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Chinese Avant-garde Fiction:

Quest for Historicity and Transcendent Truth
Zhansui Yu
ISBN: 9781604979688

"This thoughtful book offers fresh insights into avant-garde fiction in the early decades of China’s reform. Engaging Chinese and Western traditions, Yu Zhansui argues forcefully that the Chinese avant-garde carries on the probe into the darkness of history in a quest for transcendent truths about human conditions." —Ban Wang, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies, Stanford University Read More..

Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture

Megan M. Ferry
ISBN: 9781604979381

"In Chinese Women Writers and Modern Print Culture, Professor Megan Ferry provides a meticulous analysis of the gendered spaces that modern Chinese publishers, editors, critics, propagandists, and policy makers created for the work of female authors, both before and after the Communist revolution of 1949. This detailed study of the textual and visual mechanisms that bring gender into being makes an important and original contribution to our understanding of print culture, both in China and beyond." —Michel Hockx, Professor of Chinese Literature and Director of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, University of Notre Dame Read More..

Christina Stead and the Socialist Heritage

Michael Ackland
ISBN: 9781604979336

Christina Stead was acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterizations. She enjoyed an international reputation in the 1930s and beyond, then went out of favor as a communist-affiliated writer, until she was rediscovered by feminist critics. In this book, Michael Ackland illuminates how the single most important influence on Stead’s life, socialism, has been seriously neglected in studies of her life and work. Read More..

Christos Tsiolkas:

The Utopian Vision
Jessica Gildersleeve
ISBN: 9781604979787

"an important touchstone for anyone interested in Tsiolkas and affect theory, or in Australia’s contemporary literary landscape more generally. Read More..

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context:

A Textual Archaeology of the Yi jing
Scott Davis
ISBN: 9781604978087

This highly unique study focuses on the archaic core of the Classic of Changes and proposes a structural anthropological analysis for two reasons. First, unlike many treatments of the Yi jing, there is a concern to place the text carefully in the context of the ancient culture which created it. Second, the approach differs from traditional exegesis which did not and ultimately could not address problems of textual understanding in a holistic sense. This book is not a translation of the Classic of Changes; it is a careful interpretation, or rather method of exploration, of the connectivities and topography of the text as a whole. Read More..

Confucian Prophet:

Political Thought In Du Fu’s Poetry (752–757)
David K. Schneider
ISBN: 9781604978391

"An engaging piece of scholarship," which "raises thought-provoking questions while demonstrating solid command of relevant texts." [Regarding the objective to] "establish that Du was troubled by a political system that allowed powerful families to live luxuriously at court while the people suffered amid deteriorating conditions in the mid-750s, and that he produced powerful art to register his objections," "Schneider has accomplished this and much more by reviving the question of how exactly Du Fu’s artistry relates to the grand political and social issues of his day." – Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Constitutional Democracy and Judicial Supremacy:

John Rawls and the Transformation of American Politics
Jerome C. Foss
ISBN: 9781604979282

"The best books on politics offer us fresh insight into the way things are and powerful arguments about how things ought to be. Jerome Foss's superb book accomplishes both of these ends, rescuing John Rawls's work from the dusty corners of overly abstract theorizing by emphasizing Rawls's dedication to a very practical reinvention of the American political experiment." —Micah J. Watson, William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar Chair in Political Science, Calvin College Read More..

Contents Tourism in Japan:

Pilgrimages to “Sacred Sites” of Popular Culture
Philip Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, and Kyungjae Jang
ISBN: 9781604979732

“This may be the best book ever written on tourism in Japan! This work is one of the most important subjects in contemporary tourism studies and Japan studies, perhaps a forerunner of things that are also happening in the Korean and Chinese worlds and elsewhere, which makes it doubly important. This book is comprehensive in many ways." —Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley Read More..

Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers:

An Anthology
Jonathan Stalling, Lin Tai-man, and Yanwing Leung
ISBN: 9781604979558

"These gems of short fiction by women writers from Taiwan are a wonderful treat. Beautifully translated into English, they unfold and flicker with wistful, comic, and enigmatic lights and shadows. The vignettes and snapshots imbue existential anxiety and street life with grim and exquisite lyricism, mixed with unstoppable yearnings for sunlight and romance." —Ban Wang, William Haas Professor in Chinese Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University Read More..

Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600–1950

Minghui Hu and Johan Elverskog
ISBN: 9781604979008

"This important book offers opportunities to craft a more sensible and persuasive understanding of how China’s early modern regional world became part of a late twentieth-century Inner Asian and East Asian world region." —R. Bin Wong, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA; and Director, UCLA Asia Institute Read More..

 

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