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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50
The late-imperial legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the "Butterfly Lovers"a story as central to Chinese culture as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is to Western culturealso relates a tale of two lovers held apart by social strictures. To audiences of the many Chinese ballads, plays, and films based on the story, the tragic... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 124.00
This book explores the fiction, memoirs, criticism, and journalism of writers such as Elizabeth Bowen, Storm Jameson, William Empson, George Orwell, J. B. Priestley, Harold Heslop, T. H. White, Rebecca West, John Grierson, Margery Allingham, and Stella Gibbons. Distinguishing their work from that of modernists or postmodernists, the volume outlines... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 75.60
The Infinite Longing for Home is a groundbreaking study of Ben Okris and K.S. Maniams literary problematization of home in relation to subjectivity and the nation within and beyond the context of Nigeria and Malaysia. Drawing on Lacan, iek, Laclau and Mouffe, and weaving through history, politics, philosophy and... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.50
This volume brings together some of the most exciting recent scholarship on Asian literature and culture, spanning all three mainstream cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, along with India. Ranging from Sanskrit poetry of over a thousand years ago to contemporary Chinese fiction, the contributors combine original fi ndings of interest to specialists... more...
- Manchester University Press 2004; US$ 69.95
This study - the first of its kind - situates Rohinton Mistry's writing in its cultural and historical context. It explores key features, such as the legacy of Zoroastrianism, Parsi anglophilia, recent Indian history, and the Persian and European narr more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00
This book provides an inside into the complex relationship between Hindi and Urdu. A comparison of 20th century short stories that were published in both Hindi and Urdu are used as a basis to define the boundaries between both languages. more...
- Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 39.95
A recent explosion of publishing activity by a wide range of talented writers has placed Asian American literature in the limelight. As the field of Asian American literary studies gains increasing recognition, however, questions of misreading and appropriation inevitably arise. How is the growing body of Asian American works to be read? What holds... more...
- Stone Bridge Press 1998; US$ 14.95
The story of Mizue, a housewife, and Kase, a traditional-style garden designer hired by her husband to landscape their home. As the garden takes shape, Mizue wakens to a new sensuality and desire, and her carefully structured life begins to crumble. Explores the psychology of human passion in an oblique language filled with references to art and aesthetic... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 7.99
An engaging, enlightening ?biography? of the ancient Hindu manuscript that became the world?s most famous sex manual The Kamasutra is one of the world?s best-known yet least-understood texts, its title instantly familiar but its actual contents widely misconstrued. In the popular imagination, it is a work of practical pornography, a how-to... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 83.00
Service Economies presents an alternative narrative of South Korean modernity by examining how working-class labor occupies a central space in linking the United States and Asia to South Korea's changing global position from a U.S. neocolony to a subempire. Making surprising and revelatory connections, Jin-kyung Lee analyzes South Korean military... more...