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  • 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...

  • The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Revised Editionby Ruoxi [Jo-Hsi] Chen; Howard Goldblatt; Perry Link

    Indiana 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...

  • 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$ 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

    ?Splendid . . . One could not imagine a better subject than Zhan Dai for Spence.? ( The New Republic ) Celebrated China scholar Jonathan Spence vividly brings to life seventeenth-century China through this biography of Zhang Dai, recognized as one of the finest historians and essayists of the Ming dynasty. Born in 1597, Zhang Dai was forty-seven... 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...

  • 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...