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  • Japanese Tales from Times Pastby Naoshi Koriyama; Bruce Allen; Karen Thornber

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This collection of translated tales is from the most famous work in all of Japanese classical literature?the Konjaku Monogatari Shu . This collection of traditional Japanese folklore is akin to the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer or Dante's Inferno ?powerfully entertaining tales that reveal striking aspects of the cultural psychology, fantasy, and... more...

  • Griffith Review 49by Julianne Schultz; Jane Camens

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 19.99

    The Asian century is in full swing, generating unprecedented economic and social power. In coming decades this will profoundly change the world, and the lives of all those living in the world?s most populous region. New Asia Now features outstanding young writers from the countries at the centre of this transformation. They write about the people... more...

  • The Last Isleby Sheng-mei Ma

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    Explores the affective toll of Taiwan’s geographical and political proximity to China through a critical analysis of contemporary Taiwanese film and culture. It examines the complex, precarious relationship between the sovereign state of Taiwan and China in order to consider what this might mean global anxiety around the growing power of China.... more...

  • Reading The Tale of Genjiby Thomas Harper; Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    Written one thousand years ago, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of Japanese literature, often regarded as its best prose fiction. Read, commented on, and reimagined by poets, scholars, dramatists, artists, and novelists, the tale has left a legacy as rich and reflective as the work itself. The most comprehensive record of The Tale of Genji?s... more...

  • Passion, Poverty and Travelby Wilt L. Idema

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 98.00

    Translations from Chinese popular literature of the late-imperial and early republican periods are still very rare, and selections that are devoted to a specific genre or dialect rarer still. These translations of traditional Hakka popular literature are not only a contribution to a broader knowledge of traditional Chinese folk literature, but also... more...

  • Science in China, 1600–1900by Yi Kai Ho

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 150.00

    Distinguished historian Benjamin A Elman's collective volume on the history of science in imperial China, brings together over 30 years of historical literature on the subject. With updates to the literature and new material including transcripts of podcasts and translated interview articles, Science in China takes the reader on a journey starting... 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...