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  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...

  • Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literatureby Claudia Nelson; Rebecca Morris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. Wide-ranging and ambitious in its encouragement of communication between... more...

  • The Secret of Hoa Senby Nguyen Phan Que Mai; Bruce Weigl

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2014; US$ 9.99

    Presented in bilingual English and Vietnamese, these poems build bridges between two cultures inextricably bound together by war and destruction. more...

  • 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...

  • Leib und (A-)Moralby Marc Hermann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.13

    Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang, 1920?1995) gilt vielen als die bedeutendste moderne chinesische Schriftstellerin. Die beliebteste ist sie in jedem Fall. Allerdings haftet ihr der Ruch des Unmoralischen an, zu Unrecht, wie Marc Hermann zeigt. In ihren Werken ? in den berühmten Legenden (Chuanqi), aber auch in den Essays, den antikommunistischen Romanen... more...

  • Dukhan, a Turkic variety of Northern Mongoliaby Elisabetta Ragagnin

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 79.49

    This volume offers the first grammatical description of Dukhan, a highly endangered non-written Turkic language spoken in northern Mongolia by approximately 500 people. Most of the Dukhans are engaged in reindeer breeding and follow a nomadic lifestyle in the forested taiga areas of the Tsagaan Nuur county in the Khövsgöl province of Mongolia. The... more...

  • Japanese Models, Chinese Culture and the Dilemma of Taiwanese Language Reformby Ann Heylen

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 55.03

    The history of language modernization in East Asia has been discussed in literature covering Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, but to date the case Taiwan remained unexplored. The increasing prominence of Taiwan on the international scene necessitates a deeper understanding of its linguistic culture that is equally prone to the sensitivities and current... more...

  • In der Sackgasse oder auf dem Weg zu einem neuen Paradigma?by Juan Cao

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 52.99

    Der Qing-zeitliche Roman Der Traum der roten Kammer (Hongloumeng ???) von Cao Xueqin ??? hat das geistige Leben Chinas wesentlich geprägt. Der Roman gleicht einer Enzyklopädie des Geisteslebens und Alltags im Alten China. Er hat sogar einen eigenen Forschungszweig begründet: die ?Rotologie? (Hongxue ??), die sich ausschließlich der Erforschung dieses... more...

  • Colloquial Thai (eBook And MP3 Pack)by John Moore; Saowalak Rodchue

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.00

    This second edition of Colloquial Thai has been revised and updated to make learning Thai easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Specially developed by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, this course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Thai. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Thai is... more...