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  • 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...

  • Statecraft and Classical Learningby Benjamin Elman; Martin Kern

    BRILL 2009; US$ 99.00

    Devoted to the ancient Chinese Classic Rituals of Zhou, this book presents a multi-faceted picture of the life of the text from its inception some two millennia ago to its modern political and scholarly discourse across East Asia. more...

  • The Poetics of Mythby Eleazar Melatinsky M

    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...

  • A Book of Chinese Verseby A.R. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1990; US$ 34.00

    This slim volume is a memorial to a long friendship between two men, brought together in Hong Kong by their common work and by their common love of Chinese petry, just 50 years ago.Norman Lockhart Smith was then the Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong and my late father, Sir Robert Kotewall, the only member of the Executive Council representing the Chinese... more...

  • Beyond Brushtalkby Christopher T. Keaveney

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book explores interactions between Japanese and Chinese writers during the golden age of such exchange, 1919 to 1937. more...

  • Ts'ao Yu, The Reluctant Disciple of Chekhov and O'Neilby Joseph Siu-ming Lau

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1970; US$ 11.00

    Ts'ao Yu is one of the most important modern Chinese playwrights.This book is not only an introduction to the work of a contemporary literary figure who helped establish Western-style drama on the Chinese stage, it is also the first critical study with a comparative approach. It will be welcome to the Asian specialist and to the general reader... more...

  • Cantonese Love Songsby Peter Morris

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1992; US$ 40.00

    This collection of 97 Cantonese love songs aims to give a wider audience the opportunity of reading these songs in English. The author investigates the language and social background of the songs and provides cross-references to Chinese and Western literature. more...

  • Wang Kuo-wei's Jen-chien Tz'u-huaby A.A. Rickett

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1977; US$ 17.00

    In the first decade of the twentieth century while other intellectuals were concerned with translating works of political and scientific import into Chinese, Wang Kuo-wei (1877-1927) looked to Western philosophy to find answers to the fundamental questions of human life. more...

  • Friendship in Artby Claire Roberts

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book charts a special friendship between two creative individuals who helped shape Chinese culture in the twentieth century -- the revered traditional painter Huang Binhong and the young, cosmopolitan critic Fou Lei. more...

  • Madmen and Other Survivorsby Jeremy Tambling

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00

    Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction attempts to put the short stories of this outstanding Chinese writer -- whose work is central to understanding the May Fourth movement in China -- into a broad context of Modernism. more...