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  • Haikuby Stephen Addiss; Fumiko Y. Yamamoto; Akira Y. Yamamoto

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 9.99

    This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory.... more...

  • Burial in the Cloudsby Hiroyuki Agawa; Teruyo Shimizu

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Burial in the Clouds is the first English language translation of Hiroyuki Agawa's classic novel of World War II, Kumo No Bohyo . A powerful novel, it takes the form of the war-time diary of a young Japanese college student inducted into the Imperial Navy at the height of World War II. Trained as a combat pilot, he is transferred to one of... more...

  • Rashomon and Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    "Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity? Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface."? The New York Times Book Review This collection of six short stories, most of which have never been translated before, includes "In a Grove",... more...

  • 47 Roninby John Allyn; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Keanu Reeves! 47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history. In the process, it also created a... more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Roger T. Ames; Henry Rosemont Jr.

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    "To quietly persevere in storing up what is learned, to continue studying without respite, to instruct others without growing weary--is this not me?" --Confucius Confucius is recognized as China's first and greatest teacher, and his ideas have been the fertile soil in which the Chinese cultural tradition has flourished. Now, here is a translation... more...

  • Political Novelby Purnima Anil; Sandhya Saxena

    Aadi Publications 2012; US$ 33.99

    Being the 'unacknowledged legislator' of the world a literary artist derives substance for his legislation from diverse sources including politics. In the bewildering modern world which witnesses the overthrow of existing conceptualized versions and definitions political situations have also altered astonishingly. Politics, today, has acquired awesome... 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...

  • Records of the Three Kingdoms in Plain Languageby Anonymous; Wilt L. Idema; Stephen H. West

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 15.50

    The saga of the Three Kingdoms?which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (ca. 180?220 CE) that divided the old Han Empire into the Shu, Wei, and Wu states?remains as popular as ever in China, having served as the basis of not only traditional operas and ballads, but also, in more recent years, of movies, television dramas, and video games.... more...

  • Scripting Dance in Contemporary Indiaby Maratt Mythili Anoop; Varun Gulati; C. R. Rajendran; Ruchika Sharma; Justine Lemos; Anandi Salinas; Kelli Ling; Sushmita Arunkumar; Kaustvi Sarkar; Veena Basavarajaiah; Divya Venkatesh; Puthumana Govindan Namboodiri; Melwyn Pinto

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    Scripting Dance in Contemporary India is an edited volume that engages with multiple dance forms of India and their representations. The contributions are eclectic, including writings by both scholars and performers who share their experiential knowledge. more...

  • History of Japanese Literatureby William George Aston

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    Professor Aston's A History of Japanese Literature has a permanent place on the bookshelves of all lovers of Japan. William George Aston, who pioneered in the translation of Japanese literature into English, made many original contributions to Japanese studies. His writing is fresh and informative. The periods reviewed range from the ancient... more...