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  1. Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity

    The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

    By Hsiao-yen Peng

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"—transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and...

    To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature

    Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

    By Fuminobu Murakami

    This book uses texts from classical to modern Japanese literature to examine concepts of 'respect for the strong', as a notion of an evolutionary society, and 'sympathy for the weak', as a notion of a non-violent and changeless egalitarian society. The term strong refers not just to those...

    To Be Published July 7th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians...

    To Be Published August 17th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature

    Friends and Foes on the Battlefield

    By Minjie Chen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    This book is the first to focus on how the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)—fought in the Asian-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the U.S. as the latter’s major military ally—has been represented in non-English and English sources for children and young adults. A cross-cultural...

    To Be Published October 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Postmodernism and Contemporary Chinese Avant-Garde Fiction

    By Yongchun Cai

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the work of a group of young avant garde fiction writers who made their rebellious appearance on the Chinese literary scene from the mid-1980s onwards. Exhibiting strategies of anti-mainstream, anti-paradigmatic discourse these writers debunked the traditional literary...

    To Be Published December 31st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson, Leith Douglas Morton

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining...

    To Be Published March 31st 2016 by Routledge

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