chinese
culture. This book takes in 313 Tang pomes translated by
Wang Yushu, a notable translator in China, based on 300
Tang Poems, the definitive edition compiled by Heng Tang,
a scholar in Qing Dynasty.
*

Wang Yushu was born in Fuzhou in 1917. He entered the


English Department of the Fukien Christian University in
1936 and later transferred to the English Department of the
University of Shanghai. In 1942, he graduated and got his B.A.
He had worked in the Shanghai Post Office for 38 years
and retired in 1977. Soon he was called back and sent to the
Engineering College of Shanghai University to be a teacher
of English for eight years.
After retirement he has devoted most of his time to
writing Chinese pomes and English pomes. Quite a greater
part of them have been published in the quarterly periodical
The Newsletter of University of Shanghai Alumni
Association.

April 2011
140mm210mm
392 pages, 148.00
English-Chinese, hardcover, 610g
978-7-5085-0600-5

[Chinese Classics]
This series offers the most splendid works in China. It contains masterpieces, novels and ancient
Chinese operas. This series is expected to help foreign readers gain a better understanding of Chinese
classic literature and Chinese culture.

Journey to the West with the Stone Monkey


Pan Yunchong

This is the amazing story of Sun Wukong, known in


the West as the Monkey King. He is the principal character
of this classic Chinese epic novel in which he accompanies
the monk Sanzang on the journey to retrieve Buddhist
sutras from India.
Wukong possesses immense strength, being able
to wield his 8,000 kg. magic weapon with ease. He
has superb speed, travelling 54,000 kilometers in one
somersault. Sun knows 72 transformations, which allow
him to transform into various animals and objects. He is a
skilled fighter, capable of holding his own against the best
generals of heaven. Each of his hairs possesses magical
properties, and is capable of transforming into a clone
of Sun Wukong himself, or various weapons, animals,
and other objects. He also knows various spells in order
to command wind, part water, conjure protective circles
against demons, freeze humans, demons, and gods alike.
In this journey with the monk Sanzang, Wukong
is accompanied by Bajie and Sandy, lovable if flawed
characters, both of whom offered to accompany the monk
to atone for their previous crimes.
*

Yun-Chong Pans retelling of the story, originally


crafted by the Ming Dynasty story-teller, Wu Chengen,
will captivate children with its fantasy, and delight young
and old with its layers of reality and satire grounded in
Chinese, Indian, Greek, and Old Testament mythology.
Pan was born in Taiwan in 1935. He emigrated to
Toronto, Canada in 1962 and enrolled at the University of
Toronto. After working as an economist, Pan embarked
on a career with the government and the Canadian
International Development Agency.
The Stone Monkey fable is based on his recollections
as a young parent telling stories to his three growing
children who were always his wide-eyed audience.

January 2010
135mm210mm
244 pages, 88.00
English
hardback, 370g
978-7-5085-1729-2

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Dream of the Red Chamber

Outlaws of the Marsh

Dream of the Red Chamber, or The Story of the Stone,


is the greatest masterpiece of Chinese classical novels
of the Ming and Qing dynasties with the most profound
influence on later generations. Jia Baoyu experienced the
great changes from flourishing to decline of a noble family
and thus gained unique perception of life and the mortal
world. Revolving around Jia Baoyu and focusing on the
tragic love between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu and Xue
Baochai, the novel portrays a tragedy in which love, youth
and life are ruined as well as exposes and profoundly
reflects the root of the tragedy the feudal system and
culture.

Outlaws of the Marsh, One of the best known and best


loved of the ancient Chinese novels which have come
down through the ages, written in the fourteenth century,
is a fictional account of twelfth-century events in the final
years of Hui Zong, a Song Dynasty emperor who reigned
from 1101 to 1125. It tells why and how one hundred
some-old men and women are forced by the harsh feudal
officialdom and banded together on a marsh-girt mountain,
became leaders of an outlaw army of thousands and fought
brave and resourceful battles against pompous, heartless
tyrants.

Cao Xueqin

Cao Xunqin was a litterateur and novelist in Qing


Dynasty. He was born in a prominent family. But due
to the decline of his family, he sufferd a lot of life. With
strong perseverance he spent 10 years to finish Dream of
the Red Chamber, one of the four masterpieces of China.

February 2012
135mm210mm
272 pages, 88.00
English, hardcover, 410g
978-7-5085-2234-0

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Shi Naian

Shi Naian was a litterateur in the late Yuan and early


Ming Dynasty (about 14th Century).

February 2012
135mm210mm
348 pages, 88.00
English, hardcover, 480g
978-7-5085-2232-6

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The Chinese Gold Murder

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, written by Luo


Guanzhong in the 14th century, is a Chinese historical
novel based upon events in the turbulent years near the end
of the Han Dynasty, and the Three Kingdoms period (220280). It is possibly the most famous and important novel
in classic Chinese literature. Not only is it the earliest of
the Four Classical Novels of Chinese literature, but it
created a complete cultural phenomenon whose impact is
still fresh today.

During the Emperor Yonghuis Rule in the Tang


Dynasty, Judge Dee was appointed as a local governor
in Penglai Township and the first thing he did after the
appointment was that he successfully uncovered the truth
behind the mysterious death of this predecessor. Soon after
Judge Dee and his family members arrived in Penglai,
they were notified that the ghost of predecessor was
still inside the residence. His loyal and trusted assistant
revealed quite a number of questionable points during the
investigation process and new fatalities occurred soon after
the appointment. Is this series of entirely irrelevant cases a
pure coincidence or a continuation from the previous case?
Check out how Judge Dee resorts to his extraordinary
power of observation and logic to solve the riddle.

Luo Guanzhong

Luo Guanzhong was a Chinese writer of the early Ming


Dynasty. He was attributed with writing Romance of the
Three Kingdoms and editing Outlaws of The Marsh, two
of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

February 2012
135mm210mm
320 pages, 88.00
English, hardcover, 450g
978-7-5085-2232-3

Robert Hans van Gulik (Netherlands)

Robert Hans van Gulik is a well-renowned sinologist,


expert in oriental studies, diplomat, translator as well as a
novelist. As the professional diplomat in Netherlands, he
is proficient in 15 languages.
His career is a perfectly smooth journey, from being a
secretary, counselor, to minister and ambassador.
He makes positive contributions to the history of
culture exchange between China and the world.

February 2012
135mm210mm
124 pages, 68.00
English, hardcover, 270g
978-7-5085-2235-7

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The Wisdom of Sun Tzu

Guo Wenping & Zhong Shaoyi


Sun Tzus The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise
that was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC, during
the Spring and Autumn period. Composed of 13 chapters,
each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said
to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics
of its time, and still one of the basic texts.
The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful
books on military strategy. It has had an influence on
Eastern military thinking, business tactics, and beyond.
Sun Tzu suggested the importance of positioning in
strategy and that position is affected both by objective
conditions in the physical environment and the subjective
opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He
thought that strategy was not planning in the sense of
working through an established list, but rather that it
requires quick and appropriate responses to changing
conditions. Planning works in a controlled environment,
but in a changing environment, competing plans collide,
creating unexpected situations.
The book was translated into the French language in
1772 by French Jesuit Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, and into
English by British officer Everard Ferguson Calthrop in
1905. It likely influenced Napoleon, and leaders as diverse
as Mao Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap, Baron AntoineHenri Jomini, and General Douglas MacArthur have
claimed to have drawn inspiration from the work. The Art
of War has also been applied to business and managerial
strategies.
*

In civilian discussions of military affairs, they


inevitably refer to the thirteen chapters of Sun Tzus Art of
War.
Sima Qian (145 BC ~ 86 BC), the great Chinese
historian, author of The Records of the Grand Historian
Sun Tzu is a great military expert.
Mao Zedong (1893~1976), the founder of the Peoples
Republic of China
Sun Tzus essays on The Art of War form the earliest
of known treatises on the subject, but have never been
surpassed in com comprehensiveness and depth of
understanding. They might be termed the concentrated
essence of wisdom on the conduct of war. Among all
the military thinkers of the past, only Clausewitz is
comparable, and even he is more dated than Sun Tzu,
and in part antiquated, although he was writing more than
two thousand years later. Sun Tzu has clearer vision, more
profound insight, and eternal freshness.
Liddell Hart (1895~1970), the English military
strategist
Sun Tzus The Art of War is less than 100 pages, but much
deeper in substance and much easier to understand and apply.

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February 2010, 135mm210mm, 128 pages, 78.00


English, hardback, 230g, 978-7-5085-1754-4

Sun Tzu stresses the importance of out-thinking the enemy,


while Clausewitz focuses on destroying the enemys army
and occupying his lands. Sun Tzu focuses on the end, while
Clausewitz stresses only one means to that end. Destruction
and occupation are simply methods to achieve victory through
force, according to Clausewitz. While not discouraging the
use of force, Sun Tzu openly examinees other methods for
achieving victory which require more flexibility, creativity
and foresight than brute force alone. Sun Tzus writings are as
pertinent today as they were when written in 500 B.C.
Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr., the command historian of
the U.S. Armys 28th Infantry Division
Sun Tzus The Art of War is, of course, a classic. At
least six English translations can be found in most large
bookstores on bookshelves next to another much cited
but little read military favorite, Carl von Clausewitzs On
War. Translator Roger Ames describes The Art of War
as the worlds foremost classic on military strategy.
In the coming decades, with the United States remaining
the worlds dominant military force, employing Sun
Tzus strategic lessons will be more important than
ever. The United States might not incorporate all of Sun
Tzus lessons into its offensive strategy, but it will face
opponents who use these lessons, or similar lessons,
against the United States. Opponents recognize that direct
confrontation with the United States can only result in
their defeat.
Colonel Douglas M. McCready, author of Learning
from Sun Tzu

The Palace of Eternal Youth

Peach Blossom Fan

The Palace of Eternal


Yo u t h i s o n e o f t h e
most important classic
repertory pieces of Kun
Opera. Its about the
tragic love story of Tang
Emperor Li Longji and
his imperial concubine
Yang Yuhuan, one of the
most inspiring beauties
in Chinese history. Their
legend conveys the
universal value that true
love will transcend the
boundaries of time and
overcome all difficulties.
This book, with plain words, intends to help foreign
readers understand the story and appreciate classic
Chinese opera.

The Peach Blossom Fan


is a great masterpiece of Kun
opera and has been a favorite
of Chinese audiences for
more than 300 years. It takes
the love story between the
Revival Society poet Hou
Fanyu and the beautiful river
courtesan Li Xiangjun as its
basis; but as a historical epic,
it reflects the brief splendor
and fall of the short-lived
Southern Ming dynasty.
This book, with plain words,
intends to help foreign
readers understand the story
and appreciate classic Chinese opera.

Hong Sheng

Kong Shangren

August 2011, 135mm210mm, 128 pages, 68.00


English, hardcover, 978-7-5085-2162-6
August 2011, 135mm210mm, 96 pages, 68.00
English, hardcover, 978-7-5085-2160-2

The Romance of the Western Chamber


Wang Shifu

The Peony Pavilion


The Peony Pavilion is
one of Tangs Four Dreams
and has traditionally been
performed as a Kun opera.
The opera tells a romantic
love story of Du Liniang
and Liu Mengmei, with its
focuses on love, beauty,
relationship, and marriage.
This passionate story has
always been considered a
Chinese national treasure,
and continues to resonate
with audience everywhere,
even in this modern day and
age. This book, with plain
words, intends to help foreign readers understand the story and
appreciate classic Chinese opera.

Since the appearance


of this play The Romance
of the Western Chamber
in the thirteenth century, it
has enjoyed unparalleled
popularity. The play has
given rise to innumerable
sequels, parodies, and
rewritings; it has influenced
countless later plays, short
stories, and novels and has
played a crucial role in
the development of drama
criticism. The theme of
the drama is an attack on
feudal mores, supporting
the longing of young people in those days for freedom of
marriage, although it follows the timeworn pattern of a gifted
scholar and a beautiful lady falling in love at first sight.
This book, with plain words, intends to help foreign readers
understand the story and appreciate classic Chinese opera.

August 2011, 135mm210mm, 104 pages, 68.00


English, hardcover, 978-7-5085-2161-9

August 2011, 135mm210mm, 116 pages, 68.00


English, hardcover, 978-7-5085-2163-3

Tang Xianzu

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[Epic Appreciation] (3 volumes)

King Gesar

Gyanpian Gyamco Wu Wei


King Gesar is an epic from Tibet based on Tibetan
folk tales, legends, folk songs and proverbs. Representing
the highest achievement of ancient Tibetan culture, it has
been in circulation for centuries. It is an encyclopedia-like
masterpiece reflecting the history of the ancient Tibetan
society.
*

Gyanpian Gyamco, of the Tibetan ethnic group, was


born in Batang County of the Garze Tibetan Autonomous
Prefectureof Sichuan Province in 1938. He worked for the
Ethnic Publishing House from 1956 to 1980. Beginning in
1981 he was transferred to work for the Ethnic Literature
Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences, engaging exclusively in the research into King
Gesar. His works include A Probe Into King Gesar,
Biography of King Gesar, Historical Fate of Gesar, Gesar
and Tibetan Culture, On Gesar, Approaching Gesar,
Galsang Medo, The 13th Dalai Lama, Master Panchen
Erdeni, Snowland General Tan Guansan and Biography of
Li Jue.
Wu Wei graduated from the Graduate School of the
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with an MA degree
in 1988. She engaged in the publishing business as an
editor and manager for prolonged period of time. Her
works include Biography of King Gesar, Figures in King
Gesar, The 13th Dalai Lama and Tibetan Literature. She
now works for China National Publications Import &
Export (Group) Corporation.

November 2011
155mm230mm
272 pages, 136.00
English, Chinese, Tibetan
paperback, 420g
978-7-5085-2211-1
rights sold: Turkish

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Legend of Manas

The Epic of Jangar

One of the three epics of China, Kyrgyz peoples


masterpiece Manas was already listed into Chinas
National-level Catalogue of Representative Works of
Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2005. In 2009, it was also
placed into the United Nations List of Representative
Works of Humankinds Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The Epic of Jangar, coming into being in the Erut


Tribe, Mongolia around the 13 th century, has been
sorted and passed down generation after generation by
Jangarqi (artists who devoted their lives to telling and
singing Jangars stories), and then gradually spread
across Mongolian tribes and become a literary work with
profound influence.

He Jihong Chun Yi

He Dexiu

Born in 1944, Mr. He Jihong assumed the director


of the Office of Local Chronicles Compilation at
Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang. He
is a member of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Writers Association, a member of Xinjiang Folk Artists
Association, and the former chairman of the autonomous
prefectures Writers Association.
The original name of the co-author Chun Yi is Li Jian. She
is a member of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Writers
Association. Born in 1970s at Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous
Prefecture in Xinjiang, she is a writer and poet.

September 2011
155mm230mm
208 pages, 136.00
English, Chinese, Kazakh, paperback, 350g
979-7-5085-2183-1
rights sold: Turkish

He Dexiu, born on February 14, 1946 with family


originating from Pengzhou, Sichuan province, grew up
in Korla, Xinjiang. He graduated from the Department
of History, Fudan University. As an associate research
fellow of archives science, he had been the director of
the Administration of Cultural Relics and curator of the
Museum of Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture.

September 2011
155mm230mm
192 pages, 136.00
English, Chinese, Mogolian, paperback, 310g
978-7-5085-2180-0
rights sold: Turkish

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Grandmas China

A Personal Journey Through Chinas Transition


Wei Jing
Grandmas China tells the story of one woman, the
authors grandmother, and her familys experience through
Chinas modern transformation.

January 2010
160mm230mm
264 pages, 99.00
English
paperback, 480g
978-7-5085-1657-8

Ms. Wei has published two books in Chinese: Journals


from Studying in America, and Phoenix in the US Military
Wei Jings Diary in the Iraq War. This book, Grandmas
China, is her first book in English.
Wei Jing is a native of Beijing, China. She has been
working and living in the United States since 1997. She
and her husband Herbert Bryant reside in Washington, DC
and Virginia.
*

I wish to congratulate you on Grandmas China, an


exceptionally well crafted, engaging and moving book.
The story of your familys experience spans a most
tumultuous period of Chinese history. You have related
well the travails of your mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother to a changing China since the overthrow of
the last imperial dynasty.
- Anna C. Chennault, Chairman, Council for International
Cooperation, and widow of Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault,
Commander of the Flying Tigers during World War II
Wei Jing has written a touching and powerful account
of life in China. Anyone yearning to get a flavor of daily
life would be wise to read her moving memoir.
- John Pomfret, Author, Chinese Lessons: Five
Classmates and the Story of the New China
Wei Jing has produced a fascinating eight decade
march through Chinas recent history, masterfully
interweaving facts and figures through family and personal
experiences. I am amazed with her ability to present her
native country in such a way that all can appreciate and
understand. This is a must read page-turner.
- Tom Harvey, Founder and Chairman, Global
Environment & Technology Foundation, and former
member of the National Security Council, the White House

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Following Grandmas life path, one gets an intimate


glimpse of how China has evolved from a closed, imperial
society ruled by thousand-year-old traditions to the New
China led by Mao Zedongs government, then to the new
New China that is the political and economic powerhouse
in the world today. The ups and downs in Grandmas life at a
deeply personal level illustrate how epic social changes have
affected Chinas ordinary citizens and their way of living.
Growing up in Manchuria when the territory was
occupied by Japan and run by a puppet emperor, Grandma
came of age during World War II when China was torn by
an eight-year war against Japan, then a civil war between
the Nationalist Party and the Communist Party.
After the founding of the Peoples Republic of China
in 1949, Grandma relocated from her hometown to
Beijing, Chinas capital, to flee from the Korean War.
Here, she lived under Maos restrictive government for
three decades, witnessing, and at times falling victim to,
political disasters such as the Great Leap Forward in 1958
and the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976.
Starting in the early 1980s and into the 1990s, in a new
era of economic reform and integration with the world,
Grandma, and all three of her children, battled lay-offs,
rising housing cost, corruption and other social issues as
Chinas economy morphed from a completely governmentrun model into a market-based economy.
Throughout her life, Grandma rode out one storm after
another, one government after another, to finally arrive at
the peaceful harbor of retirement today. Now, she is ready
to share her story.
*

Wei Ji n g i s a j o u r n al i st an d au t h o r b ased i n
Washington, DC, the United States. She writes for leading
Chinese news organizations that have included Xinhua
News Agency, Chinas largest media organization, and the
Global Times, an influential daily newspaper.
Prior to focusing primarily on print media, Wei Jing
was the White House correspondent for Hong Kongbased Phoenix Satellite Television from 2001 to 2005. In
this capacity, she reported on US political, diplomatic and
military affairs for an estimated daily viewing audience of
more than 150 million worldwide.
Ms. Wei is the first and only Chinese woman to be
embedded with the US military during Operation Iraqi
Freedom in March and April, 2003.

Beginning in the early 1900s. Suns story follows events in China


such as Pu Yis abdication of Imperial rule, the Japanese occupation
of China which ended with the conclusion of World War II, Chinas
civil war and the eventual victory of the Communist Party in 1949,
The Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), and the subsequent opening
up policy from which China has emerged as a leading economic and
political power worldwide.
This book is a unique glimpse into Chinas storied past from the
perspective of a man who faithfully served Chinas Imperial Family in
the Forbidden City but was later forced to maneuver himself among
the tremendous and often turbulent events that became the history of
20th Century China. As Sun Yaoting recalls his experiences, he also
recounts the life of the dwindling eunuch community in China.
*

October 2008
160mm230mm
314 pages, 92.00
English, Spanish
paperback, 510g
978-7-5085-1407-9

The Last Eunuch of China

The Life of Sun Yaoting


Jia Yinghua

Chinas last eunuch Sun Yaoting died


in December 1996 at age 94. He took with
him intimate stories of the last vestiges of
Imperial China and was himself the last
in the line of eunuchs who had served the
royal family for more than 2,000 years.
His personal journey from poor farmboy
to revered servant to Pu Yi and Wanrong,
Chinas last emperor and empress, is an
amazing journey which also chronicles
nearly one century of turbulence and
upheaval in Chinese history and culture.
This engrossing biography by Chinese
historian Jia Yinghua features first-hand
accounts by Sun Yaoting of his adventures
in the Forbidden City, his reunion with
Pu Yi in Japanese-held Manchukuo in
the 1930s, his return to normal life as
a community organizer in the Buddhist
temple where he lived out the rest of his
life.

Mr. Suns biographer, Jia Yinghua recorded Mr. Suns story in a


book titled The Last Eunuch of China: The Life of Sun Yaoting .
-The New York Times
Chinas last living eunuch, Sun Yaoting, recalled the cruelty of the
final emperor.
-The Washington Post
Sun Yaoting recalls his life in The Last Eunuch of China: The Life
of Sun Yaoting , written by a long-time friend, Jia Yinghua who also
wrote the Second Half of the Last Emperor of China.
-The South China Morning Post
The author Jia Yinghua describes the end of the Qing Dynasty
through the eyes of a eunuch and the changes that have taken place in
China.
-China Daily
[The book] moves the reader with an understanding of Sun as a
human being struggling for a decent living, rather than as a subject
under aloof observation.
-China Daily
*

Jia Yinghua is a member of the Chinese Writers Association and


vice-president of the Society of Chinese Biographer. He is widely
acknowledged as the leading source of historical materials on lateQing Dynasty figures such as Pu Yi, the last emperor of China and Sun
Yaoting, the Last eunuch. His book, Second Half of the Last Emperor
of China , was critically acclaimed by more than 100 Chinese and
overseas media. It won the Golden Key Prize for Books in China.
His other books include The Heir of the Last Emperor which sold
more than 100,000 copies, Decoding the Last Marriage of the Last
Emperor Pu Yi , and Pu Jie : The Biography of the Younger Brother of
the Last Emperor . Jia Yinghua has collected more than ten millions
Chinese words and thousands of photographs of the Last Emperor
and the other members of the last Imperial Family. In addition, two
documentaries produced by Jia, The Last Eunuch Revisits the
Forbidden City and The Last Eunuch Recalls His Life were both
shown in the Forbidden City for years.
He also wrote the tombstone inscriptions for the Last Emperor Pu
Yi, as well as the inscriptions for Sun Yaoting, the last eunuch.

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[Fun with Classical Chinese Literature]


Shi and Ci though both classical Chinese poems, are different in many ways. The unique bilingual
format captures the cadence and the spirit of each poem. The hanyu pinyin to all Chinese characters
make it possible for people who can not read Chinese language can also appreciate the poems. The author
explains the poems in such a way that you will find reading classical Chinese poems can be easy and fun.

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Shi Poem

Ci Poem

Li Lienfung
January 2010
110mm190mm
148 pages, 59.80
English
paperback, 270g
978-7-5085-1746-9

Li Lienfung
January 2010
110mm190mm
132 pages, 59.80
English
paperback, 250g
978-7-5085-1745-2

[Chinese Traditional Culture]


Selected Poems and Pictures of the Tang
Dynasty

Selected Poems and Pictures of the Song


Dynasty

The long-history Chinese


classical literature came
to extraordinarily grand
prosperity in Tang Dynasty
(618-907), with outstanding
a c h i e v e m e n t s i n p o e t r y.
People from different social
strata were all keen on
writing poems. Traditional
Chinese painting also entered
its golden age, with portrait
painting popular during the
period. Overall, presenting
picturesque scene in poetry and poetic ambience in
paintings is a creative fruit of Tang poets and painters in
their efforts to blend the two artistic forms. The blending
leads to many excellent traditions in Chinese poetry and
painting arts, reflects the unique aesthetic ideal and cultural
spirits of Chinese people as well.

A prosperous society of
Song Dynasty (960-1279)
made it possible for the
development of literature and
art. Ci poetry, originating
in the Tang and written to
certain tunes in fixed numbers
of lines and words, was
fully developed in the Song.
Composing Ci poems became
a common and fashionable
practice among the literati.
On the other hand, the Song
government set up a huge imperial art academy to enlist
talented and pioneering painters, who scored considerable
achievements and left behind a great amount of enduring
works.

Wang Yushu

January 2008, 170mm230mm, 176 pages, 78.00


English-Chinese, French-Chinese, Spanish-Chinese
paperback, 330g, 978-7-5085-0798-9
rights sold: French

Selections from The Book of Poetry


Xu Yuanchong

The Book of Poetry ,


Chinas first ancient poem
collections, was compiled
around the 6 th Century BC,
and roughly contemporary
with the epics Iliad and
Odyssey by Homer of ancient
Greece. It gives a vivid
description of various aspects
of social life at that time,
mirrors the sufferings of the
people brought about by
war and heavy corvee, and extols their pursuing love and
freedom. In history it had become a tradition to illustrate
the Book of Poetry with pictures or produce works of
art themed on its poems owing to the books charm and
reputation.
January 2008, 170mm230mm, 196 pages, 78.00
English-Chinese, French-Chinese
paperback, 360g, 978-7-5085-0847-0
rights sold: French

Xu Yuanchong

January 2008, 170mm230mm, 188 pages, 78.00


English-Chinese, French-Chinese, Spanish-Chinese
paperback, 270g, 978-7-5085-0848-1
rights sold: French

Verse in Three Characters and Genre


Pictures
Mao Zengyin

Out of the thousands


of enlightment books in
ancient China, Verse in Three
Characters was the head of all.
Its current version contains
380 lines and 1,140 Chinese
characters. Though being
short, it has rather abundant
and extensive contents,
covering all moral principles,
study methodology, common
knowledge of heaven and
earth, institutions and rules, historical evolution, stories
of famous persons, etc. All the meaning of the text would
conclude on teaching how to conduct oneself and how to
become a useful person and on great hopes placed on the
educated.
January 2008, 170mm230mm, 140 pages, 78.00
English-Chinese, Spanish-Chinese
paperback, 270g, 978-7-5085-0799-1

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August 2007
170mm230mm
148 pages, 78.00
English-Chinese
paperback, 290g
978-7-5085-0887-0

January 2008
170mm230mm
186 pages, 78.00
English-Chinese
paperback
978-7-5085-0846-7

Laws Divine and Human and


Pictures of Deities
Xu Yuanchong

In Tao Te Ching , Lao Tzu established a philosophy


centered on Tao, the extraordinary way, which transcends
but indwells everything. His principles, including respects
of nature, striving for inner purity, and reduction of personal
desire, have been important idealistic goals for Chinese
people for tens of centuries. This bi-linguistic version of Tao
Te Ching is illustrated with a lot of ancient paintings and
murals which either are related to the ideas of Tao or are
directly the descriptions of the immortals.

Illustrated Poems of Mao Zedong


Xu Yuanchong

Mao Zedong was good at describing modern life


through classical poem, this helped to ease the conflict
between classical and modern poetry, and accordingly gain
an important position in modern poetic history. This book
collects 67 poems of Mao Zedong. These poems are largely
the quintessence of his work, and are considered widespread,
far-reaching ones in modern poetic history as well.

Foreign Poetry Reproduced in Chinese


Painting
Wang Tao

Included in this book are 103 poems composed by


contemporary foreign poets as well as their Chinese
translations done by famous translators. A Chinese artist
has spent nearly 20 years in wielding his brush to reproduce
foreign poetry in traditional Chinese painting.

May 2008
160mm250mm
218 pages, 116.00
English-Chinese
paperback, 530g
978-7-5085-1234-1

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[Classical Chinese Poetry and Prose]


January 2012, 140mm210mm
English-Chinese, hardcover

Born in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province in 1921,


Xu Yuanchong graduated from the Southwest Associated
University and Universit de Paris. Mr. Xu is a professor
of literary translation at Peking University. His English
publications include On Chinese Verse in English Rhyme
and Vanished Springs prefaced by C. N. Yang, the 1957
Nobel Prize winner for physics. In addition to Songs of the
Immortals published by Penguin Books, he has translated
many Chinese literary classics into English or French,

456 pages, 108.00, 680g


978-7-5085-2199-2

such as Book of Poetry, Elegies of the South, 300 Tang


Poems, 300 Song Lyrics, Selected Poems of Li Bai, Poems
and Lyrics of Su Dongpo, Romance of Western Bower and
The Selected Poems of Mao Zedong. He has also translated
some world literary classics, such as Gustave Flauberts
Madame Bovary, into Chinese. Prof. Xu won the Lifetime
Achievement Award in Translation conferred by the
Translators Association of China (TAC) in 2010.

328 pages, 89.00, 530g


978-7-5085-2200-5

Thus Spoke the Master

Laws Divine and Human

Confucius(551-479 BC) is the most influential sage


in China. This book is a record of the dialogues between
the sage and his disciples. In answering their questions,
he does not tell them what the answer is, but how he
would solve the question, so his answer has an everlasting
transcendental value. He teaches his disciples how to
cultivate the mind and thinks it a delight to acquire
knowledge and to behave in accordance with what is right.
In this book politics, ethics and religion are combined into
one, but he replaces religion by aesthetics or the sense
of delight, which becomes the essence of life. His way
of thinking might not be logical , deductive or the non
deductive but intuitive, associative and analogical. He has
exercised great influence on forming and molding national
character and social behavior, and giving guidance to
public and private life.

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese classic text. According


to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the
sage Laozi, a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty. The text
is fundamental to both philosophical and religious Taoism
and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism,
Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism, which when first
introduced into China was largely interpreted through the
use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists,
including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners
have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its
influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and is
amongst the most translated works in world literature.

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440 pages, 98.00, 650g


978-7-5085-2204-3

792 pages, 148.00, 1050g


978-7-5085-2197-8

Book of Poetry

Elegies of the South

Book of Poetry is the earliest existing collection of


Chinese poems. It contains 305 poems and songs dating
from 10th to the 7th BC. It is a mirror of social life in Zhou
Dynasty.

Songs of the South is an anthology of Chinese verse


traditionally attributed to Qu Yuan and Song Yu from the
Warring States Period, though about half of the poems
seem to have been composed several centuries later,
during the Han Dynasty.

360 pages, 89.00, 570g


978-7-5085-2192-3

Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry in


Han, Wei and Six Dynasties
The Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry in Han, Wei
and Six Dynasties is a selected translation of about 200
poems of Chinese Han, Wei, Jin, Northern and Southern
Dynasties.

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376 pages, 98.00, 590g


978-7-5085-2191-6

300 Tang Poems


The Three Hundred Tang Poems is an anthology of
poems from the Chinese Tang Dynasty. It contains over 300
poems.
The collection has been popular ever since and can
be found in many Chinese households. For centuries,
elementary students memorized the poems and used them
to learn to read and write. It contains poems by Du Fu, Li
Bai, Wang Wei, Li Shangyin, Meng Haoran, Han Yu, Du
Mu, Bai Juyi, Liu Changqing, Cen Shen, Wang Changling,
Wei Yingwu, and so on.

208 pages, 79.00, 400g


978-7-5085-2201-2

376 pages, 89.00, 590g


978-7-5085-2196-1

Selected Lyrics of Tang and Five Dynasties

300 Song Lyrics

Selected Lyrics of Tang and Five Dynasties is a


selected translation of about 100 Lyrics of Tang and Five
Dynasties.

The Three Hundred Song lyrics is an anthology of


poems from the Chinese Song Dynasty. It contains over 300
poems and demonstrates the characteristics of the times and
life style of Song Dynasty.

312 pages, 89.00, 510g


978-7-5085-2202-9

Golden Treasury of Chinese Poetry in


Sony, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties
This book is in dynastic order, including more than 200
poems of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynastties.

328 pages, 89.00, 540g


978-7-5085-2193-0

300 Yuan Songs


Yuan songs are type of Classical Chinese poetry form,
consisting of words written in one of a number of certain,
set tone patterns, based upon the tunes of various songs.
It reflects the social life of the Yuan Dynasty. This
book contains 300 yuan songs. It will help you know more
about the culture that time.

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360 pages, 89.00, 570g


978-7-5085-2194-7

264 pages, 79.00, 450g


978-7-5085-2198-5

Romance of Western Bower

Dream in Peony Pavilion

Since the apperance of this play The Romance of


the Western Chamber in the thirteenth century, it has
enjoyed unparalleled popularity. The play has given rise
to innumerable sequels, parodies, and rewritings; it has
influenced countless later plays, short stories, and novels
and has played a crucial role in the development of drama
criticism. The theme of the drama is an attack on feudal
mores, supporting the longing of young people in those
days for freedom of marriage, although it follows the
timeworn pattern of a gifted scholar and a beautiful lady
falling in love at first sight. This book, with plain words,
intends to help foreign readers understand the story and
appreciate classic Chinese opera.

The Peony Pavilion is one of Tangs Four Dreams and


has traditionally been performed as a Kun opera. The opera
tells a romantic love story of Du Liniang and Liu Mengmei,
with its focuses on love, beauty, relationship, and marriage.
This passionate story has always been considered a Chinese
national treasure, and continues to resonate with audience
everywhere, even in this modern day and age. This book,
with plain words, intends to help foreign readers understand
the story and appreciate classic Chinese opera.

328 pages, 89.00, 530g


978-7-5085-2203-6

Love in Long-life Hall


Love in Long-Life Hall is one of the most important
classic repertory pieces of Kun Opera. Its about the tragic
love story of Tahng Emperor Li Longji and his imperial
concubine Yang Yuhuan one of the most inspiring beauties
in Chinese history. Their legend conveys the universal
value that true love will transcend the boundaries of time.
This book with plain words, intends to help foreign readers
understand the story and appreciate classic Chinese opera.

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264 pages, 79.00, 460g


978-7-5085-2195-4

Peach Blooms Painted with Blood


Peach Blooms Painted with Blood is a great masterpiece
of Kun opera and has been a favorite of Chinese audiences
for more than 300 years, it takes the love story between
the Revival Society poet Hou Fanyu and the beautiful
river courtesan Li Xiangiun as its basis; but as a historical
epic, it reflects the brief splendor and fall of the shortlived Southern Ming dynasty. This book, with plain words,
intends to help foreign readers understand the story and
appreciate classic Chinese opera.

[Chinese Classical Poetry Appreciation]


This is a set of 24 books, composed of three series,
aiming to introduce the most influential poets in the
Chinese history and their representative works. Each book
is in two parts (the biography of the poet and appreciation
of his/her works) and the appreciation of each poem is in
three parts (explanatory notes on the title and background,
translation in modern Chinese language and analysis
of the poem sentence by sentence, and comments on
the characteristics of the poem). This arrangement is
different from its counterparts which only have foot notes

on certain sentences and it helps readers to gain a better


understanding of the poets thinking, artistic features and
writing skills. To express the aura of the poems, each
poem is accompanied with a traditional Chinese painting,
and many paintings were created by famous artists. The
book series looks at the cultural value of ancient poetry
from multiple angles, such as literature, arts and history.
This series have two versions in simplified and traditional
Chinese separately.

Li Bai

Du Fu

Bai Juyi

Wang Yanju
October 2005
170mm230mm
154 pages, 28.00, 320g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0793-2

Chen Caizhi
October 2005
170mm230mm
160 pages, 28.00, 320g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0791-6

Chen Caizhi
October 2005
170mm230mm
122 pages, 28.00, 260g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0793-2

Li Shangyin

Wang Wei

Xin Qiji

Wu Lue
October 2005
170mm230mm
134 pages, 28.00, 270g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0794-0

Chen Shuyuan
October 2005
170mm230mm
120 pages, 28.00, 250g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0792-4

Liu Zhongmei
October 2005
170mm230mm
136 pages, 28.00, 280g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0797-5

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Li Qingzhao

Su Shi

Tao Yuanming

Zhao Xiaohui
October 2005
170mm230mm
126 pages, 28.00, 260g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0796-7

Dong Sen & Yang Zhe


October 2005
170mm230mm
132 pages, 28.00, 270g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-0795-9

Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
120 pages, 28.00, 250g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1017-8

Liu Yuxi

Du Mu

Li Yu

Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
124 pages, 28.00, 260g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1021-6

Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
128 pages, 28.00, 260g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1025-9

Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
114 pages, 28.00, 240g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1023-2

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Liu Yong

Qin Guan

Lu You

Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
130 pages, 28.00, 270g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1027-5

Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
122 pages, 28.00, 260g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1015-1

Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
132 pages, 28.00, 270g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1019-4

Sa Dula

Wang Changling

Gao Shi

by Wang Feng
October 2006
170mm230mm
130 pages, 28.00, 280g
Chinese, paperback
7-5085-1013-5

Xu Fangming
July 2008
170mm230mm
122 pages, 29.80, 250g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1123-8

Liu Chang
July 2008
170mm230mm
112 pages, 29.80, 230g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1119-1

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Cen Sen

Wei Yingwu

Han Yu

Zhang Xuejun
July 2008
170mm230mm
118 pages, 29.80, 240g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1125-2

Chen Qiaosheng
July 2008
170mm230mm
126 pages, 29.80, 250g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1184-9

Chen Qiaosheng
July 2008
170mm230mm
126 pages, 29.80, 260g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1184-9

Liu Zongyuan

Ouyang Xiu

Wang Anshi

Wang Minghui
July 2008
170mm230mm
114 pages, 29.80, 230g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1178-8

Hou Rongrong
July 2008
170mm230mm
110 pages, 29.80, 230g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1221-1

Zhang Jiansong &Zhang Jianning


July 2008
170mm230mm
104 pages, 29.80, 220g
Chinese, paperback
978-7-5085-1223-5

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