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  • The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwanby Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang; Michelle Yeh; Ming-ju Fan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays... more...

  • Tales of Futures Pastby Paola Iovene

    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...

  • Polyphony Embodied - Freedom and Fate in Gao Xingjian?s Writingsby Michael Lackner; Nikola Chardonnens

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Like artists, important writers defy unequivocal interpretations. Gao Xingjian, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, is a cosmopolitan writer, deeply rooted in the Chinese past while influenced by paragons of Western modernity. The present volume brings together for the first time a collection of essays on the themes of freedom and fate in the... more...

  • An Anthology of Chinese Discourse on Translation (Version 1)by Martha Cheung Pui Yiu; Lin Wusun

    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...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Dramaby C. T. Hsia; Wai-yee Li; George Kao

    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...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Dramaby Xiaomei Chen

    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...

  • Mu Shiyingby Andrew David Field

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 18.00

    Being assassinated in 1940, Mu Shiying, the Shanghai’s ‘Literary Comet’, was one of China’s 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...

  • Unearthing the Changesby Edward L. Shaughnessy

    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...

  • Three Kingdomsby Guanzhong Luo

    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...

  • Reading East Asian Writingby Michel Hockx; Ivo Smits

    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...