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  • Frontier Taiwanby Michelle Yeh; N. G. D. Malmqvist

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    Taiwan has evolved dramatically from a little-known island to an internationally acclaimed economic miracle and thriving democracy. The history of modern Taiwanese poetry parallels and tells the story of this transformation from periphery to frontier. Containing translations of nearly 400 poems from 50 poets spanning the entire twentieth century,... more...

  • The Generals of the Yang Familyby Wilt L. Idema; Stephen H. West

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 29.00

    This book offers a complete translation of four early plays of the Yang Family Generals. The story of the Yang Family Generals, particularly its female generals, was a perennial favorite on the Chinese stage in the 19th and 20th centuries. In detailing the role of this military family in the Song-Khitan wars of the late 10th and early 11th centuries,... more...

  • A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume II: 1450-1520by E. J. W. Gibb

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2013; US$ 20.00

    The History of Ottoman Poetry, first published in six volumes between 1900 and 1909, was the principal product of E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. By the time of his early death in 1901 only the first volume had appeared in print. The remainder was almost complete and was seen through the press by Gibb’s friend and literary... more...

  • A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume VI: Turkish Textsby E. J. W. Gibb

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2013; US$ 20.00

    The History of Ottoman Poetry, first published in six volumes between 1900 and 1909, was the principal product of E.J.W. Gibb’s devotion to Ottoman Turkish literature. By the time of his early death in 1901 only the first volume had appeared in print. The remainder was almost complete and was seen through the press by Gibb’s friend and literary... more...

  • Homoeroticism in Imperial Chinaby Mark Stevenson; Cuncun Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and provides a window onto the continuous cultural relevance of same-sex desire in Chinese history. Negotiating what can... more...

  • Hsieh Liang-tso and the Analects of Confuciusby Thomas W. Selover; Tu Wei-ming

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • The I Ching or Book of Changesby Hellmut Wilhelm; Cary F. Baynes

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The I Ching , or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West. more...

  • Judge Bao and the Rule of Lawby Wilt L. Idema

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 24.00

    Pure, orthodox and incorruptible, Judge Bao has been serving as the preeminent embodiment of justice in China for almost a thousand years, so much so his court cases have been adapted as stories, novels and plays over the centuries. Now, for the very first time a series of eight ballad-stories on Judge Bao, dating from the period 1250–1450,... 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...

  • Menciusby Mencius; Irene Bloom; Philip J Ivanhoe

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    Known throughout East Asia as Mengzi, or "Master Meng," Mencius (391-308 B.C.E.) was a Chinese philosopher of the late Zhou dynasty, an instrumental figure in the spread of the Confucian tradition, and a brilliant illuminator of its ideas. Mencius was more...