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Chinese Aesthetics and Literature
Chinese Aesthetics and Literature (March 2004)
A Reader
Corinne H. Dale - Editor

Featuring the work of renowned scholars, this anthology provides an introduction to Chinese aesthetics and literature.

This comprehensive introduction to Chinese aesthetics and literature includes the major modern genres of poetry, fiction, and drama. Featuring the work of renowned scholars in Chinese studies, the book provides an historical survey of Chinese literature and explains its philosophical and historical un...(Read More)
 
 
Rediscovering Wen Tingyun
Rediscovering Wen Tingyun (November 2003)
A Historical Key to a Poetic Labyrinth
Huaichuan Mou - Author

A new look at the life, times, and work of the great Tang dynasty poet, Wen Tingyun, that rebuts the negative aspects of his reputation. Translations of a number of his works are included.

In this book, Huaichuan Mou takes a fresh look at the life, times, and work of Wen Tingyun, the great poet of the late Tang dynasty in China, whose reputation has been overshadowed by notoriety and misunderstanding for more than a t...(Read More)
 
 
Tales for the Dying
Tales for the Dying (February 2003)
The Death Narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana
E. H. Rick Jarow - Author

Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana and in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition.
Tales for the Dying explores the centrality of death and dying in the narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana, India’s great text of devotional theism, canonized as an integral part of the Vaisnava bhakti tradition. The text grapples with de...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Philosophy
Japanese Philosophy (July 2001)
H. Gene Blocker - Author
Christopher L. Starling - Author

An overview of Japanese philosophy from the seventh century to the present.

Japanese Philosophy is the first book to assert the existence of a Japanese philosophy prior to Nishida Kitaro in the early twentieth century. Because of Western military and economic dominance since the seventeenth century, the cross-cultural comparison of non-Western philosophy has generally gone in one direction--comparing Chinese, Indi...(Read More)
 
 
Wandering Heart
Wandering Heart (August 1998)
The Work and Method of Hayashi Fumiko
Susanna Fessler - Author

This first Western language study of one of Japan's most popular writers includes translations of key passages, critical commentary, and full translations of three essays by Hayashi Fumiko.

Despite being one of the most popular writers of her day, Hayashi Fumiko (1903-1951) has remained virtually unknown outside of Japan. Describing her life and literature, author Susanna Fessler weaves together major events in Fumiko's ...(Read More)
 
 
Narrative as Counter-Memory
Narrative as Counter-Memory (August 1998)
A Half-Century of Postwar Writing in Germany and Japan
Reiko Tachibana - Author

CHOICE 1999 Outstanding Academic Book
A pioneering study of German and Japanese postwar fiction, providing a broad cultural basis for understanding a half-century of responses to World War II from within the two societies.

The wartime and postwar cultural histories of Germany and Japan show similar experiences of defeat, occupation, and then the reconstruction of powerful societies. Little previous research has examined the ...(Read More)
 
 
Don Juan East/West
Don Juan East/West (July 1998)
On the Problematics of Comparative Literature
Takayuki Yokota-Murakami - Author

An essential guide for those who seek to reconsider the theoretical problems of (trans-civilizational) comparative literature, those who are interested in the literary and cultural history of modern East Asian countries, and those with a general interest in issues of sexuality.

From its early proponents via Rene Etiemble and Claudio Guillen to Jonathan Culler, comparative literature has always been viewed, with much hop...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrant Subjectivities in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Literatures
Immigrant Subjectivities in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Literatures (July 1998)
Sheng-mei Ma - Author

Offers a new way of reading Asian American and Asian Diaspora literatures, thereby addressing an overlapping lacuna in ethnic, postcolonial, and area studies: the construction of immigrant subjectivities.

"This book opens up a whole new way of examining Asian American literature--the postcolonial approach to immigrant subjectivity--that will influence future scholarship in the field. Personally I gained a fresh new look ...(Read More)
 
 
Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice
Self as Image in Asian Theory and Practice (May 1998)
Roger T. Ames - Editor
Thomas P. Kasulis - With
Wimal Dissanayake - With

Explores, from a cross-cultural viewpoint and in terms of symbolic expression, the self's problematic relationship to language and art and to the culture embedding the language and art.

"The topic is significant and the essays provide even greater insights when combined with their first two volumes. In particular, the work is so clear that I would have no hesitation using this book as an undergraduate text in a variety o...(Read More)
 
 
The Poetics of Decadence
The Poetics of Decadence (April 1998)
Chinese Poetry of the Southern Dynasties and Late Tang Periods
Fusheng Wu - Author

A reconsideration of Chinese decadent (tuifei) poetry which argues that this poetry is not a marginal trend but rather a vital part of the Chinese literary tradition.

"Wu has made a major contribution to the field. The poetics of decadence is a neglected subject in the study of classical Chinese poetry. The author's erudition and thoroughness are admirable." -- Shuen-fu Lin, The University of Michigan

This intertextual st...(Read More)
 
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