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Across MeridiansHistory and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Jinqi Ling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged ... More

An Age of MelodramaFamily, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Ken K. Ito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, Japanese fiction pulsed with an urge to render good and evil in ways that evoked dramatic emotions. This book examines four ... More

Ambiguous BodiesReading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Michelle Osterfeld Li

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book draws from theories of the grotesque to examine many of the strange and extraordinary creatures and phenomena in the premodern Japanese tales called setsuwa. Grotesque representations in ... More

Beyond NationTime, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Richard Calichman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers a rereading of the well-known Japanese writer Abe Kōbō, focusing on his essays as well as his fiction. Central attention is devoted to the concepts of time, writing, and community. ... More

Burying the BelovedMarriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Amy Motlagh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. It ... More

Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist ChinaThe Return of the Political Novel

Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Jeffrey Kinkley

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As China's centrally planned economy and welfare state have given way to a more loosely controlled version of “late socialism,” public concern about economic reform's downside has found expression in ... More

Eccentric Spaces, Hidden HistoriesNarrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

David T. Bialock

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

After The Tale of Genji (c.1000), the greatest work of classical Japanese literature is the historical narrative The Tale of the Heike (13th–14th centuries). In addition to opening up fresh ... More

Emptiness and TemporalityBuddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an account of classical Japanese poetics, based on the two concepts of emptiness (jo-ha-kyū) and temporality (mujō) that ground the medieval practice and understanding of poetry. It ... More

A Fallen Idol Is Still a GodLermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Elizabeth Cheresh Allen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book elucidates the historical distinctiveness and significance of the seminal nineteenth-century Russian poet, playwright, and novelist Mikhail Iurevich Lermontov (1814–1841) by demonstrating ... More

Figuring Korean FuturesChildren's Literature in Modern Korea

Figuring Korean Futures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea

Dafna Zur

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601680
eISBN:
9781503603110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. In the 1920s, a narrator-adult voice began to speak for the first time directly to a child-reader ... More

From Ah Q to Lei FengFreud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Wendy Larson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When Freudian sexual theory hit China in the early twentieth century, it ran up against competing models of the mind from both Chinese tradition and the new revolutionary culture. Chinese theorists ... More

Mark Twain in China

Mark Twain in China

Selina Lai-Henderson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he has played a ... More

Murmured ConversationsA Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This is a complete, annotated translation of Sasamegoto (1463–64), considered the most important and representative poetic treatise of the medieval period in Japan because of its thoroughgoing ... More

On Uneven GroundMiyazawa Kenji and the Making of Place in Modern Japan

On Uneven Ground: Miyazawa Kenji and the Making of Place in Modern Japan

Hoyt Long

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776868
eISBN:
9780804778886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776868.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The history of literary and artistic production in modern Japan has typically centered on the literature and art of Tokyo, yet cultural activity in the country's regional cities and rural towns was ... More

Police AestheticsLiterature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Cristina Vatulescu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The documents emerging from the secret police archives of the former Soviet bloc have caused scandal after scandal, compromising revered cultural figures and abruptly ending political careers. This ... More

Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing ChinaXue Shaohui (1866-1911) and the Era of Reform

Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and the Era of Reform

Nanxiu Qian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804792400
eISBN:
9780804794275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the late Qing reforms from the perspective of the talented and prolific woman writer Xue Shaohui and the reform-minded members of her social and intellectual networks. It moves ... More

Sound and SightPoetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Meow Goh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines Chinese poetry and courtier culture using the concept of shengse—sound and sight—which connotes “sensual pleasure.” Under the moral and political imperative to avoid or even ... More

The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Haiyan Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book investigates the modern Chinese moral imagination through the figure of the stranger. Strangers are outsiders who come into our communities and stay with us, bringing alien manners and ... More

Tales of Futures PastAnticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Paola Iovene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Twentieth-century Chinese literature has been characterized by an obsession with the future, an obsession that is often commented on but rarely scrutinized. Most studies of Chinese literature ... More

Thinking Its PresenceForm, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

Dorothy J. Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783651
eISBN:
9780804789097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783651.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry argues against reductive modes of reading Asian American poetry. The book builds its case by focusing with ... More

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