Books in category Literary Criticism – Asian

  • The Phantom Heroine

    The Phantom Heroine
    Judith T. Zeitlin

    This book should appeal to readers interested in Chinese studies, gender studies, comparative literature, performance studies, the history of religion, and of course, ghost stories and the occult

  • The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature

    The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature
    Susan Jolliffe Napier

    A close analysis of fantasy, fiction, film and comics reveals the ambivilance felt by many Japanese towards the success story of the nation in the twentieth century A wide range of fantasies, many discussed here for the first time in …

  • Guru English

    Guru English
    Srinivas Aravamudan

    The book surveys a specific set of religious vocabularies from South Asia that, Aravamudan argues, launches a different kind of cosmopolitanism into global use.

  • Writing and Authority in Early China

    Writing and Authority in Early China
    Mark Edward Lewis

    This book traces the evolving uses of writing to command assent and obedience in early China, an evolution that culminated in the establishment of a textual canon as the foundation of imperial authority.

  • Chinese Narrative Poetry

    Chinese Narrative Poetry
    Dore Jesse Levy

    Chinese Narrative Poetry brings a new perspective to some of China's best-loved and most influential poems, including Ts'ai Yen's "Poem of Affliction," Po Chu-yi's "Song of Everlasting Sorrow," and Wei Chuang's recently discovered "Song of …

  • Spirit Matters

    Spirit Matters
    Philip Gabriel

    The first half of the volume focuses on the work of two women Christian writers, Miura Ayako and Sono Ayako.

  • On the Art of the N_ Drama

    On the Art of the N_ Drama
    Zeami

    The texts make absorbing reading, but they are difficult in the original, even for specialists.

  • 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 …

  • Negotiating Masculinities in Late Imperial China

    Negotiating Masculinities in Late Imperial China
    Martin W. Huang

    How did their attitudes in turn shape the martial heroes and other masculine models they constructed? Martin Huang attempts to answer these questions in this valuable work on manhood in late imperial China.

  • Reconfiguring Class Gender Ethnicity and Ethics in Chinese Internet Culture

    Reconfiguring Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Ethics in Chinese Internet Culture
    Haomin Gong, Xin Yang

    This book investigates the ways in which class, gender, ethnicity and ethics are reconfigured, complicated and enriched by the closely intertwined online and offline realities in China.

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