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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...

  • Moderne japanische Literatur in deutscher Übersetzungby Matthias Wittig; Christoph Petermann; Jürgen Stalph

    Iudicium Verlag 2009; US$ 24.54

    Das Interesse an japanischer Literatur ist mit ihrer größeren internationalen Sichtbarkeit, nicht zuletzt aufgrund zweier Literatur-Nobelpreise in den Jahren 1968 und 1994, umfassender Übersetzungstätigkeit sowie gestiegener medialer Aufmerksamkeit stetig gewachsen. Literarische Stoffe bilden die Grundlage für Verarbeitungen in anderen Medien wie Film,... more...

  • Collection of Equivalent Proverbs in Five Languagesby Albert F. Chang

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 29.99

    This book provides a collection of equivalent proverbs in four Asian languages as well as English. Each of the Asian language proverbs is presented with its literal translation in English. Each proverb is explained to point out similarities and differences in the languages due to the differences in culture. more...

  • The Temple of the Golden Pavilionby Yukio Mishima

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.95

    This classic story by Japanese master-novelist Yukio Mishima is now available here in digital format. Mizoguchi has been mentally troubled since he witnessed his mother's infidelity in the presence of his dying father. Mizoguchi feels utterly abandoned and alone until he becomes a pdest at Kinka-kuji, a famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Failing... more...

  • Harp of Burmaby Michio Takeyama; Howard Hibbett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Michio Takeyama (1903-1984) spent his early years in Seoul, Korea, then a Japanese colony. Primarily an essayist and a scholar of German literature, he was for a time professor of German at elite universities in Tokyo. Takeyama won the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize for the Harp of Burma, and its publication propelled him to fame.... more...

  • The River With No Bridgeby Sue Sumii; Susan Wilkinson

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan's largest minority group, the burakumin . Racially no different from other Japanese, over the centuries the burakumin have been cruelly ostracized for their association with occupations... more...

  • Some Prefer Nettlesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.95

    The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this compelling Japanese novel. Kaname is a smug, modern man living in a modern marriage. He gamely allows his wife to become the lover of another man, an act that does not cure the profound sadness at the heart of their relationship. So Kaname gradually retreats... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Murasaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched influence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests... more...

  • The 210th Dayby Natsume Soseki; Sammy I. Tsunematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2002; US$ 3.95

    First published as Nihyaku Toka in 1906, The 210th Day is published here for the first time in English. Focusing on two strongly contrasting characters, Kei and Roku, as they attempt to climb the rumbling Mount Aso as it threatens to erupt, it is a celebration of personal experience and subjective reaction to an event in the author's life. During... more...

  • River of Fireby O Chong-hui; Ju-Chan Fulton

    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...