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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...