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  • 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 and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies. This new edition includes a new introduction and conclusion as well as extensive updates throughout. Topics covered include Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and grassroots movements all over... more...

  • The Vitality of the Lyric Voice: Shih Poetry from the Late Han to the T'angby Shuen-fu Lin; Stephen Owen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    This volume presents twelve essays on the evolution of shih poetry from the second to the tenth century, the period that began with the sudden flowering of shih poetry in live-character meter and culminated in the T'ang, the golden age of classical Chinese poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Suicidal Narrative in Modern Japan: The Case of Dazai Osamuby Alan Stephen Wolfe

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Dazai Osamu (1909-1948) is one of Japan's most famous literary suicides, known as the earliest postwar manifestation of the genuinely alienated writer in Japan. In this first deconstructive reading of a modern Japanese novelist, Alan Wolfe draws on contemporary Western literary and cultural theories and on a knowledge of Dazai's work in the context... more...

  • Common Lines and City Spacesby Gui Weihsin

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 34.97

    his collection of essays on the Singaporean writer and artist Arthur Yap is dedicated to his multifaceted creative work and makes it accessible to both general and academic readers. It features new and innovative essays on Yap's prose, poetry and paintings by an international group of scholars and critics. The essays approach Yap's work through... 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...

  • 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...

  • CliffsNotes on Tan's The Joy Luck Clubby Laurie Neu Rozakis

    John Wiley & Sons 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Explore how generational and cultural differences can divide — and... more...