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- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
"Kwaidan" translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories. This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95
"This intensely modern novel provides vivid insights ." --Ivan Morris Darkness in Summer is the story of former lovers, separated for ten years, meeting again. Now, incapable of love, they are brought together by desire and mutual desperation. They savor their world together, unaware that it may unravel again. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma is the story of a company of Japanese soldiers who are losing a desperate campaign against British forces in the jungles of Burma during World War II. In the midst of overwhelming challenges they discover the power of music... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95
The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan's largest minority group, the burakumin . Racially no different from other Japanese, over the centuries the burakumin have been cruelly ostracized for their association with occupations... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95
When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison Plain, home of the legendary Demoness Maple, Inspector Takemura finds himself searching for the killer with the help and hindrance of an esteemed Tokyo professor and a beautiful university student. As the bodies begin to multiply in the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 12.95
The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 12.95
Written in eight days, in December 1905, and published in the January 1906 issue of the magazine Teikoku Bungaku (Imperial Literature), Shumi no iden ( The Heredity of Taste ) is Soseki Natsume's only anti-war work. Chronicling the mourning process of a narrator haunted by his friend's death, the story reveals Soseki's attitude to the atrocity of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him. The New Yorker... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99
O Chonghui is an immensely accomplished author, having won both the Yi Sang and Tongin awards, Korea?s most prestigious prizes for fiction. Translations of her works into Japanese, English, French, and other languages have earned her international acclaim, generating comparisons with Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf. O Chonghui crafts... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95
Addressing the need to 're-Orient' the research and policy agenda of international relations, this volume examines the prominent role of China in global politics and the relevance of the 'new regionalism' paradigm to China's international outreach. more...