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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99
Featuring the first-ever English translation of the ôSplendid Vision Sutra,? a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses, this volume explicates the text?s cultural significance as a source of extraordinary value, cosmic truth, and existential meaning. The ancient author... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...