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  • Variance in Arabic Manuscriptsby Florian Sobieroj

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The present volume is a study of the phenomena of variance in the manuscripts of Arabic didactic poems composed between the eleventh and the seventeenth centuries in an area stretching from Andalusia to China?s borders. Categories of variance such as relating to text, number of verses, and the means of controlling them in the manuscripts are identified.... more...

  • Variance in Arabic Manuscriptsby Florian Sobieroj

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The present volume is a study of the phenomena of variance in the manuscripts of Arabic didactic poems composed between the eleventh and the seventeenth centuries in an area stretching from Andalusia to China?s borders. Categories of variance such as relating to text, number of verses, and the means of controlling them in the manuscripts are identified.... more...

  • Filipino Studiesby Martin F. Manalansan; Augusto Espiritu

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.50

    After years of occupying a vexed position in the American academy, Philippine studies has come into its own, emerging as a trenchant and dynamic space of inquiry. Filipino Studies is a field-defining collection of vibrant voices, critical perspectives, and provocative ideas about the cultural, political, and economic state of the Philippines and... more...

  • Writing Beijingby Yiran Zheng

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    This study investigates some literary configurations of Beijing through contemporary Chinese literature and films. These configurations as ?revolutionary Beijing?, ?traditional and masculine Beijing?, ?global Beijing as a Urban Dream? are built upon three specific urban spaces: military compound, traditional dwellings, and some post-modern architectures.... more...

  • China Reinterpretedby Leo Shingchi Yip

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book is a comprehensive study of Chinese figures and motifs in medieval Japanese noh theater. It explores the images of China and their implications constructed in the so-called ? karagoto-mono ? (Chinese plays) that reflect the artistic preferences, as well as the cultural and sociopolitical sentiments towards China held by Muromachi... more...

  • The Flight of Loveby Steven P. Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    Steven P. Hopkins provides a translation--with introduction, textual notes, and thematic commentary--of the Hamsasandesa , a "messenger poem" by saint-poet and philosopher Vedantedesika (c.1268-1369). Equally the work of a scholar and a poet, this book analyzes the Sanskrit sandesa within the wider comparative context of South Indian and Sri Lankan... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literatureby Kirk A. Denton

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 44.99

    More than fifty short essays centered on specific writers and literary trends create an engaging and easily digestible history of Chinese literature from the Qing period (18951911) to today. The essays in this volume can be read sequentially for a chronological account or separately in conjunction with reading the literary works in Chinese or English-language... more...

  • Beyond Nationby Richard Calichman

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    In the work of writer Abe Kobo (1924-1993), characters are alienated both from themselves and from one another. Through close readings of Abe's work, Richard Calichman reveals how time and writing have the ability to unground identity. Over time, attempts to create unity of self cause alienation, despite government attempts to convince people to form... more...

  • A History of Indian Poetry in Englishby Rosinka Chaudhuri

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00

    This History explores the genealogy of Anglophone verse in India from its nineteenth-century origins to the present day. more...

  • Reading Postcolonial Theoryby Bibhash Choudhury

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is an essential introduction to significant texts in postcolonial theory. It looks at seminal works in the ?moments of their making? and delineates the different threads that bind postcolonial studies. Each chapter presents a comprehensive discussion of a major text and contextualises it in the wake of contemporary themes and debates. The... more...