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  • Shank's Mareby Ikku Jippensha; Thomas Satchell

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A pair of irrepressible scoundrels are the heroes of this madcap chronicle of adventure, full of earthy humor, along the great highway from Tokyo to Kyoto. The lusty tale of their disreputable doings is Japan's most celebrated comic novel. Shank's Mare was originally issued serially beginning in 1802, and was so successful that the author wrote... more...

  • Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversionby Leslie Bow

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    Asian American women have long dealt with charges of betrayal within and beyond their communities. Images of their "disloyalty" pervade American culture, from the daughter who is branded a traitor to family for adopting American ways, to the war bride who immigrates in defiance of her countrymen, to a figure such as Yoko Ono, accused of breaking up... more...

  • Another Canonby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    Both rigorous and readable, ‘Another Canon’ is an original contribution to the study of Indian English literature. more...

  • Tokyo Storiesby Lawrence Rogers

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    This anthology of translated short stories by Japanese writers captures the city of Tokyo through most of the twentieth century--a period of war, bombing, urbanization, and modernization, in short, constant change that has altered and continues to alter the very geography of the city. The eighteen stories, varying from literary sketches to popular... more...

  • The Politics of Nation formation in Twentieth-Century English-Indian Fictionby Uke Maxharraj

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The book addresses the intersection of politics and fiction in the process of nation formation in English-Indian fiction during the twentieth century. It does this by explain-ing the position of a writer in the process of decolonization. The central question of this project is the construction in fic-tion, of political developments during the processes... more...

  • Mandarins: Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawaby Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Charles DeWolf

    Archipelago Books 2007; US$ 16.00

    Stunning tales from master storyteller: superbly nuanced prose, subtly exposing the human psyche. Borges loved him. more...

  • The Gateby Natsume Soseki; William F. Sibley; Pico Iyer

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    An NYRB Calssics Original A humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married without their families? consent, and unable to have children of their own, S?suke and Oyone find the delicate equilibrium of their household... more...

  • The City Trilogyby Chang Hsi-kuo; John Balcom

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    Taiwan's most innovative science fiction writer presents three tales of intrigue, espionage, betrayal, political strife, time travel, and Chinese history and mysticism. After thousands of years of civil unrest and countless wars, the weary Huhui people of Sunlon City have once again succumbed to a ruthless and overpowering enemy. In Five Jade Disks,... more...

  • Wild Kidsby Chang Ta-chun; Michael Berry

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    These two searingly funny and unsettling portraits of teenagers beyond the control and largely beneath the notice of adults in 1980s Taiwan are the first English translations of works by Taiwan's most famous and best-selling literary cult figure. Chang Ta-chun's intricate narrative and keen, ironic sense of humor poignantly and piercingly convey the... more...

  • The Tales of the Heikeby Burton Watson; Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 24.99

    Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, The Tales of the Heike chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. Featuring a vivid cast of characters, the book depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail... more...