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  • And Thenby Soseki Natsume; Norma Moore Field

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    "A Japanese writer of genius."? Japan Quarterly Soseki Natsume is considered to be one of Japan's most beloved and respected authors. And Then is ranked as one of his most insightful and stirring novels. Daisuke, the protagonist, is a man in his twenties who is struggling with his personal purpose and identity as well as the changing social... more...

  • Shiokari Passby Ayako Miura; Bill Fearnehough; Sheila Fearnehough

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Based on a true story, Shiokari Pass is a moving tale of love eclipsed by sacrifice and tragedy. The hero of this novel is the young and idealistic Nobuo Nagano, who finds himself forced to make a heart-rending decision, when he must choose between his childhood sweetheart, Fujiko, and his newly found Christian faith. Set in Hokkaido at the turn... more...

  • 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...

  • This Scheming Worldby lhara Saikaku; David C. Stubbs; Masanori Takatsuka

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    This Scheming World (Seken Munasanyo ) was published in 1692, one year before the author’s death. It represents the culmination of Saikaku’s perceptive genius, and in structure, is one of the most consolidated of all his works. Most of the stories are told as incidents or episodes relating to New Year’s Eve, when in those days it... 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...

  • The Legends and Myths of Hawaiiby King David Kalakaua

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    The Legends and Myths of Hawaii is not all mythology. It is rich in historical narrative. King Kalakaua relates the stories of certain great events with such verve that one can readily imagine he was an eyewitness. No doubt he had heard the same tales from the sons and daughters of those who had been present on occasions such as the death of Captain... more...