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  • Griffith Review 49by Julianne Schultz; Jane Camens

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 19.99

    The Asian century is in full swing, generating unprecedented economic and social power. In coming decades this will profoundly change the world, and the lives of all those living in the world?s most populous region. New Asia Now features outstanding young writers from the countries at the centre of this transformation. They write about the people... 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...

  • The Seasons Callingby James R. McCready; Wakana Kozawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 3.95

    This collection of haiku and Western-style verse by an American living in Japan brings a special poetic vision to the endless cycle of life, and to its separate rhythmic movements. Readers will find again and again in these pages the sharpened sensibility and clear observation developed by the haiku discipline. One of the aims of this book, according... more...

  • Gandhi Speaks to Childrenby Meena Bhat

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 8.48

    What did Gandhiji think about his own family and school life? What were his thoughts on the role of the youth in a nation's life? What was his philosophy of Satyagraha, non-violence and truth? Can we emulate his actions and thoughts in the modern world? Children will find Gandhi Speaks inspiring, thought-provoking and pertinent. It is the perfect introduction... more...

  • Asian & Pacific Short Storiesby The Cultural & Social Centre of Asia & Pacific Coucil

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 6.95

    Readers of Asian & Pacific Short Stories will have the exciting experience of encountering for the first time the recent work of some of Asia's most talented writers. Collected in this anthology are short stories by authors in nine Asian and Pacific countries: Australia, the Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand,... more...

  • Story-Wallah!by Shyam Selvadurai

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 11.99

    Story-Wallah! is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian writers and the dynamic, important tales they have to tell. more...

  • Wisdom of the Kadam Mastersby Thupten Jinpa

    Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available

    Wisdom of the Kadam Masters is the second volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of Tibetan Classics . The phrase "Kadam masters" evokes for many Tibetans a sense of a spiritual golden age--the image of a community... more...