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  • The Heredity of Tasteby Soseki Natsume; Sammy I. Tsunematsu

    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...

  • To the Spring Equinox and Beyondby Soseki Natsume; Kingo Ochiai; Sanford Goldstein

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 17.95

    Legendary Japanese novelist Soseki Natsume dissects the human personality in all its complexity in this unforgettable narrative. Keitaro, a recent college graduate, lives a life intertwined with several other characters, each carrying their own emotional baggage. Romantic, practical, and philosophical themes enable Soseki to explore the very meaning... more...

  • Early Modern Japanese Literatureby Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 34.99

    This is the first anthology ever devoted to early modern Japanese literature, spanning the period from 1600 to 1900, known variously as the Edo or the Tokugawa, one of the most creative epochs of Japanese culture. This anthology, which will be of vital interest to anyone involved in this era, includes not only fiction, poetry, and drama, but also... more...

  • The Shorter Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literatureby Victor H. Mair

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 37.99

    With its fresh translations by newer voices in the field, its broad scope, and its flowing style, this anthology places the immense riches of Chinese literature within easy reach. Ranging from the beginnings to 1919, this abridged version of The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature, retains all the characteristics of the original.... more...

  • The Year Names of China and Japanby P M Suski

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title, exactly as has been the custom in China. During the reign of some of the emperors, as many as six new titles have been adopted. Ambiguities... more...

  • The Sing-song Girls of Shanghaiby Bangqing Han; Eileen Chang; Eva Hung

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Considered one of the great works of Chinese fiction, The Sing-song Girls of Shanghai is a story of desire and virtue set in the pleasure quarters of nineteenth-century Shanghai. Han Bangqing, himself a frequent habitué of the city's notorious brothels, reveals a world populated by lonely souls who seek consolation amid the pleasures and decadence... more...

  • East Asian Ecocriticismsby Simon C. Estok; Won-Chung Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    East Asian Ecocriticisms presents original essays from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China that define and characterize trends in East Asian ecocriticism. Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives in environmental thought and scholarship, this volume presents valuable and original contributions to global conversations. more...

  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1963 this book largely uses the Chinese version but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century. more...

  • In the Buddha's Wordsby Bodhi; Dalai Lama

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters,... more...

  • The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddhaby Bodhi; Nanamoli

    Wisdom Publications 2005; Not Available

    This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha , one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection--among the oldest records of the historical Buddha's original teachings--consists of 152 suttas or discourses of middle... more...