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December Roundup

  • December is here! Please order soon if you would like anything before the holiday period.
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  • Books: We found some poetry books with beautiful translations of chinese poems which don't seem to be readily available outside china, so if you are searching for something unusual, take a look.
  • Inksticks: more unusual fine and collectible insticks added to the premium inkstick range
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地球墨 Lux Globe Pine Soot Inkstick

地球墨 Lux Globe Pine Soot Inkstick
 This is probably the most famous pine soot inkstick in 20th century. It was exhibited at 1915's Panama-Pacific World Exhibition and it won Gold Award. Now it is on display in the AnHui Provincial Museum.

This Globe inkstick is marked 'A MEMORIAL OF PANAMA EXHIBITION U.S.A. 1915 MANUFACTURED BY HU KAI WEN THE FIRST ESTABLISHED FACTORY HSUI-NIN ANHUI CHINA.'

The inkstick is made with aged pine soot and then added with various types of valuable herbs and gelatin. It was handmade with the most strict procedures.


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300 Tang Poems - translated by Xu YuanChong

300 Tang Poems - translated by Xu YuanChong
A very fine book on the famous 300 poems from Tang Dynasty. This book definitely has selected the most classic Tang poems. It is a very well edited book for Chinese literature and art lovers. Each poem is also accompanied with one Chinese painting.

It is translated by professor 許淵冲 Xu YuanChong (1921- ) who is a knowledgeable professor from Peking University. In 1999, he was nominated for Nobel Literature Prize. Besides English, professor Xu is also an expert on French classic literature and he translated major French classics into Chinese. He also translates Chinese classics into French.

Author: various poets from Tang Dynasty

Translator: 許淵冲 Xu YuanChong
Publishing House: Wu Zhou Broadcasting Publishing House, 1st edition, 1st January, 2012
Name: 300 Tang Poems
Page: 336 pages

Languages: Chinese, English
ISBN: 9787508521916

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Selected Poems of Li Bai - translated by Xu YuanChong

Selected Poems of Li Bai - translated by Xu YuanChong
A very fine book on Li Bai's poems. It is translated by professor 許淵冲 Xu YuanChong (1921- ) who is a knowledgeable professor from Peking University. In 1999, he was nominated for Nobel Literature Prize. Besides English, professor Xu is also an expert on French classic literature and he translated major French classics into Chinese. He also translates Chinese classics into French.

Author: 李白 Li Bai

Translator: 許淵冲 Xu YuanChong
Publishing House: Chinese External Translation Publishing House, 1st edition, 1st May, 2014
Name: Selected Poems of Li Bai Translated by Xu Yuanchong
Page: 239 pages

Languages: Chinese, English
ISBN: 9787500138914

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