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  • The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Talesby Haruo Shirane; Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Burton Watson and Haruo Shirane, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese anecdotal (setsuwa) literature. These orally narrated and written tales drew on both local folk tradition and continental sources. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal literature compiled... more...

  • Humans, Beasts, and Ghostsby Zhongshu Qian; Christopher G. Rea

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Zhongshu Qian was one of twentieth-century China's most ingenious literary stylists, the author of short stories, essays, and a brilliant comedic novel that has inspired generations of Chinese readers. Writing between the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and the Communist takeover in 1949, Qian was a pioneering modernist and... more...

  • Persian Historiographyby Ehsan Yarshater; Charles Melville

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 40.00

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia and been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others. Yet Persian literature has never received the attention it truly deserves._x000D_ _x000D_ A... more...

  • Journey from Paris to Javaby Honore de Balzac; Barry Winkleman

    Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99

    Honor de Balzac, the renowned French novelist and playright, and one of the pioneers of literary realism, makes a short fantasy diversion to the mystical island of Java, where he, or rather the narrateur, encounters a deadly poison-breathing tree, civilised monkeys, love-sick sparrows and that epitome of Oriental desirability of his day ? the women... more...

  • Old Stories Retoldby Andrew G. Stuckey

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Old Stories Retold delves into intertextual resonances cultivated with traditional literature in modern Chinese fiction from both the mainland and Taiwan. These resonances develop alternative historical sensibilities which reveal the effects of modernization on Chinese culture. more...

  • Three Ways of Thought in Ancient Chinaby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1939. This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu , finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century... more...

  • Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japanby Hugh de Ferranti; Alison Tokita

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. It is the first to draw together research on the interwar musical culture of the Osaka region and addresses comprehensively both Western and non-Western musical practices and genres, questions the common perception of their being wholly separate... more...

  • New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacificby William T. Tow; David Walton; Rikki Kersten

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Offering a distinctly Asia-Pacific-oriented perspective to one of the most discussed components of international security policy, human security, this volume of essays by internationally renowned experts assesses countries that have either spearheaded this form of security politics (Japan and Australia) or have recently advanced to become a key player... more...

  • Regionalism and Regional Security in South Asiaby Zahid Shahab Ahmed

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Zahid Shahab Ahmed evaluates the progress of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). This study goes beyond economic integration to present a detailed appraisal of cooperation under the overarching themes of economic cooperation, environmental security, human welfare, and cooperation in security matters. In the light of the findings... more...

  • The Real Tripitakaby The Arthur Waley Estate; Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1952. The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an account of a Japanese pilgrim's visit to China in the ninth century, which describes the Wu-t'ai Shan, China's great place of Pilgrimage, and... more...