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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 74 new and published books in the subject of Asian Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

    By Kam Louie

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Asian American Literature and the Environment

    Edited by Lorna Fitzsimmons, Youngsuk Chae, Bella Adams

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of representations of the environment in Asian American literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center of ecocritical studies...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ezra Pound and the Appropriation of Chinese Poetry

    Cathay, Translation, and Imagism

    By Ming Xie

    Series: Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Postsecular Imagination

    Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature

    By Manav Ratti

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Postsecular Imagination presents a rich, interdisciplinary study of postsecularism as an affirmational political possibility emerging through the potentials and limits of both secular and religious thought. While secularism and religion can foster inspiration and creativity, they also can be...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Civility and Empire

    Literature and Culture in British India, 1821-1921

    By Anindyo Roy

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book addresses the idea of 'civility' as a manifestation of the fluidity and ambivalence of imperial power as reflected in British colonial literature and culture. Discussions of Anglo-Indian romances of 1880-1900, E.M. Forster's The Life to Come and Leonard Woolf's writings show how the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Music and Identity in Postcolonial British South-Asian Literature

    By Christin Hoene

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy, Amit...

    Published August 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

    Edited by Rachel Lee

    Series: Routledge Literature Companions

    The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Literature of the Indian Diaspora

    Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary

    By Vijay Mishra

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Literature of the Indian Diaspora constitutes a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora. It is also an important contribution to diaspora theory in general. Examining both the ‘old’ Indian diaspora of early capitalism, following the abolition of slavery,...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 5: Asia/Pacific

    Edited by Katherine Brisbane, Ravi Chaturvedi, Ramendu Majumdar, Chua Soo Pong, Minoru Tanokura

    This volume featrues over 250,000 words and more than 125 photographs identifying and defining theatre in more than 30 countries from India to Uzbekistan, from Thailand to New Zealand and featuring extensive documentation on contemporary Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Australian theatre....

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge