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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Jumping Through Hoopsby Jing M. Wang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book is a collection of nine intense and dramatic stories that sheds new light on the experiences of Chinese women during the Second World War. 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 Columbia History of Chinese Literatureby Victor H. Mair

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects... more...

  • How to Read Chinese Poetryby Zong-qi Cai

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 35.99

    In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi , sao , fu , ci , and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents... more...

  • Stately Passionsby Jamie Douglas-Home

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    An entertaining and informative study of thirteen of Britain's great stately homes and the scandals, predominately sexual, which the owners and their families have been involved in from the sixteenth century to the present day. This work provides a fascinating insight into the lives, loves of some notorious denizens of the aristocratic world. more...