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  • Reading Chinaby Daria Berg

    BRILL 2006; US$ 151.00

    Demonstrates how a modern reader brings us closer to understanding how Chinese citizens perceived their world and what their writings reveal about the culture that produced them. This book presents eight studies that develop a different style of reading Chinese sources, by exploring the dynamics of discourse across open boundaries. more...

  • The Eternal Present of the Pastby Li-Ling Hsiao

    BRILL 2007; US$ 182.00

    Drawing together illustration, theater, and literature, this study examines a late Ming conception of the stage as a mystical space for temporal conflation that allowed the past to be reborn in the present and to uphold the continuity of the cultural tradition. more...

  • Chinese Poetry in Times of Mind, Mayhem and Moneyby Maghiel van Crevel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    Chinese Poetry in Times of Mind, Mayhem and Money is a groundbreaking study covering a range of contemporary authors and issues, from Haizi to Yin Lichuan and from poetic rhythm to exile-bashing. Its rigorous scholarship, literary sensitivity and lively style make it eminently fit for classroom use. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literatureby Li-hua Ying

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 99.99

    Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central... more...

  • Sound and Sightby Meow Goh

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 50.00

    As the first book-length study of the Yongming poets, this book focuses on unraveling the complexity and hybridity of the poetic voices beneath their seemingly "technical" pursuit of prosodic innovation. more...

  • The Inner Quarters and Beyondby Grace S. Fong; Ellen Widmer

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    Only recently has the enormous literary output of women writers of the Ming and Qing periods (1368-1911) been rediscovered. Through these valuable texts, we apprehend in ways not possible earlier the complexity of women?s experiences in the inner quarters and their varied responses to challenges facing state and society. Writing in many genres, women... more...

  • Text, Performance, and Gender in Chinese Literature and Musicby Maghiel van Crevel; Tian Yuan Tan; Michel Hockx

    BRILL 2009; US$ 185.00

    Wilt Idema is one of the world's leading scholars and translators of Chinese literature, with research interests ranging from classical poetry to premodern fiction, performance literature and women's writing. His oeuvre is exceptional in its inclusiveness and its ability to let different historical periods, genres and issues speak to one another,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Fragile Scholarby Geng Song

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 40.00

    The Fragile Scholar examines the pre-modern construction of Chinese masculinity from the popular image of the fragile scholar (caizi) in late imperial Chinese fiction and drama. The book is an original contribution to the study of the construction of masculinity in the Chinese context from a comparative perspective (Euro-American). more...