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  • The Tale of Genji

    by Murasaki Shikibu and 1 more

    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

    by Confucius and 1 more

    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

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

    An Abridgment of The Journey to the West


    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

    $24.63 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 Lu Xun's stories both indict outdated Chinese traditions and embrace China's cultural richness and individuality.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

    series Princeton Library of Asian Translations #51
    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

    $58.07 AUD

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

    Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

    by Bright Summaries

    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

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Gate

    by William F. Sibley and 2 more

    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

    $22.10 AUD

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

    China Travel Guide

    by Baby Professor

    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

    $6.92 AUD

  • 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

    $45.75 AUD

  • The Pinch Runner Memorandum

    by Kenzaburo Oe and 2 more

    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

    $19.02 AUD

  • Wailing Ghosts

    by Pu Songling

    '...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

  • Hojoki

    Visions of a Torn World

    by Kamo no Chomei and 1 more

    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

    $10.11 AUD

  • Chinese New Year For Kids

    Chinese Calendar

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Explore Asia Books
    Why do dragons dance during Chinese New Year? Allow your children to find the right answers on their own with the help of this very informative book. The great thing about this book is that it’s been specifically designed for children. Therefore, you can see colors, pictures and as few texts as possible. This formula is surefire way of boosting the interest for knowledge. Grab a copy now! ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • The Taste of Apples

    by Howard Goldblatt and 1 more

    series Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan
    From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius.In "The Two Sign Painters," TV reporters ambush two young workers from the ... Read more

    $26.50 AUD

  • 普羅文學理論轉換期的驍將楊逵──1930 年代台日普羅文學思潮之越境交流

    by 白春燕

    series 新視野 #5
    本書從楊逵發表的普羅文學大眾化理論出發、對照當時日本文學理論及動向。具體指出楊逵在1935年前後的普羅文藝理論受到日本影響並且進一步轉化的事實。楊逵從日本文壇吸收到的文學理論,早於目前文獻可知的其他台灣文壇人士,並積極參與日本中央文壇的討論,將殖民地文壇的意見帶進日本中央文壇,並且將日本文壇的理論消化吸收,變成適合台灣文學成長的養分。本書共分五章,主要探討楊逵與文藝大眾化論述、行動主義文學、社會主義現實主義的關係。書中大量徵引日語文獻,細密考察,對於既有文學史上論述模糊、疑難爭辯處作出回應。還原了當時日本文壇論爭的議題性與發展,並進一步比對楊逵與日本文壇關於行動主義、社會現實主義的論述的淵源與差異性。 ... Read more

    $6.05 AUD

  • Cold Mountain Poems

    Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih

    by Han Shan and 1 more

    series Shambhala Library
    The incomparable poetry of Han Shan (Cold Mountain) and his sidekick Shih Te, the rebel poets who became icons of Chinese poetry and Zen, has long captured the imagination of poetry lovers and Zen aficionados. Popularized in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, these legendary T’ang era (618–907) figures are portrayed as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry ... Read more

    $17.26 AUD

  • 這個詞, 原來是這個意思! :重返語文的歷史現場, 讓你的中文功力迅速破表

    by 許暉

    series 大人的教科書 #5
    什麼!原來是這樣……「滑稽」原來是一種酒器「骯髒」原來是讚美的詞「翡翠」原來是一種鳥「楷模」原來是兩棵樹「門外漢」原來是指蘇東坡「風調雨順」原來是四大金剛「感冒」原來是官場用語「縣官」原來是稱呼皇帝原來,這些日常用語的古今用法竟如此大不同!讓國學行家帶你重回語文的歷史現場,一次看完近兩百則詞條當初如何誕生,又如何演變成今日的用法,既長見識又長知識。原來,語言是活的,是有生命的,看完本書,你再也不會誤用、錯用跟濫用中文了!作者簡介許暉出生於二十世紀六○年代,現為自由作家、旅人,四海為家。主編過《「六十年代」氣質》、《中國歷史的後門》。合著有《趣讀史記》系列、《新說文解詞》、《大... ... Read more

    $9.49 AUD

  • Silk and Insight (Kinu to Meisatsu): A Novel

    by Yukio Mishima and 1 more

    Published in 1964, Silk and Insight (Kinu to Meisatsu), is one of the last major novels of Yukio Mishima to be translated into English. Besides being a good novel, as one would expect from Mishima, it stands as an excellent piece of social commentary on the transformation of Japanese business from the old paternalism--which by no means was benevolent--to a new world where labor unions were as ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • Zen Questions

    Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry

    by Taigen Dan Leighton

    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

  • 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

    $7.66 AUD

  • The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

    by Mario Poceski

    The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature explores the growth, makeup, and transformation of Chan (Zen) Buddhist literature in late medieval China. The volume analyzes the earliest extant records about the life, teachings, and legacy of Mazu Daoyi (709-788), the famous leader of the Hongzhou School and one of the principal figures in Chan history. While some of the texts ... Read more

    $58.07 AUD

  • 人間滋味

    by 汪曾祺

    味道是一種很奇特的感覺,有時候不在於菜式的本身,而是在於那時節、那人和那情感。 活著真好啊!像汪先生那樣去感受生活的樂趣。 這是一本描寫了各式飲食的散文集,書中收錄的篇章有: 〈馬鈴薯〉、〈韭菜花〉、〈蘿蔔〉、〈豆腐〉、〈乾絲〉、〈故鄉的食物〉、〈故鄉的野菜〉、〈家常酒菜〉、〈食豆飲水齋閒筆〉、〈五味〉、〈葵·薤〉、〈吃食和文學〉、〈宋朝人的吃喝〉、〈《吃的自由》序〉、〈《旅食與文化》題記〉、〈食道舊尋〉、〈王磐的《野菜譜》〉、〈貼秋膘〉、〈手把肉〉、〈鱖魚〉、〈肉食者不鄙〉、〈魚我所欲也〉、〈泡茶館〉、〈尋常茶話〉、〈麵茶〉、〈栗子〉、〈昆明的果品〉、〈昆明的吃食〉、〈米線和餌塊〉、〈四方食事〉、〈炸彈和冰糖蓮子〉、〈果蔬秋濃〉。 ... Read more

    $14.48 AUD

  • Sōseki

    Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist

    by John Nathan

    series Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture
    Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) was the father of the modern novel in Japan, chronicling the plight of bourgeois characters caught between familiar modes of living and the onslaught of Western values and conventions. Yet even though generations of Japanese high school students have been expected to memorize passages from his novels and he is routinely voted the most important Japanese writer in ... Read more

    $17.48 AUD

  • The Female as Subject

    Reading and Writing in Early Modern Japan

    by P.F. Kornicki and 3 more

    series Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies #70
    The Female as Subject presents 11 essays by an international group of scholars from Europe, Japan, and North America examining what women of different social classes read, what books were produced specifically for women, and the genres in which women themselves chose to write. The authors explore the different types of education women obtained and the levels of literacy they achieved, and they ... Read more

    $32.00 AUD