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  • 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$ 14.09

    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...

  • The Problem with Meby Han Han

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 16.99

    Satirical essays from China?s most popular young troublemaker about growing up millennial and causing social and political scandal today. Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China, equally beloved and reviled for the satirical wit with which he takes on everyone from corrupt politicians to ludicrous protestors. In this... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writersby Laifong Leung

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the years since the death of Mao Zedong, interest in Chinese writers and Chinese literature has risen significantly in the West. In 2000, Gao Xingjian became the first Chinese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature followed by Mo Yan in 2012, and writers such as Ha Jin and Da Sijie have also become well known in the West. Despite this... more...

  • Littérature coréenne (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Longtemps orale, essentiellement composée de chants rituels, puis rédigée en chinois, la littérature coréenne a pris son essor au XIIIe siècle, avec le développement de l'imprimerie dont l'usage des caractères mobiles en plomb fut d'abord réservé à la cour. more...

  • Langues et littératures de l?Inde (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Dans le sous-continent indien aux côtés du bloc dravidien, des groupes munda et tibéto-birman, le groupe linguistique de loin le plus important est le groupe indo-aryen. Les langues indo-aryennes forment la branche indienne de la famille indo-européenne. more...

  • AlliterAsianby Allan Cho; Julia Lin; Jim Wong-Chu

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2016; US$ 21.99

    A wide-ranging literary anthology on the Asian diaspora, in conjunction with the celebrated Canadian magazine Ricepaper. more...

  • The Sound of Salt Formingby Geng Song; Qingxiang Yang

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    China's post-80s generation, sometimes referred to as Generation Y, is the first whose members have grown up entirely within the reformist era. They are keen to distinguish themselves from their predecessors in every aspect of life. To Western eyes, this generation of Chinese, who are highly engaged with the world, display the ambiguities and paradoxes... more...