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  • A Classical Tibetan Readerby Yael Bentor

    Wisdom Publications 2014; US$ 18.95

    A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan... more...

  • Vietnamese Legendsby George F. Schultz

    Tuttle Publishing 1965; US$ 2.99

    This collection of Vietnamese mythology will be of great interest to cultural scholars as well as people of Vietnamese descent. The history of every country is reflected in its myths and legends and this absorbing collection of thirty-two stories vary from the sweep and grandeur of past battles, to the wit of parables. While a number of Chinese... more...

  • Kokoroby Natsume Soseki; Edwin McClellan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Thought-provoking and beautifully written, this trilogy of stories explores the very heart of loneliness and stands as a stirring introduction to one of Japan's most widely read modern authors. more...

  • Japanese Tales from Times Pastby Naoshi Koriyama; Bruce Allen; Karen Thornber

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    This collection of translated tales is from the most famous work in all of Japanese classical literature???the Konjaku Monogatari Shu . This collection of traditional Japanese folklore is akin to the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer or Dante's Inferno ???powerfully entertaining tales that reveal striking aspects of the cultural psychology, fantasy,... more...

  • This Love Could Not be Deliveredby Lu Min

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 11.99

    A love story set against the backdrop of the 1980s ?Strike Hard? crackdown on youth crime, this heartbreaking novel shows how the pain of first love can last a lifetime. more...

  • How Stubborn Our Heartsby Ye Zhaoyan

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 12.99

    An unconventional love story that tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a marriage from youth to old age, this tender novel is a profound mediation on the mysteries?and bullheadedness?of love. more...

  • Passion, Poverty and Travelby Wilt L. Idema

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 30.00

    Translations from Chinese popular literature of the late-imperial and early republican periods are still very rare, and selections that are devoted to a specific genre or dialect rarer still. These translations of traditional Hakka popular literature are not only a contribution to a broader knowledge of traditional Chinese folk literature, but also... more...

  • The Sound of Salt Formingby Geng Song; Qingxiang Yang

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    China's post-80s generation, sometimes referred to as Generation Y, is the first whose members have grown up entirely within the reformist era. They are keen to distinguish themselves from their predecessors in every aspect of life. To Western eyes, this generation of Chinese, who are highly engaged with the world, display the ambiguities and paradoxes... more...

  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume Fourby David Tod Roy

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    This is the fourth and penultimate volume in David Roy?s celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P?ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth-century work that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch?ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town,... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel?written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. 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... more...