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  • 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

    Yenna Wu is distinguished teaching professor and director of the Asian Languages and Civilizations Program at the University of California, Riverside. 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...

  • Apocalypse in Contemporary Japanese Science Fictionby Motoko Tanaka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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... 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...

  • The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore?s Dramaby Arnab Bhattacharya; Mala Renganathan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore?s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore?s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia?s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore?s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian theatrescape. Tagore experimented with dance, music,... more...

  • 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...