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  • Tsao Hsueh-chin's Dream of the Red Chamberby Zhang Xiugui

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Dream of the Red Chamber explores China ’s best-known novel, a massive, sprawling story set during the Ching Dynasty, China ’s last feudal society. Following the ups and downs of four leading aristocratic... more...

  • A History of Chinese Literatureby Herbert G. Giles

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 6.95

    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...

  • Travels of a Genre: The Modern Novel and Ideologyby Mary N. Layoun

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Wen Xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume II: Rhapsodies on Sacrifices, Hunting, Travel, Sightseeing, Palaces and Halls, Rivers and Seasby David R. Knechtges; Tong Xiao

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume III: Rhapsodies on Natural Phenomena, Birds and Animals, Aspirations and Feelings, Sorrowful Laments, Literature, Music, and Passionsby Xiao Tong; David R. Knechtges

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.50

    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...

  • Blut als Tinteby Elena Giannoulis

    Iudicium Verlag 2010; US$ 18.17

    Der japanische Literaturmarkt, die Rolle der Autoren und die Erwartungen der Leser haben sich seit den achtziger und neunziger Jahren stark verändert. Intimität ist zur öffentlichen Ware geworden und Privatsphäre hat eine andere Bedeutung erhalten. Ist da überhaupt noch Platz für die japanische Ausprägung des Ich-Romans, den shishosetsu, in dem es... more...

  • Petitessen, Pretiosenby Agnes Fink-von Hoff

    Iudicium Verlag 2006; US$ 23.63

    Die Vorliebe für kleine und kleinste Formen in Kunst und Literatur kennzeichnet den Zeitgeist um die Jahrhundertwende nicht nur in Europa. In Japan erlebte die als ?neu" empfundene Form der Prosaminiatur ungeahnten Aufschwung mit Höhepunkt um 1910 ? kurze, meist skizzenhafte Texte, sog. shôhin (wörtlich: ?kleine Stücke"), überschwemmten den... 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...

  • Vintage Murakamiby Haruki Murakami

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 10.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Murakami?s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.? ? The Washington Post Book World ... more...