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  • R. K. Narayanby John Thieme

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    R.K. Narayan's reputation as one of the founding figures of Indian writing in English is re-examined in this comprehensive study of his fiction, which offers detailed readings of all his novels. Arguing against views that have seen Narayan as a chronicler of "authentic" Indianness, John Thieme locates his fiction in terms of its specific... more...

  • Michael Ondaatjeby Lee Spinks

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Rohinton Mistryby Peter Morey

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    The award-winning novelist Rohinton Mistry is recognised as one of the most important contemporary writers of postcolonial literature. This study - the first of its kind - will provide scholars and students with an insight into the key features of Mistry's work. Peter Morey suggests how the author's writing can be read in terms of recent Indian... more...

  • Asian American Literatureby Bella Adams

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 30.99

    This critical study of Asian American literature discusses work by internationally successful writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Chang-rae Lee, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan and others in their historical, cultural and critical contexts. The focus of the book is on contemporary writing, from the 1970s onwards, although it also traces over a hundred... more...

  • Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial Chinaby Cynthia J. Brokaw; Kai-Wing Chow

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 84.00

    Despite the importance of books and the written word in Chinese society, the history of the book in China is a topic that has been little explored. This pioneering volume of essays, written by historians, art historians, and literary scholars, introduces the major issues in the social and cultural history of the book in late imperial China. Informed... more...

  • Colonialism/Postcolonialismby Ania Loomba

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 26.95

    Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical, theoretical and political dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies. This new edition includes a new introduction and conclusion as well as extensive updates throughout. Topics covered include globalization, new grassroots movements (including Occupy Wall... more...

  • Racial Feelingsby Jeffrey Santa Ana

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    In Racial Feelings, Jeffrey Santa Ana examines how Asian American narratives communicate and critique?to varying degrees?the emotions that power the perception of Asians as racially different.   Santa Ana explores various forms of Asian American cultural production, ranging from literature and graphic narratives to film and advertising, to... more...

  • A History of the Indian Novel in Englishby Ulka Anjaria

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This History traces the development of the Indian novel from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up until the present day. more...

  • YŁan Hung-tao and the Kung-an Schoolby Chih-P'ing Chou

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00

    This book focuses upon the literary theories of YŁan Hung-tao (1568?1610) and his two brothers. more...

  • Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fictionby Betsy Huang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book answers recent calls in criticism and theory to examine the influence of genre on contemporary Asian American literary production.† Drawing on cultural theories of representation, social theories of identity, and poststructuralist genre theory, this study shows how popular prose fictions have severely constrained the development of Asian... more...