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

  • 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

  • Kipling and "Orientalism" (Routledge Revivals)

    By B. J. Moore-Gilbert

    First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo-Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as ‘revealer of the East’, in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • 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 Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

    Edited by Rachel C. Lee

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Literature Companions

  • Troubled Testimonies

    Terrorism and the English novel in India

    By Meenakshi Bharat

    Since the 9/11 attacks terror has established its permeating hold on society’s psyche. Creative writing, a popular and visible cultural witness to the strain, has taken up this destabilization with remarkable regularity. Troubled Testimonies focuses on the Indian novel in English, deriving…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge India

  • Chinese Literature for the 1980s

    The Fourth Congress of Writers and Artists

    Edited by Howard Goldblatt

    Editor Howard Goldblatt explains that while most societies analyse and revere their literary trends in retrospect, post-Liberation China’s literary trends tend to be announced beforehand allowing for critics to judge how close or far from the prescribed norms a piece of art is. In this volume, a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Islam and Nationalism in India

    South Indian contexts

    By M.T. Ansari

    Islam in India, as elsewhere, continues to be seen as a remainder in its refusal to "conform" to national and international secular-modern norms. Such a general perception has also had a tremendous impact on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, who as individuals and communities have been shaped…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • 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

  • Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson

    Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years and each successive system of rule has possessed its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what has remained constant through these many upheavals has been the process of negotiation between censor and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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