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  • I Too Have Some Dreamsby A. Sean Pue

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    I Too Have Some Dreams explores the work of N. M. Rashed, Urdu's renowned modernist poet, whose career spans the last years of British India and the early decades of postcolonial South Asia. A. Sean Pue argues that Rashed?s poetry carved out a distinct role for literature in the maintenance of doubt, providing a platform for challenging the certainty... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essaysby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely Japanese literary genre encompassing features of the nonfiction or personal essay and miscellaneous musings. For sheer range of subject matter... more...

  • Digital Archetypesby Sambit Datta; David Beynon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This multi-disciplinary study of early archetypal Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architectures examines how the styles from northwest India and were adapted as they spread into Southeast Asia. It unravels the specifically compositional and architectural linkages along the trading routes of South and Southeast Asia, and the common themes and influences... more...

  • The Islamic State in the Post-Modern Worldby Louis D. Hayes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World is a study of the political development of Pakistan. This study consists of three parts. The first addresses the concept of the 'state' as it has evolved historically, the second section focuses on the creation of Pakistan as an experiment in bridging the gulf between the demands of the modern state... more...

  • Story-Wallah!by Shyam Selvadurai

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 11.99

    Story-Wallah! is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian writers and the dynamic, important tales they have to tell. more...

  • Poetry, Politics and Cultureby Akshaya Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination?in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English?from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry of the post-1990s gravitates towards a non-Orientalised postcolonial nationalism, it seeks to rewrite and disseminate the shifting coordinates... more...

  • Mu Shiyingby Andrew David Field

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2014; US$ 18.00

    Being assassinated in 1940, Mu Shiying, the Shanghai’s ‘Literary Comet’, was one of China’s pioneer modernist writers. This book includes translations of six short stories written by Mu: "The Man Who Was Treated as a Plaything", "Five in a Nightclub", "Craven ‘A’", "Night", "Shanghai... more...

  • Post-Conflict Development in East Asiaby Brendan M. Howe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This volume critically assesses measurements of success in East Asian post-conflict development from a human-centered perspective. This involves a major re-evaluation of accepted accounts of domestic governance and international relations in East Asia from both a comparative and inter-disciplinary viewpoint. This book is rich in case studies and provides... more...

  • Three Kingdomsby Guanzhong Luo

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Updated with a new foreword by Moss Roberts for this fifteenth anniversary edition, Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.?A.D. 220), when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms. Writing some twelve hundred years later, the Ming author Luo Guanzhong drew on histories, dramas, and... more...

  • China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africaby Seifudein Adem

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are three differing perspectives. On one hand Sino-pessimists view China as a giant, feeding on Africa’s resources to fuel its own industrialization. On the other hand, Sino-optimists see China as a benevolent state capable of ‘developing’ the continent. In the middle sit the... more...