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  • Religious Experience and Lay Society in T'ang Chinaby Glen Dudbridge

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    The remains of Tai Fu's lost collection Kuang-i chi preserve three hundred short tales of encounters with the other world. This study analyses these tales. more...

  • The Inner Quarters and Beyondby Grace S. Fong; Ellen Widmer

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    Only recently has the enormous literary output of women writers of the Ming and Qing periods (1368-1911) been rediscovered. Through these valuable texts, we apprehend in ways not possible earlier the complexity of women?s experiences in the inner quarters and their varied responses to challenges facing state and society. Writing in many genres, women... more...

  • The I Ching or Book of Changesby Hellmut Wilhelm; Cary F. Baynes

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    The I Ching , or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West. more...

  • The Poetics of Mythby Eleazar M. Meletinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper... more...

  • The Book of Literary Designby Siu-kit Wong; Allan Chung-hang Lo; Kwong-tai Lam

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1999; US$ 36.00

    This volume presents a fresh translation of the Wenxin diaolong that is at once authoritative and elegant. It may well be regarded as a standard reference by students of sinology and comparative literature. more...

  • The Fragile Scholarby Geng Song

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 40.00

    The Fragile Scholar examines the pre-modern construction of Chinese masculinity from the popular image of the fragile scholar (caizi) in late imperial Chinese fiction and drama. The book is an original contribution to the study of the construction of masculinity in the Chinese context from a comparative perspective (Euro-American). more...

  • Jumping Through Hoopsby Jing M. Wang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book is a collection of nine intense and dramatic stories that sheds new light on the experiences of Chinese women during the Second World War. more...

  • Ink Dances in Limboby Jessica Yeung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00

    It is a study of Gao Xingjian's entire body of writing to date. Each chapter analyses a group of his writings. more...

  • Gao Xingjian's Idea of Theatreby Izabella Labedzka

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This book argues that Gao Xingjian's Idea of Theatre can only be explained by his broad knowledge and use of various Chinese and Western theatrical, literary, artistic and philosophical traditions. more...

  • Mulan's Legend and Legacy in China and the United Statesby Lan Dong

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Mulan, the warrior maiden who performed heroic deeds in battle while dressed as a male soldier, has had many incarnations from her first appearance as a heroine in an ancient Chinese folk ballad. Mulan?s story was retold for centuries, extolling the filial virtue of the young woman who placed her father's honor and well-being above her own. With... more...