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  • Singapore Literature and Cultureby Angelia Mui Cheng Poon; Angus Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume brings Anglophone Singapore literature to a wider... more...

  • Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japanby M. Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2012; US$ 87.54

    Recasts the commonly dismissed colonial project pursued in Hokkaido during the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a major force in the production of modern Japan's national identity, imperial ideology, and empire. more...

  • Postcolonial Biologyby Deepika Bahri

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Although the body has been a vast subject for postcolonial studies, few theorists have attempted to go beyond the simple mixing of races in examining the impact of colonialism on the colonized body. However, as Deepika Bahri argues, it is essential to see the postcolonial body in a variety of forms: as capable of transformation not only in psyche... more...

  • Ecology without Cultureby Christine L. Marran

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Cultures have long defined themselves through biological elements to prove their strength and longevity, from cherry blossoms in Japan to amber waves of grain in the United States. In Ecology without Culture, Christine L. Marran introduces the concept of biotropes?material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception?to navigate how and why... more...

  • Consuming Literatureby Shuyu Kong

    Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 25.95

    This book examines the changes taking place in literary writing and publishing in contemporary China under the influence of the emerging market economy. It focuses on the revival of literary best sellers in the Chinese book market and the establishment of a best-seller production machine. more...

  • From Ah Q to Lei Fengby Wendy Larson

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 57.50

    From Ah Q to Lei Feng traces the contrasting models of the mind provided by Freud and revolutionary Chinese culture, investigates their clash over the 20th century, and shows how writers and filmmakers negotiated with the implications of each. more...

  • The Poetics of Appropriationby David Palumbo-Liu

    Stanford University Press 1993; US$ 65.00

    The poets of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1126) were writing after what was then and still is acknowledged to be the Golden Age of Chinese poetry, the Tang dynasty (618-907). This study examines how these Song poets responded to their uncomfortable proximity to such impressive predecessors and reveals how their response shaped their literary art.... more...

  • Vintage Murakamiby Haruki Murakami

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 10.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Murakami?s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.? ? The Washington Post Book World ... more...

  • Migration Literature and Hybridityby Sten Pultz Moslund

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Using three literary analyses to show what happens once we leave behind the theoretical poverty of celebratory readings of contemporary migration and hybridity literature, this book offers a way out of the theoretical deadlock of putting hybridity against purity or flux against fixity. more...

  • Islands and Continentsby John Minford; Brian Holton; Agnes Hung-chong Chan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 27.00

    In this kaleidoscope of stories, translated from the Chinese, P.K. Leung, one of Hong Kong's most celebrated literary figures, presents his personal vision of the city, evoking in his inimitable voice the local and international dimensions of this extraordinary place, capturing its poignant ambivalence as a postcolonial territory on the fringe... more...