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  • Music and Identity in Postcolonial British-South Asian Literatureby Christin Hoene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy , Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag , Suhayl Saadi's Psychoraag... more...

  • Red Sorghumby Mo Yan

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.14

    Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty as the Chinese battle both the Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. As the novel opens, a group of villagers, led by Commander Yu, the narrator's... more...

  • ChinaŅs Literary and Cultural Scenes at the Turn of the 21st Centuryby Jie Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    China?s literary and cultural production at the turn of the twenty-first century is marked by heterogeneity, plurality, and diversity.† Given its complexity, the literary/cultural production of this period perhaps can be understood most productively as a response to a global modernity that has touched and transformed all aspects of contemporary Chinese... more...

  • Encounterby Moo-sook Hahn

    University of California Press 1992; US$ 31.95

    This historical novel, Encounter ( Mannam ), by Hahn Moo-Sook, one of Asia's most honored writers, is a story of the resilience in the Korean spirit. It is told through the experiences of Tasan, a high-ranking official and foremost Neo-Confucian scholar at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Because of Tasan's fascination with Western learning,... 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...

  • Mishima Yukios ?Zur Verteidigung unserer Kultur? (Bunka boeiron)by Rebecca Mak

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This volume presents Yukio Mishima?s essay ?On the Defense of Culture? (1968) for the first time in German translation. Mishima examines the relationship between culture, tradition, the emperor, and nation, and asserts his opinions about these issues, which also shape his fictional works. This volume engages in a close reading of the text, thus illuminating... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 35.00

    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$ 90.00

    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...

  • Botchanby Soseki Natsume

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written in 1904 by Soseki Natsume, the foremost novelist of the Meiji period, Botchan is the story of a simple, honest, and direct young man from Tokyo who teaches high school in the provinces. more...