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  • Asian American Literature and the Environmentby Lorna Fitzsimmons; Youngsuk Chae; Bella Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of representations of the environment in Asian American literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center of ecocritical studies. This collection demonstrates the distinctiveness... more...

  • Beauty In Disarrayby Harumi Setouchi; Sanford Goldstein; Kazuji Ninomiya

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 6.95

    Setouchi was eminently qualified to write this historical novel on women's liberation in Japan, which had its roots in sexual politics, socialism, and anarchism, movements in decline following the famous massacre after the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and neighboring prefectures on September 1, 1923. Among those put to death in the... more...

  • Botchanby Soseki Natsume

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.95

    A modern classic in Japan on par with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is a very popular Japanese novel and still widely read decades after its first publication. Botchen , a timeless Japanese novel written by Japan's most beloved novelist, Soseki Natsume, is now available in a revised edition featuring a... more...

  • China and the Global Politics of Regionalizationby Assoc Prof Emilian Kavalski; Professor Timothy M Shaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This volume examines the prominent role of China in global politics and the relevance of the 'new regionalism' paradigm to China's international outreach. It provides a comprehensive and critical assessment of China's impact on the global politics of regionalization, offers a novel application of analytical models, investigates the aspects of the... more...

  • Counterfeiter and Other Storiesby Yasushi Inoue

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 3.95

    "These three stories illustrate Inoue's versatility, his mastery of detail and his control of narrative structure. Inoue presents the tale as mystery and solution, the tale as psychoanalytic exploration, the tale as emblematic social history." Arizona Quarterly In The Counterfeiter , a writer is commissioned to write the biography of a famous... more...

  • Courtesans and Opiumby Anonymous; Patrick Hanan

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    In his preface, the anonymous author of Courtesans and Opium describes his book as an act of penance for thirty years spent patronizing the brothels of Yangzhou. Written in the 1840s, his story is filled with vice and dark consequence, portraying the hazards of the city's seedy underbelly and warning others against the example of the Fool. Chinese... more...

  • Distant Thunderby Wahei Tatematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 6.95

    **Winner of the Noma Prize for New Writers** Set in rural Japan as the height of the bubble economy, Distant Thunder tells of a farming village gradually effaced by urbanization, corruption, and greed. After Matsuzo Wada has sold off the family's land and left his wife for another woman, his son Mitsuo is determined to support himself and his... more...

  • Drinking the Mountain Streamby Jetsun Milarepa; Kunga; Brian Cutillo; Amy Soderberg

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path. More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain... more...

  • Early Modern Japanese Literatureby Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • 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...