Buy the English books in Library of Chinese Classics

Library of Chinese Classics is a ‘mirror’ format which means that there is a page of Chinese followed by a page of English. These books are extremely suitable for Western readers interested in Chinese culture and native Chinese readers who want to read an accessible version of the classics. They are very collectable in a hardback format and range from one book to nearly 8 for some of the longer classics!

As some of the books in the Library of Chinese Classics can be harder to purchase, we’ve created links to places to buy all of them individually. Please click on the title and it will take you to a retailer to place an order.

The Golden Lotus
A Dream of Red Mansions
Three Kingdoms
Brush Talks from Dream BrookBrush Talks From Dream Brook
Stories to Caution the World
Zhou Yi Can Tong Qi
Wu Zi & The Methods of The Sima & Wei Liao Zi
Treatise on Febrile Caused by Cold (Shang Han Lun)
The Zhou Book of Change
The Yellow Emperor’s Four Canons
The Verse of Chu
The Tale of Heroic Sons and Daughters
The Spring and Autumn Annals of Master Yan (2 vols)
The Spring and Autumn Annals of Lu Buwei
The Short Essays of The Ming and Qing Dynasties
The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants
The Selected Poems of Du Fu
The Scholars (3 Volumes)
The Purple Hairpins
The Poems of Ruan Ji
The Peony Pavilion
The Peach Blossom Fan (2 Vols)
The Palace of Eternal Youth
The Handan Dream
The Discourses of The States
The Complete Works of Tao Yuanming
The Classified Characters and Political Abilities
The Classic of Tea & The Sequel of The Classic of Tea
The Classic of Mountains and Seas
The Art of Writing & Twenty-Four Styles of Poetry
The Analects
Tending the Roots of Wisdom
Synopsis of Prescriptions of the Golden Chamber (JinGui YaoLue)
Stories To Awaken The World
Stories Old and New (4 Vols)
Selections from the Strange Tales from Liaozhai Studio
Selections From the History of Later Han
Selections From Records of the Historian
Selections from Record of the Listener
Selections From Classified Conversations of Zhu Xi
Selection of The Tang and Song Dynasties
Selected Tang Dynasty Stories
Selected Tales of the Han, Wei and Six Dynasties Periods
Selected Poems of Su Shi
Selected Poems of Libai
Selected Plays of Guan Hanqing
Selected Essay From the History As a Mirror
Selected Chinese Stories Of The Song And Ming Dynasties
Romance of The Western Bower
Records of Warring States Period
Outlaws of The Marsh
Lao Zi
Journey to the West (I-VI)
Jen-chien Tz’u-hua
Huai Nanzi
Han Fei Zi
Gems of Classical Chinese Prose (4 vols)
Gems of Classical Chinese Poetry
Flowers in The Mirror
Creation of the Gods
Chronicles of the Han Dynasty
Chinese Classics
Anthology Of Tales From Records Of The Taiping Era
Anecdotes about Spirits and Immortals
Ancient Chinese Fables
Among the Flowers
Admonitions for The Yan Clan
A Record of Buddhist Monasteries in Luo-Yang
A New Account of Tales of the World
A Dream Under the Southern Bough
300 Poems of the Han, Wei and Six Dynasties Periods