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  • Beauty and Sadnessby Yasunari Kawabata

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not... more...

  • Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century Chinaby Jing Shen

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 99.99

    As the first full-length English language survey of China's rich and sophisticated chuanqi drama, Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century China offers detailed analyses of six canonical plays in the broad socio-historical context of late imperial China, supported by the application of both traditional and modern critical theories. Portraying... more...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...