Asian Literature Products

  • The Upanisads

    A Complete Guide

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Written from 800 BCE onward 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

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature

    Edited by John Stephens

    Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political, and intellectual diversity of children’s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Literature Companions

  • Okinawan War Memory

    Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun

    By Kyle Ikeda

    As one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics, Medoruma Shun has highlighted the problems and limits of conventional representation of the Battle of Okinawa, raised new questions and concerns about the nature of Okinawan war memory, and expanded the possibilities of representing…

    Paperback – 2017-09-02 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

  • 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.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-19 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Resistance in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures

    Literature, Cinema and Music

    Edited by Karima Laachir, Saeed Talajooy

    This study highlights the connections between power, cultural products, resistance, and the artistic strategies through which that resistance is voiced in the Middle East. Exploring cultural displays of dissent in the form of literary works, films, and music, the collection uses the concept of '…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English

    Idea, Nation, State

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Trauma, Dissociation and Re-enactment in Japanese Literature and Film

    By David C. Stahl

    Japanese literature and film have frequently been approached using lenses such as language, genre and ideology. Yet, despite a succession of major social traumas that have marked, and in many ways shaped and defined much of modern Japan, Japanese fiction and cinema have not often been examined…

    Hardback – 2017-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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