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  • Essential Analectsby Confucius; Edward Slingerland

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 8.95

    The Essential Analects offers a representative selection from Edward Slingerland's acclaimed translation of the full work, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a glossary of terms... more...

  • Mulanby Shiamin Kwa; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    The legend of Mulan?the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place?remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and... more...

  • The Four Booksby Daniel K. Gardner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 10.95

    In this engaging volume, Daniel Gardner explains the way in which the Four Books-- Great Learning, Analects, Mencius , and Maintaining Perfect Balance --have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. Selected passages in translation are accompanied by Gardner's comments, which incorporate selections from the commentary... more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Popular Cultureby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are... more...

  • Ausgewählte Schriften zur Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaftby Hugo Dyserinck; Elke Mehnert

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 45.76

    In seinen Forschungen zur komparatistischen Imagologie hat der Belgier Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hugo Dyserinck anhand literarischer Gegenstände den Übergang vom nationalen zum postnationalen Denken nachgezeichnet. Angesichts der Multiethnizität und Multilingualität Europas gewinnt an Aktualität, was der überzeugte Europäer Dyserinck im Laufe von fünf Jahrzehnten... more...

  • Hunger Trilogyby Wang Ruowang; Kyna Rubin; Ira Kasoff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This autobiographical novella was written in 1980 by one of China's leading dissidents, who was released from jail in late October 1990 again after being imprisoned as a pro-democracy activist in the wake of the Tiananmen incident of spring 1989. Wang recounts three episodes of extreme hardship in his life: incarceration in a Guomindang jail during... more...

  • Memories of Mount Qilaiby Mu Yang; John Balcom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity, the city was also a site of extensive social, political, and cultural change in the twentieth century, from the Japanese occupation and the American... more...

  • Internet Literature in Chinaby Michel Hockx

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously avant-garde to the pornographic, web-based writing has introduced innovative forms, themes, and practices into Chinese literature and... more...

  • A Scholar's Pathby Peter Min-Liang Chen; Michael Tan; Chan Chiu Ming

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 62.00

    This original English translation from the Chinese text comprises 60 poems (85 verses) and three prose compositions. It opens a window to the heart and mind of a Chinese scholar who lived from the late Qing through the 1950s. It reflects the life of a pioneer writer of Malayan-Singapore Chinese Literature: his personal tragedies, struggles, disappointments... more...

  • Placing the Modern Chinese Vernacular in Transnational Literatureby Gang Zhou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    1895-1925 was a critical historical period in Chinese literary history, when baihua (the vernacular) was elevated to become the national language and wenyan (classical Chinese) was eliminated from many literary practices, overturning the long-established linguistic hierarchy. This is the first book to concentrate not only on the triumph of the... more...