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  • 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...

  • The Eternal Present of the Pastby Li-Ling Hsiao

    BRILL 2007; US$ 182.00

    Drawing together illustration, theater, and literature, this study examines a late Ming conception of the stage as a mystical space for temporal conflation that allowed the past to be reborn in the present and to uphold the continuity of the cultural tradition. more...

  • The Essential Mengziby Bryan W. Van Norden; Mengzi

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 8.95

    The Essential Mengzi offers a representative selection from Bryan Van Norden's acclaimed translation of the full work, including the most frequently studied passages and covering all of the work's major themes. An appendix of selections from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi?one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism?keyed... more...

  • The Great Recreationby Daniel Bryant

    BRILL 2008; US$ 260.00

    Offers an account of the Ming poet Ho Ching-ming and his place in the Chinese poetic tradition, arguing for a reevaluation of the 'Archaist' school and Ming poetry in general within Chinese literary history. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literatureby Li-hua Ying

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 99.99

    Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central... more...

  • Sound and Sightby Meow Goh

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 50.00

    As the first book-length study of the Yongming poets, this book focuses on unraveling the complexity and hybridity of the poetic voices beneath their seemingly "technical" pursuit of prosodic innovation. more...

  • A Woman's I Chingby Diane Stein

    Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 17.95

    Finally, a feminist interpretation of the popular ancient text for divining the character of events. Stein'?s version reclaims the feminine, or yin, content of the ancient work and removes all oppressive language and imagery. Her interpretation envisions a healing world in which women can explore different roles free from the shadow of patriarchy.... more...

  • The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-janby Meng Hao-jan; David Hinton

    Archipelago Books 2004; US$ 14.00

    Brilliant translations of the work of one of ancient China's most influential poets. An early Taoist master. more...