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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Indian Partition in Literature and Films

    History, Politics, and Aesthetics

    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is...

    To Be Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Voices of East Asia

    Readings and Images from China, Japan, and Korea

    Edited by Margaret Childs, Nancy Hope

    Voices of East Asia provides significant yet accessible readings in translation chosen to stimulate interest in the long and rich cultural history of East Asia, the countries of China, Japan, and Korea. The readings range from ancient to modern, elite to popular, and include poetry, stories, essays...

    To Be Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Legacies of the Asia-Pacific War

    The Yakeato Generation

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum, Yasuko Claremont

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    When we look in detail at the various peripheral groups of disenfranchised people emerging from the aftermath of the Asia–Pacific War the list is startling: Koreans in Japan (migrants or forced labourers), Burakumin, Hibakusha, Okinawans, Asian minorities, comfort women and many others. Many of...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. National Identities in Pakistan

    The 1971 war in contemporary Pakistani fiction

    By Cara Cilano

    In 1971, a war which took place in Pakistan that resulted in the establishment of two separate countries; East Pakistan became Bangladesh, leaving the remaining four western provinces to comprise a truncated Pakistan. This book examines how literature by those who remained Pakistanis acts as a...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Tibetan Historical Literature

    By A.I. Vostrikov

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Biographical Tradition in Sufism

    The Tabaqat Genre from al-Sulami to Jami

    By Jawid A. Mojaddedi

    This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi biographies....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Persian Metaphysics and Mysticism

    Selected Works of 'Aziz Nasaffi

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    One of the foremost 13th-century Persian mystics, 'Aziz Nasaffi with his simple manner of explaining God, His Essence, Attributes and Acts provides the western reader with an overview of all the major interpretations of medieval Islamic thought. Providing the first comprehensive selection in...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 June 15th 2015 by Routledge