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- Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95
When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison Plain, home of the legendary Demoness Maple, Inspector Takemura finds himself searching for the killer with the help and hindrance of an esteemed Tokyo professor and a beautiful university student. As the bodies begin to multiply in the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95
"This intensely modern novel provides vivid insights ." --Ivan Morris Darkness in Summer is the story of former lovers, separated for ten years, meeting again. Now, incapable of love, they are brought together by desire and mutual desperation. They savor their world together, unaware that it may unravel again. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 12.95
The 210th Day reveals another facet of Soseki's skills. Written almost entirely in dialogue form, it demonstrates Soseki's vivid imagination and his gift for striking images. It follows two friend's attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt- recording their banter about their backgrounds, behaviors, and reactions to the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 12.95
Written in eight days, in December 1905, and published in the January 1906 issue of the magazine Teikoku Bungaku (Imperial Literature), Shumi no iden ( The Heredity of Taste ) is Soseki Natsume's only anti-war work. Chronicling the mourning process of a narrator haunted by his friend's death, the story reveals Soseki's attitude to the atrocity of... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
Written over the course of 1904-6, Soseki's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat , satirizes the follies of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era. With acerbic wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a world-weary stray kitten who comments on the follies and foibles of the people around him. The New Yorker... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99
O Chonghui is an immensely accomplished author, having won both the Yi Sang and Tongin awards, Korea?s most prestigious prizes for fiction. Translations of her works into Japanese, English, French, and other languages have earned her international acclaim, generating comparisons with Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf. O Chonghui crafts... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95
Addressing the need to 're-Orient' the research and policy agenda of international relations, this volume examines the prominent role of China in global politics and the relevance of the 'new regionalism' paradigm to China's international outreach. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95
research. This book offers a non-conventional analysis of the possible outcomes from China's transformation and provides a dialectical understanding of the complexities and underlying dynamics brought about by the rise of modern-day China. more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95
A couple's scheme to get rich by killing their father backfires, leaving them in charge of a cripple. In heaven, a baby, dead through neglect, tells his playmates: "Life down there is just one long sleep." A young soldier, saved by a stranger, can never again find her to thank her. A man carries a massive clock. Using a variety of techniques and styles,... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Based on actual events, The Guest is a profound portrait of a divided people haunted by a painful past, and a generation's search for reconciliation. During the Korean War, Hwanghae Province in North Korea was the setting of a gruesome fifty-two day massacre. In an act of collective amnesia the atrocities were attributed to American military, but in... more...