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Insects in Chinese Literature:

A Study and Anthology
Wilt L. Idema
ISBN: 9781604979541

"Beginning with a discussion of Lu Xun’s collaborative Chinese translation of a German translation of Dutch insect fables, Idema shows how anthropomorphic fabulation has indeed a rich tradition in Chinese popular literature. As always, Idema provides a wide range of delightful and readable translations that demonstrate a hitherto unknown side of Chinese literature.” —Stephen Owen, Harvard University Read More..

Metalworking in Bronze Age China:

The Lost-Wax Process
Peng Peng
ISBN: 9781604979626

"This impressive book—with its wide, detailed coverage, high-quality illustrations, and extensive list of references—will receive much attention from students and scholars working on Chinese archaeology as well as the history of metalworking, and will certainly stimulate much more research on lost–wax casting technology in early China in the years to come." —Jianjun Mei, Cambridge University and Needham Research Institute Read More..

Emanated Buddhas in the Aureole of Buddhist Images from India, Central Asia, and China

Tianshu Zhu
ISBN: 9781604979480

A pioneering and painstaking study of the meaning behind the small Buddhas figures depicted in the halo and/or aureole of Buddha and bodhisattva images. Includes color images. Read More..

Dreamworld of Casino Capitalism:

Macao’s Society, Literature, and Culture
Janet Ng
ISBN: 9781621964278

A revealing portrayal of the casino-entertainment complex as seen in Macao's society, literature, and culture. Each chapter of this unique work shows the experiential and emotional response of the people most impacted. Read More..

The Poetics and Politics of Sensuality in China:

The “Fragrant and Bedazzling” Movement (1600-1930)
Xiaorong Li
ISBN: 9781604979527

“'Fragrant and Bedazzling,' as a poetic genre, a gendered imaginary, and a structure of feeling, marks one of the most neglected literary phenomena of early modern China. Professor Xiaorong Li has offered an inspiring and fascinating study of how Chinese elite and popular cultures conceive of eroticism, and how writings about sensuality facilitate both libertine aestheticism and body politics. As the first of its kind, this book will be of great importance to anyone interested in Chinese history of sexuality and textuality, gender studies, and affective modernity." —David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University Read More..

Spatial Imaginaries in Mid-Tang China:

Geography, Cartography, and Literature
Ao Wang
ISBN: 9781604979411

"Ao Wang’s new book, executed with critical insight and poetic sensitivity, encompasses diverse literary forms and lends new nuances to our understanding of mid-Tang literature. Imaginative and inspiring, it is a significant contribution to the study of medieval Chinese literature and cultural history." —Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University Read More..

Imperfect Understanding:

Intimate Portraits of Modern Chinese Celebrities
Christopher Rea
ISBN: 9781604979435

"This book is an extraordinary artifact of Chinese literary and social history. The people written about are among the most important figures of the Republican era, and the particular perspective on them presented by the essays is of both literary and historical importance. The introduction is excellent, full of the information the reader needs to make sense of the context in which the book was originally produced." —Theodore Huters, Professor Emeritus, UCLA; and Chief Editor, Research Centre for Translations Read More..

Texts and Transformations:

Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Victor H. Mair
Haun Saussy
ISBN: 9781604979565

"With his roving attention and boundless curiosity, Victor Mair keeps Chinese studies on the move. The essays of this book—with their breadth of concern, their carefully documented scholarship, and the boldness of some of their conclusions—is a fitting homage to Victor Mair, whose readers, students, and colleagues have long recognized the same qualities in him." —Haun Saussy, University of Chicago Read More..

Painting History:

China’s Revolution in a Global Context
Jiawei Shen
ISBN: 9781604979398

"Never content to simply record history Shen Jiawei has taken a rigorously critical, analytical approach to the great movements and great figures that have shaped our world. This is true of his writing no less than his painting, and he has given us the rarest of books: a masterful history lesson by a master artist." —John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald Read More..

The Administration of Buddhism in China:

A Study and Translation of Zanning and the Topical Compendium of the Buddhist Clergy (Da Song Seng shilue)
Albert Welter
ISBN: 9781604979428

"Albert Welter’s magisterial study and translation of Zanning’s Da Song Seng shilüe is a scholarly tour de force. It confirms his reputation as the premier exegete of his generation on the Song-dynasty Buddhist tradition." —Robert Buswell, Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Humanities, Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies, and Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies, UCLA Read More..

 

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