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- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00
Translated from Japanese, this study exposes English-language scholars to the complexities of the relationship between food, culture, the environment, and literature in Japan. Yuki explores the systems of value surrounding food as expressed in four popular Japanese female writers: Ishimure Michiko, Taguchi Randy, Morisaki Kazue, and Nashiki Kaho. more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99
This collection of ecocritical essays focuses on the work of Ishimure Michiko, Japan?s foremost writer on the environment and culture. It discusses Ishimure?s writing in the context of the latest issues in ecocritical theory, with particular reference to environmental problems in Minamata and Fukushima, and argues for an expanded, more-than-Western... more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 30.00
After years of occupying a vexed position in the American academy, Philippine studies has come into its own, emerging as a trenchant and dynamic space of inquiry. Filipino Studies is a field-defining collection of vibrant voices, critical perspectives, and provocative ideas about the cultural, political, and economic state of the Philippines and... more...
- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00
In the work of writer Abe Kobo (1924?1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 213.08
Mencius was a major political thinker in ancient China, a successor of Confucius and high-ranking advisor to the powerful princes of Qi. His work remains highly significant to this day in Chinese intellectual history. This book offers a comprehensive presentation of Mencius?s life and times, a translation of his work with detailed commentary, and... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 29.99
Starting with Salman Rushdie's assertion that even though something is always lost in translation, something can always be gained, Martha Cutter examines the trope of translation in twenty English-language novels and autobiographies by contemporary ethnic American writers. She argues that these works advocate a politics of language diversity--a literary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Writing in the eighteenth century, the Persian-language litterateurs of late Mughal Delhi were aware that they could no longer take for granted the relations of Persian with Islamic imperial power, relations that had enabled Persian literary life to flourish in India since the tenth century C.E. Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ?moments of their making? and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it in the wake of contemporary themes and debates. The... more...