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  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan is an early translation of one of Japan's most famous anthologies of poetry. This gem of Japanese poetry has preserved its charm for almost a century while remaining the most popular of classical poetry anthologies among the Japanese. The Hyaku-nin-isshiu (literally "one hundred poems by one hundred poets")... more...

  • Tamil Love Poetryby Martha Ann Selby

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Dating from the early decades of the third century C.E., the Ainkurunuru is believed to be the earliest anthology of classical Tamil love poetry and known to be a work of enduring importance. Commissioned by a Cera-dynasty king and composed by five masterful poets, the anthology renders the five landscapes of reciprocal love distinctive to the genre:... more...

  • First Person Sorrowfulby Ko Un

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, 'Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.' When a writer has published as much as Ko Un has in the course of more than fifty years of writing, it is hard to know... more...

  • The Sounds of Koreanby Jiyoung Shin; Jieun Kiaer; Jaeeun Cha

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This introduction to the sounds of Korean is designed for English-speaking students with no prior knowledge of the language. more...

  • The Hmong Language in Wisconsinby Susan Meredith Burt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This work demonstrates the change in how speakers use language to request, thank, and perform other interpersonal verbal tasks in Hmong, an immigrant language now spoken in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California, as well as in its native Laos. Since the changes that have taken place in Hmong follow directly from the language's extended contact with... more...

  • Mongolianby Juha A. Janhunen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 49.95

    Mongolian is the principal language spoken by some five million ethnic Mongols living in Outer and Inner Mongolia, as well as in adjacent parts of Russia and China. The spoken language is divided into a number of mutually intelligible dialects, while for writing two separate written languages are used: Cyrillic Khalkha in Outer Mongolia (the Republic... more...

  • The Cambodian Version of the Ramayanaby Kuoch Haksrea; Jeanne Jacob; Reamker (Ramakerti) Reamker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Published in the year 2004, The Cambodian Version of the Ramayana is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies. more...

  • A Pepper-Podby Kenneth Yasuda; John Gould Fletcher

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.99

    This collection of Japanese haiku profiles noted poet Kenneth Yasuda and is a welcome addition to the world of haiku. In the compact, evocative verse-form known as haiku Japanese writers have for centuries been condensing their finest poetic thought and feeling. Adequate translation of haiku into English awaited a Japanese writer fully acquainted... more...

  • Developing Writing Skills in Chineseby Boping Yuan; Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    Developing Writing Skills in Chinese has been devised for post-intermediate students who need to write Chinese in the course of their life, work or study. Each unit covers a specific style of writing and is reinforced with a rich selection of model texts. All texts are followed by supporting notes examining the formats, styles, grammar structures... more...

  • Numeral Classifiers in Chineseby XuPing Li

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...