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  • Harp of Burmaby Michio Takeyama; Howard Hibbett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front . Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma portrays a company of Japanese troops who are losing a desperate campaign against British... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Duskby Lu Xun

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 12.99

    A collection of essays by Lu Xun, one of the most influential figures of modern Chinese literature. In this classic and beautiful collection, Lu Xun recounts the stories of his childhood and youth in Shaoxing, China. A revolutionary thinker and writer, and one of the architects of the May 4th Movement, his stories reveal the beauty, joy, and struggle... more...