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Early Modern Bromance:

Love, Friendship, and Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Italian Academies
Aria Dal Molin
ISBN: 9781621965527

"This well-organized study is an innovative work that will find some very interested readers. The arguments throughout the whole book are very good. In particular, the discussion of the Sacrificio is very persuasive and includes excellent observations on its reworkings of Petrarch." —Janet Smarr, Professor of Theater, Department of Italian Studies, University of California San Diego Read More..

Remapping the Contested Sinosphere:

The Cross-cultural Landscape and Ethnoscape of Taiwan
Chia-rong Wu
ISBN: 9781621965442

"Examining trends and transformations that go up against rigidly conceived, monolithic cultural ideologies and the distinctive achievements of a new generation of Taiwanese writers in various literary subgenres, this book engages in dialogue with critical issues raised by Sinophone Studies and is at the same time a welcome new addition to the Taiwanese literature scholarship in the English-speaking world."—Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, The University of Texas at Austin Read More..

Decadence in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture:

A Comparative and Literary-Historical Reevaluation
Hongjian Wang
ISBN: 9781621965435

"A fascinating study, Decadence in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture analyzes work by literary luminaries such as Yu Dafu, Shao Xunmei, Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Shuo, Wang Xiaobo, and Lin Lichuan, exposing writers’ use of the perverse and the decadent to counter traditional aesthetics and excessive politicization while carving out a new modern position for Chinese letters. This book brilliantly illuminates many hidden corners in a complex literary history." —Wendy Larson, University of Oregon Read More..

Philosophy and Criticism in Latin America:

From Mariátegui to Sloterdijk
Mabel Moraña
ISBN: 9781621965428

"Through a meticulous discussion of the works and contexts of thinkers such as of José Carlos Mariátegui, Enrique Dussel, Bolívar Echeverría and Roger Bartra to Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, and Peter Sloterdijk, Mabel Moraña demonstrates that Latin American thought has not only been inseparable from Western philosophy but also from the determinants of its history and social struggles." —Adela Pineda Franco, Boston University Read More..

Reexamining the Sinosphere:

Transmissions and Transformations in East Asia
Nanxiu Qian, Richard J. Smith, and Bowei Zhang
ISBN: 9781604979879

"Represents the best scholarship in Sinosphere studies that discusses how literary Sinitic texts and Chinese cultural products were transmitted, transformed and domesticated in East Asia." —Professor Benjamin Wai-ming Ng, Chinese University of Hong Kong Read More..

Rethinking the Sinosphere:

Poetics, Aesthetics, and Identity Formation
Nanxiu Qian, Richard J. Smith, and Bowei Zhang
ISBN: 9781604979909

"Rethinking the Sinosphere signifies a landmark in the study of cultural interaction in East Asia ... it is a most important source for anyone interested in East Asian studies." —Chun-chieh Huang, Distinguished Chair Professor, National Taiwan University Read More..

The Chinese Lyric Sequence:

Poems, Paintings, Anthologies
Joseph R. Allen
ISBN: 9781621964780

"The writing is lucid and accessible, and the book is a great pleasure to read from beginning to end. This book will be invaluable for both specialists in the field of Chinese literature and general readers who are interested in Chinese poetry and aesthetics; it will be essential reading for scholars and students in classical Chinese literature, cultural history, and art history.” —Tian Xiaofei, Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University Read More..

A History of Taiwan Literature

Ye Shitao
ISBN: 9781621964773

The book is a rigorous, comprehensive treatment; it goes to great lengths to devote attention to all major writers in the history of Taiwan as well as many who were not as prominent. Ye has been fair and evenhanded in the writing of his literary history of Taiwan; there is little, if any, tendentiousness in the book. Read More..

A Taiwanese Literature Reader

Nikky Lin
ISBN: 9781621965053

According to Taiwanese writer and historian Ye Shitao, the development of Taiwanese literature during Japanese occupation can be divided into three stages: the “nascent period” (1920–1925), followed by the “mature period” (1926–1937), and finally the “war period” (1937–1945). The six stories in this collection are representative works from the mature period and the war period. Each story depicts different hardships and predicaments faced by Taiwan as a colony under Japanese rule, offering insight into how this part of Taiwan’s history continues to impact contemporary Taiwanese society. Read More..

The Great Leap Backward:

Forgetting and Representing the Mao Years
Lingchei Letty Chen
ISBN: 9781604979923

Letty Chen’s book is a timely intervention with the prevailing narrative of the Chinese Dream. The Great Leap Backward is a compelling reference for anyone interested in memory studies, Chinese and comparative literature, and cultural and political history.” —David Der-wei Wang, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University Read More..

 

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