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  • China in Ten Wordsby Yu Hua

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Children's Literature in China: From Lu Xun to Mao Zedongby Mary Ann Farquhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book introduces the major works and debates in Chinese children's literature within the framework of China's revolution and modernization. It demonstrates that the guiding rationale in children's literature was the political importance of children as the nation's future. more...

  • Analectsby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 14.95

    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$ 15.95

    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...

  • Ginty's Ghostby Chris Czajkowski

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 21.95

    After nearly three decades of wilderness dwelling far from neighbours and roads, with the nearest community accessible only via float plane or days of hiking, Czajkowski purchases a derelict homestead with rough road access at Ginty Creek, an hour?s drive south of Anahim Lake. Although the property is mostly swamp and the packrat-infested buildings... more...

  • Revolution: Struggle Poemsby R. Mwanaka

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 18.00

    Revolutionary as a way of solving problems bedevilling our place under the sun, revolutions we witnessed in The Middle East, revolutionary in writing, text, textiness of text, the poetic genre, attitude of mind, ideas, living. Poems in Revolution take the experimental approach as they deal with the above struggle issues and many others. They go further... more...

  • Chinese Literatureby Sabina Knight

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 7.99

    Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of 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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    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 Monster That Is Historyby David Der-Wei Wang

    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...