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  • A Concise History of Chinese Literatureby Yuming Luo; Yang Ye

    BRILL 2011; US$ 318.00

    Adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, this book by a leading Chinese scholar seeks to provide a coherent, panoramic description of the development of premodern Chinese literature and its major characteristics. more...

  • Tonight the Summer's Overby Rory Waterman

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Poetics of Mythby Eleazar Melatinsky M

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper... more...

  • Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948by Haiping Yan

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Charting the literary works and life journeys of eight leading women writers in modern China, this study examines the politics and poetics of Chinese transcultural feminism within the boundaries of bourgeois feminist selfhood. more...

  • Contested Modernities in Chinese Literatureby Charles A. Laughlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a significant gathering of ideas on the subject of modern Chinese literature and culture of the past several years. The essays represent a wide spectrum of new approaches and new areas of subject matter that are changing the landscape of knowledge of modern and contemporary Chinese culture: women's literature, theatre (performance), film,... more...

  • New Perspectives on Contemporary Chinese Poetryby Christopher Lupke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English. This comprehensive volume offers readable and provocative treatments of many of the most important Chinese poets of our age. more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Popular Cultureby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are inextricably... more...

  • Die chinesische Dichtkunst. Von den Anfängen bis zum Ende der Kaiserzeitby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 238.00

    Volume 1 focuses on Chinese poetry. Reaching back into the first millennium before Christ, it ranks among the greatest achievements of human intellect and has made an impact in all other cultures. Especially to be noted are the “Buch der Lieder” (Book of Songs), “Lieder des Südens” (Songs of the South), the classical poetry... more...

  • The Book of Literary Designby Siu-kit Wong; Allan Chung-hang Lo; Kwong-tai Lam

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1999; US$ 36.00

    This volume presents a fresh translation of the Wenxin diaolong that is at once authoritative and elegant. It may well be regarded as a standard reference by students of sinology and comparative literature. more...