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  • Maxine Hong Kingstonby Helena Grice

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular -- and controversial -- writers in the Asian American literary tradition. In this volume Grice traces Kingston's development as a writer and cultural activist through both ethnic and feminist discourses, investigating her... more...

  • Born Translatedby Rebecca L. Walkowitz

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    As a growing number of contemporary novelists write explicitly for publication in multiple languages, the genre?s form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather... more...

  • Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing Chinaby Nanxiu Qian

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1898, Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu ordered a series of reforms to correct the political, economic, cultural, and educational weaknesses exposed by China's defeat by Japan in the First Sino-Japanese War. The "Hundred Day's Reform" has received a great deal of attention from historians who have focused on the well-known male historical actors, but... more...

  • Essays on Japanby Michael Marra

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    Essays on Japan is a compilation of Professor Michael F. Marra's essays written in the past ten years on the topics of Japanese literature, Japanese aesthetics, and the space between the two subjects. Marra is one of the leading scholars in the field of Japanese aesthetics and hermeneutics and has published extensively on medieval and early modern... more...

  • Endö Shüsakuby Mark B. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Endö Shüsaka is probably the most widely translated of all Japanese authors. In this first major study of Endö's works, Mark Williams moves the discussion on from the well-worn depictions of Endö as the 'Japanese Graham Greene', and places him in his own political and cultural context. more...

  • Shoshamanby Shinya Arai

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    Acknowledging no god but the corporate good, the shoshamen?high-powered professionals within Japan's integrated trading companies?serve as the unrelenting cogs of an economic machine. Or do they? Shoshaman takes us inside the world of Japan Inc. to explore the daily lives of the people who inhabit it. Written by a senior executive in a major sogo... more...

  • Of Women, Outcastes, Peasants, and Rebelsby Kalpana Bardhan

    University of California Press 1990; US$ 12.95

    Until now the large body of socially focused Bengali literature has remained little known to Western readers. This collection includes some of the finest examples of Bengali short stories?stories that reflect the turmoil of a changing society traditionally characterized by rigid hierarchical structures of privilege and class differentiation. Written... more...

  • The American Diary of a Japanese Girlby Edward Marx; Yone Noguchi; Laura Franey

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    The first American novel by a writer of Japanese ancestry, The American Diary of a Japanese Girl is a landmark of modern American fiction and Japanese American transnationalism. First published in 1902, Yone Noguchi's novel describes the turn-of-the-century adventures of Tokyo belle Miss Morning Glory in a first-person narrative that The New York... more...

  • The Literature of the Indian Diasporaby Vijay Mishra

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Literature of the Indian Diaspora constitutes a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora. It is also an important contribution to diaspora theory in general. Examining both the ?old? Indian diaspora of early capitalism, following the abolition of slavery, and the ?new? diaspora linked to movements of late... more...

  • Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novelby Neelam Srivastava

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 130.00

    This study explores the connections between a secular Indian nation and fiction in English by a number of postcolonial Indian writers of the 1980s and 90s. Examining writers such as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, and Rohinton Mistry, with particularly close readings of "Midnight's Children", "A Suitable... more...