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  • Shanghai Literary Imaginingsby Lena Scheen

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    This book draws on a wide range of methods?including approaches from literary studies, cultural studies, and urban sociology?to analyze the transformation of Shanghai through rapid growth and widespread urban renewal. Lena Scheen explores the literary imaginings of the city, its past, present, and future, in order to understand the effects of that... more...

  • A Short History of the Short Storyby Gulnaz Fatma

    Loving Healing Press Inc 2012; US$ 4.95

    Worldwide Appreciation of the Short Story Form Spans Cultures and Centuries! In this concise volume, Gulnaz Fatma traces the short story from its origins in fables, ancient poetry, and tales such as The Arabian Nights , to its modern form in the early American stories of Irving, Poe, and Hawthorne, and then through th more...

  • The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literatureby Minjie Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Sino-Japanese War (1937 ? 1945) was fought in the Asia-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the United States as the latter?s major military ally. An important line of investigation remains, questioning how the history of this war has been passed on to post-war generations? consciousness, and how information sources, particularly... more...

  • Travels of a Genreby Mary N. Layoun

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    If the modern Western novel is linked to the rise of a literate bourgeoisie with particular social values and narrative expectations, to what extent can that history of the novel be anticipated in non-Western contexts? In this bold, insightful work Mary Layoun investigates the development of literary practice in the Greek, Arabic, and Japanese cultures,... more...

  • Wen Xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume IIby David R. Knechtges; Tong Xiao

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    The Wen xuan, compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531), is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literary genres. It was one of the primary sources of literary knowledge for educated Chinese in the premodern period, and it is still the essential handbook for specialists in pre-Tang literature. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume IIIby Xiao Tong; David R. Knechtges

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.50

    The Wen xuan , compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. It contains a total of 761 pieces of prose and verse by 130 writers from the late Zhou dynasty to the Liang dynasty (ca. 4th century B.C. to 6th century A.D.) The selection includes most of the best examples of fu (rhapsodies)... more...

  • Abe K?b? , Literary Strategistby Thomas Schnellbächer

    Iudicium Verlag 2004; US$ 23.63

    Among the great authors of postwar Japan, Abe K?b? (1924?1993) is the mechanic. Works such as "The Woman in the Dunes" (1962), which brought him worldwide renown, conduct a profound analysis of human existence, while revelling in technical detail. The early postwar years were not only formative for Abe as a writer and political activist,... more...

  • Ah Q Archaeologyby Paul B. Foster

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 44.99

    Ah Q Archaeology concretely situates Lu Xun's critique of national character vis-a-vis metanarratives of nationalism and modernity through a close examination of his works in their historical context. Paul B. Foster uses a discursive approach to tie together Lu Xun's major theme of national character critique and its fate in China's tumultuous twentieth... more...

  • Alles nur Theater?by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 23.63

    ?Die Autorin Yû Miri ist ein Kunstwerk, das ich gemeinsam [mit meinem Mentor] geschaffen habe? (Yû Miri). Literarisches Schaffen ist zwangsläufig mit der Konstruktion von Identität(en) und Differenz(en) verbunden, doch nicht immer werden diese Prozesse offensichtlich, nicht unbedingt rücken sie so sehr ins Zentrum des künstlerischen Ausdrucks wie bei... more...

  • Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fictionby Motoko Tanaka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Starting with the history of apocalyptic tradition in the West and focusing on modern Japanese apocalyptic science fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Motoko Tanaka shows how science fiction reflected and coped with the devastation in Japanese national identity after 1945. more...