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- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Most studies of Chinese literature conflate the category of the future with notions of progress and nation building, and with the utopian visions broadcast by the Maoist and post-Mao developmental state. The future is thus understood as a preconceived endpoint that is propagated, at times even imposed, by a center of power. By contrast, Tales of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95
Translation has a long history in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist monks, Jesuit priests, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, and even ministers and emperors have all written about translation, and from an amazing array of perspectives. Such an exciting diversity of views, reflections and theoretical... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99
This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99
This condensed anthology reproduces close to a dozen plays from Xiaomei Chen?s well-received original collection, along with her critical introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of twentieth-century Chinese spoken drama. Comprising representative works from the People?s Republic of China, the collection encapsulates the revolutionary... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 18.00
Being assassinated in 1940, Mu Shiying, the Shanghais Literary Comet, was one of Chinas pioneer modernist writers. This book includes translations of six short stories written by Mu: "The Man Who Was Treated as a Plaything", "Five in a Nightclub", "Craven A", "Night", "Shanghai... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99
In recent years, three ancient manuscripts relating to the Yi jing (I Ching), or Classic of Changes, have been discovered. The earliest—the Shanghai Museum Zhou Yi—dates to about 300 B.C.E. and shows evidence of the text?s original circulation. The Gui cang, or Returning to Be Treasured, reflects another ancient Chinese divination tradition based... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Updated with a new foreword by Moss Roberts for this fifteenth anniversary edition, Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.?A.D. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00
This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their readership... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99
A first collection from a reviewer, editor, and scholar of poetry, Tonight the Summer?s Over explores the themes of belonging and estrangement with precise resonance. Born in Belfast but brought up in rural Lincolnshire, England, Rory Waterman turns an unblinking eye on his own childhood, caught between two countries, two cultures, and two parents.... more...