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  • Passion, Poverty and Travelby Wilt L. Idema

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 98.00

    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...

  • China and the Global Politics of Regionalizationby Assoc Prof Emilian Kavalski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Addressing the need to 're-Orient' the research and policy agenda of international relations, this volume examines the prominent role of China in global politics and the relevance of the 'new regionalism' paradigm to China's international outreach. more...

  • The Rise of China and the Capitalist World Orderby Assoc Prof Li Xing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    research. This book offers a non-conventional analysis of the possible outcomes from China's transformation and provides a dialectical understanding of the complexities and underlying dynamics brought about by the rise of modern-day China. more...

  • The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjaliby Alistair Shearer

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 20.78

    The basic questions of Who Am I? Where Am I Going? What Is the Purpose of Life? are asked by every generation, and Patanjali's answers (given in the third century BC) form one of the oldest spiritual texts in the world. 'That which unites' is called 'Yoga' - and is thus much broader than the form of exercise so popular today. It is a way to restore... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Night, Againby Linh Dinh

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    A couple's scheme to get rich by killing their father backfires, leaving them in charge of a cripple. In heaven, a baby, dead through neglect, tells his playmates: "Life down there is just one long sleep." A young soldier, saved by a stranger, can never again find her to thank her. A man carries a massive clock. Using a variety of techniques and styles,... more...

  • The Guestby Hwang Sok-Yong; Kyung-Ja Chun; Maya West

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    HWANG SOK-YONG  is one of the contemporary masters of Korean literature. His work, which grapples with the troubled history of his divided country, has resulted in his imprisonment, his exile, and the rare achievement of a wide international readership. Hwang?s novels in English include The Old Garden , a tragic love story set against the backdrop... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 43.95

    In this third volume of a planned five-volume series, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei , an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of His-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily... more...

  • Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imaginationby Edogawa Rampo; James B. Harris

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe. Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination , the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature... more...