- China’s Avant-Garde Fiction: An AnthologyEdited by Jing Wang
An anthology of translated short stories from Chinese writers of the 1980s. Authors considered “avant-garde” because work reflects the seriousness of revolutionary concerns, the disinterest in the progress of the Chinese nation and celebraBook | Published in 1998DOI: 10.1215/9780822382133ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-2116-3ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-2100-2ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8213-3Jing WangHoward GoldblattEva Shan ChouMichael S. DukeBeatrice Spade
- Chinese Modern: The Heroic and the QuotidianBy Xiaobing Tang
An analysis of the Chinese experience of modernity through the literary works, films and other cultural artifacts that represent it.Book | Published in 2000DOI: 10.1215/9780822380887ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-2447-8ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-2412-6ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8088-7Xiaobing TangStanley FishFredric Jameson
- Chinese Poetry, 2nd ed., Revised: An Anthology of Major Modes and GenresEdited by Wai-lim Yip
This is the first paperback edition of a classic anthology of Chinese poetry. Spanning two thousand years—from the Book of Songs (circa 600 B.C.) to the chü form of the Yuan Dynasty (1260–1368)—these 150 poems cover all major genres that students of Chinese poetry must learn.
Newly designed, the unique format of this volume will enhance its reputation as the definitive introduction to Chinese poetry, while its introductory essay on issues of Chinese aesthetics will continue to be an essential text on the problems of translating such works into English. Each poem is printed with the original Chinese characters in calligraphic form, coordinated with word-for-word annotations, and followed by an English translation. Correcting more than a century of distortion of the classical Chinese by translators unconcerned with the intricacies and aesthetics of the Chinese language, these masterful translations by Wai-lim Yip, a noted and honored translator and scholar, allow English readers to enter more easily into the dynamic of the original poems. Each section of the volume is introduced by a short essay on the mode or genre of poem about to be presented and is followed by a comprehensive bibliography.Book | Published in 2004DOI: 10.1215/9780822382096ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-1946-7ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-1951-1ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8209-6Wai-lim Yip
- Chinese Reportage: The Aesthetics of Historical ExperienceBy Charles A. Laughlin
Explores the origins of Chinese reportage (journalism) in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and develops an understanding of the aesthetics that governed the creation of this literature.Book | Published in 2002DOI: 10.1215/9780822384120ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-2971-8ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-2959-6ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8412-0Charles A. LaughlinRey ChowHarry HarootunianMasao Miyoshi
- The Culture of Japanese FascismEdited by Alan Tansman
Focusing on Japan, scholars of history, literature, film, art history, and anthropology demonstrate the necessity of understanding fascism s cultural manifestations.Book | Published in 2010DOI: 10.1215/9780822390701ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-4468-1ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-4452-0ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-9070-1Alan TansmanRey ChowHarry HarootunianMasao MiyoshiMarilyn Ivy
- Figures of Resistance: Language, Poetry, and Narrating in The Tale of the Genji and Other Mid-Heian TextsBy Richard H. Okada
In this revisionist study of texts from the mid-Heian period in Japan, H. Richard Okada offers new readings of three well-known tales: The Tale of the Bamboo-cutter, The Tale of Ise, and The Tale of Genji. Okada contends that the cultural and gendered significance of these works has been distorted by previous commentaries and translations belonging to the larger patriarchal and colonialist discourse of Western civilization. He goes on to suggest that this universalist discourse, which silences the feminine aspects of these texts and subsumes their writing in misapplied Western canonical literary terms, is sanctioned and maintained by the discipline of Japanese literature.
Okada develops a highly original and sophisticated reading strategy that demonstrates how readers might understand texts belonging to a different time and place without being complicit in their assimilation to categories derived from Western literary traditions. The author’s reading stratgey is based on the texts’ own resistance to modes of analysis that employ such Western canonical terms as novel, lyric, and third-person narrative. Emphasis is also given to the distinctive cultural circles, as well as socio-political and genealogical circumstances that surrounded the emergence of the texts.
Indispensable readings for specialists in literature, cultural studies, and Japanese literature and history, Figures of Resistance will also appeal to general readers interested in the problems and complexities of studying another culture.Book | Published in 1991DOI: 10.1215/9780822381723ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-1192-8ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-1185-0ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8172-3Richard H. OkadaStanley FishFredric Jameson
- Gender and National Literature: Heian Texts in the Constructions of Japanese ModernityBy Tomiko Yoda
This work presents a new understanding of the way that classic works of Japanese literature have been received and understood within the framework of national literature studies in Japan.Book | Published in 2004DOI: 10.1215/9780822385875ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-3237-4ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-3187-2ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-8587-5Tomiko YodaRey ChowHarry HarootunianMasao Miyoshi
- Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and JapanBy Nayoung Aimee Kwon
Nayoung Aimee Kwon examines the Japanese language literature written by Koreans during late Japanese colonialism. She demonstrates that simply characterizing that literature as collaborationist obscures the complicated relationship these authors had with colonialism, modernity, and identity, as well as the relationship between colonizers and the colonized.Book | Published in 2015DOI: 10.1215/9780822375401ISBN (paper): 978-0-8223-5925-8ISBN (cloth): 978-0-8223-5910-4ISBN (electronic): 978-0-8223-7540-1Nayoung Aimee Kwon
- Journal of Chinese LiteratureJournal | Current: Volume 3, Issue 1ISSN (print): 2329-0048ISSN (electronic): 2329-0056
- Limnology & Oceanography: Fluids & EnvironmentJournal | Current: Volume 4ISSN (electronic): 2157-3689