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  • Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fictionby Motoko Tanaka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Starting with the history of apocalyptic tradition in the West and focusing on modern Japanese apocalyptic science fiction in manga, anime, and novels, Motoko Tanaka shows how science fiction reflected and coped with the devastation in Japanese national identity after 1945. more...

  • Scripture, Canon and Commentaryby John B. Henderson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.50

    In this major contribution to the study of the Chinese classics and comparative religion, John Henderson uses the history of exegesis to illuminate mental patterns that have universal and perennial significance for intellectual history. Henderson relates the Confucian commentarial tradition to other primary exegetical traditions, particularly the... more...

  • A History of Japanese Literature, Volume 3by Jin'ichi Konishi; Earl Roy Miner; Aileen Gatten; Nicholas Teele

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 84.95

    In this third of five volumes tracing the history of Japanese literature through Mishima Yukio, Jin'ichi Konishi portrays the high medieval period. Here he continues to examine the influence of Chinese literature on Japanese writers, addressing in particular reactions to Sung ideas, Zen Buddhism, and the ideal of literary vocation, michi. This volume... more...

  • Noh Drama and "The Tale of the Genji"by Janet Emily Goff

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.95

    The Japanese noh theater has enjoyed a rich, continuous history dating back to the Muromachi period (1336-1573), when virtually the entire repertoire was written. Some of the finest plays were inspired by the eleventh-century masterpiece of court literature, The Tale of Genji . In this detailed study of fifteen noh plays based upon the Genji, Janet... more...

  • How to Read the Chinese Novelby David L. Rolston

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    Fiction criticism has a long and influential history in pre-modern China, where critics would read and reread certain novels with a concentration and fervor far exceeding that which most Western critics give to individual works. This volume, a source book for the study of traditional Chinese fiction criticism from the late sixteenth to the early twentieth... more...

  • Hitomaro and the Birth of Japanese Lyricismby Ian Hideo Levy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Professor Levy explores the ritual origins of Japanese verse, the impact of Chinese and Korean literary influence on the seventh-century Court, and the rhetorical deification of the imperial family as the condition under which Hitomaro would begin his career as a Court poet. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... 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...

  • Hitomaroby Anne Commons

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (fl ca 690) is generally regarded as one of the pre-eminent poets of premodern Japan. This study foregrounds the process of his reception and canonization as a deity of Japanese poetry. It offers a fresh perspective on this familiar literary figure through his placement within the broader context of Japanese poetic culture. 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...