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  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...

  • The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore?s Drama: The Bard on the Stageby Arnab Bhattacharya; Mala Renganathan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore?s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore?s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia?s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore?s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian theatrescape. Tagore experimented with dance, music,... more...

  • Clouds above the Hillby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 22.95

    Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade... more...

  • Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literatureby Leslie Barnes

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 70.00

    Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature explores an aspect of modern French literature that has been consistently overlooked in literary histories: the relationship between the colonies?their cultures, languages, and people?and formal shifts in French literary production. Starting from the premise that neither cultural identity nor... more...

  • Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literatureby Claudia Nelson; Rebecca Morris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. Wide-ranging and ambitious in its encouragement of communication between... more...

  • The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imaginationby Haiyan Lee

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the last two decades, China has become a dramatically more urban society and hundreds of millions of people have changed residence in the process. Family and communal bonds have been broken in a country once known as "a society of kith and kin." There has been a pervasive sense of moral crisis in contemporary China, and the new market economy doesn't... more...

  • When the Future Disappearsby Janet Poole

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    Taking a panoramic view of Korea?s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression of time interrupted, with no promise of a future. As colonial subjects of an empire headed toward total war, Korean writers in this global fascist... more...

  • Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novelsby Jeffrey C. Kinkley

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Mo Yan, Han Shaogong, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Zhang Wei scramble common conceptions of China?s modern development, deploying avant-garde... more...

  • Islam and Controversyby Anshuman A. Mondal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 28.00

    Was Salman Rushdie right to have written The Satanic Verses ? Were the protestors right to have protested? What about the Danish cartoons? This important book examines the moral questions raised by cultural controversies, and how intercultural dialogue might be generated within multicultural societies. more...

  • Leib und (A-)Moralby Marc Hermann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.40

    Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang, 1920?1995) gilt vielen als die bedeutendste moderne chinesische Schriftstellerin. Die beliebteste ist sie in jedem Fall. Allerdings haftet ihr der Ruch des Unmoralischen an, zu Unrecht, wie Marc Hermann zeigt. In ihren Werken ? in den berühmten Legenden (Chuanqi), aber auch in den Essays, den antikommunistischen Romanen... more...