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  • Granta 127by Yuka Igarashi

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    Hello Kitty, earthquakes, manga, samurai, robots and sushi. These are some of the things we think about when we think about Japan. This small island nation looms large in the popular imagination, in often contradictory ways: as the epitome of refinement and tradition, and as an embodiment of a shiny, soulless future. What is Japan to those who really... more...

  • Grass For My Pillowby Saiichi Maruya; Dennis Keene

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 39.99

    First published in Japanese in 1966, the debut novel of the critically acclaimed author of Singular Rebellion is an unusual portrait of a deeply taboo subject in twentieth-century Japanese society: resistance to the draft in World War II. In 1940 Shokichi Hamada is a conscientious objector who dodges military service by simply disappearing from... more...

  • In Another Countryby Priya Joshi

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 33.99

    In a work of stunning archival recovery and interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi illuminates the cultural work performed by two kinds of English novels in India during the colonial and postcolonial periods. Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, readers and writers, empire and nation, consumption and production, In Another Country vividly... more...

  • Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Marketby Om Prakash Dwivedi; Lisa Lau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Market delves into the influences and pressures of the marketplace on this genre, which this volume contends has been both gatekeeper as well as a significant force in shaping the production and consumption of this literature. more...

  • Japanese and Western Literatureby Armando Martins Janeira

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 9.95

    Japanese and Western Literature delves deeply into Japanese culture to discover the concepts that similarize and differentiate Japanese and Western literary creations. Paralleling Japanese literary creations and fundamental thought with those of the West, the author draws many illuminating comparisons: for example, between the novels of Murasaki... more...

  • The Last of the Whampoa Breedby Pang-yuan Chi; David Der-Wei Wang

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    Whampoa Military Academy was China's first modern military institution. For decades the "Spirit of Whampoa" was invoked as the highest praise to all Chinese soldiers who guarded their nation heroically. But of all the battles these soldiers have fought, the most challenging one was the civil war that resulted in the "great divide" of China in the... more...

  • Love and Revolutionby Ping Lu; Nancy Du

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 28.99

    "Death is inevitably the end of a journey. Death also allows the journey to go back to the beginning." In this bold novel, one of Taiwan's most celebrated authors reimagines the lives of a legendary couple: Sun Yat-sen, known as the "Father of the Chinese Revolution," and his wife, Song Qingling. Born in 1866, Sun Yat-sen grew up an admirer of... more...

  • 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...

  • Maxine Hong Kingstonby Helena Grice

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 18.99

    Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular -- and controversial -- writers in the Asian American literary tradition. In this volume Grice traces Kingston's development as a writer and cultural activist through both ethnic and feminist discourses, investigating her... more...

  • Mountains Painted with Turmericby Lil Bahadur Chettri; Michael J. Hutt

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Since its publication in the late 1950s, Mountains Painted with Turmeric has struck a chord in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Nepali readers. Set in the hills of far eastern Nepal, the novel offers readers a window into the lives of the people by depicting in subtle detail the stark realities of village life. Carefully translated from... more...