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  1. Translation in Modern Japan

    Edited by Indra Levy

    The role of translation in the formation of modern Japanese identities has become one of the most exciting new fields of inquiry in Japanese studies. This book marks the first attempt to establish the contours of this new field, bringing together seminal works of Japanese scholarship and criticism...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

    The Oriental Other Within

    Edited by Lisa Lau, Ana Cristina Mendes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East,...

    Published June 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Novels of Oe Kenzaburo

    By Yasuko Claremont

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Ôe Kenzaburô was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. This critical study examines Ôe’s entire career from 1957 – 2006 and includes chapters on Ôe’s later novels not published in English. Through close readings at different points in Ôe’s career Yasuko Claremont establishes the spiritual...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Re-writing Culture in Taiwan

    Edited by Fang-Long Shih, Stuart Thompson, Paul Tremlett

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This inter-disciplinary volume of essays opens new points of departure for thinking about how Taiwan has been studied and represented in the past, for reflecting on the current state of ‘Taiwan Studies’, and for thinking about how Taiwan might be re-configured in the future. As the study of Taiwan...

    Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Tale of Genji

    Edited by Richard H. Okada

    The monumental Japanese fictional narrative known as The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) appeared during the first decade or so of the eleventh century, CE. This vast narrative—which spans three-quarters of a century, and is made up of fifty-four chapters and 795 poems—has been attributed to a...

    Published December 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity

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

    By Hsiao-yen Peng

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    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...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur and Arabic Writerly Culture

    A Ninth Century Bookman in Baghdad

    By Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

    Toorawa re-evaluates the literary history and landscape of third to ninth century Baghdad by demonstrating and emphasizing the significance of the important transition from a predominantly oral-aural culture to an increasingly literate one. This transformation had a profound influence on...

    Published August 31st 2010 by Routledge

  9. National Identities in Pakistan

    The 1971 war in contemporary Pakistani fiction

    By Cara Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    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...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Translation in Modern Japan

    Edited by Indra Levy

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The role of translation in the formation of modern Japanese identities has become one of the most exciting new fields of inquiry in Japanese studies. This book marks the first attempt to establish the contours of this new field, bringing together seminal works of Japanese scholarship and criticism...

    Published July 28th 2010 by Routledge