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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) 226 copies, 1 review
The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry (Translator, some editions; Translator, some editions) 220 copies
Buddhist Texts Through the Ages (Editor) 208 copies, 1 review
The No Plays of Japan (Editor) 192 copies, 1 review
Chinese Poems (Translator) 138 copies
170 Chinese Poems (Editor) 97 copies, 3 reviews
Confucius and Lao Tzu: The Analects of Confucius (Translator) 39 copies, 1 review
The Nine Songs: A Study of Shamanism in Ancient China (Translator, some editions) 32 copies
The Analects (Translator, some editions) 5,156 copies, 49 reviews
The Tale of Genji (Translator, some editions) 4,767 copies, 44 reviews
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (Translator, some editions) 2,323 copies, 39 reviews
Monkey (Translator, some editions) 1,582 copies, 19 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 392 copies, 1 review
Buddhism: Its Essence and Development (Preface, some editions) 308 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 229 copies, 3 reviews
The Tale of Genji [part 1] (Translator, some editions) 200 copies, 2 reviews
The riddle of Roman Catholicism (Translator) 155 copies, 1 review
Confucianism: The Analects of Confucius (Translator) 145 copies, 2 reviews
The Sacred Tree (Translator, some editions) 22 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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