Quote Originally Posted by ThatHiddenDL View Post
Thanks! Hmmmm that’s a tough one. Most of the books on my shelf are either eastern philosophy or language books. I would say that, not necessarily in this order, my most recommended reads would be:

Tao Te Ching: Taoist classic, the title means the teaching of the Way and virtue. It’s short, cryptic, and very influential on Chinese thought.

The Bagavad Gita: this is a Hindu classic that is a portion of the Mahabharata.

Kokoro by Natsume Souseki: this is a beautifully written piece of Japanese literature from the early 1900’s. It’s about a young man and his friendship with another man that he simply calls Sensei. The story is very deep and deals with the subject of loniless (sort of a narrative of modernization in Japan in the 1900’s).
I'll definitely check them out! I am also very interested in Asian culture and history particularly Japan. Shogun was one of my favorite books of all time.