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1999
The Jewish Bishop and the Chinese Bible: S.I.J. Schereschewsky (1831-1906)
Eber, Irene. 1999. The Jewish Bishop and the Chinese Bible: S.I.J. Schereschewsky (1831-1906). Brill.Abstract

A study of the life and times of Bishop S.I.J. Schereschewsky (1831-1906) and his translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into northern vernacular (Mandarin) Chinese. Based largely on archival materials, missionary records and letters, the book includes an analysis of the translated Chinese text together with Schereschewsky's explanatory notes. The book examines his Jewish youth in Eastern Europe, conversion, American seminary study, journey to Shanghai and Beijing, mission routine, the translating committee's work, his tasks as Episcopal bishop in Shanghai and the founding of St. John's University. Concluding chapters analyze the controversial "Term Question" (the Chinese term for God) and Schereschewsky's techniques of translating the Hebrew text. Included are useful discussions of the Old Testament's Chinese reception and the role of this translation for subsequent Bible translating efforts.

1997
Consecration of Images and Stupas in Indo-Tibetan Tantric Buddhism
Bentor, Yael. 1997. Consecration of Images and Stupas in Indo-Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Leiden ; New York: Brill Academic Pub.
1992
The Jews and the Japanese: The Successful Outsiders
Shillony, Ben-Ami. 1992. The Jews and the Japanese: The Successful Outsiders. Tuttle Publishing.
1987
Lectures on the "I Ching": Constancy and Change
Wilhelm, Richard. 1987. Lectures on the "I Ching": Constancy and Change. Reprint edition. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.
1986
Confucianism, the Dynamics of Tradition
Eber, Irene, ed. 1986. Confucianism, the Dynamics of Tradition. ed. Irene Eber. New York: Macmillan Pub Co.
1981
Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan
Shillony, Ben-Ami. 1981. Politics and Culture in Wartime Japan. Oxford : New York: Oxford University Press.
1977
Chinese Narrative: Critical and Theoretical Essays
Plaks, Andrew H, ed. 1977. Chinese Narrative: Critical and Theoretical Essays. ed. Andrew H Plaks. Princeton University Press.
1976
Archetype and Allegory in the "Dream of the Red Chamber"
Plaks, Andrew H. 1976. Archetype and Allegory in the "Dream of the Red Chamber". Princeton University Press.Abstract

Surprisingly little has been written in Western languages about the eighteenth- century Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber, perhaps the supreme masterpiece of its entire tradition. In this study, Andrew H. Plaks has used the conceptual tools of comparative literature to focus on the novel's allegorical elements and narrative structure. He thereby succeeds in accounting for the work's greatness in terms that do justice to its own narrative tradition and as well to recent advances in general literary theory. A close textual reading of the novel leads to discussion of a wide range of topics: ancient Chinese mythology, Chinese garden aesthetics, and the logic of alternation and recurrence. The detailed study of European allegorical texts clarifies the directions taken by comparable works of Chinese literature, and the critical tool of the literary archetype helps to locate the novel within the Chinese narrative tradition from ancient mythology to the more recent "novel" form. Professor Plaks' innovative use of traditional criticism suggests the levels of meaning the eighteenth-century author might have expected to convey to his immediate audience. This book provides not only an illuminating analysis of this important novel, but also a significant demonstration that critical concepts derived primarily from Western literary models may be fruitfully applied to Chinese narrative works. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

1973
Revolt in Japan: The Young Officers and the February 26, 1936 Incident
Shillony, Ben-Ami. 1973. Revolt in Japan: The Young Officers and the February 26, 1936 Incident. Princeton University Press.
1971
French Policy in Japan during the Closing Years of the Tokugawa Regime
Medzini, Meron. 1971. French Policy in Japan during the Closing Years of the Tokugawa Regime. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center.