Ancient Chinese Wisdom: Gems of Chinese Classics Illustrated Version

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Author: Zhang Ciyun;
Language: English
Publication Date: 07/2015
ISBN: 7532768929, 9787532768929

Throughout China’s long history, classic texts have played a vital role in shaping the country and influencing the daily lives of its people. In this series of short articles, we introduce classic texts spanning more than 3,000 years and covering everything from medicine, mathematics and military strategy to religion, literature, arts and travel.

About the Author

Born in Shanghai in 1949, ZHANG Ciyun (Peter) graduated from Jilin Normal University, PRC with a major in English and later from Stanford University in the United States with a Master’s Degree in Journalism. Since 1980, he has worked for several newspapers and magazines in both Beijing and Shanghai. Also, he once served in the General Office of the Ministry of Communications as an interpreter and the Information Office of Shanghai Municipality as its Deputy General Director.
An acclaimed translator, reporter and editor, Mr. Zhang has helped bring into existence four English-language newspapers on the Chinese mainland, namely, China Daily, Beijing Weekend, Shanghai Star and Shanghai Daily. He is now the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Shanghai Daily and an executive council member of Translation Association of China. He has translated and co-translated more than a dozen books and a large amount of documents, including Strange Stories of Liao Zhai Studio and the English version of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He has also published many English and Chinese articles and theses in newspapers and magazines both in China and overseas.

Table of Contents

三 字 经
Three Character Classic
千 字 文
Thousand Character Classic
百 家 姓
Hundred Family Surnames
周 易
Book of Changes
考 工 记
The Records of Examination of Craftsmen
山 海 经
The Classic of Mountains and Seas
Monthly Instructions for Four Classes of People
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art
Essential Techniques for the Welfare of the People
水 经 注
Commentary on the Waterways Classic
缀 术
The Method of Interpolation
Materia Medica for Dietotherapy
茶 经
The Classic of Tea
酒 经
The Classic of Wine and Spirits
Dream Pool Essays
授 时 历
The Season-Granting Calendar
Tiangong Kaiwu Encyclopedia
A Complete Treatise on Agriculture
The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon
难 经
The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of 81 Difficult Issues
伤 寒 论
Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders
Essential Prescriptions Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold
Compendium of Materia Medica
春 秋
The Spring and Autumn Annals
史 记
Records of the Grand Historian
Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Government
诗 经
The Book of Songs
离 骚
The Lament
Explaining and Analyzing Characters
The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons
唐 诗
Tang Poetry
宋 词
Song Lyric Poetry
西 厢 记
Romance of the West Chamber
窦 娥 冤
The Injustice to Dou E
牡 丹 亭
The Peony Pavilion
西 游 记
Journey to the West
水 浒 传
Water Margin
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
红 楼 梦
A Dream of Red Mansions
金 瓶 梅
The Plum in the Golden Vase
Strange Stories of Liaozhai
The Scholars
The Ultimate Anthology of Ancient Prose
道 德 经
The Book of Virtue
论 衡
Discourses Weighted in the Balance
盐 铁 论
Discourses on Salt and Iron
金 刚 经
The Diamond Sutra
坛 经
The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch
兰 亭 序
Preface to the Poems Composed at the Orchid Pavilion
The Art of War
Thirty-Six Stratagems
The Travelogue of Xu Xiake

Ancient Chinese Wisdom: Gems of Chinese Classics Illustrated Version