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  • Reading Contemporary Indonesian Muslim Women Writersby Diah Ariani Arimbi

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 52.50

    The first study to discuss the construction of gender and Islamic identities in the works of contemporary Indonesian Muslim female writers more...

  • The Modernity of Sanskritby Simona Sawhney

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    Sanskrit texts have usually been discussed either within the frames of anthropology and religious studies or with a veneration that has substituted for analysis. Going beyond such approaches, Simona Sawhney argues that only a literary approach that resists the closure of interpretation can reveal the fragility, ambivalence, and tension that mark the... more...

  • Reading Amy Tanby Lan Dong

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 40.00

    A tour-de-force in Asian American writing, Amy Tan has created works that are essential to high school and undergraduate literature classes and are often book club selections. Reading Amy Tan is a handy resource that offers both groups plot summaries of five of Tan's novels, as well as character and thematic analysis. The handbook also provides an... more...

  • The Butterfly Loversby Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    The late-imperial legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, the "Butterfly Lovers"—a story as central to Chinese culture as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is to Western culture—also relates a tale of two lovers held apart by social strictures. To audiences of the many Chinese ballads, plays, and films based on the story, the tragic... more...

  • Intermodernismby Kristin Bluemel

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 124.00

    This book explores the fiction, memoirs, criticism, and journalism of writers such as Elizabeth Bowen, Storm Jameson, William Empson, George Orwell, J. B. Priestley, Harold Heslop, T. H. White, Rebecca West, John Grierson, Margery Allingham, and Stella Gibbons. Distinguishing their work from that of modernists or postmodernists, the volume outlines... more...

  • The Infinite Longing for Homeby David C.L. Lim

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 75.60

    The Infinite Longing for Home is a groundbreaking study of Ben Okri’s and K.S. Maniam’s literary problematization of ‘home’ in relation to subjectivity and the nation within and beyond the context of Nigeria and Malaysia. Drawing on Lacan, Žižek, Laclau and Mouffe, and weaving through history, politics, philosophy and... more...

  • Asian Literary Voicesby Philip F. Williams

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 49.50

    This volume brings together some of the most exciting recent scholarship on Asian literature and culture, spanning all three mainstream cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, along with India. Ranging from Sanskrit poetry of over a thousand years ago to contemporary Chinese fiction, the contributors combine original fi ndings of interest to specialists... more...

  • Rohinton Mistryby Peter Morey

    Manchester University Press 2004; US$ 69.95

    This study - the first of its kind - situates Rohinton Mistry's writing in its cultural and historical context. It explores key features, such as the legacy of Zoroastrianism, Parsi anglophilia, recent Indian history, and the Persian and European narr more...

  • Tracing the Boundaries between Hindi and Urduby Christine Everaert

    BRILL 2009; US$ 169.00

    This book provides an inside into the complex relationship between Hindi and Urdu. A comparison of 20th century short stories that were published in both Hindi and Urdu are used as a basis to define the boundaries between both languages. more...

  • Reading Asian American Literatureby Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 39.95

    A recent explosion of publishing activity by a wide range of talented writers has placed Asian American literature in the limelight. As the field of Asian American literary studies gains increasing recognition, however, questions of misreading and appropriation inevitably arise. How is the growing body of Asian American works to be read? What holds... more...