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  • I Ching Made Easyby Amy M. Sorrell

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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$ 36.99

    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...

  • Textuby Fady Joudah

    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...

  • The Four Chinese Classicsby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 35.00

    The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton's award-winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before.... more...

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700by Daria Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers... more...

  • Women Writers in Postsocialist Chinaby Kay Schaffer; Xianlin Song

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women?s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women?s issues are understood in China and the West, attending to the processes of translation, adaptation,... more...

  • The Republic of Wineby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    When special investigator Ding Gou'er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province called the Republic of Wine, he goes to learn the truth. Beginning at the Mount Luo Coal Mine, he meets Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor and fondness for young human flesh. A banquet is served during which the special investigator,... more...

  • Literary Societies Of Republican Chinaby Denton & Hockx

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 54.99

    Literary Societies in Republican China provides a new and comprehensive perspective on the fascinating literary world of the most turbulent period in recent Chinese history: the Republican era of 1911-1949. Wedged between the fall of the Empire and the founding of the Communist state, the Republican period witnessed enormous social, political, and... more...

  • The Blue Coatby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In The Blue Coat, Elizabeth Smither examines the quotidian and the quirky for resonance, for contemplation, for verve. Here 'poetry has a place among other bodies', but also in enclosed gardens, in Chinese restaurants, in margins and in memory ? 'sometimes open and hospitable, sometimes secret, behind dark hedges'. Whimsical and tender, this latest... more...