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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literatureby J. Thomas Rimer; Van C. Gessel

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    With choice selections from the core anthologies The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From Restoration to Occupation, 1868-1945, and The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From 1945 to the Present, this abridgement offers a concise yet remarkably rich introduction to the fiction, poetry, drama, and essays that reflect... more...

  • I Love Dollars and Other Stories of Chinaby Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In five richly imaginative novellas and a short story, Zhu Wen depicts the violence, chaos, and dark comedy of China in the post-Mao era. A frank reflection of the seamier side of his nation's increasingly capitalist society, Zhu Wen's fiction offers an audaciously plainspoken account of the often hedonistic individualism that is feverishly taking... 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...

  • 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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  • Terror and Reconciliationby Maryse Jayasuriya

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    Terror and Reconciliation examines the response of Sri Lankan novelists, short story writers, and poets to the issues of terrorism, war, human rights, linguistic discrimination, and interethnic dialogue raised by the quarter-century long ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and argues that their work demonstrates the potential of literature to contribute... more...

  • Red Sorghumby Mo Yan

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.06

    Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty as the Chinese battle both the Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. As the novel opens, a group of villagers, led by Commander Yu, the narrator's... more...