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  • Contested Modernities in Chinese Literatureby Charles A. Laughlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Return to Dragon Mountainby Jonathan D. Spence

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Praise for Return to Dragon Mountain :   Selected as a ?Best Book of the Year? by The Washington Post   ?Westerners seeking to understand China should shelve that big pile of anxious new volumes on China?s economic ascent, and read instead Return to Dragon Mountain . Jonathan Spence is arguably the best living English-language Chinese historian... more...

  • New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetryby Christopher Lupke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Die chinesische Dichtkunst. Von den Anfängen bis zum Ende der Kaiserzeitby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 252.00

    Volume 1 focuses on Chinese poetry. Reaching back into the first millennium before Christ, it ranks among the greatest achievements of human intellect and has made an impact in all other cultures. Especially to be noted are the “Buch der Lieder” (Book of Songs), “Lieder des Südens” (Songs of the South), the classical poetry... 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...

  • A History of Contemporary Chinese Literatureby Zicheng Hong; Michael Day

    BRILL 2007; US$ 71.00

    This groundbreaking book by the eminent Peking University professor Hong Zicheng covers the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, primarily focusing on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing. more...

  • Reading Chinaby Daria Berg

    BRILL 2006; US$ 151.00

    This volume develops a new style of reading Chinese sources, as pioneered in Chinese Studies by Professor Glen Dudbridge, providing fascinating new insights into Chinese literature, history and popular culture. The analysis of self-fashioning, representation and political propaganda sheds new light on Chinese perceptions of the world. 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...