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Author photo. Photo from Poetry since 1939, British Council, 1945

Photo from Poetry since 1939, British Council, 1945

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Translations from the Chinese (Translator) 219 copies, 1 review
The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry (Translator, some editions; Translator, some editions) 213 copies
Buddhist Texts Through the Ages (Editor) 197 copies, 1 review
The No Plays of Japan (Editor) 179 copies, 1 review
Chinese Poems (Translator) 128 copies
170 Chinese Poems (Editor) 93 copies, 3 reviews
Confucius and Lao Tzu: The Analects of Confucius (Translator) 37 copies, 1 review
The Analects (Penguin Classics) (Translator, some editions) 4,588 copies, 46 reviews
The Tale of Genji (Translator, some editions) 4,533 copies, 42 reviews
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (Translator, some editions) 2,180 copies, 36 reviews
Monkey (Translator) 1,506 copies, 18 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 389 copies
Buddhism: Its Essence and Development (Preface, some editions) 295 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 211 copies, 2 reviews
The Tale of Genji [part 1] (Translator, some editions) 194 copies, 2 reviews
The riddle of Roman Catholicism (Translator) 149 copies, 1 review
Confucianism: The Analects of Confucius (Translator) 141 copies, 2 reviews
The Nine Songs: A Study of Shamanism in Ancient China (Translator, some editions) 31 copies
The Sacred Tree (Translator, some editions) 23 copies, 1 review
Waiting for the Moon: Poems of Bo Juyi (Translator, some editions) 4 copies
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Despite his groundbreaking translations from the Chinese and Japanese, Waley (according to Jonathan D. Spence) never visited China or Japan.
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