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  • Tales of Futures Pastby Paola Iovene

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.99

    Most studies of Chinese literature conflate the category of the future with notions of progress and nation building, and with the utopian visions broadcast by the Maoist and post-Mao developmental state. The future is thus understood as a preconceived endpoint that is propagated, at times even imposed, by a center of power. By contrast, Tales of... 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 US$ 45.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • Degrees of Affinityby Zuoliang Wang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 91.84

    This book combines two collections of essays written by the late professor Zuoliang Wang, works that explore the affinity between literatures and peoples, with special attention given to that between Chinese literature and western literature in the 20 th century, and which underscore the role of translation therein. Both collections have been previously... more...

  • Hunger Trilogyby Wang Ruowang; Kyna Rubin; Ira Kasoff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This autobiographical novella was written in 1980 by one of China's leading dissidents, who was released from jail in late October 1990 again after being imprisoned as a pro-democracy activist in the wake of the Tiananmen incident of spring 1989. Wang recounts three episodes of extreme hardship in his life: incarceration in a Guomindang jail during... more...

  • The Mountain Poems of Stonehouseby Red Pine; Stonehouse

    Copper Canyon Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    A bilingual Chinese-English volume of mountain poems from a Zen master. more...

  • China in Ten Wordsby Yu Hua

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 11.99

    From one of China's most acclaimed writers, his first work of non-fiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the past several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country's meteoric economic rise and social transformation. Framed by ten words or phrases common... more...

  • Analectsby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 14.99

    While Confucius failed in his lifetime to rescue a crumbling civilization with his teachings, he was to become the most influential sage in human history. His thought, still remarkably current and even innovative after 2500 years, survives here in The Analects a collection of brief aphoristic sayings that has had a deeper impact on more people's... more...

  • Menciusby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.99

    This ancient text records the teachings of Mencius (4th c. B.C.E.), the second originary sage in the Confucian tradition which has shaped Chinese civilization for over two thousand years. In a culture that makes no distinction between those realms we call the heart and the mind, Mencius was the great thinker of the heart, and it was he who added the... more...