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  • Out of the Eastby Lafcadio Hearn

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    In works like these Hearn perceived and captured the essence of Japan as it was in the days when he fell under its spell and made Japan his adopted country. more...

  • The Needle-Watcherby Richard Blaker

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    This fascinating novel reconstructs the story of Will Adams, a native of Gillingham, in Kent, England, and his voyage to Japan in the seventeenth century. His knowledge of seafaring vessels at the time causes him to be taken into the favor of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and,in time,to become recognized as the founder of the Japanese navy. Adams was... more...

  • And Thenby Soseki Natsume; Norma Moore Field

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    And Then , ranked as one of Soseki Natsume's most insightful and stirring novels, tells the story of Daisuke, a young Japanese man struggling with his personal purpose and identity, as well as the changing social landscape of Meiji-era Japan. As Japan enters the 20th century, ancient customs give way to western ideals, creating a perfect storm of... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...