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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • River of Fire and Other Storiesby O Chong-hui; Ju-Chan Fulton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    O Chonghui crafts historically-rooted yet timeless tales imagining core human experiences from a female point of view. Since her debut in 1968, she has formed a powerful challenge to the patriarchal literary establishment in Korea, and her work has invited rich comparisons with the achievements of Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, and Virginia Woolf.... more...

  • Crisis in Identityby Arthur G. Kimball

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 3.99

    This book is a critical study of ten postwar Japanese novels that focus on man's search for identity in the modern world. With the presentation of the Nobel Prize for Literature to a Japanese author in 1969, the international significance of modern Japanese literature was formally recognized by the Western world. The best indication of the West's... more...

  • Boy in the Twilightby Yu Hua; Allan H. Barr

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live : thirteen audacious stories that resonate with the beauty, grittiness, and exquisite irony of everyday life in China.   Yu Hua?s narrative gifts, populist voice, and inimitable wit have made him one of the most celebrated and best-selling writers in China. These flawlessly crafted stories?unflinching... more...

  • Japanese and Western Literatureby Armando Martins Janeira

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 9.99

    Japanese and Western Literature delves deeply into Japanese culture to discover the concepts that similarize and differentiate Japanese and Western literary creations. Paralleling Japanese literary creations and fundamental thought with those of the West, the author draws many illuminating comparisons: for example, between the novels of Murasaki... more...

  • Selected Essays of Master Lu Xunby Lu Xun

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 11.99

    The Selected Essays of Master Lu Xun collects together his most influential and powerful essays and lectures. Critical of traditional Chinese culture, of the superstition and rigid social mores, and passionate in his argument for reform, his essays from the classic contemplation on Confusion patriarchy ?What Is Required of Us as Fathers Today,? to... more...

  • Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalizationby Benjamin Lee

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 12.99

    Cultural Analysis in an Age of Globalization draws upon contemporary work in anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, and literary theory to analyze the rise of ?speculative capital? and its role in a global shift from production-centered to circulation-centered capitalism. more...

  • Recollections of West Hunanby Shen Congwen

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 11.99

    Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid picture of both the idyllic beauty and turmoil of life in a province once known as the ?bandit area,? a countryside shrouded in mystery,... more...