Asian Literature Products

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge India

  • The Japanese Adult Video Industry

    By Heung-Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    Unlike many other books on pornography which concentrate on arguments about restricting or not restricting pornography, this book focuses on the production of adult videos. It outlines and examines the industrial dynamics of the industry, its strategies, technological capabilities and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Dalit Literatures in India

    Edited by Joshil K. Abraham, Judith Misrahi-Barak

    This book breaks new ground in the study of Dalit Literature, including in its corpus, a range of genres such as novels, autobiographies, pamphlets, poetry, short stories as well as graphic novels. With contributions from major scholars in the field, it critically examines Dalit literary theory and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge India

  • Contemporary Chinese Print Media

    Cultivating Middle Class Taste

    By Zheng Yi

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan

    Spies and "Terrorists"

    By Cara N. Cilano

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Authority and Meaning in Indian Religions

    Hinduism and the Case of Valmiki

    By Julia Leslie

    This title was first published in 2003. Can a text be used either to validate or to invalidate contemporary understandings? Texts may be deemed 'sacred', but sacred to whom? Do conflicting understandings matter? Is it appropriate to try to offer a resolution? For Hindus and non-Hindus, in India and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    The Rāmāyana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candrāvatī, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    The Rāmāyana of Vālmīki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

    By Kam Louie

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • New Feminisms in South Asian Social Media, Film, and Literature

    Disrupting the Discourse

    Edited by Sonora Jha, Alka Kurian

    This book is a study of the resurgence and re-imagination of feminist discourse on gender and sexuality in South Asia as told through its cinematic, literary, and social media narratives. It brings incisive and expert analyses of emerging disruptive articulations that represent an unprecedented…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Upani?ads

    A Complete Guide

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Composed from 800 BCE onwards and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader "knowledge lessons" on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

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