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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...

  • A Concise History of Chinese Literatureby Yuming Luo; Yang Ye

    BRILL 2011; US$ 318.00

    Adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, this book by a leading Chinese scholar seeks to provide a coherent, panoramic description of the development of premodern Chinese literature and its major characteristics. more...

  • Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of Chinaby Richard Bertschinger

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. more...

  • Die Narratologie der Liebeby Christian Metz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Die vorliegende Studie versteht sich als Beitrag zur literaturwissenschaftlichen Liebesforschung einerseits, zur Arnim-Forschung andererseits. Ihr gelingt es erstmals, einen narratologischen wie semiologischen Liebesbegriff systematisch zu entwickeln, den sie an Achim von Arnims Roman Gräfin Dolores erfolgreich erprobt. Sie profiliert... more...

  • Kulturtransfer über Epochen und Kontinenteby Huiwen Zhang

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Mit dem Roman Wu Zixu (1946) legt Feng Zhi (1905?93), der Nestor der chinesischen Germanistik und Schöpfer des chinesischen Sonetts, Rechenschaft über dreitausend Jahre ab. Als Repräsentant eines der Kriegszeit entsprungenen Gegendiskurses überträgt das Werk die Einsichten der literarischen Avantgarde der vierziger Jahre in den intra-... 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$ 38.00

    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...