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  • City Voicesby Michael Ingham; Xu Xi

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 50.00

    City Voices is the first showcase of postwar Hong Kong literature originating in English. Fiction, poetry, essays and memoirs from more than 70 authors are featured to demonstrate 'the rich variety and vitality of the city's literary production'. more...

  • Chinese Fiction of the Cultural Revolutionby Lan Yang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1998; US$ 40.00

    As the first comprehensive study of Chinese fiction of the Cultural Revolution, this pioneering work explores the position of the literature of this turbulent period in the context of contemporary China.The book covers the choice of subject matter, authorship and readership of Cultural Revolution fiction. more...

  • Officialdom Unmaskedby T.L. Yang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 50.00

    Officialdom Unmasked was written by Li Boyuan in the early years of the twentieth century as the dynasty crumbled. Bizarre though they may seem, the stories told in the novel are based on true stories. more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Huaby Hua Li

    BRILL 2011; US$ 123.00

    The focus of this study is coming of age in troubled Cultural Revolutionary times as portrayed in contemporary Chinese Bildungsroman fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua, along with a comprehensive overview of the Bildungsroman in China and the west. more...

  • The Novel and Theatrical Imagination in Early Modern Chinaby Chun Mei

    BRILL 2011; US$ 132.00

    Using the concept of theatricality to study Water Margin and Journey to the West, this study illustrates how writing and reading in early modern China became fused with a theatrical imagination in response to destabilizing social and political forces. more...

  • Japanese Writers and the Westby Sumie Okada

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    This book concludes Sumie Okada's trilogy concerning cultural relationships between Japan and the West. This volume discusses six Japanese authors (Soseki, Mishima, Akiko Yosano, Hiroshi Yosano, Endo and Murakami), analysing the encounter between their traditional Japanese group-consciousness and western individualism. It also covers Endo's student... more...

  • Locating the Anglo-Indian Self in Ruskin Bondby Debashis Bandyopadhyay

    Anthem Press India 2011; US$ 99.00

    This study explores the dialogue between the biographical and authorial selves of the writer Ruskin Bond, whose liminal subjectivity is informed by the fantasies of space and time. more...

  • The Old Capitalby T'ien-hsin Chu; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 27.99

    Chu T'ien-hsin's The Old Capital is a brilliant evocation of Taiwan's literature of nostalgia and remembrance. The novel is centered on the question, "Is it possible that none of your memories count?" and explores the reliability of remembrances and the thin line that separates fact from fantasy. Comprised of four thematically linked stories... more...

  • Spivak and Postcolonialismby Taoufiq Sakhkhane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    Exploring, amongst other themes, representations of the other, strategies adopted to resist such representations, the issues of identity, nationalism, colonialism, feminism, subaltern studies and the English language within the context of Empire, this book projects a study of post-colonialism through the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. more...

  • Retributionby Yung-p'ing Li; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-chun Lin

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Retribution opens with the raucous festivities surrounding the annual procession to honor the Bodhisattva Guanyin. Changsheng, the young wife of the local coffin maker Liu Laoshi, is raped while making an offering to Guanyin in the hope of increasing her chances of bearing a son. Changsheng hangs herself following the encounter, and Liu Laoshi exacts... more...