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  • The Poetry of Hanshan (Cold Mountain), Shide, and Fengganby Paul Rouzer; Christopher Nugent

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 0.00

    Due to their popularity with the American counterculture, the poems attributed to Hanshan, Shide and Fenggan have been translated several times in recent decades. However, previous translations have either been broadly popular in nature or have failed to understand fully the colloquial qualities of the originals. This new version provides... 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...

  • Beyond Bollywood and Broadwayby Neilesh Bose

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    This collection of 11 plays, from North America, the U.K., and South Africa—many published here for the first time—delves into the vibrant, cosmopolitan theatre of the South Asian diaspora. These original and provocative works explore the experience of diaspora by drawing on cultural references as diverse as classical Indian texts, adaptations of... more...

  • The Poetry of Du Fuby Stephen Owen; Ding Xiang Warner; Paul Kroll

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The Complete Poetry of Du Fu presents a complete scholarly translation of Chinese literature alongside the original text in a critical edition. The English translation is more scholarly than vernacular Chinese translations, and it is compelled to address problems that even the best traditional commentaries overlook. The main body of the text is... more...

  • Red Peoniesby Zhang Yihe; Frank Stewart; Karen Gernant; Chen Zeping

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    Red Peonies: Two Novellas of China is the first translation in English of two of the books written by Zhang Yihe about women she met and befriended in prison. The subjects of her stories have been described as “beautiful women who wielded magic power over men. They were like jealous evil spirits, vengeful treacherous persons—countless snakes... more...

  • Scholars and Prophetsby Roland Lardinois

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The book deals with the long and rich  scholarship on India in France since the beginning of 19th Century, with particular reference to the work of Louis Dumont. It considers the works of scholars and the essayists, poets, or esotericists who published on India and shows that Dumont has been influenced by both groups. The  book draws on archives and... more...

  • Cáncer de amorby Mohmmed Alsofi; Laura Szarapo

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 4.00

    ¡Sí! El amor es como un cáncer… Te ata a alguien y su imagen se ata de igual manera a tu mente. Además, la otra persona se convierte en un reflejo de tu corazón: cuando se siente feliz, tú te sientes feliz y cuando se siente triste, tú te sientes igual. Nada importa, excepto darle lo que él o ella necesita, aun cuando esto sea a costa de tu propia... more...

  • Harp of Burmaby Michio Takeyama; Howard Hibbett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front . Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of an acclaimed film by Ichikawa Kon, Harp of Burma portrays a company of Japanese troops who are losing a desperate campaign against British... more...

  • The River With No Bridgeby Sue Sumii; Susan Wilkinson

    Tuttle Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan's largest minority group, the burakumin . Racially no different from other Japanese, over the centuries the burakumin have been cruelly ostracized for their association with occupations... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel—and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Murasaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched influence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests... more...