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  • Welcome to Indonesianby Stuart Robson

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 12.99

    This is a concise and userfriendly introduction to the Indonesian language This concise book aims to introduce the reader to the Indonesian language not by creating a course, with grammar and exercises, but by describing it from various points of view, such as telling what it is related to and how it has developed, and on this basis saying where... more...

  • Nihongo Pera Pera !by Susan Millington

    Tuttle Publishing 1993; US$ 8.99

    Bridge the gap between what you learn in Japanese class and what you actually need to converse! Onomatopeoeia—words such as "glug glug," "pow," and "splash" in English—are an integral part of the Japanese language. Japanese people draw on a wealth of onomatopoeia to express subtle feelings, images, sounds, and actions. With this book you too... more...

  • Summit's Sock Gardenby Andrea Koehle Jones; Avery Jones

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 3.95

    An adorable rhyming picture book about giving and growing. From Andrea Koehle Jones, author of The Wish Trees, comes the story of Summit, a big-hearted Bernese Mountain Dog, who tries to make the world a better place by planting sock trees. more...

  • West African Poetryby Robert Fraser

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 35.00

    Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools. This book examines West African poetry in English and French against the background of oral poetry in the vernacular. Do the roots of such poetry lie in Africa or in Europe? In committing their work to writing,... more...

  • Japanese Slangby Peter Constantine

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Much more than a Japanese phrasebook, this entertaining guide to Japanese slang is full of interesting and hilarious anecdotes and advice. Japanese Slang Uncensored reveals in vivid detail the richness of Japanese slang in all its amusing, bizarre, and shocking forms. The book dives unblushingly into Japan's fascinating secret languages, the... more...

  • Chikamatsuby C. Andrew. Gerstle

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

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  • Far Beyond the Fieldby Makoto Ueda

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 33.99

    -- P. F. Kornicki, Monumenta Nipponica more...

  • Topographies of Japanese Modernismby Seiji M. Lippit

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    What happens when a critique of modernity -- a "revolt against the traditions of the Western world" -- is situated within a non-European context, where the concept of the modern has been inevitably tied to the image of the West? Seiji M. Lippit o more...

  • Chronicles of My Lifeby Donald Keene; Akira Yamaguchi

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    "I sometimes think that if, as the result of an accident, I were to lose my knowledge of Japanese, there would not be much left for me. Japanese, which at first had no connection with my ancestors, my literary tastes, or my awareness of myself as a person, has become the central element of my life." In this eloquent and wholly absorbing memoir,... more...

  • The Modern Murasakiby Rebecca Copeland; Melek Ortabasi

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The first anthology of its kind, The Modern Murasaki brings the vibrancy and rich imagination of women's writing from the Meiji period to English-language readers. Along with traditional prose, the editors have chosen and carefully translated short stories, plays, poetry, speeches, essays, and personal journal entries. Selected readings include... more...