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  • The Tales of Iseby Peter MacMillan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    One of the three seminal works of Japanese literature, this beautiful collection of poems and tales offers an unparalleled insight into ancient Japan. Along with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, The Tales of Ise is considered one of the three most important works of Japanese literature. A poem-tale collection from the... more...

  • The Moon Pearlby Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    In the tradition of Thousand Pieces of Gold comes The Moon Pearl, the story of Rooster, Shadow, and Mei Ju, who become fast friends while members of a girls? house, where young daughters are taught to become daughters-in-law. These girls, however, want neither to marry nor become nuns (the only options open to them at this time). They choose instead... more...

  • Tantric Treasuresby Roger R. Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    Roger Jackson provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the "couplet-treasuries" of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. Since their composition around 1000 CE, these poems have exerted a powerful influence on spiritual life, as well as poetry and song, in India, Nepal, and Tibet.... more...

  • Traveling India in the Age of Gandhiby Jeffrey N. Dupée

    UPA 2008; US$ 35.99

    Traveling India in the Age of Gandhi is a study of "armchair" travel writers who journeyed to India during what has often been termed the "Age of Gandhi," placed between 1914?1948. Most of the travel writers surveyed understood this era to be a unique time in world history?in India and elsewhere on the globe. more...

  • Strange Fruit of the Black Pacificby Vince Schleitwiler

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80

    Set between the rise of the U.S. and Japan as Pacific imperial powers in the 1890s and the aftermath of the latter?s defeat in World War II, Strange Fruit of the Black Pacific traces the interrelated migrations of African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Filipinos across U.S. domains. Offering readings in literature, blues and jazz culture, film,theatre,... more...

  • AlliterAsianby Allan Cho; Julia Lin; Jim Wong-Chu

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2016; US$ 21.99

    A wide-ranging literary anthology on the Asian diaspora, in conjunction with the celebrated Canadian magazine Ricepaper. more...

  • Political Novelby Purnima Anil; Sandhya Saxena

    Aadi Publications 2012; US$ 33.99

    Being the 'unacknowledged legislator' of the world a literary artist derives substance for his legislation from diverse sources including politics. In the bewildering modern world which witnesses the overthrow of existing conceptualized versions and definitions political situations have also altered astonishingly. Politics, today, has acquired awesome... more...

  • A Garden of Marvelsby

    University of Hawaii Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Between 300 and 600 C.E., Chinese writers compiled thousands of accounts of the strange and the extraordinary. Some described weird spirits, customs, and flora and fauna in distant lands. Some depicted individuals of unusual spiritual or moral achievement. But most told of ordinary people?s encounters with ghosts, demons, or gods; sojourns in the... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    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$ 3.99

    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...