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Literatures of Asia From Antiquity to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0130613681

ISBN-13: 9780130613684

Edition: 2003

Authors: Tony Barnstone

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For courses in Asian Literature, World Literature, and Non-Western Literature. This extraordinary anthology gathers together a broad selection of representative, authoritative writingsspanning antiquity to the presentfrom the non-Western civilizations of Asia. It combines extensive introductions, headnotes, and bibliographies with excellent literary translations of the best contemporary and classical writers. The selections reflect literary, religious, and philosophical traditions and revealdespite cultural differencesthe universality of life experiences.
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Book details

List price: $94.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 777
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
The Vedic Period (C.1500-200 B.C.)
The Rig Veda (poems) (Sanskrit) (c.1200-900 B.C.)
The Upanishads (poems/religious texts) (Sanskrit) (c. 9th century B.C. - 1st century A.D.)
Buddhist Texts (C. 5th century B.C.- A.D. 255)
Theravada Buddhist Texts (religious texts) (Pali) (5th century B.C. - 1st century B.C.)
Mahayana Buddhist Texts (religious texts) (Chinese) (before A.D. 255)
Classical Sanskrit, Prakrit and Tamil Literatures (c. 200 A.D. - 1100 A.D.)
Valmiki (epic poem) (Sanskrit) (c.200 B.C.)
The Bhagavad-Gita (epic poem) Sanskrit (c. 1st century A.D.)
Poems of Love and War (from the classical anthologies) (Tamil) (c.100 B.C. - A.D. 250)
The Gatha Saptashati (700 erotic poems compiled by King Hala) (Prakrit) (c.100-300)
Tales from the Panchatantra (fables) (Sanskrit) (c.200-400)
Kalidasa (poem) (Sanskrit) (4th-5th centuries)
Vijjika (Vidya) (poem) (Sanskrit) (c.659)
Bhartrihari (poems) (Sanskrit) (7th century?)
Amaru (poems) (Sanskrit) (7th century)
Regional Bhakti (Devotional) Literatures (C. 10th-16th Centuries)
Basavanna (poems) (Kannada) (1106-1167 or 1168)
Mahadevi (poems) (Kannada) (12th century)
Jayadeva (dramatic poetry) (Sanskrit) (12th century)
Lalla (poems) (Kashmiri) (1320-1392)
Chandidas (poems) (Bengali) (late 14th-mid-15th centuries)
Kabir (poems) (Hindi) (1398-1448)
Mirabai (poems) (Hindi) (1498-1573)
The Modern Period (19th and 20th Centuries)
Ghalib (Asadullah Khan Ghalib) (poems) (Urdu) (1797-1869)
Rabindranath Tagore (poems) (Bengali) (1861-1941)
Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) (prose) (English) (1869-1948)
Sara Chandra Chatterjee (story) (Bengali) (1876-1938)
Premchand (story) (Hindi) (1880-1936)
Jibanananda Das (poem) (Bangladesh) (1899-1954)
R.K. Narayan (story) (English) (1906-)
Faiz Ahmed Faiz (poems) (Urdu) (1910-1984)
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (story) (English) (1927-)
Bharati Mukherjee (story) (English) (1942-)
Salman Rushdie (novel) (English) (1947-)
Zhou Dynasty (1027-221 B.C.)
The Book of Songs (poems) (c.600 B.C.)
Confucius (philosophy) (c.551-479 B.C.)
Laozi (Lao Tzu) (poems/philosophy) (4th - 3rd centuries B.C.)
Zhuangzi (Chuang Tsu) (philosophy) (c. 369-286 B.C.)
The Songs of Chu (attributed to Qu Yuan) (poems) (332-295 B.C.?)
Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- A.D. 220)
Liu Xijun (poem) (late 2nd century B.C.)
Anonymous Folk Songs from the Music Bureau (120 B.C.) Fu Xuan (poem) (217-278)
Six Dynasties Period (220-589)
Lu Ji (literary criticism in rhyme-prose) (261-303)
Tao Qian (T'ao Ch'ien) (poems and prose) (365-427)
Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Wang Wei (poems) (701-761)
Li Bai (Li Po) (poems) (701-762)
Du Fu (Tu Fu) (poems) (712-770)
Meng Jiao (Meng Chiao) (poems) (751-814)
Han Yu (Han Yu) (poem) (768-824)
Xue Tao (Hsueh T'ao) (poems) (768-831)
Li Gongzuo (Li Kung-tso) (story) (770-c.848)
Bo Juyi (Po Chu-i) (poems) (772-846). Liu Zongyuan (