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  • Scarlet Gang of Asakusaby Yasunari Kawabata; Donald Richie; Ota Saburô; Alisa Freedman

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    In the 1920s, Asakusa was to Tokyo what Montmartre had been to 1890s Paris and Times Square was to be to 1940s New York. Available in English for the first time, The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa, by Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata, captures the decadent allure of this entertainment district, where beggars and teenage prostitutes mixed with revue... more...

  • The Monkey and the Monkby Anthony C. Yu

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk , finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting... 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...

  • Literary Mischiefby James Dorsey; Douglas Slaymaker; Ogino Anna; Karatani Kojin; Doug Slaymaker; Robert Steen

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Literary Mischief brings renewed focus to the work of Sakaguchi Ango one of the most creative and stimulating thinkers of postwar Japan. The essays and translations included get at the heart of the most volatile issues of culture, ideology, and philosophy of postwar Japan. more...

  • The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyongby JaHyun Kim Haboush

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts,... 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...

  • The Short Storyby Paul March-Russell

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 129.99

    The essays in this volume (all by internationally recognised Deleuze scholars) cover all aspects of Deleuze's philosophy and its relation to history, ranging from the application of Deleuze's philosophy to historical method, Deleuze's own use of the history of philosophy, his interpretations of other historical thinkers (such as Hume and... more...

  • Hitomaroby Anne Commons

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (fl ca 690) is generally regarded as one of the pre-eminent poets of premodern Japan. This study foregrounds the process of his reception and canonization as a deity of Japanese poetry. It offers a fresh perspective on this familiar literary figure through his placement within the broader context of Japanese poetic culture. more...

  • Migration Literature and Hybridityby Sten Pultz Moslund

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Using three literary analyses to show what happens once we leave behind the theoretical poverty of celebratory readings of contemporary migration and hybridity literature, this book offers a way out of the theoretical deadlock of putting hybridity against purity or flux against fixity. more...

  • Islands and Continentsby John Minford; Brian Holton; Agnes Hung-chong Chan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 27.00

    In this kaleidoscope of stories, translated from the Chinese, P.K. Leung, one of Hong Kong's most celebrated literary figures, presents his personal vision of the city, evoking in his inimitable voice the local and international dimensions of this extraordinary place, capturing its poignant ambivalence as a postcolonial territory on the fringe... more...