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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wen Xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume Iby David R. Knechtges; Tong Xiao

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 80.95

    A text of central importance to the Chinese literary tradition, the Wen xuan was compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) and is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. This volume, the first of a planned eight-volume translation of the entire work, contains thoroughly annotated translations of the first section of the Wen xuan,... more...

  • The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakamiby Matthew Carl Strecher

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    In an ?other world? composed of language?it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest?a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami?s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts?people without names or pasts,... more...

  • Botchanby Soseki Natsume

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    A modern classic in Japan on par with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or The Catcher in the Rye, Botchan is a very popular Japanese novel and still widely read decades after its first publication. Botchen , a timeless Japanese novel written by Japan's most beloved novelist, Soseki Natsume, is now available in a revised edition featuring a... more...

  • Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in Englishby Lisa Lau; Om Prakash Dwivedi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction. more...

  • My South Seas Sleeping Beautyby Guixing Zhang; Valerie Jaffee

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    My South Seas Sleeping Beauty is a captivating coming-of-age tale set in the magical jungles of Borneo. Told through the vivid recollections of a Chinese-Malay youth, the novel recounts the life of Su Qi, a troubled, sensitive son of a wealthy family, and exemplifies the imaginative range of one of Taiwan's most innovative writers. "There were... 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...

  • Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Cultureby Françoise Kral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture is a transdisciplinary study of social invisibility and diasporas which theorizes the differential in/visibility of diasporas through the prism of cultural productions (literature and the visual arts, including media studies) by both established artists and emerging ones. more...

  • Perfect Worldsby Douwe Fokkema; Jacques Thomassen; Kasper van Ommen

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Perfect Worlds is an extensive, comparative study of utopian narratives in both the East and the West. Douwe Fokkema provides an elegant argument about the human impulse to imagine new and better worlds, astutely observing that the utopian imagination thrives in the context of secularization. Fokkema also tracks the rise of dystopian narratives,... more...