Books in category Literary Criticism – Asian

  • World Views

    World Views
    Jon Hegglund

    World Views examines literary representations of spatial form within the contexts of the emerging disciplines of geography, geopolitics, and international relations, positing that modernism's experimental engagements with space intended to …

  • Chinese Literature

    Chinese Literature
    Sabina Knight

    This book tells the story of Chinese literature, from prehistory to the present, in terms of literary culture's key role in supporting social and political concerns.

  • Rethinking India s Oral and Classical Epics

    Rethinking India’s Oral and Classical Epics
    Alf Hiltebeitel

    Breathtaking in scope, this work is indispensable for those seeking a deeper understanding of South Asia's Hindu and Muslim traditions. This work is the third volume in Hiltebeitel's study of the Draupadi cult.

  • The Funeral of a Giraffe

    The Funeral of a Giraffe
    Taeko Tomioka

    The first collection of short stories by award-winning scriptwriter-poet turned fiction writer, Taeko Tomioka.

  • Islands and Continents

    Islands and Continents
    John Minford, Brian Holton, Agnes Hung-chong Chan

    From one of the most celebrated literary figures in Hong Kong comes this collection of short stories. Seeing Hong Kong through a kaleidoscope, the author poignantly represents Hong Kong through a variety of themes.

  • Riddles of Belonging

    Riddles of Belonging
    Christi A. Merrill

    Salman Rushdie is not the first to pose crucial questions of belonging by telling a version of this narrative: the work of non-English-language writers like Vijay Dan Detha, whose tales are at the core of this book, asks what …

  • Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature

    Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature
    Rachael Hutchinson, Mark Williams

    Using a diverse cross-section of writers and texts as case studies, this edited volume brings together contributions from a number of leading international experts in the field and is written at an accessible level, making it essential …

  • East Wind Melts the Ice

    East Wind Melts the Ice
    Liza Dalby

    This is a book to dip in and out of throughout the year."—Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun "Liza Dalby's memoir of the seasons is as fresh and captivating as springtime.

  • Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat

    Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat
    Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

    Taking Gandhi's use of these works in his social reconstruction programs as an example, the book suggests that when religious forms such as songs and hagiographies of saint-poets of South Asia acquire dimensions of popular culture, they …

  • Modernism in Practice

    Modernism in Practice
    Leith Morton

    A significant dimension of this volume is the detailed and extensive treatment afforded two important areas of postwar Japanese verse: the poetry of women and of Okinawa.

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