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  1. Imagining World Politics

    Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times

    By L.H.M. Ling

    Series: Interventions

    This book offers a non-Western feminist perspective on world politics and international relations. Creative, innovative, and challenging, it seeks completely to transform contemporary Eurocentric and masculinist IR by re-presenting it in non-Western, non-masculinist, and non-academic terms. Drawing...

    Published February 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee

    Lust/Caution

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Whitney Crothers Dilley

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought...

    Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

    By Benjamin Penny

    The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Okinawan War Memory

    Transgenerational Trauma and the War Fiction of Medoruma Shun

    By Kyle Ikeda

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

    As one of Okinawa's most insightful writers and social critics, Medoruma Shun has highlighted the problems and limits of conventional representation of the Battle of Okinawa, raised new questions and concerns about the nature of Okinawan war memory, and expanded the possibilities of representing...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

    By Daria Berg

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women...

    Published July 24th 2013 by Routledge

  7. A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candravati, a...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

    The Song of the Lord

    By Catherine A. Robinson

    The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English

    Idea, Nation, State

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy

    The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogaraja

    By Lyne Bansat-Boudon, Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    The Parama¯rthasa¯ra, or ‘Essence of Ultimate Reality’, is a work of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). It is a brief treatise in which the author outlines the doctrine of which he is a notable exponent, namely nondualistic S´aivism, which he designates in his works...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge