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  • 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$ 48.95

    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...

  • Sultan & Mermaid Queenby Paul Sochaczewski

    Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99

    The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen is a collection of essays and articles which describe rarely written-about Asian people, places and events. more...

  • The Truth About Annaby William Warren

    Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99

    William Warren's writings on Asia have entertained and informed readers all over the world for 40 years. As he says, 'Even as a child, I preferred the unusual to the ordinary, the little-known to the familiar; and such inclinations remained with me as I grew up, determining what sort of books I particularly enjoyed, the places I wanted most to visit,... 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$ 95.00

    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$ 54.95

    First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the... 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 Nanamoli; Bodhi

    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...