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The Construction of Femininity in a Postcolonial State:

Girls’ Education in Singapore
Ee Moi Kho
ISBN: 9781604978513

"Kho examines issues of gender equality with a penetrating and critical eye. In this study, she explores the contradictions over time of the goevernment's socialization goals and in the messages they sought to send about what it means to be a female in Singapore. ... Readers interested in the role of schools in constructing ideology, as well as those interested in the development of Singapore, will find this an engaging and well-written book." —Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education Read More..

The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze:

The British Raj and the Memsahib
Susmita Roye and Rajeshwar Mittapalli
ISBN: 9781604978438

This book argues that although the memsahib’s female gaze has been spoken of, it has not been adequately emphasized and examined. Aiming at filling that gap by uncovering the world of British India as seen and shown by white women in colonial as well as postcolonial literatures, this compilation brings together scholarly essays on memsahibs’ literature and Raj writings, including men’s writings about memsahibs, spanning from before India’s independence to the post-Independence period. Read More..

China and Beyond:

A Collection of Essays
Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604978902

In this impressive collection, twelve of Victor Mair’s essays were carefully selected with the intention to show a clear picture of the development of his brilliant scholarship by including pieces from different phases of his career. This rare collection showcases Dr. Mair’s expertise in Medieval Chinese literature (especially in vernacular literature which was greatly influenced by exotic Buddhism), his insightful grasp of the cultural interactions between China and its neighbors (including India, Iran, and the ethnic groups to the south of China), and his significant contributions to philosophy and archeology. Read More..

China and Beyond (Special Paperback Edition):

A Collection of Essays
Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604978896

In this impressive collection, twelve of Victor Mair’s essays were carefully selected with the intention to show a clear picture of the development of his brilliant scholarship by including pieces from different phases of his career. This rare collection showcases Dr. Mair’s expertise in Medieval Chinese literature (especially in vernacular literature which was greatly influenced by exotic Buddhism), his insightful grasp of the cultural interactions between China and its neighbors (including India, Iran, and the ethnic groups to the south of China), and his significant contributions to philosophy and archeology. Read More..

Rethinking Chineseness:

Translational Sinophone Identities in the Nanyang Literary World
E. K. Tan
ISBN: 9781604978407

This is the first book devoted to Sinophone Southeast Asian literature in the English-speaking world. Conceptually innovative and flawlessly written, this book makes an important contribution ... Anyone interested in questions of identity calibrated through such vectors as language, culture, history, geography, and nationality will find this book to be extremely valuable. This is an impressive accomplishment.” – Professor Shu-mei Shih, University of California at Los Angeles Read More..

North Korea Demystified

Han S. Park
ISBN: 9781604978148

Whereas other studies of North Korea most often rely merely on available secondary resources (e.g., texts, films etc.) rather than firsthand experience or interviews in supporting central claims, this edited volume, led by foremost North Korean expert Dr. Han S. Park, has the unprecedented advantage of all its contributors having actually spent a considerable amount of time “on the ground” in North Korea gathering information for their research. This is also the first volume to address the succession of Kim Jong Un. Read More..

Early Indian and Theravada Buddhism:

Soteriological Controversy and Diversity
Bradley Clough
ISBN: 9781604978292

Prior to this study, past scholarship--which preferred to portray early Indian and Theravada Buddhism as wholly rationalist systems--has shied away from giving ample treatment on the noble person who possesses supernormal powers. This book examines the dichotomy between two Theravada monastic vocations that have grown out of the vocational and soteriological tensions. Read More..

A Study of Two Classics:

A Cultural Critique of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and The Water Margin
Liu Zaifu
ISBN: 9781604978278

This is the first book that focuses exclusively on the cultural values of the two classics in Chinese literature. Liu Zaifu, the renowned Chinese critic, also examines how traditional commentators like Jin Shengtan and Li Zhi promoted the cultural values embedded in the two classics and how these harmful values are received and reinforced in contemporary China. He draws inspiration from May Fourth intellectuals, particularly Lu Xun, and from a wide range of works by Western scholars. Read More..

Gao Xingjian:

Aesthetics and Creation
Gao Xingjian
ISBN: 9781604978360

Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian is amongst the most challenging writers of the present era. He has probed the dynamics of Chinese and European literature and developed unique strategies for the writing of seventeen plays, two novels, a collection of short stories and a collection of poems. He has also written two collections of criticism. The present collection takes the title "Aesthetics and Creation" from the name of the Chinese collection from which most of these essays are drawn, but it also includes some of Gao’s most recent unpublished essays. Read More..

On China By India:

From Civilization to Nation-State
Chih-yu Shih, Swaran Singh, and Reena Marwah
ISBN: 9781604978063

This groundbreaking collection is the first of its kind to examine China studies from a perspective that is not Western.The book is a report of the first stage of findings on how views on China and the intellectual history of China studies have been embedded in India’s modern history and its evolving self-knowledge as a nation-state. The rise of India and China has caused intellectuals of both countries to become increasingly conscious of each other. Read More..

 

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