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  • Self Translationby Ouyang Yu

    Transit Lounge 2012; US$ 11.99

    Poems first written in Chinese but now presented in both Chinese and English, Self Translation is arguably Ouyang Yu’s most lyrical and resonant collection of poetry to date. The verse inhabits China and Australia in spirit and the natural world in both nations. Mellow and beautiful, yet questioning of the author’s own experience of moving... more...

  • The Life and Times of Po Chü-iby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1949. This book gives the biographical background to the many poems of Po Chü-I (A.D 772-846) and traces the connection between his literary career and the disturbed political life of the time. The volume also provides new translations in whole or in part of about a hundred poems by Po Chü-i. more...

  • Confucian Wayby Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 161.95

    First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mu Shiyingby Andrew David Field

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 18.00

    Being assassinated in 1940, Mu Shiying, the Shanghai’s ‘Literary Comet’, was one of China’s pioneer modernist writers. This book includes translations of six short stories written by Mu: "The Man Who Was Treated as a Plaything", "Five in a Nightclub", "Craven ‘A’", "Night", "Shanghai... more...

  • An Anthology of Chinese Discourse on Translation (Version 1)by Martha Cheung Pui Yiu; Lin Wusun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Translation has a long history in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist monks, Jesuit priests, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, and even ministers and emperors have all written about translation, and from an amazing array of perspectives. Such an exciting diversity of views, reflections and theoretical... more...

  • Tales of Futures Pastby Paola Iovene

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book investigates how emotions and ideas about the future have shaped diverse genres, texts, and editorial practices of Chinese literature from the mid-twentieth century to 2011, introducing the concept of "anticipation" as a lens to reconsider the interdependence of aesthetics and politics in Chinese socialist and postsocialist literary modernity. more...

  • Chinese and English Nursery Rhymesby Faye-Lynn Wu; Kieren Dutcher

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    This lovely multicultural book for kids teaches classic fairy tales in both English and Mandarin Chinese. As Mother Goose has known for centuries, rhyme and rhythm are fun! And what could be a more enjoyable way for children and their parents to learn about different cultures and languages than through familiar rhymes and songs? In Chinese and... more...

  • The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imaginationby Haiyan Lee

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the last two decades, China has become a dramatically more urban society and hundreds of millions of people have changed residence in the process. Family and communal bonds have been broken in a country once known as "a society of kith and kin." There has been a pervasive sense of moral crisis in contemporary China, and the new market economy doesn't... more...

  • Journey to the Westby Wu Cheng'en; Timothy Richard; Daniel Kane

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 8.99

    China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself. They face fantastic foes, demons and monsters during their amazing adventures traveling to the Western paradise. No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey... more...

  • The Age of Irreverenceby Christopher Rea

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    The Age of Irreverence tells the story of why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into collections they called "histories of laughter." In the first years of the Republic, novelists, essayists and illustrators alike used humorous... more...