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  • Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literatureby Liu Jianmei

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    This is a powerful account of how the ruin and resurrection of Zhuangzi in modern China's literary history correspond to the rise and fall of modern Chinese individuality. By examining the twentieth century reinterpretation and appropriation of Zhuangzi, the author explores modern Chinese writers' complicated relationship with "tradition." more...

  • Bodies of Songby Linda Hess

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    North Indian poetry, music, religion, and politics come to life in Bodies of Song , a textual and ethnographic work on the oral traditions of Kabir, the great fifteenth-century iconoclastic poet. Linda Hess provides stories of individuals and families, villages and towns, religious and secular organizations, castes and communities of those who sing,... more...

  • China Reinterpretedby Leo Shingchi Yip

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book is a comprehensive study of Chinese figures and motifs in medieval Japanese noh theater. It explores the images of China and their implications constructed in the so-called ? karagoto-mono ? (Chinese plays) that reflect the artistic preferences, as well as the cultural and sociopolitical sentiments towards China held by Muromachi... more...

  • Redeeming the Kamasutraby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    In Redeeming the Kamasutra, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular literature. more...

  • A Hundred Flowers Blossomingby Xiao-Ming Yang; Xiongya Gao; Xiaohui Xue; Xiaohe Rui; Yuan Zhang; Shuqing Guo; Yan Zheng; Xiaodong Liu; Miao Miao; Yuanyuan Liang; Lei Wu; Nan Tong; Qiping Xu

    UPA 2009; US$ 28.99

    This book is a collection of literary essays written by faculty members of Xi'an International Studies University, China with a Chinese perspective on Western literary works, which is normally not found in the scholarship in the West, and with a feministic stance as most of the contributors are female. more...

  • Writing Beijingby Yiran Zheng

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    This study investigates some literary configurations of Beijing through contemporary Chinese literature and films. These configurations as ?revolutionary Beijing?, ?traditional and masculine Beijing?, ?global Beijing as a Urban Dream? are built upon three specific urban spaces: military compound, traditional dwellings, and some post-modern architectures.... more...

  • YŁan Hung-tao and the Kung-an Schoolby Chih-P'ing Chou

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00

    This book focuses upon the literary theories of YŁan Hung-tao (1568?1610) and his two brothers. more...

  • Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fictionby Betsy Huang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book answers recent calls in criticism and theory to examine the influence of genre on contemporary Asian American literary production.† Drawing on cultural theories of representation, social theories of identity, and poststructuralist genre theory, this study shows how popular prose fictions have severely constrained the development of Asian... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Tan's The Joy Luck Clubby Laurie Neu Rozakis

    John Wiley & Sons 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Explore how generational and cultural differences can divide — and... more...

  • Essays on Japanby Michael Marra

    BRILL 2010; US$ 216.00

    Essays on Japan is a compilation of Professor Michael F. Marra's essays written in the past ten years on the topics of Japanese literature, Japanese aesthetics, and the space between the two subjects. Marra is one of the leading scholars in the field of Japanese aesthetics and hermeneutics and has published extensively on medieval and early modern... more...