Angus Charles Graham (1919-1991) was born in Penarth, Wales. He studied theology at Oxford University and served as an interpreter in Malaya and Thailand while in the Royal Air Force. In 1946 he enrolled in the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where he remained throughout his career. An important Sinologist, Graham is credited with introducing into English several little- or poorly-known works of Chinese classical literature and philosophy, and is celebrated for his insightful analysis of these texts. Among his books are translations of Lieh-tzu and Chuang-tzu; a partial reconstruction of the anti-Confucian writings of Mo-tzu and a study of Mahoism, Later Mohist Logic, Ethics, and Science; a comparison of Eastern and Western religions, The Disputers of the Tao; and Yin-Yang and the Nature of Correlative Thinking.
A groundbreaking anthology that includes the work of some of the most famous poets of China. “You never forget the moment you first encounter a book that turns out to be a treasure for life. Especially works that open up new worlds.”—Michael Wood, The Independent (UK)