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  • Islands and Continentsby John Minford; Brian Holton; Agnes Hung-chong Chan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 27.00

    In this kaleidoscope of stories, translated from the Chinese, P.K. Leung, one of Hong Kong's most celebrated literary figures, presents his personal vision of the city, evoking in his inimitable voice the local and international dimensions of this extraordinary place, capturing its poignant ambivalence as a postcolonial territory on the fringe... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lost Soulsby Sunwon Hwang; Ju-Chan Fulton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    These captivating short stories portray three major periods in modern Korean history: the forces of colonial modernity during the late 1930s; the postcolonial struggle to rebuild society after four decades of oppression, emasculation, and cultural exile (1945 to 1950); and the attempt to reconstruct a shattered land and a traumatized nation after... more...

  • Chinese Fiction of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuriesby Patrick Hanan

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 49.99

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  • 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...