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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Li Ang's Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politicsby Yenna Wu; Fang-yu Li; Ping-hui Liao; Chia-lin Pao Tao; Murray A. Rubinstein; Aubrey Tang

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    Li Ang?s Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politics is the first collection of critical essays in English on Li Ang, the famous and controversial feminist writer from Taiwan, and some of her most celebrated works. The examination of Li Ang?s taboo-breaking, trail-blazing discourse on gender, sex, national politics, and identity by historians... more...

  • Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistanby Cara N. Cilano

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan examines post-9/11... more...

  • Suicidal Narrative in Modern Japanby Alan Stephen Wolfe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Dazai Osamu (1909-1948) is one of Japan's most famous literary suicides, known as the earliest postwar manifestation of the genuinely alienated writer in Japan. In this first deconstructive reading of a modern Japanese novelist, Alan Wolfe draws on contemporary Western literary and cultural theories and on a knowledge of Dazai's work in the context... more...

  • The Vitality of the Lyric Voiceby Shuen-fu Lin; Stephen Owen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    This volume presents twelve essays on the evolution of shih poetry from the second to the tenth century, the period that began with the sudden flowering of shih poetry in live-character meter and culminated in the T'ang, the golden age of classical Chinese poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Transcultural Memory and Globalised Modernity in Contemporary Indo-English Novelsby Nadia Butt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This study develops a theory of transcultural memory in relation to the recent phenomena of globalised modernity. It aims to address the connection between memory and culture, and memory and modernity in contemporary Indo-English novels to shed new light on memory cultures in the South Asian context. more...

  • Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literatureby Claudia Nelson; Rebecca Morris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. Wide-ranging and ambitious in its encouragement of communication between... more...

  • Genji Monogatariby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) is the world's earliest novel and the most famous work in Japan's literary history. It remains the finest portrayal of court life in the classical Heian period, some ten centuries ago. The author, Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) was a member of the celebrated Fujiwara clan, which virtually created the history... more...

  • Crisis in Identityby Arthur G. Kimball

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 14.95

    Although a considerable number of Japanese novels and short stories have been translated into English, very little in the way of analyses or other literary criticism is available. A few specialized studies on individual authors exist, but virtually nothing in terms of a thematic study covering a given period such as the post-World-War-II era under... more...

  • Japanese and Western Literatureby Armando Martins Janeira

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 24.95

    Japanese and Western Literature delves deeply into Japanese culture to discover the concepts that similarize and differentiate Japanese and Western literary creations. Paralleling Japanese literary creations and fundamental thought with those of the West, the author draws many illuminating comparisons: for example, between the novels of Murasaki... more...