Asian Literature Products

  • From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee

    Lust/Caution

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Whitney Crothers Dilley

    In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Literature, Gender, and the Trauma of Partition

    The Paradox of Independence

    By Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Partition occurring simultaneously with British decolonization of the Indian subcontinent led to the formation of independent India and Pakistan. While the political and communal aspects of the Partition have received some attention, its enormous personal and psychological costs have been mostly…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Bharati Mukherjee

    Critical Perspectives

    By Emmanuel S. Nelson

    The twelve essays that form this book, first published in 1993, interpret Bharati Mukherjee’s oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. The authors’ approaches range from the biographical to the poststructuralist, from cultural analysis to comparative commentary to deconstructive reading.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • Singapore Literature and Culture

    Current Directions in Local and Global Contexts

    Edited by Angelia Mui Cheng Poon, Angus Whitehead

    Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Reconfiguring Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Ethics in Chinese Internet Culture

    By Haomin Gong, Xin Yang

    New information technologies have, to an unprecedented degree, come to reshape human relations, identities and communities both online and offline. As Internet narratives including online fiction, poetry and films reflect and represent ambivalent politics in China, the Chinese state wishes to…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Writing Revolution in South Asia

    History, Practice, Politics

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam, Christopher Moffat

    This comprehensive volume examines the relationship between revolutionary politics and the act of writing in modern South Asia. Its pages feature a diverse cast of characters: rebel poets and anxious legislators, party theoreticians and industrious archivists, nostalgic novelists, enterprising…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • The True Dream

    Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text

    Edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Sen McGlinn

    The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906)

    From the Mahabharata

    First published in 1909, this book presents an English translation of chapters 25-42 of the Bhishma Parva from the epic Sanskrit poem Mahabharata — better known as the Bhagavad-Gita, reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels" of Devanagari literature. The plot consists of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Some Phases in the Life of Buddha (1915)

    Taken from 'The Light of Asia'

    By Edwin Arnold

    First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part of Edwin Arnold’s The Light of Asia. The original text represents one of the first successful attempts to popularise Buddhism and its founder Gautama Buddha — presenting his life, teachings and philosophy in verse poetry. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys

    Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel

    Edited by Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Judy Celine Ick, Poonam Trivedi

    This volume gives Asia’s Shakespeares the critical, theoretical, and political space they demand, offering rich, alternative ways of thinking about Asia, Shakespeare, and Asian Shakespeare based on Asian experiences and histories. Challenging and supplementing the dominant critical and theoretical…

    Hardback – 2016-12-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Discourses of Imperialism in the Pacific

    The Anglo-American Encounter

    Edited by Michelle Keown, Andrew Taylor, Mandy Treagus

    This interdisciplinary collection explores the confluence of American and British (neo)imperalism in the Pacific, as represented in various forms of Pacific discourse including literature, ethnography, film, painting, autobiography, journalism, and environmental discourse. It investigates the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • The Mahabharata Patriline

    Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary

    By Simon Pearse Brodbeck

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita) is sorely neglected as a classic - perhaps the classic - of world literature, and is of particularly timely human importance in today's globalised and war-torn world. This book is a chronological survey of the Sanskrit Mahabharata's…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

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