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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

General

  • Davidson, Martha. A List of Published Translations from Chinese into English, French, and German. New Haven: Far Eastern Publications, 1957.
  • Golvers, Noël. Libraries of Western Learning for China. Circulation of Western Books between Europe and China in the Jesuit Mission (ca. 1650 - ca. 1750). Vol. 1. Logistics of book acquisition and circulation, Leuven: Ferdinand Verbiest Institute, 2012.
  • Karlgren, Bernhard. "Legends and Cults of Ancient China." Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 18 (1946) 199-365. (review by Eberhard inArtibus Asiae 9 (1946) 355-364.)
  • ---. "The Authenticity of Ancient Chinese Texts." Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 1 (1929) 165-183.
  • Loewe, Michael, ed. Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide. Berkeley: Society for the Study of Early China and the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 1993.
  • Maspero, Henri. La Chine antique. Nouvelle edition. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1955.

General (Chinese literature)

  • Birch, Cyril, ed. Anthology of Chinese Literature from Early Times to the fourteenth century. New York: Grove Press, 1965.
  • ---, Scenes for Mandarins: The Elite Theater of the Ming. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
  • Chang, Kang-i Sun. "A Guide to Ming Ch'ing Anthologies of Women's Poetry and Their Selection Strategies." Gest Library Journal 5, 2 (1992): 119-60.
  • Chaves, Jonathan, trans. and ed. The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry: Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing Dynasties (1279-1911). New York. Columbia University Press, 1986.
  • Ch'en, Li-Li, trans. Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
  • Crump, J. I., trans. Chan-kuo Ts'e. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.
  • Eide, Elling, trans. Poems by Li Po. Lexington, Kentucky: Anvil Press, 1984. With separate volume, Translator's Note and Finding Lists.
  • ---. Ballads and Stories From Tun-huang. London: Allen and Unwin, 1960.
  • Hanan, Patrick, trans. The Carnal Prayer Mat, Li Yu. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996.
  • Hawkes, David, trans. Ch'u Tz'u: The Songs of the South. N. Y.: Oxford University Press, 1959. New York: Penguin, 1985.
  • Holzman, Donald. Chinese Literature in Transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998.
  • Hung, William. Tu Fu: China's Greatest Poet. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952. See also his Supplemental Volume of Notes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952.
  • Knechtges, David, trans. Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature. 2 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982. Volume 3: Rapsodies on Natural Phenomena, Birds and Animals, Aspirations and Feelings, Sorrowful Laments, Literature, Music, and Passions, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996.
  • Landau, Julie, trans. Beyond Spring: Tzu Poems of the Sung Dynasty. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • Leslie, Donald. Islamic Literature in Chinese. Canberra: College of Advanced Education, 1981.
  • Liu, Wu-chi and Irving Lo, eds. Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry. New York: Anchor Books, 1975.
  • Mair, Victor, ed. The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
  • Owen, Stephen. An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Beginnings to 1911. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.
  • Roy, David, trans. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei. Volume One: "The Gathering." Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Waley, Arthur. The Life and Times of Po Chu-i. London: Allen and Unwin, 1949.
  • Watson, Burton, trans. and ed. The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.
  • ---, trans. The Tso Chuan: Selections from China's Oldest Narrative History. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.
  • Wong, Siu-kit, trans. Early Chinese Literary Criticism. Taipei: Bookman Books, 1983.
  • Wu, Ching-tzu. The Scholars. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • Wu, Yenna, The Lioness Roars: Shrew Stories from Late Imperial China. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  • Xu Gan. Balanced Discourses. Bilingual Edition. Translated by John Makeham, with introductions by Dang Shengyuan and John Makeham. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Yu, Anthony C. Rereading the Stone: Desire and the Making of Fiction in Dream of the Red Chamber. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Chunqiu Zuozhuan 春秋左傳 (Springs and Autumns & the Zuo Commentaries)

  • Cheng, Ann. Etude sur le Confucianisme Han. Paris: College de France, Institut des Hautes Etudes chinoises, 1985.
  • Ch'i, Ssu-ho. "Professor Hung on the Ch'un ch'iu." Yenching Journal of Social Studies 1 & 2 (June 1938 & Feb. 1940) 49-71.
  • Couvreur, Seraphin. Tch'ouen ts'iou et Tso-tchouan. Ho Kien Fu: Mission catholique, 1914.
  • Elman, Benjamin A. Classicism, Politics, and Kinship: The Ch'ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
  • Karlgren, Bernhard. On the Authenticity and Nature of the Tso Chuan. Goteborg: Elanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, 1926.
  • Kennedy, George. "Interpretation of the Ch'un Ch'iu." Journal of the American Oriental Society 62 (1942) 40-48.
  • Legge, James. The Ch'un Ts'eu, with Tso ChuenThe Chinese Classics, Vol. V. London: Trubner, 1872.
  • Maspero, Henri. "La composition et la date du Tso Tchouan." Melanqes chinois et bouddhiques 1 (1931-32) 137-215.
  • Queen, Sarah. From Chronicle to Canon: The Hermeneutics of the Spring and Autumn Annals, According to Tung Chung-shu. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Woo, Kang. (Wu Kang). Les trois theories politiques du Tch'ouen Ts'ieou. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1932.
  • Yang, Bojun. 楊 伯 峻, comp. Chun qiu Zuo zhuan ci dian 春 秋 左 傳 詞 典 (Phrase dictionary of the Spring and Autumn Annals and Tso Commentary). Beijing: Xin hua Bookstore, 1985.

Liji 禮記 (Record of Rites)

  • Biot, Edouard. Le Tcheou-Li ou Rites des Tcheou. Paris: L'imprimerie Nationale, 1851.
  • Couvreur, S. Li Ki. Ho Kien Fan: Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1913.
  • Karlgren, Bernhard. "The Early History of the Chou Li and Tso Chuan Texts." Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 3 (1931): 1-59.
  • Legge, James, The Texts of Confucianism. Li Ki. Oxford: Clarendon, 1885.
  • Noma Fumichika, compiler. Shurai sakuin 周 禮 索 引 (Index to the Rites of Chou). Fukuoka-shi: Chugoku shoten, 1989.
  • Steele, John. The I-li or Book of Etiqette and Ceremonial. London: Probsthain, 1917.
  • Wilhelm, Richard, Li Gi, Das Buch der Sitte des alteren und Jungeren Dai. Jena: Eugen Diederichs, 1930

Shangshu 尚書 (Documents Classic)

  • Chavannes, Edouard. Les Memoires historiques de Se-ma Ts'ien. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1895. Vol. I, Introduction, pp. cxiii-cxxxvi.
  • Creel, H. Studies in Early Chinese Culture. Baltimore: Waverly Press, 1937, pp. 55-89.
  • ---. Confucius. The Man and the Myth. New York: John Day, 1949.
  • Karlgren, Bernhard. "The Book of Documents," Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 22 (1950): 1-81.
  • ---. "Glosses on the Book of Documents." Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 20 (1948): 39-315 and 21 (1949).
  • Legge, James. The Shoo King or the Book of Historical DocumentsThe Chinese Classics, Vols III, IV. London: Oxford University Press, 1865.
  • Nylan, Michael. The Shifting Center: The Original "Great Plan" and Later Readings. Sankt Augustin: Institute Monumenta Serica, 1992. Explores the exegetical tradition underlying this early source of political, cosmological, and social theory included as a "New Text" chapter in the Documents Classic.
  • Pelliot, Paul. "Le Chou King en characteres anciens et le Chang Chou Che Wen." Memoires concernant l'Asie Orientale, L'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Vol. II, pp. 123-176. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1916.
  • Tjan, Tjoe Som (Tseng Chu-sen). Po Hu T'ung, The Comprehensive Discussions in the White Tiger Hall. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1949 & 1952.

Shijing 詩經 (Poetry Classics)

  • Saussy, Haun, The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic. Stanford University Press, 1993. Well-received study of the reading of the Classic of Poetry and the question of allegory and metaphor in Chinese poetics.
  • Van Zoeren, Stephen, Poetry and Personality: Reading Exegesis and Hermeneutics in Traditional China. Stanford University Press, 1991. Focuses on the traditional commentaries to the Classic of Poetry (also called "Book of Odes").

Yijing 易經 (Change Classic)

  • Legge, James. The Texts of Confucianism. Pt. II: The Yi King. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1899.
  • Lynn, Richard John, trans. The Columbia I-ching on CD-ROM. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • The Multimedia I Ching: The I Ching or Book of Changes, from the original Wilhelm/Baynes Translation. New on CD-ROM. Princeton University Press, 1997.
  • Needham, Joseph. Science and Civilization in China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1956. Vol. II, pp. 304-329.
  • Nylan, Michael, trans. The Elemental Changes: The Ancient Companion to the I Ching: The T'ai Hsuan China. Albany: SUNY Press, 1995.
  • Ritsema , Rudolf & Stephan Karcher, trans. I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change: The First Complete Translation With Concordance. Rockport, MA: Element Books. 1994. A translation inspired by C.G. Jung's theories of the psyche. The concordance is based on English terms only.
  • Rutt, Richard, trans. Zhou Yi: A New Translation with Commentary of the Book of Changes. Durham East Asia Series, 1996.
  • Shaughnessy, Edward, trans. I Ching: The Classic of Changes. New York: Ballantine Books, 1997. Translation by a highly regarded specialist in early Chou bronzes and texts.
  • Shchutskii, Iulian. Researches on the I-ching. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
  • Smith, Kidder, Jr., et al. Sung Dynasty Uses of the I ching. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990.
  • Waley, Arthur. "The Book of Changes." Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities 5 (1934): 121-42.
  • Wilhelm, Hellmut. Change. Eight Lectures on the I Ching. Trans. by Cary F. Baynes. New York: Pantheon Books, 1960.
  • ---. Heaven, Earth, and Man in the Book of Changes. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1977.
  • ---. Die Wandlung: acht vortrage zum I-Ging. Beijing: Vetch, 1944.
  • Wilhelm, Richard. The I Ching, or Book of Changes. Trans. by Cary F. Baynes. 2 vols. New York: Pantheon Books, 1950.

Literature

  • Ashmore, Robert. "The Banquet's Aftermath: Yan Jidao's Ci Poetics and the High Tradition." T'oung Pao Vol. 88 Fasc. 4/5 (2002): 211-250.
  • Birch, Cyril, ed. Anthology of Chinese Literature: From Early Times to the Fourteenth Century. New York: Grove Press, 1965.
  • Cai, Zong-qi (ed.). A Chinese Literary Mind: Culture, Creativity, and Rhetoric in Wenxin diaolong. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001.
  • Chan, Timothy Wai Keung. "A Tale of Two Worlds: The Late Tang Poetic Presentation of The Romance of the Peach Blossom Font." T'oung Pao Volume 94 Numbers 4-5 2008: 209-245.
  • ---. "The 'Ganyu' of Chen Ziang: Questions on the Formation of a Poetic Genre." T'oung Pao Vol. 87 Fasc. 1/3 (2001): 14-42.
  • Chan, Leo Tak-Hung. The Discourse on Foxes and Ghosts: Ji Yun and Eighteenth-Century Literati Storytelling. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  • Chang, Kang-i Sun. The Evolution of Chinese Tz'u Poetry from the Late T'ang to Northern Sung. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980.
  • Chaves, Jonathan, ed. and trans. The Columbia Book of Later Chinese Poetry: Yuan, Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.
  • Chen, Yu-shih. Images and Ideas in Chinese Classical Prose: Studies of Four Masters. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.
  • Ch'en, Shou-yi. Chinese Literature: A Historical Introduction. New York: Ronald Press, 1961.
  • Chou, Eva Shan. Reconsidering Tu Fu: Literary Greatness and Cultural Context. Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Crump, J. I. Intrigues: Studies of the Chan-kuo Ts'e. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1963.
  • Egan, Charles H. "Reconsidering the Role of Folk Songs in Pre-T'ang Y?eh-fu Development." T'oung Pao Volume 86 Numbers 1-3 2000: 47-99.
  • Egan, Ronald. The Literary Works of Ou-yang Hsiu (1007-72). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
  • ---. Word, Image, and Deed in the Life of Su Shi. Cambridge: Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1994.
  • Hanan, Patrick, The Invention of Li Yu. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988.
  • ---, trans. The Carnal Prayer Mat, Li Yu. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996.
  • ---, Chinese Fiction of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: Essays By Patrick Hanan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  • Hartman, Charles. "The Reluctant Historian: Sun Ti, Chu Hsi, and the Fall of Northern Sung." T'oung Pao Vol 89 Fasc. 1/3 (2003): 100-148.
  • Hawkes, David, trans. Liu Yi and the Dragon Princess: A Thirteenth-Century Zaju Play by Shang Zhongxian. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  • Hegel, Robert. The Novel in Seventeenth Century China. N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 1981.
  • Hightower, James R. Topics in Chinese Literature. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, rev. ed., 1953.
  • Holzman, Donald. Chinese Literature in Transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1998.
  • Huang, Martin. Literati and Self-Re/Presentation: Autobiographical Sensibility in the Eighteenth-Century Chinese Novel. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995.
  • Hughes, Ernest R. Two Chinese Poets: Vignettes of Han Life and Thought. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1960.
  • Idema, Wilt, & Lloyd Haft, A Guide to Chinese Literature. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997. Resource for teachers and students in courses on Chinese literature.
  • ---, Li, Wai-yee, and Ellen Widmer, eds. Trauma and Transcendence in Early Qing Literature. Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2005.
  • Inglis, Alister D. "A Textual History of Hong Mai's Yijian zhi." T'oung Pao Volume 93 Numbers 4-5 2007: 283-368.
  • Jiang, Jin. "Butterfly Dreams: Narrating Women, Sex, and Morality in Chinese Theater." The Chinese Historical Review Volume 16 Number 2 Fall 2009: 125-146.
  • Kalinowski, Marc. "Les livres des jours (rishu) des Qin et des Han: la logique ?ditoriale du recueil A de Shuihudi (217 avant notre ?re)." T'oung Pao Volume 94 Numbers 1-3 2008: 1-48.
  • Kern, Martin. "Ritual, Text, and the Formation of the Canon: Historical Transitions of 'Wen' in Early China." T'oung Pao Vol. 87 Fasc. 1/3 (2001): 43-91.
  • Knechtges, David R. The Han Rhapsody: A Study of Fu of Yang Hsiung (53 B. C. - A. D. 18. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1976.
  • Kroll, Paul W. "Nostalgia and History in Mid-Ninth-Century Verse: Cheng Y?'s Poem on 'The Chin-Yang Gate'."T'oung Pao Vol. 89 Fasc. 4/5 (2003): 286-366.
  • Kwong, Charles Yim-tze. Tao Qian and the Chinese Poetic Tradition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Center for Chinese Studies, 1994.
  • Leslie, Donald. Islamic Literature in Chinese. Canberra: College of Advanced Education, 1981.
  • Li, Wai-yee. Enchantment and Disenchantment: Love and Illusion in Chinese Literature. Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Liu, James J. Y. The Art of Chinese Poetry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.
  • ---. Chinese Theories of Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1975.
  • Lu, Sheldon. From Historicity to Fictionality: the Chinese Poetics of Narrative. Stanford University Pree, 1994.
  • Mackerras, Colin, The Rise of the Peking Opera, 1770-1870: Social Aspects of the Theatre in Manchu China. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1972.
  • ---. Chinese Theater: From its Origins to the Present Day. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989.
  • Mair, Victor, ed. The Columbia History of Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. 1280 pp.
  • ---, ed., The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. 704 pp.
  • ---, ed. The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996. 1376 pp.
  • Mc Craw, David. Chinese Lyricists of the Seventeenth Century. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.
  • Minford, John, and S. M. Lau, eds. Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations. Volume One: From Antiquity to the Tang Dynasty. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. 1248 pp.
  • Murck, Alfreda. Poetry and Painting in Song China: The Subtle Art of Dissent. Cambridge: Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, 2000; 2002.
  • Nienhauser, William H. Jr. "A Note on a Textual Problem in the 'shih chi' and Some Speculations concerning the Compilation of the Hereditary Houses." T'oung Pao Vol 89 Fasc. 1/3 (2003): 39-58.
  • ---, ed. and compiler. The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.
  • Nugent, Christopher M.B. "Literary Collections in Tang Dynasty China." T'oung Pao Volume 93 Numbers 1-3 2007: 1-52.
  • Owen, Stephen. Traditional Chinese Poetry and Poetics. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
  • ---. The Great Age of Chinese Poetry: The High T'ang. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.
  • ---. Remembrances: The Experience of the Past in Classical Chinese Literature. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.
  • Plaks, Andrew. Chinese Narrative: Critical and Theoretical Essays. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977.
  • Pollard, David, trans. The Chinese Essay: An Anthology. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
  • Ropp, Paul, Dissent in Early Modern China: Ju-lin wai-shih and Ch'ing Social Criticism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1981.
  • Schmidt-Glintzer, Helwig. Geschichte der chinesischen Literatur. Bern and Munich: Scherz verlag, 1990.
  • Schmidt, J. D. Within the Human Realm: The Poetry of Huang Zunxian, 1848-1905. Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Sieber, Patricia. Theaters of Desire: Authors, Readers, and the Reproduction of Early Chinese Song- Drama, 1300-2000. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
  • Strassberg, Richard. The World of K'ung Shang-jen: A Man of Letters in Early Ch'ing China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.
  • Shao, Ping. "Huineng, Subh?ti, and Monkey'a Religion in Xiyou ji." The Journal of Asian Studies Volume 65 Issue 04 November 2006: 713-740.
  • Stone, Charles R. The Fountainhead of Chinese Erotica: The Lord of Perfect Satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2003.
  • Strassberg, Richard E. A Chinese Bestiary: Strange Creatures from the Guideways through Mountains and Seas. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002.
  • Watson, Burton, trans. Po Chu-i: Selected Poems. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
  • ---, trans., Selected Poems of Du Fu. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • Yang, Xiaoshan. Metamorphosis of the Private Sphere: Gardens and Objects in Tang-Song Poetry. Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2003.
  • Van Zoeren, Steven. Poetry and Personality: Reading, Exegesis, and Hermeneutics in Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991.
  • Waley, Arthur, The Nine Songs: A Study of Shamanism in Ancient China. London: Allen & Unwin, 1955.
  • ---, trans. The Temple and Other Poems. New York: Knopf, 1923.
  • ---. Translations from the Chinese. New York: Knopf, 1941.
  • Watson, Burton. Early Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1962.
  • Widmer, Ellen. The Margins of Utopia: Shui-hu hou-chuan and the Literature of Ming Loyalism. Cambridge: Harvard University Council on East Asian Studies, 1987.
  • Yu, Anthony C. Rereading the Stone: Desire and the Making of Fiction in Dream of the Red Chamber. Princeton University Press, 1997.
  • Yu, Anthony C. Rereading the Stone: Desire and the Making of Fiction in Dream of the Red Chamber. University of Chicago Press, 1997.
  • Yu, Pauline. The Reading of Imagery in the Chinese Poetic Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987.
  • ---, ed. Voices of the Sung Lyric in China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.
  • Zeitlin, Judith. Historian of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993.
  • --- and Liu, Lydia H. (ed.). Writing and Materiality in China: Essays in Honor of Patrick Hanan. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center for Harvard-Yenching Institute, 2003.
  • Zhou, Zuyan. "Chaos and the Gourd in 'The Dream of the Red Chamber'." T'oung Pao Vol. 87 Fasc. 4/5 (2001): 251-288.

Bibliography of Philosophy & Translations

*This category has general sources followed by more specific topics.

General introduction and collected translations

  • Chan, Wing-tsit. A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963.
  • Creel, H. Chinese Thought from Confucius to Mao Tse-tung. Chicago: University of Chicago press, 1953. Paperback ed., New York: Mentor Books, 1960.
  • de Bary, Wm. Theodore, Wing Tsit-chan, & Burton Watson. Sources of Chinese Tradition. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960. Paperback ed. in 2 vols., 1964.
  • Fung, Yu-lan. A History of Chinese Philosophy. Trans. by Derk Bodde. 2 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953.
  • ---. A Short History of Chinese Philosophy. ed. by Derk Bodde. New York: Macmillan, 1948. Paperback ed., 1966.
  • ---. The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy. London: Kegan Paul, 1947. Paperback ed. Boston: Beacon Press, 1962.
  • Hughes, Ernest R. Chinese Philosophy in Classical Times. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1942.
  • Loewe, Michael. Early Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 1993.
  • Nylan, Michael. The Five "Confucian" Classics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
  • Rickett, Allyn W. The Kuan-tzu, A Repository of Early Chinese Thought. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1965.
  • ---. Guanzi: Political, Economic, and Philosophical Essays from Early China. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.
  • Waley, Arthur. Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China. New York: Macmillan, 1939. Paperback ed. Garden City, New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1956.

Buddhist writings 佛學

  • Donner, Neal, & Daniel Stevenson, trans. The Great Calming and Contemplation: A Study and Annotated Translation of the First Chapter of Chih'i-'s Mo-ho Chih-kuan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1993.
  • Gregory, Peter, trans. Inquiry Into the Origin of Humanity: An Annotated Translation of Tsung-mi's [ 宗 密 ] Yuan jen lun [ 原 人 論 ] with a Modern Commentary. University of Hawaii, 1995.
  • Keenan, John. How Master Mou Removes Our Doubts: A Reader-Response Study and Translation of the Mou-tzu Li-huo Lun. Albany: SUNY Press, 1994.
  • Watson, Burton, trans. The Lotus Sutra. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • ---, trans. The Vimalakirti Sutra. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Confucianism 孔教

  • Bol, Peter K. This Culture of Ours: Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.
  • Chin, Ann-ping and Mansfield Freeman, trans. Tai Chen On Mencius. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
  • de Bary, William Theodore, trans. Waiting for the Dawn: A Plan for the Prince. Huang Tsung-hsi's Ming-i tai-fang lu. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • Ebrey, Patricia. Confucianism and Family Rituals in Imperial China: A Social History of Writing About Rites. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.
  • Elman, Benjamin. From Philosophy to Philology: Social and Intellectual Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China. Cambridge: Harvard University Council on East Asian Studies, 1984, 1990.
  • ---. Classicism, Politics, and Kinship: The Ch'ang-chou School of New Text Confucianism in Late Imperial China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
  • Ewell, John, trans. Re-Inventing the Way: Dai Zhen's "Evidential Commentary on the Meanings of Terms in Mencius." Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990.
  • Henderson, John. Scripture, Canon, and Commentary: A Comparison of Confucian and Western Exegesis. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.
  • ---. The Development and Decline of Chinese Cosmology. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.
  • ---. The Construction of Orthodoxy and Heresy: Neo-Confucian, Islamic, Jewish, and Early Christian Patterns. Albany: SUNY Press, 1999.
  • Ko, Dorothy. Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994.
  • Teng, Ssu-yu, trans. Family Traditions for the Yen Clan. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1988. Translation of the Yan shi jia xun 顏 氏 家 訓.
  • Tseng, Chi-feng. Testimony of a Confucian Women. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993.
  • Yu, Ying-shih. "Some Preliminary Observations on the Rise of Ch'ing Confucian Intellectualism," Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, New Series 11 (1973): 105-144.

Confucius 孔子

  • Brooks, E. Bruce, & A. Takeo Brooks, trans. The Original Analects: Sayings of Confucius and His Successors. N.Y. Columbia University Press, 1998. Study of the Analects evolving over 230 years following Confucius' death.
  • Creel, H. G. Confucius, the Man and the Myth. New York: John Day, 1949. Paperback ed. under the title Confucius and the Chinese Way. New York: Harper, 1960.
  • Eno, Robert. The Confucian Creation of Heaven: Philosophy and the Defense of Ritual Mastery. Albany: SUNY Press, 1990.
  • Hall, David, & Roger Ames. Thinking Through Confucius. Albany: SUNY Press, 1987.
  • Fingarette, Herbert. Confucius:The Secular as Sacred. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.
  • Jensen, Lionel. Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization. Duke University Press, 1997. Controversial, selective, and polemical account of Jesuit's impact on European studies in the 17th century and early 20th century Chinese views of so-called "Confucianism." First two chapters are recommended.
  • Lao, D. C., trans. The Analects. Harmonsdsworth; New York: Penguin, 1979.
  • Legge, James. Confucian Analects. In Vol. I of Chinese Classics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893-95.
  • Rule, Paul. K'ung-tzu or Confucius: The Jesuit Interpretation of Confucianism. Sydney: Allen and Unwin Australia, 1986.
  • Soothill, W. E. The Analects of Confucius. London: Oxford University Press, 1937.
  • Waley, Arthur, The Analects of Confucius. London: Allen & Unwin, 1938. Paperback ed., New York: Random House, 1938.
  • Ware, James R. The Sayings of Confucius: The Teachings of China's Greatest Sage. Paperback. New York: Mentor Books, 1955.

Daoism 道家道教 & Daoist writings 老莊玄學

  • Bokenkamp, Stephen. Early Daoist Scriptures. With a contribution by Peter Nickerson. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
  • Kohn, Livia. Laughing At the Tao: Debates Among Buddhists and Taoists in Medieval China. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995. Translation of Zhen Luan's 甄 鸞 Xiao dao lun 笑 道 論.
  • ---, ed. Daoism Handbook. 2 vols. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2004.
  • Legge, James. The Texts of Taoism. New York: Julian Press, 1959. Reprinted from Sacred Books of the East, Vols. 39-40. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 189.
  • Porke, Anton. Yang Chu's Garden of Pleasure. New York: Dutton, 1912.
  • Schipper, Kristofer, and Franciscus Verellen, eds., The Taoist Canon: A Historical Companion o the Daozang. 3 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
  • Thompson, Paul, trans. The Shen-tzu 慎 子 Fragments. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979.
  • Welch, Holmes. The Parting of the Way: Lao Tzu and the Taoist Movement. Boston: Beacon Press, 1957.

Huainanzi 淮南子

  • Ames, Roger. The Art of Rulership. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1983.
  • LeBlanc, Charles. Huai-nan Tzu: Philosophical Synthesis in Early Han Thought. Hong Kong University Press, 1985.
  • Major, John. Heaven and Earth in Early Han Thought: Chapters Three, Four, and Five of the Huainanzi. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • Morgan, Evan. Tao, the Great Luminant. London: Kogan Paul, 1935. Translated from the Huai-nan-tzu.
  • Roth, Harold. The Textual History of the Huai-nan Tzu. Ann Arbor: AAS Monograph Series, 1992.

Laozi 老子

  • Bahm, Archie. Tao Teh King by Lao Tzu, Interpreted as Nature and Intelligence. Paperback. New York: Frederick Ungar Pub. Co., 1958.
  • Carus, Paul. The Canon of Reason and Virtue. Paperback. Chicago: Open Court, 1945.
  • Chan, Wing-tsit. The Way of Lao Tzu. Paperback. New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1963.
  • Chu, Ta-kao. Tao Te Ching. 5th ed. London: Allen and Unwin, 1959.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, Mark, & Philip Ivanhoe, eds. Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Laozi. Albany: SUNY Press, 1999.
  • Duyvendak, J. J. L. Tao Te Ching: The Book of the Way and Its Virtue. London: John Murray, 1954.
  • Henricks, Robert G. Lao-tzu: Te-tao Ching. New York: Ballantine Books, 1989.
  • Kohn, Livia, & Michael LaFargue, eds. Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching. Albany: SUNY Press.
  • LaFargue, Michael. The Tao of the Tao-te-ching: A Translation and Commentary. Albany: SUNY Press, 1992.
  • Lau, D. C., trans. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1963.
  • Waley, Arthur. The Way and Its Power: A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought. New York: Macmillan, 1934. Paperback ed. New York: Grove Press, 1958.

Liezi 列子

  • Giles, Lionel. Taoist Teachings from the Book of Lieh Tzu. 2nd ed. London: John Murray, 1947.
  • Graham, A.C. The Book of Lieh Tzu. London: John Murray, 1961

Mengzi 孟子

  • Chin, Ann-ping and Mansfield Freeman, trans. Tai Chen On Mencius. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
  • Dobson, W. A. C. H. Mencius, A New Translation Arranged and Annotated for the General Reader. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1963. Paperback ed., Canadian University Paperbooks, No. 52.
  • Ewell, John, trans. Re-Inventing the Way: Dai Zhen's "Evidential Commentary on the Meanings of Terms in Mencius ."Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1990.
  • Lau, D. C. Mencius. New York: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1970.
  • Legge, James. The Works of MenciusChinese Classics vol. II. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1893-95.
  • Lyall, Leonard A. Mencius. London: Longmans, Green, 1932.
  • Richards, I. A. Mencius on the Mind. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1932. Reprint Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 1996 reprint of 1932 edition.
  • Ware, James. The Sayings of Mencius. New York: Mentor Books, 1960. Paperback.

Mozi 墨子

  • Mei, Y.P., The Ethical and Political Works of Motse. London: Probsthain, 1929.

Xunzi 荀子

  • Dubs, Homer. Hsuntze, the Moulder of Ancient Confucianism. London: Probsthain, 1927.
  • Knoblock, John, trans. Hsun-tzu: A Translation and Study of the Complete Works. 3 vols. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988-1994.
  • Watson, Burton. Hsun TzuBasic Writings. Paperback ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1963.

Zhu Xi 朱熹, Daoxue 道學, and Neo-Confucianism 新儒學

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  • Bol, Peter K. This Culture of Ours: Intellectual Transitions in T'ang and Sung China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.
  • Chan, Wing-tsit, trans. Reflections On Things At Hand: The Neo-Confucian Anthology Compiled by Chu Hsi and lu Tsu-ch'ien. New York: Columbia University Press, 1967.
  • ---, trans. Instructions For Practical Living and Other Neo-Confucian Writings by Wang Yang-ming. New York: Columbia University Press, 1963.
  • ---, ed. Chu Hsi and Neo-Confucianism. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1986.
  • ---. Chu Hsi: New Studies. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1988.
  • Ching, Julia. To Acquire Wisdom: The Way of Wang Yang-ming. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.
  • de Bary, Wm. T., ed. Self and Society in Ming Thought. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970.
  • --- and Tu Wei-ming, eds. Confucianism and Human Rights. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Contributors: Sumner B. Twiss, Henry Rosemont, Jr., Julia Ching, Daniel W.Y. Kwok, Irene Bloom, Wejen Chang, Chung-ying Cheng, Yu Fen, Ron Guey Chu, Wm. Theodore de Bary, Alison W. Conner, Joan Judge, Peter Zarrow, Randall Peerenboom, Merle Goldman, Jeremy T. Paltiel, Louis Henkin, and Tu Weiming.
  • ---, ed. The Unfolding of Neo-Confucianism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1975.
  • ---, & John Chaffee, eds. Neo-Confucian Education. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.
  • Gardner, Daniel K. Chu Hsi: Learning to Be a Sage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. Selections of the Zhuzi yu lei 朱 子 語 類 (Conversations of Master Chu, Arranged Topially).
  • ---. Chu Hsi and the Ta-hsueh: Neo-Confucian Reflection on the Confucian Canon. Cambridge: Harvard Council on East Asian Studies, 1986.
  • Langlois, John, Jr. ed. China Under Mongol Rule. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.
  • Metzger, Thomas A. Escape From Predicament: Neo-Confucianism and China's Evolving Political Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.
  • Tillman, Hoyt C. Confucian Discourse and Chu Hsi's Ascendancy. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1992.
  • ---, & Stephen West, eds., China Under Jurchen Rule. Albany: SUNY Press,1995.
  • Tu, Wei-ming. Neo-Confucian Thought in Action: Wang Yang-ming's Youth (1472-1529). Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.
  • Wilson, Thomas A. Genealogy of the Way: The Construction and Uses of the Confucian Tradition in late Imperial China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995.
  • Wittenborn, Allen, trans. Further Reflections on Things at Hand, by Chang Po-hsing. Lanlam: University Press of America, 1991.
  • Wyatt, Don. The Recluse of Loyang: Shao Yung and the Moral Evolution of Early Sung Thought. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996.