Asian Literature Products

  • 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 – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • 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 – 2016-12-19 

  • 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 – 2016-12-19 

  • Charles Dickens and China, 1895-1915

    Cross-Cultural Encounters

    By Klaudia Hiu Yen Lee

    From 1895 to 1915, Chinese translations of Dickens's fiction first appeared as part of a growing interest in Western literature and culture among Chinese intellectuals. Klaudia Hiu Yen investigates the multifarious ways in which Dickens’s works were adapted, reconfigured and transformed for the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 

  • 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 Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

    Gods, Kings and Other Heroes

    By Naomi Appleton

    Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Utopianism in Postcolonial Literatures

    By Bill Ashcroft

    Postcolonial Studies is more often found looking back at the past, but in this brand new book, Bill Ashcroft looks to the future and the irrepressible demands of utopia. The concept of utopia – whether playful satire or a serious proposal for an ideal community – is examined in relation to the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09 

  • Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas

    Edited by Poonam Trivedi, Paromita Chakravarti

    This book is the first to explore the rich archive of Shakespeare in Indian cinemas, including less familiar, Indian language cinemas to contribute to the assessment of the expanding repertoire of Shakespeare films worldwide. Essays cover mainstream and regional Indian cinemas such as the better…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroads

    Edited by Jaqueline Berndt, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 

  • Zhuangzi and Early Chinese Philosophy

    Vagueness, Transformation and Paradox

    The Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi (also known as Chuang Tzu), along with Confucius, Lao Tzu, and the Buddha, ranks among the most influential thinkers in the development of East Asian thought. His literary style is humorous and entertaining, yet the philosophical content is extraordinarily subtle and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Ashgate World Philosophies Series

  • Postcolonial Urban Outcasts

    City Margins in South Asian Literature

    Edited by Madhurima Chakraborty, Umme Al-wazedi

    Extending current scholarship on South Asian Urban and Literary Studies, this volume examines the role of the discontents of the South Asian city. The collection investigates how South Asian literature and literature about South Asia attends to urban margins, regardless of whether the definition of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-26 
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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