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Hong Mai's Record of the Listener and Its Song Dynasty Context
Hong Mai's Record of the Listener and Its Song Dynasty Context (August 2006)
Alister D. Inglis - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

The first book-length consideration of Hong Mai’s Record of the Listener, the Song dynasty text that has been an ongoing source of literary and social history.

Song dynasty historian Hong Mai (1123–1202) spent a lifetime on a collection of supernatural accounts, contemporary incidents, poems, and riddles, among other genres, which...(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Theories of Fiction
Chinese Theories of Fiction (July 2006)
A Non-Western Narrative System
Ming Dong Gu - Author

An ambitious, innovative work that proposes a distinctly Chinese theory of fiction.

In this innovative work, Ming Dong Gu examines Chinese literature and traditional Chinese criticism to construct a distinctly Chinese theory of fiction and places it within the context of international fiction theory. He argues that because Chinese fiction, or xiaoshuo, was produced in a tradition very different from that of t...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Circulation of Poetry in the Mid-Northern Song
The Social Circulation of Poetry in the Mid-Northern Song (July 2005)
Emotional Energy and Literati Self-Cultivation
Colin S. C. Hawes - Author

Explores how literati of China’s mid-Northern Song period developed a social and therapeutic tradition in poetry. Includes a number of translations of the witty poems of the period.

Observing that the vast majority of surviving Northern Song poems are directly addressed to other people, Colin S. C. Hawes explores how literati of China’s mid-Northern Song period developed a social and therapeutic traditio...(Read More)
 
 
Basho's Journey
Basho's Journey (April 2005)
The Literary Prose of Matsuo Basho
Matsuo Basho - Author
David Landis Barnhill - Translation and introduction by

Offers the most comprehensive collection of Basho's prose available, beautifully translated into English.

In Basho's Journey, David Landis Barnhill provides the definitive translation of Matsuo Basho's literary prose, as well as a companion piece to his previous translation, Basho's Haiku. One of the world's greatest nature writers, Basho (1644–1694) is well known for his subtle sensitivity to the nat...(Read More)
 
 
Basho's Haiku
Basho's Haiku (August 2004)
Selected Poems of Matsuo Basho
Matsuo Basho - Author
David Landis Barnhill - Translation and introduction by

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

A wonderful new translation of the poetry of Basho—Zen monk, poet of nature, and master of the haiku form.

Basho's Haiku offers the most comprehensive translation yet of the poetry of Japanese writer Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), who is credited with perfecting and popularizing the haiku form of poetry. One of the most widely read Ja...(Read More)

 
 
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)
 
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