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

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Arthur Waley (1889-1966) is highly regarded for his many translations of Chinese & Japanese literature. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China
The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry (Translator, some editions; Translator, some editions) 237 copies
Translations from the Chinese (Translator) 232 copies, 1 review
Buddhist Texts Through the Ages (Editor) 223 copies, 1 review
The No Plays of Japan (Editor) 202 copies, 1 review
Chinese Poems (Translator) 140 copies
170 Chinese Poems (Editor) 103 copies, 3 reviews
Confucius and Lao Tzu: The Analects of Confucius (Translator) 41 copies, 1 review
The Analects (Translator, some editions) 5,447 copies, 54 reviews
The Tale of Genji (Translator, some editions) 5,005 copies, 49 reviews
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (Translator, some editions) 2,463 copies, 41 reviews
Monkey (Translator, some editions) 1,668 copies, 20 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 409 copies, 1 review
Buddhism: Its Essence and Development (Preface, some editions) 331 copies, 5 reviews
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 247 copies, 3 reviews
The Plum in the Golden Vase (complete) (Introduction) 231 copies, 5 reviews
The Tale of Genji [part 1] (Translator, some editions) 206 copies, 2 reviews
Confucianism: The Analects of Confucius (Translator) 147 copies, 2 reviews
The Sacred Tree (Translator, some editions) 23 copies, 1 review
Waiting for the Moon: Poems of Bo Juyi (Translator, some editions) 5 copies
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Despite his groundbreaking translations How to Download Youtube Videos on iphone from the Chinese and Japanese, Waley (according to Jonathan D. Spence) never visited China or Japan.
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