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  • The Inner Quarters and Beyondby Grace S. Fong; Ellen Widmer

    BRILL 2010; US$ 185.00

    Only recently has the enormous literary output of women writers of the Ming and Qing periods (1368-1911) been rediscovered. Through these valuable texts, we apprehend in ways not possible earlier the complexity of women’s experiences in the inner quarters and their varied responses to challenges facing state and society. Writing in many genres, women... more...

  • Text, Performance, and Gender in Chinese Literature and Musicby Maghiel van Crevel; Tian Yuan Tan; Michel Hockx

    BRILL 2009; US$ 185.00

    Wilt Idema is one of the world's leading scholars and translators of Chinese literature, with research interests ranging from classical poetry to premodern fiction, performance literature and women's writing. His oeuvre is exceptional in its inclusiveness and its ability to let different historical periods, genres and issues speak to one another,... more...

  • The Poetics of Mythby Eleazar M. Meletinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper... more...

  • The Fragile Scholarby Geng Song

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 40.00

    The Fragile Scholar examines the pre-modern construction of Chinese masculinity from the popular image of the fragile scholar (caizi) in late imperial Chinese fiction and drama. The book is an original contribution to the study of the construction of masculinity in the Chinese context from a comparative perspective (Euro-American). more...

  • Jumping Through Hoopsby Jing M. Wang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book is a collection of nine intense and dramatic stories that sheds new light on the experiences of Chinese women during the Second World War. more...

  • The Book of Literary Designby Siu-kit Wong; Allan Chung-hang Lo; Kwong-tai Lam

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1999; US$ 36.00

    This volume presents a fresh translation of the Wenxin diaolong that is at once authoritative and elegant. It may well be regarded as a standard reference by students of sinology and comparative literature. more...

  • Encounters with Chinese Writersby Annie Dillard

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Bizarre encounters between Chinese and American writers more...

  • Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introductionby Sabina Knight

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    This book tells the story of Chinese literature, from prehistory to the present, in terms of literary culture's key role in supporting social and political concerns. A welcome guide for teachers, students, and lay readers, Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction honors traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history... more...

  • The Columbia History of Chinese Literatureby Victor H. Mair

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    The Columbia History of Chinese Literature is a comprehensive yet portable guide to China's vast literary traditions. Stretching from earliest times to the present, the text features original contributions by leading specialists working in all genres and periods. Chapters cover poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, and consider such contextual subjects... more...

  • How to Read Chinese Poetryby Zong-qi Cai

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 39.99

    In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi , sao , fu , ci , and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents... more...