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  • Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversionby Leslie Bow

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    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...

  • Another Canonby Makarand R. Paranjape

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    Both rigorous and readable, ‘Another Canon’ is an original contribution to the study of Indian English literature. more...

  • Tokyo Storiesby Lawrence Rogers

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    This anthology of translated short stories by Japanese writers captures the city of Tokyo through most of the twentieth century--a period of war, bombing, urbanization, and modernization, in short, constant change that has altered and continues to alter the very geography of the city. The eighteen stories, varying from literary sketches to popular... more...

  • The Politics of Nation formation in Twentieth-Century English-Indian Fictionby Uke Maxharraj

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The book addresses the intersection of politics and fiction in the process of nation formation in English-Indian fiction during the twentieth century. It does this by explain-ing the position of a writer in the process of decolonization. The central question of this project is the construction in fic-tion, of political developments during the processes... more...

  • The Gateby Natsume Soseki; William F. Sibley; Pico Iyer

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 17.95

    An NYRB Calssics Original A humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married without their families? consent, and unable to have children of their own, S?suke and Oyone find the delicate equilibrium of their household... more...

  • The Tales of the Heikeby Burton Watson; Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, The Tales of the Heike chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. Featuring a vivid cast of characters, the book depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail... 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...

  • My South Seas Sleeping Beautyby Guixing Zhang; Valerie Jaffee

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Blue Wolf: A Novel of the Life of Chinggis Khanby Joshua Fogel; Inoue Yasushi

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    One of the world's most ruthless warriors, Chinggis Khan conquered nearly all of Asia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, transforming the scattered and impoverished Mongols into an exceptionally proud and powerful nation. In this riveting and thoroughly researched portrait, Japan's celebrated epic novelist drives at the root of the khan's great... more...