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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)
 
 
Tokugawa Confucian Education
Tokugawa Confucian Education (March 1996)
The Kangien Academy of Hirose Tanso (1782-1856)
Marleen Kassel - Author

Presents the philosophy and values of Hirose Tanso, a scholar, educator, and poet whose well-articulated educational program was partly responsible for the relative ease with which Japan emerged from hundreds of years of self-imposed isolation and became a powerful modern nation.

This book presents the world of Hirose Tanso, a late Tokugawa period (1603-1868) educator whose goal was to train men of talent in practical l...(Read More)
 
 
The Cloudy Mirror
The Cloudy Mirror (October 1995)
Tension and Conflict in the Writings of Sima Qian
Stephen W. Durrant - Author

Sima Qian's writings have influenced the Chinese for over 2,000 years and still serve as a fiscal source of historical information about China.
Sima Qian's vast Records of the Historian is the first comprehensive history of China and has exerted an immense influence both upon our understanding of the Chinese past and also upon the style and structure of subsequent Chinese historiography. In addition to his contribution as a histor...(Read More)
 
 
Visions of Sukhavati
Visions of Sukhavati (August 1995)
Shan-tao's Commentary on the Kuan wu-liang-shou-Fo ching
Julian F. Pas - Author

One of the masters of Pure Land Buddhism shows how to have a vision of the Land Sukhavati and its Lord by using the sutra as a manual of visualization.
The Pure Land movement focuses on the worship of one particular Buddha, Amitabha or Amitayus who created a paradise named Sukhavati, Land of Extreme Bliss. The scriptures of this school promise rebirth in that Land to the devotees of that Buddha. It was considered to be an "easy way" to ga...(Read More)
 
 
Mind as Mirror and the Mirroring of Mind
Mind as Mirror and the Mirroring of Mind (October 1994)
Buddhist Reflections on Western Phenomenology
Steven W. Laycock - Author

"What I like most about this book is its remarkable breadth, the author's astonishingly thorough mastery of the work of both Buddhist thinkers and Continental phenomenologists, the integrative approach which goes beyond mere comparison and works with basic problems in such a way as to bring in ideas where they are relevant, whatever their source, a fairness and balance in the critical discussion of writers with whom the author may not be in agreemen...(Read More)
 
 
Wholeness Lost and Wholeness Regained
Wholeness Lost and Wholeness Regained (August 1994)
Forgotten Tales of Individuation from Ancient Tibet
Herbert V. Guenther - Author

This book deals in narrative form with the theme of recovering lost wholeness--with the perennial question of beginnings and what role a human being must play in order to find meaning in his or her life.

"Guenther is, in my opinion, one of the most exciting, most thought-provoking, and most learned interpreters of Buddhist philosophy and psychology in the world. I like the way he draws on the experiential vocabul...(Read More)
 
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