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  • The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literatureby Victor H. Mair; Mark Bender

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 39.99

    In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature , two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection presents works drawn from the large body of oral literature of many of China's recognized ethnic groups?including the Han, Yi, Miao,... more...

  • Across the Nightingale Floorby Lian Hearn

    Hachette Australia 2014; US$ 15.30

    Enter the feudal world of the Otori - filled with magic, treachery and intrigue - inspired by medieval Japan and created by acclaimed Australian author, Lian Hearn. more...

  • The Nine-Eyed Agateby Heather Stoddard; Jangbu

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 84.99

    The Nine-Eyed Agate is an overview of poetry and prose written between 1984 and 2002 by one of Tibet's most well known contemporary authors and intellectuals, Jangbu. Illustrated by his original sketches and covering a broad spectrum, the author evokes nomadic life, love and betrayal, social upheaval, political satire and mystical revelation. Experimenting... more...

  • Zhiqingby Kang Xuepei Kang

    Texas Review Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Zhiqing: Stories from China?s Special Generation presents the recollections of fourteen men and women who were ?sent down? to the countryside during China?s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966?1976). Teenagers or young adults at the time, the authors left school to heed Mao?s call for China?s ?educated youth? (zhiqing) to go to the poorest... more...

  • Mrs. Spring Fragranceby Sui Sin Far

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.99

    These remarkable tales rank among the first works of fiction published by a Chinese-American author. The daughter of an English shipping merchant and his Chinese wife, Edith Maude Eaton grew up in Canada and settled in the United States. She pursued a career in journalism under the pen name Sui Sin Far. A mixed-heritage woman in a culture rife with... more...

  • Katsuno's Revenge and Other Tales of the Samuraiby Asataro Miyamori

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    These eight compelling stories offer valuable insights into Japanese culture. Recounted by a distinguished scholar, they feature scenes from samurai life that embody the concept of Bushido, the "way of the warrior." Their portrayals of loyalty, romance, passion, and heroism offer a true reflection of the values of the Japanese knighthood. Largely... more...

  • Thousand Pieces of Goldby Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 17.00

    Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game.... more...

  • Autumn Wind and Other Storiesby Lane Dunlop

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 9.95

    "Lane Dunlop's translations read elegantly, and his selection of modern Japanese Stories is both fresh and persuasive." óDonald Keene, Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese literature. The fourteen distinct voices of this collection tell fourteen very different stories spanning sixty years of twentieth-century... more...

  • Masterpieces of Chikamatsuby Robert Nichols

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This is a selection of the best plays of Chikamatsu, one of the greatest Japanese dramatists. Master of the marionette and popular dramas, he had, until the publication of this book, remained unknown to western readers owing to the difficulty of translating the work into English. The introduction provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Japanese... more...

  • Ochikubo Monogatari or The Tale of the Lady Ochikuboby Wilfrid Whitehouse

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 135.00

    The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo dates from the last quarter of the tenth century. It is therefore one of the earliest of that long line of monogatari which are a special part of Japanese literature from the Heian Era. Ochikubo is the first novel: here for the first time is a vivid and realistic chronicle of life, related with a wealth of natural dialogue.... more...