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  • This Love Could Not be Deliveredby Lu Min

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 11.99

    A love story set against the backdrop of the 1980s “Strike Hard” crackdown on youth crime, this heartbreaking novel shows how the pain of first love can last a lifetime. more...

  • How Stubborn Our Heartsby Ye Zhaoyan

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 3.99

    An unconventional love story that tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a marriage from youth to old age, this tender novel is a profound mediation on the mysteries—and bullheadedness—of love. more...

  • Passion, Poverty and Travelby Wilt L. Idema

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 30.00 US$ 27.30

    Translations from Chinese popular literature of the late-imperial and early republican periods are still very rare, and selections that are devoted to a specific genre or dialect rarer still. These translations of traditional Hakka popular literature are not only a contribution to a broader knowledge of traditional Chinese folk literature, but also... more...

  • The Moon Pearlby Ruthanne Lum McCunn

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    In the tradition of Thousand Pieces of Gold comes The Moon Pearl, the story of Rooster, Shadow, and Mei Ju, who become fast friends while members of a girls’ house, where young daughters are taught to become daughters-in-law. These girls, however, want neither to marry nor become nuns (the only options open to them at this time). They choose instead... more...

  • The Sound of Salt Formingby Geng Song; Qingxiang Yang

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    China's post-80s generation, sometimes referred to as Generation Y, is the first whose members have grown up entirely within the reformist era. They are keen to distinguish themselves from their predecessors in every aspect of life. To Western eyes, this generation of Chinese, who are highly engaged with the world, display the ambiguities and paradoxes... more...

  • An Outline of Chinese Literature IIby Yuan Xingpei

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. In ancient China, there was no definite concept of pure literature. Considering both modern ideas of literature and the corresponding... more...

  • Chinatowns of New York Cityby Wendy Wan-Yin Tan

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2008; US$ 12.99

    For a span of more than a century, New York�s Chinese communities have grown uninterruptedly from three streets in lower Manhattan to five Chinatowns, over 100 street blocks, across the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. No other Chinese communities outside Asia come close to this magnitude. more...

  • Leaving Yuba Cityby Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    Like Divakaruni's much-loved and bestselling short story collection Arranged Marriage, this collection of poetry deals with India and the Indian experience in America, from the adventures of going to a convent school in India run by Irish nuns (Growing up in Darjeeling) to the history of the earliest Indian immigrants in the U.S. (Yuba City Poems).... more...

  • Somebody's Daughterby Marie Myung-Ok Lee

    Beacon Press 2005; US$ 21.00

    A "heartwarming and heartbreaking"* story of a Korean American girl's search for her roots Somebody's Daughter is the story of nineteen-year-old Sarah Thorson, who was adopted as a baby by a Lutheran couple in the Midwest. After dropping out of college, she decides to study in Korea and becomes more and more intrigued by her Korean heritage, eventually... more...

  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P’ing Mei, Volume Fourby David Tod Roy

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the fourth and penultimate volume in David Roy's celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P’ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth-century work that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch’ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town,... more...