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  • Filipino Studiesby Martin F. Manalansan; Augusto Espiritu

    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...

  • The Cambridge History of Japanese Literatureby Haruo Shirane; Tomi Suzuki; David Lurie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 156.00 US$ 127.92

    The first English-language history of Japanese literature in one volume, from pre-medieval times to the present. more...

  • Understanding Gish Jenby Jennifer Ann Ho; Linda Wagner-Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    An examination of the evolution of Jen?s career, her themes, and the development of her narrative voice more...

  • Beyond Nationby Richard Calichman

    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...

  • Menziusby Robert H. Gassmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 219.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lost and Found in Translationby Martha J. Cutter

    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...

  • 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...