|The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese
Brian Brown with an introduction by Ly Hoi Sang
This carefully edited and restored edition features Brian Brown’s carefully selected fine works of ancient Chinese wisdom.
Drawing on the writings of Confucius, Mencius, Lao Tzu, Yang Chu, Chuang Tzu, and many other Chinese Sages and Poets, the translated writings of this book bring together an understanding of the guidance of these well known sages. Together with some proverbs, maxims and sayings of the Chinese, be inspired by this warming and thoughtful collection.
Arthur Waley is the most famous Sinologist this century, the man (other than Ezra Pound) who has done most in bringing Chinese poetry to the fore of Western public. Hence, no matter what, Waley’s historical importance cannot be overestimated. And he is a competent all-round translator too, as this fine anthology demonstrates, one who has an uncanny ear of transforming Chinese rhythms and rhymes into naturalized English metrics.