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  • 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...

  • Writing Taiwanby David Der-wei Wang; Carlos Rojas; Rey Chow; Harry Harootunian; Masao Miyoshi

    Duke University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    This collection is the first volume in English to examine the entire span of modern Taiwanese literature, from the first decades of the twentieth century to the present. more...

  • Politics, Ideology, and Literary Discourse in Modern Chinaby Kang Liu; Xiaobing Tang; Fredric Jameson; Liu Kang; Liu Zaifu

    Duke University Press 1993; US$ 24.95

    This collection of essays addresses the perception that our understanding of modern China will be enhanced by opening the literature of China to more rigorous theoretical and comparative study. In doing so, the book confronts the problematic and complex subject of China's literary, theoretical, and cultural responses to the experience of the modern. ... 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 Writers and the Literary World in Early Modern Chinaby Daria Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Discussing the work of key women writers, this book considers the perceptions of women in China in the early modern period. It examines the place of women in the cultural elite and in society more generally, outlines the experiences of particular women, and explores women?s changing roles. It also provides rich detail of exceptionally fine, interesting,... more...

  • Women Writers in Postsocialist Chinaby Kay Schaffer; Xianlin Song

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Women?s writing in postsocialist China has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, and this book examines this growth and its relationship to the transformation of women?s lives, introducing readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women's writing. Exploring recent social, cultural, geographic, literary, economic, and political movements... 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...

  • A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmologyby Bent Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    Translations of the Yi jing into western languages have been biased towards the yili ('meaning and pattern') tradition, whereas studies of the xiangshu ('image and number') tradition - which takes as its point of departure the imagery and numerology associated with divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, lines, and related charts and diagrams... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle Class Tasteby Zheng Yi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and accelerate the emergence of a relatively affluent urban... more...

  • 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...