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163 Another Stage
Author: LIM Beng Choo Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 163
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Another Stage - Kanze Nobumitsu and the late Muromachi Noh Theater is a long overdue book-length study of the late Muromachi period noh practitioner Kanze Nobumitsu (1435 - 1516). In this three-part book, Lim highlights the importance of historical and societal contexts in wh...

161 Supernatural Beings
Author: Chifumi SHIMAZAKI and Stephen COMEE Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 161
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This long-awaited volume presents the fifth and final category of Noh plays, often called kiri-nō, or “ending Noh,” because they are staged last in a formal performance. This group comprises fifty of the most active and exciting of all plays in the Noh repertoire. The shi...

164 Bamboo Texts Vol 1
Author: Scott COOK Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 164

For the interview between Scott Cook and Carla Nappi of New Books in East Asian Studies, please click here.

The cache of bamboo texts recently unearthed (in 1993) from the village of Guodian, Hubei Province, is without doubt a rare and unique find in the history of Chinese philosophy and...

Author: Scott COOK Publication Year: 2012 Publication Number: 165

For the interview between Scott Cook and Carla Nappi of New Books in East Asian Studies, please click here.

The cache of bamboo texts recently unearthed (in 1993) from the village of Guodian, Hubei Province, is without doubt a rare and unique find in the history of Chinese philosophy and...

158 Endless War
Author: Shu-ning SCIBAN and Fred EDWARDS, eds. Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 158

This volume consists of translations of twenty-four fictional works and five essays by Wang Wen-Hsing, plus a dedicated author's preface.  Wang is one of the most celebrated modernist writers in Taiwan and the recipient of Taiwan's most prestigious National Culture and Arts Award (Literature Cat...

169 OfBirdsCrying
Author: Michiko N. WILSON and Michael K. WILSON, trans. Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 160

A New Japanese Horizons Series title.

Of  Birds Crying ( Naku tori no , 1985), the recipient of the Noma Bungei Prize, is loosely based on the author’s own life, recounting six months in the lives of Yurie Mama, a well-established middle-aged novelist married to Shōzō, a scientist....

156 Single Sickness
Author: Lynne KUTSUKAKE, trans. Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 156

A New Japanese Horizons Series title. 

Single Sickness and Other Stories by Masuda Mizuko opens a window onto the intriguing fictional world of award-winning author Masuda Mizuko. Masuda explores themes of female subjectivity and biology, selfhood and autonomy, loneliness and desire, an...

162 Stateless Subjects
Author: Petrus LIU Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 162
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Known in the West primarily through poorly subtitled films, Chinese martial arts fiction is one of the most iconic and yet the most understudied form of modern sinophone creativity. Current scholarship on the subject is characterized by three central assumptions that I will ar...

157 Tanikawa cover
Author: Takako U. LENTO Publication Year: 2011 Publication Number: 157

A New Japanese Horizons Series title.

This extensive selection of Tanikawa Shuntaro's poetry reflects the full depth and breadth of his work, from his appearance as a fresh new voice to the mastery of his later poetry. It traces his artistic development and his shift in focus from man's c...

152 Manchus
Author: Pei HUANG Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 152
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Making extensive use of Chinese, Japanese, Manchu, and Western sources, the author adopts a historical multifaceted approach to explore the various forces - geography, economics, frontier contacts, political and social institutions; language, literature and art; religion and C...

148 Holstein Cover
Author: John Holstein, trans. with commentary Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 148

2011 winner Korean Literature Translation Prize

A Moment's Grace presents short stories that depict the core of the process of Korea's modernization, from Liberation in 1945 to the Seoul Olympics in 1988. The stories here provide a view of the process through the eyes of ordinary people...

146 China on Margins
Author: Edited Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 146

Should modern Chinese history be approached from the center looking out or from the margins looking in? Confronted with contrasting views, it is worth asking what the relationship is between the center (or centers) ad the margins. Twelve contributors attempt to answer this question. The essays in...

144 Chinese Walls
Author: Roger DES FORGES, GAO Minglu, LIU Chiao-mei, Haun SAUSSY with Thomas BURKMAN, editors Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 144

Are walls remnants of ancient and medieval societies, destined to become anachronistic in modern and post-modern times? Or will they persist, shaping as well as adjusting to new conditions? Do walls necessarily constrain and even isolate those who live within them, or can they act as a medium of ...

145 Life Calling
Author: Hye-jin JUHN and George SIDNEY, trans. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 145

This is a bilingual publication.

Yi Song-bok has been hailed as one of the most important contemporary South Korean poets. He has been credited by scholars and critics with having innovated a new poetic style that opened a fresh path for modernist poetry in Korea, and that strongly influe...

155 Indian Summer
Author: Tomoko AOYAMA and Barbara HARTLEY, trans. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 155

A New Japanese Horizons Series title.

Indian Summer ( Koharu biyori ) is a relatively short novel by KANAI Mieko (b. 1947) who has been recognized by critics both inside and outside Japan as one of the most important Japanese writers of recent decades. The work brilliantly demonstrates ...

154 Making Law Work
Author: Mattias BURELL and Marina SVENSSON, eds. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 154

By studying law implementation in different areas and at different levels, contributors from various disciplines give a nuanced picture of law implementation in China, showing that it is rare to find examples of complete success or failure. Instead, making law work in actual practice, and in any ...

151 Yanagibashi
Author: Matthew FRALEIGH, trans. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 151

Winner of 2011 US-Japan Friendship Commission Prize

This book features complete annotated translations of Narushima Ryūhoku's two most widely read and influential texts, both of which showcase the innovative and experimental use of Chinese-language discourse taking place in Japan during...

149 Eve cover
Author: Translated by Sunyoung Park in collaboration with Jefferson J.A. Gatrall Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 149

Translations of six classic stories from colonial Korea (1910-1945) as well as from the time of liberation (1945-1948). Each piece takes a different perspective on a defining process in Korean history -- the colonization and modernization under Japanese rule. The editor's introduction places the ...

150 Washing Line
Author: Brother Anthony of Taize and Hyung-jin LEE, trans, Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 150

Kim Seung-Hee's poetry is usually described in Korea as "feminist," "subversive," and "surrealist ... ." Most important is the way her poetic voices differ radically from any other Korean poet's, male or female.  The distinctive energy, the rapid twists and unexpected turns of her poems have a l...

153 White Poppies
Author: Karen GERNANT & Zeping CHEN, trans. Publication Year: 2010 Publication Number: 153

In this riveting and poignant collection, Zhang Kangkang focuses on two major migrations in China. The first is that of the young educated youth who were sent “up to the mountains and down to the countryside” to learn from the peasants during the Cultural Revolution. The second is the large-s...

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