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  1. 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 18th 2010 by Routledge

  2. 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 29th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature

    Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

    By Fuminobu Murakami

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    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...

    Published May 19th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Indian Literature and Popular Cinema

    Recasting Classics

    Edited by Heidi R.M. Pauwels

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book is about the popular cinema of North India ("Bollywood") and how it recasts literary classics. It addresses questions about the interface of film and literature, such as how Bollywood movies rework literary themes, offer different (broader or narrower) interpretations, shift plots,...

    Published December 10th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Korean Language

    Structure, Use and Context

    By Jae Jung Song

    Suitable for students of all levels, this book provides a general description of the Korean language by highlighting important structural aspects whilst keeping technical details to a minimum. By examining the Korean language in its geographical, historical, social and cultural context the reader...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Sanskrit Language

    An Introductory Grammar and Reader Revised Edition

    By Walter Maurer

    Edited by Gregory P. Fields

    Now available in paperback, this grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for...

    Published February 27th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Ethics of Aesthetics in Japanese Cinema and Literature

    Polygraphic Desire

    By Nina Cornyetz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This is an innovative, scholarly and original study of the ethics of modern Japanese aesthetics from the 1930s, through the Second World War and into the post-war period. Nina Cornyetz embarks on new and unprecedented readings of some of the most significant literary and film texts of the Japanese...

    Published May 1st 2008 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948

    By Haiping Yan

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Literature and Society

    Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905-1948 provides a compelling study of leading women writers in modern China, charting their literary works and life journeys to examine the politics and poetics of Chinese transcultural feminism that exceed the boundaries of bourgeois feminist...

    Published May 1st 2008 by Routledge

  9. Sri Aurobindo

    A Contemporary Reader

    Edited by Sachidananda Mohanty

    This book compiles some of the finest writings of Sri Aurobindo (1872–1950) — the nationalist, visionary, poet-philosopher. It reflects the range, depth and outreach of the moral, intellectual and spiritual vision of this versatile and multifaceted genius. It aims at providing, at one place, access...

    Published March 28th 2008 by Routledge India

  10. Remolding and Resistance Among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp

    Disciplined and published

    Edited by Philip Williams, Yenna Wu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Even in the twenty-first century, the contemporary Chinese prison camp remains a more obscure and poorly understood realm than the Forbidden City of old. Apolitical service organizations such as the International Red Cross have routinely been denied access to PRC prison camps and prison camp...

    Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge