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  • Narrating Chinaby Yiyan Wang

    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...

  • Mao's Harvestby Helen F. Siu; Zelda Stern

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    This volume is one of the first collections to reach the West of the stories, essays, and poems published by writers of the "Mao Generation"--the first generation of Chinese to grow up under socialism. Drawn from both official Chinese literary journals and underground magazines, these previously untranslated stories provide a fascinating portrait of... more...

  • Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948by Haiping Yan

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948 provides a compelling study of leading women writers in modern China, charting their literary works and life journeys to examine the politics and poetics of Chinese transcultural feminism that exceed the boundaries of bourgeois feminist selfhood. Unlike recent literary studies that... more...

  • Contested Modernities in Chinese Literatureby Charles A. Laughlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a significant gathering of ideas on the subject of modern Chinese literature and culture of the past several years. The essays represent a wide spectrum of new approaches and new areas of subject matter that are changing the landscape of knowledge of modern and contemporary Chinese culture: women's literature, theatre (performance), film,... more...

  • New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetryby Christopher Lupke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English. This comprehensive volume offers readable and provocative treatments of many of the most important Chinese poets of our age. more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Popular Cultureby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are... more...

  • Hsieh Liang-tso and the Analects of Confuciusby Thomas W. Selover; Tu Wei-ming

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 54.99

    Hsieh Liang-tso (c.1050-c.1120, known as master Shang-ts'ai) was one of the leading direct disciples of Ch'eng Hao and Ch'eng I, the two brothers who were the early leaders of the Confucian revival known as Neo-Confucianism in Northern Sung China. Hsieh was thus among the first to recognize and follow the insights of the Ch'eng brothers... more...

  • Reading Chinaby Daria Berg

    BRILL 2006; US$ 151.00

    Demonstrates how a modern reader brings us closer to understanding how Chinese citizens perceived their world and what their writings reveal about the culture that produced them. This book presents eight studies that develop a different style of reading Chinese sources, by exploring the dynamics of discourse across open boundaries. more...

  • Modernist Aesthetics in Taiwanese Poetry since the 1950sby A.U. Chung-To

    BRILL 2008; US$ 151.00

    Offers an approach to understanding Taiwanese modernist poetry. This book emphasizes the diversity and intensity of experiences of place and placelessness in the work of five poets: Lomen, Luo Fu, Rong Zi, Yu Guangzhong and Zheng Chouyu. It shows how place becomes placelessness and analyses the poets' responses to the phenomenon of placelessness. more...

  • Chen Jiru (1558-1639)by Jamie Greenbaum

    BRILL 2007; US$ 173.00

    Chen Jiru (1558-1639) was one of the great late-Ming arbiters of culture and taste, and the impact of his innovations can still be traced in present-day China. In late Ming, when culture and taste enjoyed a social prestige beyond their usual standing, Chen's influence appears even greater than it may have otherwise. This is the first major work... more...