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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Encounters with Chinese Writersby Annie Dillard

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Bizarre encounters between Chinese and American writers 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...

  • Silk Dragonby Arthur Sze

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    An insightful, accessible anthology of some of China's greatest poets. more...

  • Chinese Reportageby Charles A. Laughlin; Rey Chow; Harry Harootunian; Masao Miyoshi

    Duke University Press 2002; US$ 23.95

    Explores the origins of Chinese reportage (journalism) in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and develops an understanding of the aesthetics that governed the creation of this literature. more...

  • Literature the People Loveby Krista Van Fleit Hang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Examining the production of 'people's literature' in China, this study provides a new interpretive framework with which to understand socialist literature and presents a sympathetic understanding of culture from a period in China's history in which people's lives were greatly and obviously affected by political events. more...