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  • The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imaginationby Haiyan Lee

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the last two decades, China has become a dramatically more urban society and hundreds of millions of people have changed residence in the process. Family and communal bonds have been broken in a country once known as "a society of kith and kin." There has been a pervasive sense of moral crisis in contemporary China, and the new market economy doesn't... more...

  • Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novelsby Jeffrey C. Kinkley

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Mo Yan, Han Shaogong, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Zhang Wei scramble common conceptions of China?s modern development, deploying avant-garde... 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...

  • Reading East Asian Writingby Michel Hockx; Ivo Smits

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their readership... 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...

  • Literary Migrationsby Claudine Salmon

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 90.87

    This book was written between 1981 and 1986, was first published in 1987, and has been out of print since. The Chinese version of it by Yan Bao et al., Zhongguo chuantong xiaoshuo zai yazhou, which also published in 1989, is also out of print. Since then more works especially in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Western languages have appeared which are... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle Class Tasteby Zheng Yi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and accelerate the emergence of a relatively affluent urban... more...

  • The Blue Coatby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In The Blue Coat, Elizabeth Smither examines the quotidian and the quirky for resonance, for contemplation, for verve. Here ‘poetry has a place among other bodies?, but also in enclosed gardens, in Chinese restaurants, in margins and in memory – ‘sometimes open and hospitable, sometimes secret, behind dark hedges?. Whimsical and tender, this latest... 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...

  • Textuby Fady Joudah

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Emerging in the era of text messages and tweets comes a dynamic new poetic form?the 160-character, haiku-like "textu" more...