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  • Samurai Wisdom Storiesby Pascal Fauliot; Sherab Chodzin Kohn

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 14.95

    A collection of samurai stories, drawn from traditional sources, of battles, strategy, conflict, and intrigue--featuring some of the greatest warriors and military leaders of the samurai era.      Martial artist and samurai scholar Pascal Fauliot has collected and retold twenty-eight wisdom tales of the samurai era. The tales are set in the golden... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Sympathizerby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Sympathizer tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Viet Thanh Nguyen?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The Sympathizer... more...

  • Imagining Sisterhood in Modern Chinese Texts, 1890?1937by Yun Zhu

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.99

    Through the lens of the discursive reconstruction and cultural reimagining of sisterhood, this book investigates the dynamic entanglements and contestations among women, nation, and Chinese modernity. more...

  • Singapore Literature and Cultureby Angelia Mui Cheng Poon; Angus Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume brings Anglophone Singapore literature to a wider... more...

  • Reading the Past Across Space and Timeby Brenda Deen Schildgen; Ralph Hexter

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 73.24

    Featuring leading scholars in their fields, this book examines receptions of ancient and early modern literary works from around the world (China, Japan, Ancient Maya, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient India, Ancient Mesopotamia) that have circulated globally across time and space (from East to West, North to South, South to West). Beginning with the... more...

  • Translating Maternal Violenceby Alessandro Castellini

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 86.88

    This book provides the first full-length, English-language investigation of the multiple and often contradictory ways in which mothers who kill their children were portrayed in 1970s Japan. It offers a snapshot of a historical and social moment when motherhood was being renegotiated, and maternal violence was disrupting norms of acceptable maternal... more...

  • Teikaby Paul S. Atkins

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Fujiwara no Teika (1162?1241) was born into an illustrious lineage of poets just as Japan?s ancien régime was ceding authority to a new political order dominated by military power. Overcoming personal and political setbacks, Teika and his allies championed a new style of poetry that managed to innovate conceptually and linguistically within the... more...

  • Chinese American Literature without Bordersby King-Kok Cheung

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 78.11

    This book bridges comparative literature and American studies by using an intercultural and bilingual approach to Chinese American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a new transnational exchange by examining both Chinese and Chinese American writers. Part 1 presents alternative forms of masculinity that transcend conventional associations of valor... more...

  • Reconfiguring Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Ethics in Chinese Internet Cultureby Haomin Gong; Xin Yang

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    New information technologies have, to an unprecedented degree, come to reshape human relations, identities and communities both online and offline. As Internet narratives including online fiction, poetry and films reflect and represent ambivalent politics in China, the Chinese state wishes to enable the formidable soft power of this new medium whilst... more...

  • Imagining Indiannessby Diana Dimitrova; Thomas de Bruijn

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.89

    This book brings together several important essays examining the interface between identity, culture, and literature within the issue of cultural identity in South Asian literature. The book explores how one imagines national identity and how this concept is revealed in the narratives of the nation and the production of various cultural discourses.... more...