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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • The Writing System of Scribe Zhouby Haeree Park

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    This book investigates the nature of regional variation in the early Chinese writing system. Based on palaeographical and phonological examinations, it proposes that all the late pre-imperial regional scripts (5th - 3rd centuries BCE) derived from a kind of orthographic meta-system reflecting one spoken standard. The conclusions of this... more...

  • The Indian Graphic Novelby Pramod K. Nayar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is a detailed study of the Indian graphic novel as a significant category of South Asian literature. It focuses on the genre?s engagement with history, memory and cultural identity and its critique of the nation in the form of dissident histories and satire. Deploying a nuanced theoretical framework, the volume closely examines major texts... more...

  • Redeeming the Kamasutraby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    In Redeeming the Kamasutra, one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian texts seeks to restore the Kamasutra to its proper place in the Sanskrit canon, as a landmark of India's secular literature. more...

  • 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...