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  • Born Translatedby Rebecca L. Walkowitz

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    As a growing number of contemporary novelists write explicitly for publication in multiple languages, the genre?s form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather... more...

  • The Last Isleby Sheng-mei Ma

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 38.99

    Explores the affective toll of Taiwan’s geographical and political proximity to China through a critical analysis of contemporary Taiwanese film and culture. It examines the complex, precarious relationship between the sovereign state of Taiwan and China in order to consider what this might mean global anxiety around the growing power of China.... more...

  • A History of the Indian Novel in Englishby Ulka Anjaria

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This History traces the development of the Indian novel from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century up until the present day. more...

  • Racial Feelingsby Jeffrey Santa Ana

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    In Racial Feelings, Jeffrey Santa Ana examines how Asian American narratives communicate and critique?to varying degrees?the emotions that power the perception of Asians as racially different.   Santa Ana explores various forms of Asian American cultural production, ranging from literature and graphic narratives to film and advertising, to... more...

  • Oral and Literary Continuities in Modern Tibetan Literatureby Lama Jabb

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book reveals that the roots of modern Tibetan literature grow in the rich and fertile soil of Tibet?s oral and literary traditions, rather than in the 1980s as current scholarship presents. more...

  • 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, theoretical and political dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies. This new edition includes a new introduction and conclusion as well as extensive updates throughout. Topics covered include globalization, new grassroots movements (including Occupy Wall... more...