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  • Officialdom Unmaskedby T.L. Yang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 50.00

    Officialdom Unmasked was written by Li Boyuan in the early years of the twentieth century as the dynasty crumbled. Bizarre though they may seem, the stories told in the novel are based on true stories. more...

  • The Old Capitalby T'ien-hsin Chu; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    Chu T'ien-hsin's The Old Capital is a brilliant evocation of Taiwan's literature of nostalgia and remembrance. The novel is centered on the question, "Is it possible that none of your memories count?" and explores the reliability of remembrances and the thin line that separates fact from fantasy. Comprised of four thematically linked stories... more...

  • Postliberalization Indian Novels in Englishby Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    “Postliberalization Indian Novels in English: Politics of Global Reception and Awards” focuses on trends in contemporary Indian novels and discusses the reception of these works at a global level. more...

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

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Rainbowby Dun Mao

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 26.95

    With this translation of the 1929 novel Rainbow ( Hong ), one of China's most influential works of fiction is at last available in English. Rainbow chronicles the political and social disruptions in China during the early years of the twentieth century. Inspired by the iconoclasm of the "May Fourth Movement," the heroine, Mei, embarks on a journey... more...

  • Retributionby Yung-p'ing Li; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-chun Lin

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Retribution opens with the raucous festivities surrounding the annual procession to honor the Bodhisattva Guanyin. Changsheng, the young wife of the local coffin maker Liu Laoshi, is raped while making an offering to Guanyin in the hope of increasing her chances of bearing a son. Changsheng hangs herself following the encounter, and Liu Laoshi exacts... 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...

  • Ruskin Bond's Worldby Gulnaz Fatma

    Loving Healing Press Inc 2013; US$ 6.95

    Ruskin Bond has won the hearts of millions of readers with his countless charming short stories and introspective novels. From biographical tales about acting as a grandfather to children, to tales of unrequited love, the cross-cultural dimensions of Indian society, and the power and beauty of nature, Bond's more than forty novels and more...

  • Selbstentbl÷▀ungsritualeby Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 22.72

    Selbstentbl÷▀ungsrituale erschien erstmals 1981 und basiert auf der 1979 abgeschlossenen Habilitationsschrift der Autorin. Die ▄bersetzung ins Japanische rief 1992 ein lebhaftes Echo hervor. 1996 folgte eine englische Fassung in der Harvard University Press.   Inhaltsverzeichnis Vorwort zur Neuausgabe Vorbemerkung zu Verfahrensfragen... more...