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Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

by Mu Yang & John Balcom

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity,...


Ground Zero, Nagasaki: Stories

by Yuichi Seirai & Paul Warham

Set in contemporary Nagasaki, the six short stories in this collection draw an unflinching portrait of the A-bomb’s horrific, ongoing trauma. Whether they experienced the attack directly or have merely heard...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

by Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Michelle Yeh & Ming-ju Fan

This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays...


The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays: Zuihitsu from the Tenth to the Twenty-First Century

by Steven D. Carter

A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely...


Classical Chinese Poetry

by David Hinton

With this groundbreaking collection, translated and edited by the renowned poet and translator David Hinton, a new generation will be introduced to the work that riveted Ezra Pound and transformed modern poetry....


The Idea of Europe in British Travel Narratives, 1789-1914

by Katarina Gephardt

Showing how specific rhetorical strategies used in nineteenth-century British travel writing produced fictional representations of continental Europe in works by Ann Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, and...


Social Work in East Asia

by Christian Aspalter

Owing to rapid economic development and the onset of population ageing, social work has become a major means of delivering social services and relieving and preventing social problems at an individual, family,...


Digital Archetypes: Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

by Sambit Datta & David Beynon

This multi-disciplinary study of early archetypal Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architectures examines how the styles from northwest India were adapted as they spread into Southeast Asia. It unravels...


The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World: The Political Experience of Pakistan

by Louis D. Hayes

The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World is a study of the political development of Pakistan. This study consists of three parts. The first addresses the concept of the 'state' as it has evolved historically,...


Poetry, Politics and Culture: Essays on Indian Texts and Contexts

by Akshaya Kumar

This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination-in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English-from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry...


Post-Conflict Development in East Asia

by Brendan M. Howe

This volume critically assesses measurements of success in East Asian post-conflict development from a human-centered perspective. This involves a major re-evaluation of accepted accounts of domestic governance...


Mrs. Spring Fragrance: A Collection of Chinese-American Short Stories

by Sui Sin Far

One of the first works of fiction published by a Chinese-American author, this collection of 17 short stories offers a revealing look at life in San Francisco's Chinatown during the early 20th century.


China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa

by Seifudein Adem

In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are three differing perspectives. On one hand Sino-pessimists view China as a giant, feeding on Africa's resources to fuel its own industrialization....


Regionalism and Regional Security in South Asia: The Role of SAARC

by Zahid Shahab Ahmed

Zahid Shahab Ahmed evaluates the progress of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). This study goes beyond economic integration to present a detailed appraisal of cooperation under the...


Resisting Gendered Norms: Civil Society, the Juridical and Political Space in Cambodia

by Mona Lilja

Departing from James Scott's idea that oppression and resistance are in constant change, Resisting Gendered Norms provides us with a compelling account on the nexus between gender, resistance and gender-based...


The Way and Its Power: A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1934.

Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Tê Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.


The Opium War Through Chinese Eyes

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1958.

This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium...


The Real Tripitaka: And Other Pieces

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1952.

The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an...


China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance

by Zhiqun Zhu

This fully revised second edition covers Chinese initiatives in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific and studies China's current efforts...