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  • The Master of Goby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    Go is a game of strategy in which two players attempt to surround each other?s black or white stones. Simple in its fundamentals, infinitely complex in its execution, Go is an essential expression of the Japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a match played between a revered and heretofore invincible Master and a younger, more modern... more...

  • Beauty and Sadnessby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not... more...

  • Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century Chinaby Jing Shen

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 99.99

    As the first full-length English language survey of China's rich and sophisticated chuanqi drama, Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century China offers detailed analyses of six canonical plays in the broad socio-historical context of late imperial China, supported by the application of both traditional and modern critical theories. Portraying... more...

  • Writing Indians and Jewsby Anna Guttman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Writing Indians and Jews examines discursive practices surrounding the representation of Jews and Jewishness in Indian literature in English. These investigations make an important contribution to the study of contemporary South Asian and diasporic literature, and understandings of anti-Semitism, religious fundamentalism, and globalization. more...

  • Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novelsby Jennifer Ho

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Writing Lives in China, 1600-2010by Marjorie Dryburgh; Sarah Dauncey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This innovative collection explores the life stories of Chinese women and men between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. It draws on both biographical and autobiographical narratives and on perspectives taken from life writing theory to ask how lives were lived and written within and against the rules of the auto/biographical game. more...

  • Between Empiresby Koichi Hagimoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    In 1898, both Cuba and the Philippines achieved their independence from Spain and then immediately became targets of US expansionism. This book presents a comparative analysis of late-nineteenth-century literature and history in Cuba and the Philippines, focusing on the writings of José Martí and José Rizal to reveal shared anti-imperial struggles. more...

  • Writing Resistanceby Laura R. Brueck

    Columbia University Press 2014;

    Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura... more...

  • The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622by Jane Grogan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    The Persian Empire in English Renaissance Writing, 1549-1622 studies the conception of Persia in the literary, political and pedagogic writings of Renaissance England and Britain. It argues that writers of all kinds debated the means and merits of English empire through their intellectual engagement with the ancient Persian empire. more...

  • Endö Shüsakuby Mark B. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00

    Bringing to light the enduring legacy of a great Japanese author who has contributed to an unmasking of the unsustainability of talk of an 'East-West' divide, this volume will be of interest to Japanese literature students. more...