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  • God on the Hillby Annamayya; Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. Annamaya effectively created and popularized a new genre, the short padam song, which spread throughout the Telugu and Tamil regions and would become an important... more...

  • Die klassische chinesische Prosaby Marion Eggert; Wolfgang Kubin; Rolf Trauzettel; Thomas Zimmer

    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...

  • Die chinesische Literatur im 20. Jahrhundertby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 280.00

    Die chinesische Literatur kann im 20. Jahrhundert dank der Wandlung Chinas zum Nationalstaat die Isolation überwinden und in den Dialog mit der Weltliteratur eintreten. Keine andere Epoche ist deshalb so gut dokumentiert, wissenschaftlich aufgearbeitet und durch Übersetzungen erschlossen. Dabei lassen sich mehrere deutlich ausgeprägte Phasen... more...

  • Die chinesische Erzählungby Monika Motsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    Dieses Buch von Monika Motsch ist die Geschichte der chinesischen Erzählung vom Altertum bis zur Neuzeit. Esist der dritte Band der von Wolfgang Kubin herausgegebenen 'Geschichte der chinesischen Literatur', einer auf zehn Bände angelegten Gesamtdarstellung. more...

  • Der chinesische Roman der ausgehenden Kaiserzeitby Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 433.00

    Band 2 ist die erste umfassende Darstellung der Entwicklung des chinesischen Romans der ausgehenden Kaiserzeit: vom 16. Jahrhundert bis 1911. Die wenigen auch im Westen bekannten herausragenden Beispiele wie ?Der Traum der roten Kammer? oder ?Jin Ping Mei? sind Teil einer bis ins 16. Jahrhundert zurückreichenden Tradition. Thomas Zimmer... more...

  • The Phonology of Mongolianby Jan-Olof Svantesson; Anna Tsendina; Anastasia Karlsson; Vivan Franzen

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This book provides both the first comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian and the first account in any language of the historical phonology of the Mongolian group of languages. more...

  • Language Variation in South Asiaby William Bright

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39

    South Asia presents the linguist with a bewildering variety of regional dialects, social dialects, formal and informal registers, literary standards, languages, writing systems, and language families. Written over a period of more than twenty years, these essays by a leading authority on South Asian language cover a broad range of topics in South Asian... more...

  • Remapping the Pastby Yuen Fung Choy Howard

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Investigates how writers of Deng Xiaoping's reform era undermined the grand narrative of official history. This book features fictions of history by Chinese, Muslim and Tibetan authors. It is organized in terms of spatial schemes of fictional historiography. It covers the themes of memory, language, food, sex, and violence in historical writing. more...

  • The Essential Analectsby Confucius; Edward Slingerland

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 9.95

    The Essential Analects offers a representative selection from Edward Slingerland's acclaimed translation of the full work, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a glossary of terms... more...

  • Embracing the Lie: Ding Ling and the Politics of Literature in the People's Republic of Chinaby Charles Alber

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 122.00

    This volume is the first serious attempt to reconstruct Ding Ling's biography during the last few decades of her life. Most Westerners know her as a progressive woman writer who became famous during the May 4 Movement, championed its values in Yan'an and was criticized in the rectification campaigns that followed. Few know about her life afterward... more...