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  • Reading The Tale of Genjiby Thomas Harper; Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    Thomas Harper is retired from the Centre for Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Leiden. He is the translator of In Praise of Shadows and other essays by Tanizaki Jun'ichirô, and the author of a number of scholarly articles on the reception of The Tale of Genji. Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Columbia... more...

  • Thousand Pieces of Goldby Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 17.00

    Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game.... more...

  • My Chinese-Americaby Allen Gee

    Santa Fe Writer's Project 2015; US$ 9.99

    Eloquently written essays about aspects of Asian American life comprise this collection that looks at how Asian-Americans view themselves in light of America?s insensitivities, stereotypes, and expectations. My Chinese-America speaks on masculinity, identity, and topics ranging from Jeremy Lin and immigration to profiling and Asian silences. This... more...

  • Memories of Mount Qilaiby Mu Yang; John Balcom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity, the city was also a site of extensive social, political, and cultural change in the twentieth century, from the Japanese occupation and the American... more...

  • Ground Zero, Nagasakiby Yuichi Seirai; Paul Warham

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Set in contemporary Nagasaki, the six short stories in this collection draw an unflinching portrait of the A-bomb?s horrific, ongoing trauma. Whether they experienced the attack directly or have merely heard about it from survivors, many of the characters in these tales filter their pain and alienation through their Catholic faith, illuminating a... more...

  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Stephen H. West is Foundation Professor of Chinese at Arizona State University and professor emeritus in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley. With Wilt L. Idema, he recently has edited three collections of Chinese drama: Monks, Bandits, and Lovers: Eleven Early Chinese Plays ; Battles,... more...

  • Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume Iby Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 59.95

    Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside of Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through his writings and teaching, and for nearly a century his work and legacy have contributed to the ongoing religious and cultural interchange between Japan and the rest of the world, particularly... more...

  • A Classical Tibetan Readerby Yael Bentor

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Classical Tibetan Readerby Yael Bentor

    Wisdom Publications 2014; Not Available

    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...