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  • Disturbing Conventionsby Rachel V. Harrison

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 33.99

    An interdisciplinary collection that seeks to explore Thai literature in the wider context of the global perspectives, themes and debates within the study of World Literature. In the wake of recent unrest in the country, it offers a rare insight into the unique cultural, political and historical context of Thailand. more...

  • Selbstentblößungsritualeby Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 22.72

    Selbstentblößungsrituale erschien erstmals 1981 und basiert auf der 1979 abgeschlossenen Habilitationsschrift der Autorin. Die Übersetzung 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...

  • Alles nur Theater?by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt

    Iudicium Verlag 2014; US$ 23.63

    ?Die Autorin Yû Miri ist ein Kunstwerk, das ich gemeinsam [mit meinem Mentor] geschaffen habe? (Yû Miri). Literarisches Schaffen ist zwangsläufig mit der Konstruktion von Identität(en) und Differenz(en) verbunden, doch nicht immer werden diese Prozesse offensichtlich, nicht unbedingt rücken sie so sehr ins Zentrum des künstlerischen Ausdrucks wie bei... more...

  • Abe K?b? , Literary Strategistby Thomas Schnellbächer

    Iudicium Verlag 2004; US$ 23.63

    Among the great authors of postwar Japan, Abe K?b? (1924?1993) is the mechanic. Works such as "The Woman in the Dunes" (1962), which brought him worldwide renown, conduct a profound analysis of human existence, while revelling in technical detail. The early postwar years were not only formative for Abe as a writer and political activist,... more...

  • Was vom Japaner übrig bliebby Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit

    Iudicium Verlag 2013; US$ 18.17

    Im 21. Jahrhundert ist Japan immer noch ? oder erst recht ? ein Prüfstein für unseren Umgang mit dem (nicht mehr so ganz) Fremden. Doch selbst wenn wir noch so eifrig suchten, das absolut Fremde ist im Zeitalter globaler Interdependenz ohnehin nicht mehr zu finden. Als moderne bzw. postmoderne Industrienation gehört das Land ohne Frage zu den Regionen,... 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...

  • Women in British Chinese Writingsby Yun-Hua Hsiao

    Chartridge Books Oxford 2014; US$ 56.00

    Analyses books by Liu Hong The Magpie Bridge, Timothy Mo?s Sour Sweet, and Helen Tse?s Sweet Mandarin, from the perspectives of subjectivity, identity and hybridity. more...

  • Foodscapes of Contemporary Japanese Women Writersby Yuki Masami; Michael Berman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Translated from Japanese, this study exposes English-language scholars to the complexities of the relationship between food, culture, the environment, and literature in Japan. Yuki explores the systems of value surrounding food as expressed in four popular Japanese female writers: Ishimure Michiko, Taguchi Randy, Morisaki Kazue, and Nashiki Kaho. more...

  • Ishimure Michiko's Writing in Ecocritical Perspectiveby Bruce Allen; Yuki Masami; Ikezawa Natsuki; Iwaoka Nakamasa; Christine Marran; Livia Monnet; Patrick D. Murphy; Karen Thornber; Toyosato Mayumi; Watanabe Kyoji

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This collection of ecocritical essays focuses on the work of Ishimure Michiko, Japan?s foremost writer on the environment and culture. It discusses Ishimure?s writing in the context of the latest issues in ecocritical theory, with particular reference to environmental problems in Minamata and Fukushima, and argues for an expanded, more-than-Western... more...

  • Filipino Studiesby Martin F. Manalansan; Augusto Espiritu

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.50

    After years of occupying a vexed position in the American academy, Philippine studies has come into its own, emerging as a trenchant and dynamic space of inquiry. Filipino Studies is a field-defining collection of vibrant voices, critical perspectives, and provocative ideas about the cultural, political, and economic state of the Philippines and... more...