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  • Indian Writing in English and Issues of Visual Representationby Lisa Lau; E. Dawson Varughese

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book examines the use of book covers as marketing devices, asking what exactly they communicate to their readers and buyers, and what images they associate with a genre and create about a culture. Focusing on Indian women's writing in English, it combines the study of text with the study of materiality of the book. more...

  • Geschichte Chinas 1279-1949by Sabine Dabringhaus

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    Sabine Dabringhaus presents 700 years of Chinese history, from the Yuan Dynasty to Mao?s rise to power. She addresses key topics in research, including the Chinese state, questions about periodization and interpretation, China?s foreign relations and social structure, as well as modernization, reform, and revolution. An updated bibliography... more...

  • Mark Twain in Chinaby Selina Lai-Henderson

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835?1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he played a significant role in speaking for the Chinese people both at home and abroad. After his death, his Chinese adventures did not come to an end, for his body of works... more...

  • Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing Chinaby Nanxiu Qian

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1898, Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu ordered a series of reforms to correct the political, economic, cultural, and educational weaknesses exposed by China's defeat by Japan in the First Sino-Japanese War. The "Hundred Day's Reform" has received a great deal of attention from historians who have focused on the well-known male historical actors, but... more...

  • Colonialism/Postcolonialismby Ania Loomba

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 26.95

    Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical and theoretical dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies. This new edition includes a new introduction and conclusion as well as extensive updates throughout. Topics covered include Occupy Wall Street, the Arab Spring, and grassroots movements all over... more...

  • Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japanby Beverley Curran; Nana Sato-Rossberg; Kikuko Tanabe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan offers a collection of essays that (1) deepens the understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of communities in contemporary Japan and how translation operates in this shifting context and circulates globally by looking at some of the ways it is theorized and approached as a significant... more...

  • Unquiet Tropesby Elda E Tsou

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Until quite recently, Asian American literary criticism had little to do with form. Instead, the tendency was to bind the literary tradition to identity formation. For Elda Tsou, however, the distinctions of ethnic writing extend beyond such facile referential practices to incorporate form and aesthetics.    In Unquiet Tropes, Tsou reconceptualizes... 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...

  • Handbook of Japanese Phonetics and Phonologyby Haruo Kubozono

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 419.00

    This volume is the first comprehensive handbook of Japanese phonetics and phonology describing all the basic phonetic and phonological structures of modern Japanese with main focus on standard Tokyo Japanese. While reviewing important studies in the fields over the past century, it also presents a summary of interesting questions that... more...