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  • The Old Capitalby T'ien-hsin Chu; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    Chu T'ien-hsin's The Old Capital is a brilliant evocation of Taiwan's literature of nostalgia and remembrance. The novel is centered on the question, "Is it possible that none of your memories count?" and explores the reliability of remembrances and the thin line that separates fact from fantasy. Comprised of four thematically linked stories... more...

  • Spivak and Postcolonialismby Taoufiq Sakhkhane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Exploring, amongst other themes, representations of the other, strategies adopted to resist such representations, the issues of identity, nationalism, colonialism, feminism, subaltern studies and the English language within the context of Empire, this book projects a study of post-colonialism through the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. more...

  • I Love Dollars and Other Stories of Chinaby Wen Zhu; Julia Lovell

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In five richly imaginative novellas and a short story, Zhu Wen depicts the violence, chaos, and dark comedy of China in the post-Mao era. A frank reflection of the seamier side of his nation's increasingly capitalist society, Zhu Wen's fiction offers an audaciously plainspoken account of the often hedonistic individualism that is feverishly taking... more...

  • Lost Soulsby Sunwon Hwang; Ju-Chan Fulton

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    These captivating short stories portray three major periods in modern Korean history: the forces of colonial modernity during the late 1930s; the postcolonial struggle to rebuild society after four decades of oppression, emasculation, and cultural exile (1945 to 1950); and the attempt to reconstruct a shattered land and a traumatized nation after... more...

  • Chinese Fiction of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuriesby Patrick Hanan

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 59.99

    It has often been said that the nineteenth century was a relatively stagnant period for Chinese fiction, but preeminent scholar Patrick Hanan shows that the opposite is true: the finest novels of the nineteenth century show a constant experimentation and evolution. In this collection of detailed and insightful essays, Hanan examines Chinese fiction... more...

  • Retributionby Yung-p'ing Li; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-chun Lin

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Retribution opens with the raucous festivities surrounding the annual procession to honor the Bodhisattva Guanyin. Changsheng, the young wife of the local coffin maker Liu Laoshi, is raped while making an offering to Guanyin in the hope of increasing her chances of bearing a son. Changsheng hangs herself following the encounter, and Liu Laoshi exacts... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literatureby J. Thomas Rimer; Van C. Gessel

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 49.99

    With choice selections from the core anthologies The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From Restoration to Occupation, 1868-1945, and The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From 1945 to the Present, this abridgement offers a concise yet remarkably rich introduction to the fiction, poetry, drama, and essays that reflect... more...

  • Envisioning the Tale of Genjiby Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 34.99

    Bringing together scholars from across the world, Haruo Shirane presents a fascinating portrait of The Tale of Genji's reception and reproduction over the past thousand years. The essays examine the canonization of the work from the late Heian through the medieval, Edo, Meiji, Taisho, Showa, and Heisei periods, revealing its profound influence on... more...

  • Michael Ondaatjeby Lee Spinks

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    Michael Ondaatje is the first comprehensive and fully up-to-date study of Ondaatje’s entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje’s beginnings as a poet, this volume offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming Through Slaughter, In The Skin of a Lion and The English Patient,... more...

  • The Classical Momentby Gail Holst-Warhaft; David R. McCann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 97.99

    The Classical Moment is a reexamination of the concept of a supreme moment in the literatures of Greece, Mesopotamia, India, China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Taking the case of Greece as its starting point, it examines what such 'moments' have in common, how they are created, and what effect they have on subsequent literary creation. more...