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Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

by Bruce Ross

Haiku Moment is the most comprehensive volume of contemporary North American haiku written in English. It contains over 800 haiku by 185 poets.


Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura

Sparrows

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...


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...


Autumn Wind and Other Stories

by Lane Dunlop

Westerners familiar only with stereotypical images of bowing geisha and dark-suited businessmen will be surprised by the cast of characters translator Lane Dunlop introduces in this anthology. Lovers of fiction...


Twenty-Four Eyes

by Sakae Tsuboi & Akira Miura

Twenty-Four Eyes tracks the growth of twelve innocent children from childhood to adulthood through their relationship with a young school teacher. The naiveté of youth and the harsh reality of war-torn Japan...


Seven Japanese Tales

by Junichiro Tanizaki

In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sisters explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition...


Some Prefer Nettles

by Junichiro Tanizaki

The conflict between traditional and modern Japanese culture is at the heart of this novel. Kaname is a smug, modern man living in a modern marriage. He gamely allows his wife to become the lover of another...


Pagoda, Skull & Samurai

by Koda Rohan & Chieko Irie Mulhern

Rohan Koda's activist heroes and unique literary creations embody lofty ideals and are likely to present readers everywhere with a fresh view of the constructive aspects of the Japanese personality in Pagoda...


Romance of the Three Kingdoms

by Lo Kuan-Chung, C. H. Brewitt-Taylor & Robert E. Hegel

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is Lo Kuan-chung's retelling of the events attending the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 A.D., one of the most tumultuous and fascinating periods in Chinese history. It is an...


The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

by Yukio Mishima

Mizoguchi has been mentally troubled since he witnessed his mother's infidelity in the presence of his dying father. Mizoguchi feels utterly abandoned and alone until he becomes a pdest at Kinka-kuji, a famous...


Hawaii End of the Rainbow

by Kazuo Miyamoto

This is the story of the Japanese who immigrated to Hawaii around the turn of the present century, worked as forced laborers on the sugar plantations, and afterwards remained in Hawaii to work as free men and...


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...


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...


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.


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...


Su-un and His World of Symbols: The Founder of Korea's First Indigenous Religion

by Paul Beirne

Su-un and His World of Symbols explores the image which Choe Che-u (Su-un), the founder of Donghak (Eastern Learning) Korea's first indigenous religion, had of himself as a religious leader and human being....


The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

by King David Kalakaua

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii is not all mythology. It is rich in historical narrative. King Kalakaua relates the stories of certain great events with such verve that one can readily imagine he was an eyewitness....


Homoeroticism in Imperial China: A Sourcebook

by Mark Stevenson & Cuncun Wu

Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history...