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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Indiana University Press 2000; US$ 35.15
"... an important contribution to the study of recent Chinese literature." -- Choice "This fine, scholarly survey of Chinese literature since 1949... discusses such trends as modernism, nativism, realism, root-seeking and 'scar' literature, 'misty' poets, and political, feminist, and ... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
This is a critical inquiry into the connections between emergent feminist ideologies in China and the production of 'modern' women's writing from the demise of the last imperial dynasty to the founding of the PRC. It accentuates both well-known and under-represented literary voices who intervened in the gender debates of their generation as well as... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00
The essay, representing the original form of Chinese prose, emerged as masterly literary genre in the late Middle Ages. Next to the poem, the essay embodied the expression of the Chinese mind. In the course of history, it developed from a moral tool to a manifestation of joie de vivre. A leisurely look at the world is therefore the characteristic... more...
- White Cloud Press 2010; US$ 19.95
This collection presents, for the first time in English, a compilation of seven centuries of the mystic hymns of Turkey?s rebellious Sufi poets. At the time Rumi was writing in ancient Anatolia, many other great mystics in the region were also composing wild, ecstatic, and controversial poems that were shared among the people as spiritual songs. Many... more...
- 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...