Asian Literature Products

  • 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
    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 
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-09-20 
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Interpreting Devotion

    The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India

    By Karen Pechilis

    Devotion is a category of expression in many of the world’s religious traditions. This book looks at issues involved in academically interpreting religious devotion, as well as exploring the interpretations of religious devotion made by a sixth century poet, a twelfth century biographer, and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought

    The Radical Unspoken

    By Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

    Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence – through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body – across the textual…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-08-05
    Routledge India

  • Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women’s Literature

    Edited by Joy Mahabir, Mariam Pirbhai

    This book is the first collection on Indo-Caribbean women's writing and the first work to offer a sustained analysis of the literature from a range of theoretical and critical perspectives, such as ecocriticism, feminist, queer, post-colonial and Caribbean cultural theories. The essays not only lay…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

    National and Cosmopolitan Narratives in English

    By Neelam Srivastava

    This study explores the connections between a secular Indian nation and fiction in English by a number of postcolonial Indian writers of the 1980s and 90s. Examining writers such as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, and Rohinton Mistry, with particularly close readings of…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • The Visual Turn

    South Asia Across the Disciplines

    Edited by Sandria Freitag

    The Visual Turn: South Asia Across the Disciplines explores new perspectives made possible by the evidence drawn from visual culture. This evidence is utilized by historians, literary analysts, anthropologists and, in a new way, art historians. Focusing on built environments within their…

    Hardback – 2015-04-24
    Routledge

  • Persian Language, Literature and Culture

    New Leaves, Fresh Looks

    Edited by Kamran Talattof

    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way…

    Hardback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War

    The Yakeato Generation

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum, Yasuko Claremont

    When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia–Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, Asian minorities, comfort women and many others. Many of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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