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  • China Tidal Waveby Lixiong Wang; Anton Platero

    BRILL 2008; US$ 36.00

    There is great social tension in the aftermath of ‘Tiananmen Square’, uncertainty about political and economic policy and the constant burden of over-population. Serious flooding of the Yellow River adds more than a hundred million to the ‘floating population’ of destitute and semi-destitute peasant refugees. Disaster is imminent ... more...

  • Die Narratologie der Liebeby Christian Metz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The series Studien zur deutschen Literatur (Studies in German Literature) presents outstanding analyses of German-speaking literature from the early modern period to the present day. It particularly embraces comparative, cultural and historical-epistemological questions and serves as a tradition-steeped forum for innovative literary research. more...

  • Kulturtransfer über Epochen und Kontinenteby Huiwen Zhang

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Born at the critical moment of China's emergence into the modern world, Feng Zhi (1905–93), the founder of German Studies at Peking University and creator of the Chinese sonnet, was confronted with the three thousand year history of his home culture, where he felt himself ‘in exile’. Inspired by his examination of Western literature and... more...

  • C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literatureby C. T. Hsia

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 64.99

    Best known for the groundbreaking works A History of Modern Chinese Fiction (1961) and The Classic Chinese Novel (1968), C. T. Hsia has gathered sixteen essays and studies written during his Columbia years as a professor of Chinese literature. Wider in range and scope, C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literature stands beside his two earlier books as part of... more...

  • Literary Culture in Taiwanby Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    With monumental changes in the last two decades, Taiwan is making itself anew. The process requires remapping not only the country’s recent political past, but also its literary past. Taiwanese literature is now compelled to negotiate a path between residual high culture aspirations and the emergent reality of market domination in a relatively autonomous,... more...

  • Lao She in Londonby Anne Witchard

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 18.00

    ‘London is blacker than lacquer’ Lao She remains revered as one of China’s great modern writers. His life and work have been the subject of volumes of critique, analysis and study. However, the four years the young aspiring writer spent in London between 1924 and 1929 have largely been overlooked. Dr Anne Witchard, a specialist in the... more...

  • I Ching Made Easyby Amy M. Sorrell

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.49

    With fifteen cents and five minutes, you too can use and understand the I Ching With six coins (one dime and five pennies) and this easy-to-use guide, tapping into the synchronicity of the universe is simpler and more rewarding than ever. more...

  • The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literatureby Li-hua Ying

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.00

    The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. It offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution... more...

  • Shared Grammaticalizationby Martine Robbeets; Hubert Cuyckens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    Double-negative periphrastic litotes have been for nearly three centuries the usual way to express necessitive predicates in Japanese and Korean. These constructions do not, however, go back to the earliest stages of these languages and should not be invoked as evidence of a possible common origin. But Korean also has a double-affirmative periphrastic... more...

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    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Emerging in the era of text messages and tweets comes a dynamic new poetic form—the 160-character, haiku-like "textu" more...