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  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IIby Robert P. Goldman; Sheldon I. Pollock

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the second volume of a translation of India?s most beloved and influential epic saga, the monumental R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki . Of the seven sections of this great Sanskrit masterpiece, the Ayodhyak???a is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India. This readable translation... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IIIby Robert P. Goldman; Sheldon I. Pollock

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the third volume of a planned seven-volume translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. This third volume carries forward the narrative by following the exiled hero Rama, his wife, and his brother on their wanderings. The book contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume Vby Robert P. Goldman; Sally Sutherland Goldman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    The fifth and most popular book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, the Sundarakanda , recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hanuman in leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there, he scours the city for the abducted Princess Siti. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Ravana, the beauty of... more...

  • Drinking From Love's Cupby Rahuldeep Singh Gill

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (d. 1636 CE) is widely considered the most important non-canonical poet in Sikh history, having shaped the theology and ethics of the tradition for centuries. Not only are his beautiful poems considered an authoritative illustration of Sikh life, they also defined Sikh identity during a tumultuous period of upheaval in the early... more...

  • Record of Daily Knowledge and Collected Poems and Essaysby Yanwu Gu; Ian Johnston

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Gu Yanwu pioneered the late-Ming and early Qing-era practice of Han Learning, or Evidential Learning, favoring practical over theoretical approaches to knowledge. He strongly encouraged scholars to return to the simple, ethical precepts of early Confucianism, and in his best-known work, Rizhi lu ( Record of Daily Knowledge ), he applied this paradigm... more...

  • The Poetry of Hanshan (Cold Mountain), Shide, and Fengganby Paul Rouzer

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    This complete bilingual edition (Chinese and English) provides a readable as well as the most accurate translation of the body of poems attributed to the hermit poets Hanshan, Shide, and Fenggan. Widely popular among readers in China, Korea, and Japan since their circulation in the ninth century, the poems have influenced religious thinkers... more...

  • Five Faces of Japanese Feminismby Ineko Sata; Samuel Perry

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    This exquisite collection of short fiction by Sata Ineko (1904?1998) offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women rarely dignified in fiction: glamorous café waitresses, feisty communist activists, a tortured novelist, a soldier?s wife, and single women in Japan?s Korean colony. Her delicately penned portraits challenge the tired,... more...

  • The Human Jungleby Cho Chongnae; Bruce Fulton; Ju-Chan Fulton

    Chin Music Press Inc. 2016; US$ 16.50

    This muckraking novel by one of Korea's greatest living writers portrays China at the dawn of its global economic dominance. more...

  • The Tales of Iseby Peter MacMillan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 15.50

    One of the three seminal works of Japanese literature, this beautiful collection of poems and tales offers an unparalleled insight into ancient Japan. Along with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, The Tales of Ise is considered one of the three most important works of Japanese literature. A poem-tale collection from the... 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...