by Alice Pung
Asian-Australians are known to each other and the outside world by many labels: Quiet Achiever. FOB. Gangster Chigger. Mainlander. Banana. But are these labels based on some degree of truth, or only fiction? What is it like to grow up Asian in ...
Records of Ancient Matters
by Basil Hall Chamberlain
Written by imperial command in the eighth century, "The Kojiki" is the oldest surviving Japanese book. This compendium of early Japanese life provides a panorama of Japan during its formation.
Selected Poems of Chankyung Sung
by Chan-Gyong Song & Chankyung Sung
Translucency puts together about fifty poems by Chankyung Sung that showcase his dexterous command of metaphor and subtle sensibility toward language. In these poems, Sung portrays a complex world of man's spirit with refined language, opening a ...
An Anthology of the Indian Labour Diaspora
by Marina Carter & Khal Torabully
Coolitude is both an intellectual interpretation of and a poetic and artistic immersion into the world of the vanished coolie. This collection of previously unpublished texts, poems and sketches captures the essence of the Indian plantation ...
Feminist and Intercultural Approaches
by Iris Hsin-chun Tuan
Taiwan's historical and contemporary status as a nexus of Asian and Western cultural influences provides a rich canvas of research for the author who is uniquely trained in both Western critical and Taiwanese theatrical practices. This highly ...
by William N. Porter
THE Hyaku-nin-isshiu, or 'Single Verses by a Hundred People', were collected together in A.D. 1235. They are placed in approximate chronological order, and range from about the year 670. Perhaps what strikes one most in connection with the ...
The Man Who Watched the Sea and Other Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy
by Yasumi Kobayashi & Issui Ogawa
A selection of outstanding works of fantasy and science fiction from Japan, published here in English for the first time to reveal new and very different slices of the Japanese imagination. Following the success of the first Speculative Japan ...
by Roger Pulvers
This fascinating fictional account of the life and times of Lafcadio Hearn probes the question: "What was the nature of this man, born wanderer, informant of the fiendish details of Japanese lore...a man who chose to live his life 'in defiance of ...
by Damiana L. Eugenio
This work is intended to be a national collection of Philippine riddles from all over the country--from Batanes to Jolo. The riddles are listed, according to solution, under nineteen subject categories and one "Miscellaneous" category.
by Rajeev S. Patke & Philip Holden
The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English traces the development of literature in the region within its historical and cultural contexts. This volume explores creative writing in English across different genres and ...
Literary Essays in Diaspora
by A. Robert Lee
The world is anything but unfamiliar with diaspora: Jewish, African, Armenian, Roma-Gipsy, Filipino/a, Tamil, Irish or Italian, even Japanese. But few have carried so global a resonance as that of China. What, then, of literary-cultural ...
Transgenerational Haunting in the Novels of Shashi Deshpande
by Nancy Ellen Batty
In "The Ring of Recollection," Nancy Batty challenges the critical orthodoxy that Shashi Deshpande's fiction is transparently realistic and narrowly focused on domestic and women's issues. This study shifts attention towards the labyrinthine ...
A Postcolonial Review
by Debashis Bandyopadhyay
Ruskin Bond's life - and, for that matter, his semi-autobiographical works - are allegories of the colonial aftermath. His is an odd but exemplary attempt at absorption as a member of the Anglo-Indian ethnic minority, a community whose role in ...
by Donna Tussing Orwin
A century after Leo Tolstoy's death, the author of War and Peace is widely admired but too often thought of only with reference to his realism and moral sense. The many sides of Tolstoy revealed in these 2010 essays speak to readers with ...
by Hong Li
<br>Cool English Hot Stories <br>--"]" <br>Maybe you have not noticed that we can find many interesting "stories or jokes" in a "dull" English word if we separate it into "pieces." These stories or jokes are very humorous so easy to remember ...
Current Research, 1985 - 1988
by R.S. McGregor & Faculty Of Oriental Studies
This volume addresses research topics within the field of Bhakti literature, the devotional poetry and other compositions of devotional character in the earlier literature of the modern South Asian languages. Its papers range from the roots of ...
The Pillow Book in Translation
by Valerie Henitiuk
The Makura no Soshi, or The Pillow Book as it is generally known in English, is a collection of personal reflections and anecdotes about life in the Japanese royal court composed around the turn of the eleventh century by a woman known as Sei ...
Political Essays on Women, Culture, and Nation
by Anita Anantharam
This edited volume of translations covers the major political essays of India's first feminist Hindi poet. A devout follower and advocate of Gandhi, Mahadevi Varma is a household name in India and is a major woman of letters in the modern Hindi ...
Sexuality and the Literary Karyukai
by Cynthia Gralla
From the Edo-period works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon and Saikaku Iharu, to modern texts by Nagai Kafu, Tanizaki Junichiro, and Nobel-prize winner Kawabata Yasunari, the Japanese literary canon is filled with works about the demimonde, or karyukai.
Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange
by Bonnie S. McDougall
Written by renowned sinologist Bonnie S. 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.