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  • The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagonby Arthur Waley; Dennis Washburn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 13.99

    Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon was a product of a tenth century courtier's experiences... more...

  • 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...

  • Travels of a Genreby Mary N. Layoun

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    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 IIby David R. Knechtges; Tong Xiao

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00 US$ 45.60

    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 IIIby Xiao Tong; David R. Knechtges

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00 US$ 51.20

    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...

  • 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...

  • When True Love Came to Chinaby Lynn Pan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 65.00

    Most people suppose that the whole world knows what it is to love; that romantic love is universal, quintessentially human. Such a supposition has to be able to meet three challenges. It has to justify its underlying assumption that all cultures mean the same thing by the word ‘love’ regardless of language. It has to engage with the scholarly... more...

  • Linda Hogan and Contemporary Taiwanese Writersby Peter I-min Huang

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Linda Hogan and Contemporary Taiwanese Writers: an Ecocritical Study of Indigeneities and Environment forges links between an author whose work belongs to a well known body of indigenous literature, Native American literature, and authors who represent a less recognized body of indigenous literature, Taiwanese literature. It does so by focusing... more...