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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Asian American Literature

    Edited by David Leiwei Li

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition SynapseAmerican writers whose provenance lies in Asia have been producing and publishing work of interest and distinction for well over a century. However, in recent decades there has been an exponential growth in their output, and much Asian-American...

    Published May 27th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World

    Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

    By Michael Collins

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    By presenting a new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s English language writings, this book places the work of India’s greatest Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon in the context of imperial history and thereby bridges the gap between Tagore studies and imperial/postcolonial historiography....

    Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing

    International Encounters

    By Helena Grice

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean...

    Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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