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  • 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...

  • The Novel and Theatrical Imagination in Early Modern Chinaby Chun Mei

    BRILL 2011; US$ 132.00

    Using the concept of theatricality to study Water Margin and Journey to the West, this study illustrates how writing and reading in early modern China became fused with a theatrical imagination in response to destabilizing social and political forces. more...

  • The Short Storyby Paul March-Russell

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 129.99

    The essays in this volume (all by internationally recognised Deleuze scholars) cover all aspects of Deleuze's philosophy and its relation to history, ranging from the application of Deleuze's philosophy to historical method, Deleuze's own use of the history of philosophy, his interpretations of other historical thinkers (such as Hume and... more...

  • The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragonsby Liu Hsieh; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy and history... more...