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- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 26.95
Popular genre fiction written by Asian American women and featuring Asian American characters gained a market presence in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. These “crossover” books—mother-daughter narratives, chick lit, detective fiction, and food writing—attempt to bridge ethnic audiences and a broader reading... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
China?s literary and cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century is marked by heterogeneity, plurality, and diversity. Given its complexity, the literary/cultural production of this period perhaps can be understood most productively as a response to a global modernity that has touched and transformed all aspects of contemporary Chinese... more...
- Temple University Press 2013; US$ 32.95
The evil mastermind—and master of disguise—Fu Manchu has long threatened to take over the world. In the past century, his dastardly plans have driven serialized novels, comic books, films, and TV. Yet this sinister Oriental character represents more than an invincible criminal in pop culture; Fu Manchu became the embodiment of the Yellow... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 31.95
Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00
Imagining Germany Imagining Asia' demonstrates that from the Enlightenment onwards Asia served as a foil for German fantasies of a cohesive national culture. Its essays argue that the relation between an imagined Germany and an imagined Asia defies the idea of a one-way influence, since cultural transfers and synergies are multidirectional and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 49.99
Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a new history of Africa?s encounter with slavery, colonialism, migration, nationalism, development, and globalization. Rather than approach literature and culture from a nation-centered perspective, Desai connects the medieval trade routes of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
First published in 1988, this is a reissue of a groundbreaking collection of essays written by Hubert Lamb, one of the world?s foremost experts on weather and climate and a uniquely authoritative voice in the history of climatology. Hubert Lamb is able to provide a mature assessment of the effect of weather on people, and vice versa. His is a uniquely... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 50.00
This volume of eight essays examines the scribes of gastronomy - an interesting but vital theme in imperial Chinese literature. From stanzas on food and wine in the Classics of Poetry to the articulation of refined dining in The Dream of the Red Chamber and Su Shis literary recipe for attaining culinary perfection, lavish textual representations... more...
- New York Review Books 2013; US$ 19.95
An NYRB Classics Original Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao?s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature, history,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 59.99
Ambitious and engrossing, this volume thoroughly revises the conventional narrative of The Tale of Genji?s early modern and modern history, arguing that until the 1930s readers were less familiar with the eleventh-century work than scholars have assumed. Exploring iterations of the work from the 1830s to the 1950s, Michael Emmerich demonstrates how... more...