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  • Beyond Nationby Richard Calichman

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    In the work of writer Abe Kobo (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form... more...

  • The Cambridge History of Japanese Literatureby Haruo Shirane; Tomi Suzuki; David Lurie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 156.00

    The first English-language history of Japanese literature in one volume, from pre-medieval times to the present. more...

  • China?s Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Centuryby Jie Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    China?s literary and cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century is marked by heterogeneity, plurality, and diversity.  Given its complexity, the literary/cultural production of this period perhaps can be understood most productively as a response to a global modernity that has touched and transformed all aspects of contemporary Chinese... 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...

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

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 59.99

    It has often been said that the nineteenth century was a relatively stagnant period for Chinese fiction, but preeminent scholar Patrick Hanan shows that the opposite is true: the finest novels of the nineteenth century show a constant experimentation and evolution. In this collection of detailed and insightful essays, Hanan examines Chinese fiction... 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 34.99

    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...

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

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Disturbing Conventionsby Rachel V. Harrison

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 33.99

    An interdisciplinary collection that seeks to explore Thai literature in the wider context of the global perspectives, themes and debates within the study of World Literature. In the wake of recent unrest in the country, it offers a rare insight into the unique cultural, political and historical context of Thailand. more...