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  • Gewalt des Schweigensby Reika Hane

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Silence can be injurious ? similar to words, yet different. This study uses the perspectives of literary and cultural studies to examine the violence of silence in the works of Thomas Bernhard, K?b? Abe, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Kenzabur? ?e. Close readings yield concrete illustrations of current theories regarding subtle forms of violence and interrogate... more...

  • Unearthing the Changesby Edward L. Shaughnessy

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    In recent years, three ancient manuscripts relating to the Yi jing (I Ching), or Classic of Changes, have been discovered. The earliest—the Shanghai Museum Zhou Yi—dates to about 300 B.C.E. and shows evidence of the text?s original circulation. The Gui cang, or Returning to Be Treasured, reflects another ancient Chinese divination tradition based... more...

  • Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writingby Alberto Fernández Carbajal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing offers a new critical approach to E. M. Forster's legacy. It examines key themes in Forster's work (homosexuality, humanism, modernism, liberalism) and their relevance to post-imperial and postcolonial novels by important contemporary writers. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Reading East Asian Writingby Michel Hockx; Ivo Smits

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    This book presents contributions by thirteen scholars of Chinese and Japanese literature whose work is characterised by a strong interest in literary theory. They focus in particular on the various new theories that have emerged during the past two decades, uprooting traditional forms of understanding literary texts, their function, their readership... more...

  • No Countryby Sonali Perera

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Sonali Perera expands the discourse on working-class fiction by considering a range of international, noncanonical texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages overlooked by Eurocentric scholarship. Her readings connect the literary radicalism of the 1930s to the feminist recovery projects of the 1970s, and the anticolonial and postcolonial... more...

  • Lost Namesby Richard E. Kim

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 23.95

    In this classic tale, Richard E. Kim paints seven vivid scenes from a boyhood and early adolescence in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation, 1932 to 1945. Taking its title from the grim fact that the occupiers forced the Koreans to renounce their own names and adopt Japanese names instead, the book follows one Korean family through the Japanese... more...

  • Refining Nature in Modern Japanese Literatureby Nanyan Guo

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book deepens our understanding of the dynamics between nature and culture in Japanese thought and feeling. The author provides a detailed study of Shiga Naoya?s nature-inspired literature as an example of Japanese people?s engagement with nature. more...

  • Beyond Sinologyby Andrea Bachner

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    New communication and information technologies remain challenging for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture,... more...

  • Racial Asymmetriesby Stephen Hong Sohn

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    Challenging the tidy links among authorial position, narrative perspective, and fictional content, Stephen Hong Sohn argues that Asian American authors have never been limited to writing about Asian American characters or contexts.  Racial Asymmetries  specifically examines the importance of first person narration in Asian American fiction... more...