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The majority of the following books are from the library of Chon Tri. Many of the summaries and in his own words. If you wish to purchase the book, click on the cover image and you will be linked to Amazon.com.
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buy this book 81. CHUANG TZU: WANDERING ON THE WAY
by Chuang Tzu, Victor H. Mair (translator)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (ISBN #: 082482038X, Paperback: 402 pages , January 1998)
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The Way is the path you are walking on., May 31, 1999 Reviewer: A reader
Wandering on the Way is a collection of stories, some simple, others abstract, about characters and situations and ideas. The only thing anyone really owns is their integrity. The fisherman uses the net to capture fish, after he catches the fish the net is forgotten. The hunter uses a snare to trap rabbits. When the game is caught the snare is forgotten. The sage uses words to capture an idea. When he has captured the idea the words are forgotten. If you are interested in following the Tao, read this book.

buy this book 82. CONFUCIUS: CONFUCIAN ANALECTS, THE GREAT LEARNING AND THE DOCTRINE OF THE M
by Confucius; James Legge (translator)
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated (ISBN #: 0486227464, Paperback, 434 pp, March 1989)
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Entire text of the Analects of Confucius in large, readable characters, and beneath this Legge's full translation, which has been accepted and the definitive, standard English version.
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Teacher of philosophy at Penn, March 28, 2000, The Best
Great Proverbs. Comes from the wisest. Great wit. Vibrant adjectives. Awesome and educational. Learn from the master, sage, and the man.

buy this book 83. CONFUCIUS: THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS
by Confucius, Arthur Waley (translator)
Publisher: Vintage (ISBN #: 0679722963, Paperback: 256 pages , August 1989)
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The Analects of Confucius is one of the central books of Chinese literature and Chinese thought; memorized and studied for many centuries, it has been certainly one of the most influential books in world history. There are many translations of this rewarding but difficult work. Arthur Waley -- the translator of the Tale of Genji, of a vast body of Chinese poetry, and of many other classics of Oriental literature and thought -- brings to this translation his great gifts as a scholar and a writer, and has produced what is without question the best version in English of the Analects. A full introduction gives the social and political background of this work, analyses of key terms in Chinese thought that are prominent in it, and a careful study of the history of the book and its interpretations. There are also full notes illuminating the references to contemporary events and clarifying obscure passages.

buy this book 84. CONFUCIUS: THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS: A NEW MILLENNIUM TRANSLATION (BILINGUAL)
by Confucius, David H. Li (translator)
Publisher: Premier Publishing Company (ISBN #: 0963785281, Paperback: 285 pages, April 1999)
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Excellent work, July 5, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
Li's translation on various passages are really wonderful -- truly reflecting the traditional culture of Chinese under "Confucism" -- "li" (Conduct). In fa (Law, Legal) society (most in U.S. and contemporary transitional Taiwan}, individualities are based on legalistic conditions/situations. Personal morality and values under "li" are frequently questioned. Li's book may serve a bridge for American Chinese to discuss the disparities between "li" and "fa". Parents/teachers may use Li's book as the means for educational purposes. Good -- excellent work.
For example: "A common man will do whatever is needed to be out of poverty" (p 182). This sentence connotes "bad" value in Chinese tradition. But the conception is "good" in the American contemporary mentality. This represents a cultural and temporal diversity. In Li's book, Li did not endorse either. For this reason, Li's book is extremely valuable as an educational means.

buy this book 85. CONFUCIUS: THE BOOKS OF SONGS
by Confucius (Compiler)), Arthur Waley (translator), Joseph R. Allen (editor)
Publisher: Grove Press; 1st ed edition (ISBN #: 0802134777, Paperback: 388 pages , September 1996)
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Joseph R. Allen's new edition of The Book of Songs restores Arthur Waley's definitive English translations to the original order and structure of the two-thousand-year-old Chinese text. One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs that antiquity has left us. Arthur Waley's translations, now supplemented by fifteen new translations by Allen, are superb; the songs speak to us across millennia with remarkable directness and power. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things, deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works," Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the Classic of the human heart and the human mind."

buy this book 86. CONFUCIUS: THE DOCTRINE OF THE MEAN
by Confucius
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (ISBN #: 141916001X, Paperback, 48 pages, June 2004)
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While there are no stirrings of pleasure, anger, sorrow, or joy, the mind may be said to be in the state of Equilibrium. When those feelings have been stirred, and they act in their due degree, there ensues what may be called the state of Harmony. This Equilibrium is the great root from which grow all the human actings in the world, and this Harmony is the universal path which they all should pursue.--This text refers to the Digital edition.

buy this book 87. CONFUCIUS: THE UNWOBBLING PIVOT, THE GREAT DIGEST, THE ANALECTS
by Confucius, Ezra Pound (translator)
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation (ISBN #: 0811201546, Paperback: 288 pages, January 1969)
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Not for the novice, November 5, 2002
Reviewer: A reader
If you have never read the Analects in a more contemporary translation, then stay away from the Ezra Pound version, because you will most likely not understand the text (for example, compare verse 2.4 versus any other translation out there). The Pound version is much more interesting after you have read the Analects at least once and have a view of what the verses mean.

buy this book 88. HAIKU
by R.H. Blyth (translator), Peter Washington (editor)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc (ISBN #: 1400041287, Hardcover, 256 pp - Pocket book, November 2003)
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Simple yet capable of great complexity, the haiku is a tightly structured verse form that has a remarkable power to distill the essence of a moment keenly perceived. For centuries confined to a small literary elite in Japan, the writing of haiku is now practiced all over the world by those who are fascinated by its combination of technical challenge, expressive means, and extreme concentration.
This anthology brings together hundreds of haiku by the Japanese masters -- Basho, Issa, Buson, Shiki -- with superb examples from nineteenth and twentieth-century writers. The pioneering translator R. H. Blyth believed that the spirit of haiku is present in all great poetry; inspired by him, the editor of this volume has included lines from such poets as Wordsworth, Keats, Tennyson, Thoreau, and Hopkins, presented here in haiku form. Following them are haiku and haiku-influenced poems of the twentieth century -- from Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" to William Carlos Williams's "Prelude to Winter," and from the irreverence of Jack Kerouac to the lyricism of Langston Hughes. The result is a collection as compact, dynamic, and scintillating as the form itself.

buy this book 89. HAIKU HARVEST: JAPANESE HAIKU, SERIES IV
by Peter Beilenson & Harry Behn (translators)
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated (ISBN #: 0000000003, Hardcover, 61 pp, June 1987)
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Summary
"If I could bundle

Fuji's breezes

Back to town

What a souvenir!"

BASHO - HAIKU HARVEST - page 10

buy this book 90. HAIKU: A LITTLE TREASURY OF HAIKU
by Peter Beilenson (translator)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing; Avenel 1980 edition (ISBN #: 0517320967, Hardcover: 96 pages, December 1988)
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The silence of a white chrysanthemum...a ballet of butterflies...the whispering rain of twilight...autumn hills floating on a sea of mist...the perfect momemnt crystallized...a fleeting feeling caught forever. These are haiku, traditional Japanese poems that have been written in the same form for centuries and that today have found a new flowering and response in countries all over the world.
Over four hundred of these beautiful, evocative three- line peoms are collected in this volume. Written by the great masters of the art, they may be grave or joyful, humorous or charmimg, their meaning mysterious or immediately evident, but in some way they all record life'd high moments, or take life's ordinary moments and make them luminous, imbuing them with timeless stature... ( from front flap of the book).

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