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- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99
A first collection from a reviewer, editor, and scholar of poetry, Tonight the Summer?s Over explores the themes of belonging and estrangement with precise resonance. Born in Belfast but brought up in rural Lincolnshire, England, Rory Waterman turns an unblinking eye on his own childhood, caught between two countries, two cultures, and two parents.... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 18.00
Being assassinated in 1940, Mu Shiying, the Shanghais Literary Comet, was one of Chinas 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95
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...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Bringing together childrens literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. Wide-ranging and ambitious in its encouragement of communication between... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Dream of the Red Chamber explores China ’s best-known novel, a massive, sprawling story set during the Ching Dynasty, China ’s last feudal society. Following the ups and downs of four leading aristocratic... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
In ancient China a monster called Taowu was known for both its vicious nature and its power to see the past and the future. Over the centuries Taowu underwent many incarnations until it became identifiable with history itself. Since the seventeenth century, fictive accounts of history have accommodated themselves to the monstrous nature of Taowu. Moving... more...
The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Revised EditionIndiana University Press 2004; US$ 15.95
Praise for the first edition: "... in the great tradition of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn; its true subject is the survival -- and sometimes the defeat -- of the human spirit in its lonely quest for integrity." -- Time "The almost childlike directness of Chen's tales... is captured in the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95
Jia Pingwa, whose novels have caused both fame and controversy, has an enormous readership throughout the Chinese speaking world. However, despite Pingwa's cultural significance and the use of his poetry, novels and prose in schools and universities, there has never been any substantial academic study of the writer and his writings. Filling that gap,... more...