Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by narhwal90 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:00 am

... going to need reading glasses myself. $90 for the set

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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:41 am

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:00 am
Mine arrived too!

Font is probably 10? Footnotes 8?
Gadzooks, horrid sounding!

Perhaps I should take a chance on one of those Laser eye fixit operations.
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Post by narhwal90 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:10 am

Gonna need more than a laser fixit to read these puppies lol :thumbsup:

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Post by Queequeg » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:53 am

90 for the set.

One volume is appendices, glossary, and supplemental texts. Pretty good value for the breadth of material...
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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:59 pm

Amazon said a delay in shipping has manifested. So between the small type, price and having read and not finished too much lately - I cancelled the order.
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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by jake » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:25 am

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:53 am
90 for the set.

One volume is appendices, glossary, and supplemental texts. Pretty good value for the breadth of material...
Thank you, I ordered a copy. Surprised at the price to be honest, 90 dollars for a three volume hard bound set seems quite low. I can't imagine the translator is making much, if any, compensation for this. One day maybe merit will pay the bills, until then I hope he has a great pension.
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Post by Queequeg » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:04 am

It's paperback...

I don't think professors go into the academy to get rich. Life of the mind, as I once heard a guy say. There's a good essay on Swanson's page at Nanzan University sharing his thoughts on completing the translation...

Discoveries Upon Translating the Mo-ho Chih-kuan
http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/files/201 ... 1_2012.pdf

He seems quite content. He got to wrestle with this text as a job for 30 years. Fortunate man.
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