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  • 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...

  • A History of Chinese Literatureby Herbert G. Giles

    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. This book is the first general history of Chinese literature... more...

  • Travels of a Genreby 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 IIby 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 IIIby David R. Knechtges; Xiao Tong

    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...

  • Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in Englishby Lisa Lau; Om Prakash Dwivedi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction. more...

  • Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Cultureby Françoise Kral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture is a transdisciplinary study of social invisibility and diasporas which theorizes the differential in/visibility of diasporas through the prism of cultural productions (literature and the visual arts, including media studies) by both established artists and emerging ones. more...

  • The Cultural Revolution and Overactingby Tuo Wang

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This postmodern study of the Chinese Cultural Revolution examines the inner mechanism of the mass movement. Utilizing methodologies of cultural anthropology, linguistics, acting theory, and literary criticism, it reveals how people?s performances of their everyday lives functioned as mechanisms of social control. 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...

  • 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...