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- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00
In the last two decades, China has become a dramatically more urban society and hundreds of millions of people have changed residence in the process. Family and communal bonds have been broken in a country once known as "a society of kith and kin." There has been a pervasive sense of moral crisis in contemporary China, and the new market economy doesn't... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore?s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore?s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia?s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore?s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian theatrescape. Tagore experimented with dance, music,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 14.95
A History of Chinese Literature is without doubt the best basic 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. Professor Giles' book is rich in his own fine translations.... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65
'Hanif Kureishi's literary memoir explores his relationship with his father, a failed writer. Kurieshi is, of course, hugely successful...' Esquire 'This is an ambitious book. Kureshi - free-associating with what feels like unmitigated honesty - successfully conveys the impression that in this book he has actually given us himself.'... more...
- 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...
- W. W. Norton & Company 2014; US$ 6.31
?A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.? ?Daniel Gold, Cornell University ?Here?s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.? ? Library Journal more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Market delves into the influences and pressures of the marketplace on this genre, which this volume contends has been both gatekeeper as well as a significant force in shaping the production and consumption of this literature. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 22.95
Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade... more...
- 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...
- 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...