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Songs of Kabir

by Kabir & Rabindranath Tagore

The 15th-century poet Kabir created timeless works of enlightenment that combine the philosophies of Sufism, Hinduism, and the Kabbala. Kabir's poems possess a simplicity and cover a wide emotional range. Features...

Classic Haiku: An Anthology of Poems by Basho and His Followers

by Basho & Asataro Miyamori

This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works by his predecessors and ten of his disciples — Kikaku, Ransetsu, Joso, and Kyoroku among them.

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.

Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

by Bruce Ross

Kagero Nikki, translated here as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as the celebrated Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikuibu.

This remarkably frank autobiographical diary and personal confession attempts...

Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura


Playing hide-and-seek

Among the tea blossoms.

—Kobayashi Issa

Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single...

Autumn Wind and Other Stories

by Lane Dunlop

"Lane Dunlop's translations read elegantly, and his selection of modern Japanese Stories is both fresh and persuasive." —Donald Keene, Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese...

Hung Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel In Two Books)

by Cao Xueqin

A masterpiece of 18th century's Chinese literature. The novel that describes the life of two wealthy and aristocratic branches of the Jia clan and their gradual decline and the fall from grace.

Japanese Fairy Tales: Illustrated Edition

by Yei Theodora Ozaki

First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: " telling them I have also...

Old Stories Retold: Narrative and Vanishing Pasts in Modern China

by Andrew G. Stuckey

Old Stories Retold delves into intertextual resonances cultivated with traditional literature in modern Chinese fiction from both the mainland and Taiwan. These resonances develop alternative historical sensibilities...

Biografi Kehidupan Nabi Idris AS (Enoch) Edisi Bahasa Inggris Classic Version

by Ibn Kathir & Jannah An-Nur Foundation

Biografi Sejarah Kehidupan Nabi Idris AS atau Enoch Dalam Bahasa Inggris Bersumberkan Dari Kitab Suci Al-Quran, Hadist Rasulullah SAW Dan Tulisan Para Ulama Ilmuwan Muslim.

Allah SWT (God) says in The Holy Qur’an:...

Literary Creations on the Road: Women's Travel Diaries in Early Modern Japan

by Keiko Shiba & Motoko Ezaki

In this book, originally published in Japanese, Shiba intersperses her narration with excerpts from the actual travel diaries and sheds new light on women’s literary activities in early modern Japan, which...

Tales of Darkness and Light

by Soso Tham & Janet Hujon

Soso Tham (1873–1940), the acknowledged poet laureate of the Khasis of northeastern India, was one of the first writers to give written poetic form to the rich oral tradition of his people.

Poet of landscape,...

Asian Women from Different Perspectives

by Dr. Khadijeh Homay Salehi, Dr. Zahra Arzjani & Dr. Vida Rahiminezhad

With the entrance of women to different areas of academic, education, industry and even military forces, their status has changed in the society. That is why along with their maternal and motherhood roles, they...

Just One Word

by Bama & Malini Seshadri

What are the stages in the life of a butterfly? If you trap a caterpillar in a box, will it blossom into a butterfly? When discrimination and violence are hidden lessons in our schools, can we hope to make a...

Korean Stories For Language Learners

by Julie Damron & EunSun You

The most enjoyable way to learn about an unfamiliar culture is through its stories—especially when they're told in two languages! Korean Stories for Language Learners introduces 42 traditional Korean folktales...

The Togakushi Legend Murders

by Yasuo Uchida & David J. Selis

Murder and mayhem are coupled with Japanese folklore and fable in this riveting tale of suspense.

When the body of one of Nagano Prefecture's most prominent businessmen is found propped against a tree on Poison...

The River With No Bridge

by Sue Sumii & Susan Wilkinson

The River With No Bridge (Hashi no nai kawa) explores with outspoken frankness a subject still taboo in Japan: the intolerance and bigotry faced daily by Japan’s largest minority group, the burakumin.


Shiokari Pass

by Ayako Miura & Bill Fearnehough

Based on a true story, Shiokari Pass is a moving tale of love eclipsed by sacrifice and tragedy.

The hero of this Japanese novel is the young and idealistic Nobuo Nagano, who finds himself forced to make a heart-rending...

Foreigners in Mikadoland

by Harold S. Williams

This is an account of life in the foreign communities and former Foreign Settlements or Concessions in Japan that flourished after Japan was opened to foreign trade in 1859. It tells of the imposters, the eccentrics,...

And Then

by Soseki Natsume & Norma Moore Field

"A Japanese writer of genius."—Japan Quarterly

Soseki Natsume is considered to be one of Japan's most beloved and respected authors. And Then is ranked as one of his most insightful and stirring novels.