Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange
Written by renowned sinologist Bonnie McDougall, this is the first full-length, detailed, and theorized treatment in any language of Chinese-English literary translation transactions and will stand as the major primary source of future studies. It opens up new corners of modern Chinese culture and society that sinologists have hitherto overlooked.
The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi
"The depth of insight that this book provides into the increasingly complex interrelations between the “Three Absolutes” (sanjue: poetry, painting, and calligraphy), especially between the first two, far surpasses any previous English-language study of the subject." - Journal of Asian Studies
The Fictional World of Mo Yan
"I recommend this first full-length study in English to anyone who wants the perfect complement to their reading of Mo Yan’s novels." — Howard Goldblatt, University of Notre Dame
This book translates and illuminates the specific machinery of Japan’s foreign relations, especially as it pertained to European trade and Christianity. In so doing, this study will situate the edicts––which are largely taken for granted, even though little has been studied––in Japan’s early modern history.