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- Copper Canyon Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Stonehouse Stonehouse was born in 1272 in Changshu, and took his name form a cave at the edge of town. During his lifetime, he became a highly respected Dharma Master in the Zen Buddhist Tradition. It was not until later life that he composed his poetry in seclusion on the mountainside of Hsiamushan. Since then his poems have remained mostly unknown... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...