Asian Literature Products

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Lu Hsün and his Predecessors

    By V. I. Semanov

    Originally published in 1980, Alber’s translation of Semanov’s study aimed to contribute to the studies of Chinese literature and the knowledge of Lu Hsün’s work to an English-speaking reader. Lu Hsün was an influential democrat and humanist in early twentieth Century China and his work had a great…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

    2nd Edition

    By Gerard Clauson

    This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31 
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature

    Friends and Foes on the Battlefield

    By Minjie Chen

    The Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945) was fought in the Asia-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the United States as the latter’s major military ally. An important line of investigation remains, questioning how the history of this war has been passed on to post-war generations’…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

  • Armenian Neume System of Notation

    Study and Analysis

    By R. A. At'ayan, Vrej N Nersessian, Vrej N. Nersessian

    The study of the Armenian system of notation called Khazs (Neumes) is of significance both for Armenian and Byzantine music from a historical and aesthetic point of view. Over the centuries the Armenian people have created a musical culture which is largely inaccessible because of the fact that to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Caucasus World

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

    By Daria Berg

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women…

    Paperback – 2015-12-28 
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra

    With Buddhaguhya's Commentary

    By Stephen Hodge

    The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. This text is of seminal importance for the history of Buddhist Tantra, especially as very little has been published concerning the origins of Tantra in…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30 

  • Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World

    Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

    By Michael Collins

    By presenting a new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s English language writings, this book places the work of India’s greatest Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon in the context of imperial history and thereby bridges the gap between Tagore studies and imperial/postcolonial historiography.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature

    Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

    By Fuminobu Murakami

    This book uses texts from classical to modern Japanese literature to examine concepts of 'respect for the strong', as a notion of an evolutionary society, and 'sympathy for the weak', as a notion of a non-violent and changeless egalitarian society. The term strong refers not just to those…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13

  • Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity

    The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

    By Hsiao-yen Peng

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"—transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-01

  • Voices of East Asia

    Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present

    By Margaret Childs, Nancy Hope

    Voices of East Asia provides significant yet accessible readings in translation chosen to stimulate interest in the long and rich cultural history of East Asia, the countries of China, Japan, and Korea. The readings range from ancient to modern, elite to popular, and include poetry, stories, essays…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18

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