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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...


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: 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...


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...


Record of Miraculous Events in Japan: The Nihon ryoiki

by Burton Watson & Haruo Shirane

This collection of setsuwa, or “explanatory tale” literature, compiled by a monk in eighth- or ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and ways in which Buddhism’s principles...


Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyond

by Hugh de Ferranti & Alison Tokita

This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. It is the first to draw together research on the interwar musical culture of the Osaka region and addresses...


New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia

by William T. Tow & David Walton

Offering a distinctly Asia-Pacific-oriented perspective to one of the most discussed components of international security policy, human security, this volume of essays by internationally renowned experts assesses...


The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Two: The Rivals

by David Tod Roy

In this second of a planned five-volume series, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic...


China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations

by Li Xing & with Abdulkadir Osman Farah

This collection seeks to put contemporary China-Africa relations in critical, comparative context and in doing so, it will go beyond descriptions of inter-regional trade and investment, large- and small-scale...


Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema

by Peter C. Pugsley

From the critically acclaimed Malaysian film Sepet to the on-going box office successes of the films created by Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, cinematic texts from the nations of Asia are increasingly capturing...


Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho

by Matsuo Basho & David Young

Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master.

Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century...


The Secret History of the Mongols: And Other Pieces

by Arthur Waley

First published in 1963 this book largely uses the Chinese version but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth...


Yuan Mei: Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet

by The Arthur Waley Estate & Arthur Waley

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley presents here an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time.