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  • Unquiet Tropesby Elda E Tsou

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Elda E. Tsou is Associate Professor of English at St. John?s University in New York. more...

  • Voices of East Asiaby Margaret Childs; Nancy Hope

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Voices of East Asia provides significant yet accessible readings in translation chosen to stimulate interest in the long and rich cultural history of East Asia, the countries of China, Japan, and Korea. The readings range from ancient to modern, elite to popular, and include poetry, stories, essays, and drama. Each section begins with a broad but... more...

  • Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fictionby Aroosa Kanwal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book focuses on the way that notions of home and identity have changed for Muslims as a result of international 'war on terror' rhetoric. It uniquely links the post-9/11 stereotyping of Muslims and Islam in the West to the roots of current jihadism and the resurgence of ethnocentrism within the subcontinent and beyond. more...

  • Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fictionby Noriko Mizuta Lippit; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Here are Japanese women in infinite and fascinating variety -- ardent lovers, lonely single women, political activists, betrayed wives, loyal wives, protective mothers, embittered mothers, devoted daughters. ... a new sense of the richness of Japanese women's experience, a new appreciation for feelings too long submerged". -- The New York Times Book... more...

  • Consumable Texts in Contemporary Indiaby Suman Gupta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Through what he terms "bibliographical sociology", Suman Gupta explores the presence of English-language publications in the contemporary Indian context ? their productions, circulations and readerships ? to understand current social trends. more...

  • Internet Literature in Chinaby Michel Hockx

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously avant-garde to the pornographic, web-based writing has introduced innovative forms, themes, and practices into Chinese literature and... more...

  • Sitting in Darknessby Hsuan L. Hsu

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    http://nyupress.org/webchapters/hsu_toc.pdf more...

  • The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragonsby Liu Hsieh; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih; Vincent Yu-Chung Shih

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons is the first comprehensive work of literary criticism in Chinese, and one that has been considered essential reading for writers and scholars since it was written some 1,500 years ago. A vast compendium of all that was known about Chinese literature at the time, it is simultaneously a taxonomy... more...

  • The Lyrical in Epic Timeby David Der-wei Wang

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    This book positions the lyrical as key to rethinking the dynamics of Chinese modernity and emphasizes Chinese lyricism?s deep roots in its own native traditions, along with Western influences. Although the lyrical may seem like an unusual form for representing China?s social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, David Der-wei Wang contends... more...

  • Di'bil b. 'Aliby Leon Zolondek

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Di'bil b. 'Al? (765--860) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the best satirists in the school of Arabic poets which flourished during the early 'Abb?sid age. Leon Zolondek has collected, translated, and annotated 229 fragments of Di'bil's verse and has assembled materials for a reconstruction of his long-lost yet widely quoted Book of... more...