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  • A History of Chinese Literatureby Herbert G. Giles

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 3.99

    A History of Chinese Literature is THE classic introduction to Chinese literature, which has given to the world exquisite poetry and such classics as Monkey, The Analects of Confucius, the works of Chuang Tzu, and other writings over a time span of 2,500 or more years. Author, Professor Giles, a legendary scholar of Chinese, was best known for... more...

  • Mulanby Shiamin Kwa; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.50

    The legend of Mulan--the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place--remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and... more...

  • Spider Eatersby Rae Yang

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats... more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphyby Stanleigh H. Jones Jr.

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    A complete translation of a major Japanese puppet drama written in 1746, with an investigation into the play's many authors and the use of bunraku puppets. more...

  • Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume IIIby Xiao Tong; David R. Knechtges

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00 US$ 58.24

    The Wen xuan , compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. It contains a total of 761 pieces of prose and verse by 130 writers from the late Zhou dynasty to the Liang dynasty (ca. 4th century B.C. to 6th century A.D.) The selection includes most of the best examples of fu (rhapsodies)... more...

  • Wen Xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume IIby David R. Knechtges; Tong Xiao

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00 US$ 51.87

    The Wen xuan, compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531), is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literary genres. It was one of the primary sources of literary knowledge for educated Chinese in the premodern period, and it is still the essential handbook for specialists in pre-Tang literature. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • Travels of a Genreby Mary N. Layoun

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    If the modern Western novel is linked to the rise of a literate bourgeoisie with particular social values and narrative expectations, to what extent can that history of the novel be anticipated in non-Western contexts? In this bold, insightful work Mary Layoun investigates the development of literary practice in the Greek, Arabic, and Japanese cultures,... more...

  • Shanghai Literary Imaginingsby Lena Scheen

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    This book draws on a wide range of methods?including approaches from literary studies, cultural studies, and urban sociology?to analyze the transformation of Shanghai through rapid growth and widespread urban renewal. Lena Scheen explores the literary imaginings of the city, its past, present, and future, in order to understand the effects of that... more...

  • A Short History of the Short Storyby Gulnaz Fatma

    Loving Healing Press Inc 2012; US$ 4.95

    Worldwide Appreciation of the Short Story Form Spans Cultures and Centuries! In this concise volume, Gulnaz Fatma traces the short story from its origins in fables, ancient poetry, and tales such as The Arabian Nights , to its modern form in the early American stories of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and then through th more...