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  • Obscene Thingsby Naifei Ding

    Duke University Press 2002; US$ 94.95

    Study of the gender politics of reading the Jing Ping Mei , a premodern Chinese pornographic novel. more...

  • China?s Avant-Garde Fictionby Jing Wang; Howard Goldblatt; Eva Shan Chou; Michael S. Duke; Beatrice Spade

    Duke University Press 1998; US$ 23.95

    An anthology of translated short stories from Chinese writers of the 1980s. Authors considered “avant-garde” because work reflects the seriousness of revolutionary concerns, the disinterest in the progress of the Chinese nation and celebra more...

  • Writing Indians and Jewsby Anna Guttman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Writing Indians and Jews examines discursive practices surrounding the representation of Jews and Jewishness in Indian literature in English. These investigations make an important contribution to the study of contemporary South Asian and diasporic literature, and understandings of anti-Semitism, religious fundamentalism, and globalization. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Writing Resistanceby Laura R. Brueck

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura... more...

  • The Poetry and Poetics of Nishiwaki Junzaburoby Hosea Hirata

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This book offers an in-depth investigation into the writings of one of modern Japan's most gifted poet-scholars, Nishiwaki Junzaburo (1894-1982), who has been compared to T. S. Eliot, R. M. Rilke, and Paul Valry. Exploring both his poetry and theoretical writings, Hosea Hirata describes how Nishiwaki, who wrote his first poems in English and French,... more...

  • Enchantment and Disenchantmentby Wai-yee Li

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    In a famous episode of the eighteenth-century masterpiece The Dream of the Red Chamber , the goddess Disenchantment introduces the hero, Pao-y, to the splendors and dangers of the Illusory Realm of Great Void. The goddess, one of the divine women in Chinese literature who inspire contradictory impulses of attachment and detachment, tells Pao-y... more...

  • Krishna, The Butter Thiefby John Stratton Hawley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.95

    The author traces the development of the theme of Krishna as butter thief from its earliest appearance in literature and art until the present. He focuses on the dramas (ras lilas) of Krishna's native Braj and on the Sur Sagar, a collection of verse attributed to the sixteenth-century poet Sur Das that is as familiar to Hindi speakers as Mother Goose... 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...

  • The Sarashina Diaryby Takasue no Musume Sugawara no; Sonja Arntzen; Moriyuki Ito

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author?s life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified... more...