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  • Reading The Tale of Genjiby Thomas Harper; Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    Written one thousand years ago, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of Japanese literature, often regarded as its best prose fiction. Read, commented on, and reimagined by poets, scholars, dramatists, artists, and novelists, the tale has left a legacy as rich and reflective as the work itself. The most comprehensive record of The Tale of Genji?s... 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...

  • Prescriptions for Saving Chinaby Julie Wei

    Hoover Institution Press 1994; US$ 8.99

    In this book, more than forty selected writings from Sun Yat-Sen, the father of modern China, have been translated into English for the first time. Ranging from early speeches to a graduation address delivered a year before his death, these translations illustrate the depth and breadth of Sun's philosophy and chronicle the development and refinement... 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." —Donald 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...

  • Building a Better Chinese Collection for the Library of Congressby Chi Wang

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    In this collection of essays written by the former head of the Library of Congress Chinese Collection, Chi Wang chronicles the modest beginnings of the Chinese Collection at the Library of Congress and his crusade to transform it into the largest collection and Chinese cultural presence outside Asia. Select writings discuss publication and personnel... 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$ 155.00

    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...