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  • The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622by Jane Grogan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622 studies the conception of Persia in the literary, political and pedagogic writings of Renaissance England and Britain. It argues that writers of all kinds debated the means and merits of English empire through their intellectual engagement with the ancient Persian empire. more...

  • Granta 127by Yuka Igarashi

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    Hello Kitty, earthquakes, manga, samurai, robots and sushi. These are some of the things we think about when we think about Japan. This small island nation looms large in the popular imagination, in often contradictory ways: as the epitome of refinement and tradition, and as an embodiment of a shiny, soulless future. What is Japan to those who really... more...

  • Grass For My Pillowby Saiichi Maruya; Dennis Keene

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 34.99

    First published in Japanese in 1966, the debut novel of the critically acclaimed author of Singular Rebellion is an unusual portrait of a deeply taboo subject in twentieth-century Japanese society: resistance to the draft in World War II. In 1940 Shokichi Hamada is a conscientious objector who dodges military service by simply disappearing from... more...

  • In Another Countryby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    In a work of stunning archival recovery and interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi illuminates the cultural work performed by two kinds of English novels in India during the colonial and postcolonial periods. Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, readers and writers, empire and nation, consumption and production, In Another Country vividly... more...

  • Perfect Worldsby Douwe Fokkema; Jacques Thomassen; Kasper van Ommen

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Perfect Worlds is an extensive, comparative study of utopian narratives in both the East and the West. Douwe Fokkema provides an elegant argument about the human impulse to imagine new and better worlds, astutely observing that the utopian imagination thrives in the context of secularization. Fokkema also tracks the rise of dystopian narratives,... more...

  • Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novelsby Jennifer Ho

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This interdisciplinary study examines the theme of consumption in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and eating with ethnic identity formation. Using four discrete modes of identification--historic pride, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American adolescents challenge and revise their cultural... more...

  • The Postsecular Imagination: Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literatureby Manav Ratti

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Postsecular Imagination presents a rich, interdisciplinary study of postsecularism as an affirmational political possibility emerging through the potentials and limits of both secular and religious thought. While secularism and religion can foster inspiration and creativity, they also can be linked with violence, civil war, partition, majoritarianism,... more...

  • The Last of the Whampoa Breedby Pang-yuan Chi; David Der-Wei Wang

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Whampoa Military Academy was China's first modern military institution. For decades the "Spirit of Whampoa" was invoked as the highest praise to all Chinese soldiers who guarded their nation heroically. But of all the battles these soldiers have fought, the most challenging one was the civil war that resulted in the "great divide" of China in the... more...

  • Love and Revolutionby Ping Lu; Nancy Du

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    "Death is inevitably the end of a journey. Death also allows the journey to go back to the beginning." In this bold novel, one of Taiwan's most celebrated authors reimagines the lives of a legendary couple: Sun Yat-sen, known as the "Father of the Chinese Revolution," and his wife, Song Qingling. Born in 1866, Sun Yat-sen grew up an admirer of... more...

  • Holy Prayers in a Horse's Earby Kathleen Tamagawa; Greg Robinson; Elena Creef

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    Originally published in 1932, Kathleen Tamagawa’s pioneering Asian American memoir is a sensitive and thoughtful look at the personal and social complexities of growing up racially mixed during the early twentieth century. Born in 1893 to an Irish American mother and a Japanese father and raised in Chicago and Japan, Tamagawa reflects... more...