Reading Chinese Texts from the Early Maoist Period (1949-1966)
by Krista Van Fleit Hang
<p >In the Maoist period, authors and the communist literary establishment shared the belief that art could reshape reality, and was thus just as crucial to the political establishment as building new infrastructure or developing advanced weaponry.
by Murakami, Fuminobu
<P>Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and ...
by Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty
<P>Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is one of the most pre-eminent postcolonial theorists writing today and a scholar of genuinely global reputation. This collection, first published in 1993, presents some of Spivak's most engaging essays on works of ...
by Stevenson, Mark
<P>Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation,<I> Homoeroticism in Imperial China </I>is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and ...
by Aoyama, Tomoko
<P><EM>Girl Reading Girl</EM> provides the first overview of the cultural significance of girls and reading in modern and contemporary Japan with emphasis on the processes involved when girls read about other girls. </P> <P>The collection ...
Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet
by Arthur Waley & The Arthur Waley Estate
First published in 1956.<BR> Arthur Waley here presents an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time. Gaiety is the keynote of his works and the poet was a friend of the Manchu official with ...
by Cilano, Cara N.
<P>Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels ...
And Other Pieces
by Arthur Waley
First published in 1963.<BR> <EM>The Secret History</EM> (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to ...
by Rosenbaum, Roman
<P>When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia-Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, ...
by eFiction Publishing
<p>This Magazine has authors of Indian origin around the world and not just people living in the sub continent. The magazine is conceived as a dialogue — a platform which carries the best of contemporary writing in India. It is not India-specific ...
Narrating the Bodhisatta Path
by Naomi Appleton
Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals.
by Raja Sharma
<p>But, in the recent years it has been noticed that a very large majority of the students, without reading the original texts, rely on the guide books or notes prepared by their teachers or others. This is definitely not a healthy habit because ...eBook
by Ma, Sheng-mei
Drawing from Anglo-American, Asian American, and Asian literature as well as J-horror and manga, Chinese cinema and Internet, and the Korean Wave, Sheng-mei Ma's Asian Diaspora and East-West Modernity probes into the conjoinedness of West and ...eBook
by Chen, Peter K.
Most American readers have only heard of Aesop's Fables, as he is the most prominent fable writer. But there were three major regions of the world that produced prolific fables: China, Greece and India. This book is an English translation of a ...eBook
Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam
by Linh Dinh
A couple's scheme to get rich by killing their father backfires, leaving them in charge of a cripple. In heaven, a baby, dead through neglect, tells his playmates: "Life down there is just one long sleep." A young soldier, saved by a stranger, ...eBook