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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This interdisciplinary study examines the theme of consumption in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and eating with ethnic identity formation. Using four discrete modes of identification--historic pride, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American adolescents challenge and revise their cultural... more...

  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    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$ 90.00

    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 JosÚ MartÝ and JosÚ Rizal to reveal shared anti-imperial struggles. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    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 I: Rhapsodies on Metropolises and Capitalsby 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...

  • 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...

  • Travel Writing and the Transnational Authorby Sam Knowles

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Travel Writing and the Transnational Author explores the travel writing and transnational literature of four authors from the 'postcolonial canon': Michael Ondaatje, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, and Salman Rushdie. more...

  • Warring States Papers v1 (2010)by

    Warring States Project 2015; US$ 39.99

    Articles on major classical Chinese texts 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...