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  • I Am a Catby Natsume Soseki; Aiko Ito; Graeme Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    "A nonchalant string of anecdotes and wisecracks, told by a fellow who doesn't have a name, and has never caught a mouse, and isn't much good for anything except watching human beings in action..." ? The New Yorker Written over the course of 1904-1906, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class... more...

  • The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literatureby Victor H. Mair

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature, retains all the characteristics of the original.... more...

  • Courtesans and Opiumby Anonymous; Patrick Hanan

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    In his preface, the anonymous author of Courtesans and Opium describes his book as an act of penance for thirty years spent patronizing the brothels of Yangzhou. Written in the 1840s, his story is filled with vice and dark consequence, portraying the hazards of the city's seedy underbelly and warning others against the example of the Fool. Chinese... more...

  • The Monkey King's Amazing Adventureby Wu Cheng'en; Timothy Richard; Daniel Kane

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    China's most popular traditional novel, The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures is the story of the Monkey King, his incredible origin and downfall, and his epic quest to redeem himself with his trusted companions, as they face fantastic foes, demons, and monsters and have amazing adventures in their travels to the Western paradise. No matter what... more...

  • The Year Names of China and Japanby P M Suski

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title, exactly as has been the custom in China. During the reign of some of the emperors, as many as six new titles have been adopted. Ambiguities... more...

  • The Sing-song Girls of Shanghaiby Bangqing Han; Eileen Chang; Eva Hung

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Considered one of the great works of Chinese fiction, The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai is a story of desire and virtue set in the pleasure quarters of nineteenth-century Shanghai. Han Bangqing, himself a frequent habitué of the city's notorious brothels, reveals a world populated by lonely souls who seek consolation amid the pleasures and decadence... more...

  • Sultan & Mermaid Queenby Paul Sochaczewski

    Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99

    The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen is a collection of essays and articles which describe rarely written-about Asian people, places and events. more...

  • The Truth About Annaby William Warren

    Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99

    William Warren's writings on Asia have entertained and informed readers all over the world for 40 years. As he says, 'Even as a child, I preferred the unusual to the ordinary, the little-known to the familiar; and such inclinations remained with me as I grew up, determining what sort of books I particularly enjoyed, the places I wanted most to visit,... more...

  • Kottoby Lafcadio Hearn; Genjiro Yeto

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99

    This classic collection of Japanese ghost and folk stories is of enormous importance to the field of Japanese studies. Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs, excite the curiosity and imagination of a master spinner of tales, and the result is Kotto, another Lafcadio Hearn classic about old Japan. Here Hearn spins tales from old Japanese books to... more...

  • Beauty In Disarrayby Harumi Setouchi; Sanford Goldstein; Kazuji Ninomiya

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    Setouchi was eminently qualified to write this historical novel on women's liberation in Japan, which had its roots in sexual politics, socialism, and anarchism, movements in decline following the famous massacre after the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and neighboring prefectures on September 1, 1923. Among those put to death in the... more...