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  • The Tale of Genji

    Translated by Royall Tyler ...
    The first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer an equisite glimpse of the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Complete Confucius: The Analects, The Doctrine Of The Mean, and The Great Learning

    Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/ kən-FEW-shəs; 551–479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period.The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Monkey and the Monk: An Abridgment of The Journey to the West

    An Abridgment of The Journey to the West

    by ...
    Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk, finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting and meaningful episodes without taking anything away from their true spirit. ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China

    The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun

    by Lu Xun ...
    Lu Xun (Lu Hsun) is arguably the greatest writer of modern China, and is considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature. Lu Xun's stories both indict outdated Chinese traditions and embrace China's cultural richness and individuality. This volume presents brand-new translations by Julia Lovell of all of Lu Xun's stories, including 'The Real Story of Ah-Q', 'Diary of a Madman', ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei

    Volume One: The Gathering

    by David Tod Roy ...
    Book 62 - Princeton Library of Asian Translations
    In this first of a planned five-volume set, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily for its erotic realism, is also a ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

  • The Gate

    Translated by William F. Sibley ...
    An NYRB Calssics OriginalA humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married without their families’ consent, and unable to have children of their own, Sōsuke and Oyone find the delicate equilibrium of their household upset by a new obligation to meet the educational ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (Book Analysis)

    Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

    Unlock the more straightforward side of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!This engaging summary presents an analysis of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, a moving account of how two young Chinese men discover love and Western literature after the Communist regime sends them to a remote mountain village to be ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Wailing Ghosts

    by Pu Songling ...
    series Penguin Little Black Classics
    '...revealing great shining fangs more than three inches long.'Some of the most macabre and wonderful of all Chinese stories, including 'The Golden Goblet', 'Scorched Moth the Daoist' and 'The Black Beast'Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Mo Yan in Context

    Nobel Laureate and Global Storyteller

    series Comparative Cultural Studies
    In 2012 the Swedish Academy announced that Mo Yan had received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work that "with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history, and the contemporary." The announcement marked the first time a resident of mainland China had ever received the award. This is the first English-language study of the Chinese writer's work and influence, featuring essays from ... Read more


  • Lu Xun's Revolution

    by Gloria Davies ...
    Recognized as modern China’s preeminent man of letters, Lu Xun (1881–1936) is revered as the nation’s conscience, a writer comparable to Shakespeare or Tolstoy. Gloria Davies’s vivid portrait gives readers a better sense of this influential author by situating the man Mao Zedong hailed as “the sage of modern China” in his turbulent time and place. ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • The Pinch Runner Memorandum

    This is the first English translation of the 1976 novel by Japan's most daring and innovative novelist. Kenzaburo Oe dispenses with the unity of voice often sought in the conventional realistic novel by forcing the reader to come to grips with one of the basic questions in modern literature: What is the novel? ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Let's Explore China (Most Famous Attractions in China)

    China Travel Guide

    series Children's Explore the World Books
    Pack up your bags because we're going to China! This picture book features majestic China, and is the perfect introduction to Chinese culture and art. Exposing little children to picture books allows for the development of language and in this case, geography too. This is an amazing book that deserves a place in your library. Get a copy today! ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Hojoki

    Visions of a Torn World

    series Rock Spring Collection of Japanese Literature
    Japan's capital city of Kyoto was devastated by earthquake, storm, and fire in the late 12th century. Retreating from "this unkind world," the poet and Buddhist priest Kamo-no-Chomei left the capital for the forested mountains, where he eventually constructed his famous "ten-foot-square" hut. From this solitary vantage point Chomei produced Hojoki, an extraordinary literary work that describes all ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • 解愛:重返莊子與詩歌經典,在愛裏獲得重生

    by 蔡璧名 ...
    series 美好生活
    後來,我們都忘記:一路追求的,應該是幸福熱銷超過三十萬冊《正是時候讀莊子》、《穴道導引》作者蔡璧名最新作品偕同莊子與詩歌一起前行,在濃如酒的愛裏,保有淡如水的心陳文茜(《文茜的世界周報》主持人)/唐綺陽(占星專家)/鄧惠文(榮格分析師、 精神科醫師)/洪仲清(臨床心理師)/盧廣仲(音樂鬼才)/陳綺貞(創作天后)/邢本寧(編劇、本事劇團團長)/簡光明(屏東大學人文社會學院院長)/許悔之(詩人、藝術家、有鹿文化社長)/肆一(作家)/宋怡慧(作家、丹鳳高中圖書館主任)/蔡淇華(作家)————真愛推薦在情愛的路上,任憑自己跟著感覺走。感覺對了,就愛上了,就朝思暮想、無法自拔了。但,愛是什麼?如何追求、如何面對、如何放下?從小到大沒人教懂我們,卻牽引整整一生。作者蔡璧名開設的《莊子》系列課程,在臺大校園裡,總是座無虛席。其實... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • On "Blade Runner"

    Four Essays

    by Hope Anderson ...
    In four critical essays, Hope Anderson desconstructs the production design, classical allusions, literary source, and Japanese cultural influences in the 1982 Ridley Scott film "Blade Runner," providing new insights into what is regarded by many as the greatest science fiction film of all time. Among the topics discussed are downtown Los Angeles and its architecture, the influence of Greek tragedy ... Read more

    $7.32 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Zen Questions

    Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry

    Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring "The World of Zazen,"--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dictator Literature

    A History of Bad Books by Terrible People

    by Daniel Kalder ...
    A Book of the Year for The Times and the Sunday Times‘The writer is the engineer of the human soul,’ claimed Stalin. Although one wonders how many found nourishment in Turkmenbashi’s Book of the Soul (once required reading for driving tests in Turkmenistan), not to mention Stalin’s own poetry. Certainly, to be considered great, a dictator must write, and write a lot. Mao had his Littl... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • 3000 Must-know Chinese Characters (Part 1)

    Learn Chinese Characters, #1

    by Jia Ming Wang ...
    Book 1 - Learn Chinese Characters
    The current book volume is Part 1 (第一册, dì yī cè) of the 6 parts of "3000 Must-know Chinese Characters". The book provides you about 500 frequently used simplified Chinese characters with corresponding pinyin, and multiple meanings in English. All the characters are organized in different chapters based on the associated radicals (部首, Bù shǒu). In particular, characters with multiple sounds have ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chinese Abbreviations: Beginner’s Guide to Self-Learn Mandarin

    Chinese Phrases, #1

    by Jia Ming Wang ...
    Book 1 - Chinese Phrases
    The book provides you about 400 must know Chinese abbreviations (中国常用的简称). For each of the abbreviations, the book includes:English,Pinyin (abbreviation),Simplified Chinese character (abbreviation),Pinyin (full form), andSimplified Chinese character (full form).Additional details have been provided for the complicated abbreviations (in English). Further, the book has been meticulously organized ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Must-Know Chinese Radicals (Part 1): A List of Must-Know 50 Standard Mandarin Chinese Radicals and Corresponding 250 Simplified Characters (with Pinyin & English)

    Learn Chinese Characters, #8

    by Jia Ming Wang ...
    Book 8 - Learn Chinese Characters
    Chinese Characters radicals (部首, bù shǒu) are very essential part of the Mandarin Chinese language. The graphical radicals are often associated with the characters, and provide meanings and sounds to the accompanied characters. If we know the radicals, we can guess the meanings of the corresponding characters. Further, the radicals are also used to list the characters in a Chinese dictionary.In ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Art of Haiku

    Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters

    In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku is cause for celebration—but it can also compel us to go back to the beginning: to look at haiku’s ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • 春山文藝賴香吟專輯:國家與小寫的人

    series 春山文藝Literati
    ■賴香吟專輯小說家賴香吟以〈翻譯者〉、〈暮色將至〉、《其後》等作品精準標示八、九○年代解嚴後的臺灣時空,中篇小說新作〈白色畫像──清治先生〉則將觸角一口氣推前至日治時期出生的一代,她超過三十年的寫作生涯,似乎逐一以作品串接起一部臺灣史,她是小說家,也是歷史學家。本次專輯全文刊登四萬六千字新作,以饗讀者。〈清治先生〉以臺南一位中學教師蘇清治為主人翁,描繪戒嚴體制下的日常生活。戰爭期出生的蘇清治,小說開場時已十七歲,金門還在冷戰前線,發生了八二三炮戰。隨著蘇清治的人生進展,我們會跟著他當兵,為追求軍中最高榮譽苦讀教條,被領袖接見。或是在學校中,處於人事室隨時監控言行,也監督蔣介石過世後必須立銅像的教學環境。蘇清治一晃眼四十一歲,在終篇〈一九八二 動物園〉目睹社會劇烈變動,同事成了美麗島事件的政治犯家屬,而臺北有了紀念領袖的中正紀念堂。貫穿四篇連作的核心是楊牧的詩文,詩文是這個世代曾有的青春夢 ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue

    An Annotated Translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu

    by Jianjun He ...
    Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yueis the first complete English translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu, a chronicle of two neighboring states during China's Spring and Autumn period. This collection of political history, philosophy, and fictional accounts depicts the rise and fall of Wu and Yue and the rivalry between them, the inspiration for centuries of poetry, vernacular fiction, and drama.Wu Yue ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • 倘若時間樂意善待我

    by 韓秀 ...
    series 新人間叢書
    第四十二屆****中國文藝協會文藝獎章得主「她懷孕了……」還在房間裡震響,像一條鞭子,狠狠地抽到她的心上,她痛得彎下腰去,臉貼到那本護照夾上。一把鑰匙滑了出來,那是他的那一把房門鑰匙,他不會回來了……。珍珍瞪視著這本護照夾,雙手冰涼。她沒有聽到任何的聲音,一直到阿香站到了她面前,雙手摟住她的肩膀,她才哇的一聲哭了出來,之後便是無聲地抽泣。──〈珍珍珠寶店〉本書是韓秀第六本短篇小說集。情節溫暖而清新,以洞察的眼光、優雅的筆調,訴說她對人性的普世關懷,其中既有對藝術工作的細膩描寫,也有看盡千帆之後的透澈與了然。她擅於描寫細膩的情感,並藉生活中的小事件演繹深刻的哲思,場景雖是西方的,內涵卻是極為東方的,一如她平生所經歷的種種風雨。不用炫技的語言文字,也不用高深的文藝理論,只用紮紮實實的好故事感動你。作者簡介韓秀 Teresa Buczacki出生於紐約市,在台海兩岸居住... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD