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  • 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$ 13.89

    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...

  • Envisioning the Tale of Genjiby Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    Bringing together scholars from across the world, Haruo Shirane presents a fascinating portrait of The Tale of Genji's reception and reproduction over the past thousand years. The essays examine the canonization of the work from the late Heian through the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods, revealing its profound influence on... more...

  • Michael Ondaatjeby Lee Spinks

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    Michael Ondaatje is the first comprehensive and fully up-to-date study of Ondaatje’s entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje’s beginnings as a poet, this volume offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming Through Slaughter, In The Skin of a Lion and The English Patient,... more...

  • The Classical Momentby Gail Holst-Warhaft; David R. McCann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 31.99

    The Classical Moment is a reexamination of the concept of a supreme moment in the literatures of Greece, Mesopotamia, India, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Taking the case of Greece as its starting point, it examines what such 'moments' have in common, how they are created, and what effect they have on subsequent literary creation. 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...