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  • Strange Fruit of the Black Pacificby Vince Schleitwiler

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80

    Set between the rise of the U.S. and Japan as Pacific imperial powers in the 1890s and the aftermath of the latter’s defeat in World War II, Strange Fruit of the Black Pacific traces the interrelated migrations of African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Filipinos across U.S. domains. Offering readings in literature, blues and jazz culture, film,theatre,... more...

  • AlliterAsianby Allan Cho; Julia Lin; Jim Wong-Chu

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2016; US$ 21.99

    A wide-ranging literary anthology on the Asian diaspora, in conjunction with the celebrated Canadian magazine Ricepaper. more...

  • Traveling India in the Age of Gandhiby Jeffrey N. Dupée

    UPA 2008; US$ 35.99

    Traveling India in the Age of Gandhi is a study of "armchair" travel writers who journeyed to India during what has often been termed the "Age of Gandhi," placed between 1914–1948. Most of the travel writers surveyed understood this era to be a unique time in world history—in India and elsewhere on the globe. more...

  • Political Novelby Purnima Anil; Sandhya Saxena

    Aadi Publications 2012; US$ 33.99

    Being the 'unacknowledged legislator' of the world a literary artist derives substance for his legislation from diverse sources including politics. In the bewildering modern world which witnesses the overthrow of existing conceptualized versions and definitions political situations have also altered astonishingly. Politics, today, has acquired awesome... more...

  • A Garden of Marvelsby Robert Ford Campany

    University of Hawaii Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Between 300 and 600 C.E., Chinese writers compiled thousands of accounts of the strange and the extraordinary. Some described weird spirits, customs, and flora and fauna in distant lands. Some depicted individuals of unusual spiritual or moral achievement. But most told of ordinary people’s encounters with ghosts, demons, or gods; sojourns in the... more...

  • Records of the Three Kingdoms in Plain Languageby Anonymous; Wilt L. Idema; Stephen H. West

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 15.50

    The saga of the Three Kingdoms—which recounts the dramatic story of the civil wars (ca. 180–220 CE) that divided the old Han Empire into the Shu, Wei, and Wu states—remains as popular as ever in China, having served as the basis of not only traditional operas and ballads, but also, in more recent years, of movies, television dramas, and video games.... more...

  • Haikuby Stephen Addiss; Fumiko Y. Yamamoto; Akira Y. Yamamoto

    Shambhala 2009; US$ 9.99

    This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory.... more...

  • Haiku Mindby Patricia Donegan

    Shambhala 2010; US$ 13.99

    Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment—and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her experience of the haiku form as a way of insight that anyone... more...

  • The Sound of Waterby Sam Hamill

    Shambhala 2006; US$ 9.99

    Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America’s premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness. This illustrated collection includes... more...

  • Drinking From Love's Cupby Rahuldeep Singh Gill

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 104.99

    Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (d. 1636 CE) is widely considered the most important non-canonical poet in Sikh history, having shaped the theology and ethics of the tradition for centuries. Not only are his beautiful poems considered an authoritative illustration of Sikh life, they also defined Sikh identity during a tumultuous period of upheaval in the early... more...