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  • Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhiby Prashant Keshavmurthy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Writing in the eighteenth century, the Persian-language litterateurs of late Mughal Delhi were aware that they could no longer take for granted the relations of Persian with Islamic imperial power, relations that had enabled Persian literary life to flourish in India since the tenth century C.E. Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal... more...

  • The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literatureby Minjie Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Sino-Japanese War (1937 ? 1945) was fought in the Asia-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the United States as the latter?s major military ally. An important line of investigation remains, questioning how the history of this war has been passed on to post-war generations? consciousness, and how information sources, particularly... more...

  • Menziusby Robert H. Gassmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 280.00

    Mencius was a major political thinker in ancient China, a successor of Confucius and high-ranking advisor to the powerful princes of Qi. His work remains highly significant to this day in Chinese intellectual history. This book offers a comprehensive presentation of Mencius?s life and times, a translation of his work with detailed commentary,... more...

  • Molière et le théâtre arabeby Angela Daiana Langone

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Molière, often considered the ?godfather of Arab theatre?, was first introduced to the Arab world in 1847 by Marun Naqqa? and his adaptation of The Miser . Since then, Molière has never ceased to influence Arab dramaturgy. Discussing a series of plays by authors from Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, this study aims at defining Molière?s role... more...

  • Intertextual Weaving in the Work of Linda Lêby Alexandra Kurmann

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    Intertextual Weaving in the Work of Linda Lê: Imaging the Ideal Reader uncovers and explores the sixteen-year intertextual relationship fostered by the Vietnamese-Francophone writer in French exile Linda Lê with a self-chosen literary precursor, the Austrian poet-turned-writer Ingeborg Bachmann. Spanning French and German language literatures of... more...

  • Fabric of Life - Textile Arts in Bhutanby Karin Altmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    This extensive work dedicated to the unique textile art of Bhutan is an impressive illustration of how closely art, spirituality, and life are interwoven in the last of the Buddhist kingdoms in the Himalayas. It gives new insight into Bhutanese cosmology, worldview, culture, and society, which is associated with a variety of historical,... more...

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japanby Gitte Marianne Hansen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women?s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture. This book examines the relationship between normative... more...

  • The Cambridge History of Japanese Literatureby Haruo Shirane; Tomi Suzuki; David Lurie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 156.00

    The first English-language history of Japanese literature in one volume, from pre-medieval times to the present. more...

  • Linda Hogan and Contemporary Taiwanese Writersby Peter I-min Huang

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Linda Hogan and Contemporary Taiwanese Writers: an Ecocritical Study of Indigeneities and Environment forges links between an author whose work belongs to a well known body of indigenous literature, Native American literature, and authors who represent a less recognized body of indigenous literature, Taiwanese literature. It does so by focusing... more...

  • Korean and Korean American Life Writing in Hawai'iby Heui-Yung Park

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Korean and Korean American Life Writing in Hawai'i looks at self-representing genres such as lyric poems, oral history, autobiography, and memoirs written by Korean and Korean Americans from the early twentieth century to the present in order to explore how these people have shaped their individual or collective identities. This study has three... more...