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  • Homoeroticism in Imperial Chinaby Mark Stevenson; Cuncun Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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... more...

  • Seeking the Spirit of The Book of Changeby Zhongxian Wu

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 29.95

    Explaining the ancient Yijing system of prediction based on the Xiang (symbolism) and Shu (numerology) knowledge of Bagua (the eight basic trigrams), which have not previously been written about outside China, this book makes the Yijing accessible to the Western world in a new and fuller way. more...

  • Chinese Poetry, 2nd ed., Revisedby Wai-lim Yip

    Duke University Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    This is the first paperback edition of a classic anthology of Chinese poetry. Spanning two thousand years?from the Book of Songs (circa 600 B.C.) to the chü form of the Yuan Dynasty (1260?1368)?these 150 poems cover all major genres that students of Chinese poetry must learn. Newly designed, the unique format of this volume will enhance its reputation... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • Yunus Emreby zekeriya Baskel

    Blue Dome Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    One of the most famous poets in the history of Turkish literature, Yunus Emre (d. 1320) is well-known as a Sufi saint-poet who has exerted a great influence in both the East and the West. This book is an analysis on Emre's ardent, deceptively simple, yet powerful expressions of love, the musicality of the verse, and the daring and sometimes even daunting... more...

  • Philosophy on Bambooby Dirk Meyer

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    Through close readings of excavated texts from Gu?diàn, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the way in which meaning is produced in early Chinese philosophical texts. It is the first book on early China to cast light on the relationship between material conditions and ideas and shows how, in an evolving manuscript culture, texts were used... more...