Asian Literature Products

  • Kipling and "Orientalism" (Routledge Revivals)

    By B. J. Moore-Gilbert

    First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo-Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as ‘revealer of the East’, in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge India

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

    By Daria Berg

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women…

    Paperback – 2015-12-28 
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

    Edited by Rachel Lee

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies…

    Paperback – 2015-12-14 
    Routledge Literature Companions

  • 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 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 
    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 – 2015-08-28

  • 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 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 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
    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 – 2015-08-04
    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 Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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