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  • Japanese Talesby Royall Tyler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.95

    Here are two hundred and twenty dazzling tales from medieval Japan, tales that welcome us into a fabulous, faraway world populated by saints and scoundrels, ghosts and magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese worldview during a classic... more...

  • Wind and Stoneby Masaaki Tachihara

    Stone Bridge Press 1998; US$ 14.95

    The story of Mizue, a housewife, and Kase, a traditional-style garden designer hired by her husband to landscape their home. As the garden takes shape, Mizue wakens to a new sensuality and desire, and her carefully structured life begins to crumble. Explores the psychology of human passion in an oblique language filled with references to art and aesthetic... more...

  • Stone Lakeby J. D. Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 43.00

    Stone Lake, published in 1992, is a translation and study of the poetry of Fan Chengda (1126?1193), one of the most famous Chinese poets. more...

  • Service Economiesby Jin-kyung Lee

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    Service Economies presents an alternative narrative of South Korean modernity by examining how working-class labor occupies a central space in linking the United States and Asia to South Korea's changing global position from a U.S. neocolony to a subempire. Making surprising and revelatory connections, Jin-kyung Lee analyzes South Korean military... more...

  • The Book of Loveby James McConnachie

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 7.99

    An engaging, enlightening ?biography? of the ancient Hindu manuscript that became the world?s most famous sex manual   The Kamasutra is one of the world?s best-known yet least-understood texts, its title instantly familiar but its actual contents widely misconstrued. In the popular imagination, it is a work of practical pornography, a how-to... more...

  • Orientalism, Modernism, and the American Poemby Robert Kern

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 40.00

    An exploration of the role of 'Oriental' influences on American modernist poetry. more...

  • New Literature and Philosophy of the Middle Eastby Jason Mohaghegh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Mohaghegh tracks the idea of 'chaos' into the contemporary philosophical and cultural imagination of the postcolonial world, exploring its vital role in the formation of an emergent avant-garde literature in the Middle East, concentrating on the writings of the twentieth-century Iranian new wave. more...

  • Placing the Modern Chinese Vernacular in Transnational Literatureby Gang Zhou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    1895-1925 was a critical historical period in Chinese literary history, when baihua (the vernacular) was elevated to become the national language and wenyan (classical Chinese) was eliminated from many literary practices, overturning the long-established linguistic hierarchy. This is the first book to concentrate not only on the triumph of the... more...

  • Taiwan Cinemaby Guo-Juin Hong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00

    Offering a groundbreaking study of Taiwan cinema, this book is the first study in English to cover its entire history. Hong provides helpful insight into how Taiwan cinema is taught and studied by taking into account not only the auteurs of New Taiwan Cinema, but also the history of popular genre films before the 1980s. The book will be essential... more...

  • Language, Gender, and Community in Late Twentieth-Century Fictionby Mary Jane Hurst

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Drawing on critical frameworks, this study establishes the centrality of language, gender, and community in the quest for identity in contemporary American fiction. Close readings of novels by Alice Walker, Ernest Gaines, Ann Beattie, John Updike, Chang-rae Lee, and Rudolfo Anaya, among others, show how individuals find their American identities by... more...