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  • Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhiby Prashant Keshavmurthy

    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...

  • Reading Postcolonial Theoryby Bibhash Choudhury

    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...

  • The Writing System of Scribe Zhouby Haeree Park

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    This book investigates the nature of regional variation in the early Chinese writing system. Based on palaeographical and phonological examinations, it proposes that all the late pre-imperial regional scripts (5th - 3rd centuries BCE) derived from a kind of orthographic meta-system reflecting one spoken standard. The conclusions of this... more...

  • Troubled Testimoniesby Meenakshi Bharat

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Since the 9/11 attacks terror has established its permeating hold on society?s psyche. Creative writing, a popular and visible cultural witness to the strain, has taken up this destabilization with remarkable regularity. Troubled Testimonies focuses on the Indian novel in English, deriving inspiration from these disturbances, to essay a unique grasp... more...

  • Kasai Zenzo and the Modern Japanese Autobiographical Novel (shishosetsu)by Masako Nakagawa; Hailin Zhou

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    Kasai Zenzo (1887-1928) was one of the first and most prominent shishosetsu writers during the Taisho period (1912-1926). The shishosetsu, "I" novel or autobiographical narrative, was once believed to be an ideal form of writing, the purest of prose, and an expression of the depth of the self, which was said to be created without fabrications... more...

  • Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literatureby Liu Jianmei

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This is a powerful account of how the ruin and resurrection of Zhuangzi in modern China's literary history correspond to the rise and fall of modern Chinese individuality. By examining the twentieth century reinterpretation and appropriation of Zhuangzi, the author explores modern Chinese writers' complicated relationship with "tradition." more...

  • Bodies of Songby Linda Hess

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    North Indian poetry, music, religion, and politics come to life in Bodies of Song , a textual and ethnographic work on the oral traditions of Kabir, the great fifteenth-century iconoclastic poet. Linda Hess provides stories of individuals and families, villages and towns, religious and secular organizations, castes and communities of those who sing,... more...

  • China Reinterpretedby Leo Shingchi Yip

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book is a comprehensive study of Chinese figures and motifs in medieval Japanese noh theater. It explores the images of China and their implications constructed in the so-called ? karagoto-mono ? (Chinese plays) that reflect the artistic preferences, as well as the cultural and sociopolitical sentiments towards China held by Muromachi... more...

  • A Hundred Flowers Blossomingby Xiao-Ming Yang; Xiongya Gao; Xiaohui Xue; Xiaohe Rui; Yuan Zhang; Shuqing Guo; Yan Zheng; Xiaodong Liu; Miao Miao; Yuanyuan Liang; Lei Wu; Nan Tong; Qiping Xu

    UPA 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book is a collection of literary essays written by faculty members of Xi'an International Studies University, China with a Chinese perspective on Western literary works, which is normally not found in the scholarship in the West, and with a feministic stance as most of the contributors are female. more...

  • Redeeming the Kamasutraby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    In Redeeming the Kamasutra, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular literature. more...