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Readings in Chinese Culture Series

by Weijia Huang, Qun Ao

Chinese Reading Comprehesion essays for language learning and cultural comparison The Readings in Chinese Culture Series reinforces students' grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar and strengthens their understanding of Chinese culture through a... Read More »
Readings in Korean Culture Series
1st Edition

by Hye-Sook Wang

Cheng & Tsui's Readings in Korean Culture Series offers supplemental readings for students with different levels of Korean language proficiency. Each volume in the series offers fifteen to twenty essays that include background information, pre-... Read More »
In the Series:
Cover images of the simplified and traditional editions of Li Bai & Du Fu

by Zu-yan Chen, Hong Zhang

"不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words."—Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative... Read More »
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Another Kind of Paradise, Short Stories from the New Asia-Pacific

Edited by Trevor Carolan

Another Kind of Paradise is available in eBook format for Kindle or Nook. Well-crafted stories can provide a glimpse into the lives of characters who are relevant to all times—whether they hail from sweltering Rangoon, uber-urban Tokyo, or the... Read More »
In the Series:
Short Stories from Contemporary South Asia

Edited by Trevor Carolan

The Lotus Singers  features 18 contemporary short stories by some of South Asia's best-known authors, giving readers a window into this rapidly changing part of the world.  The stories come from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan... Read More »
The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan

Edited by Helen Mitsios

Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan charts the enormous social and cultural changes that have taken place in Japan in the last twenty years. This collection of short stories features up-to-date and... Read More »
Readings in Chinese Culture Series, vol. 3

by Weijia Huang, Qun Ao

  The Moon Is Always Beautiful invites students to investigate the rich textures of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture while sharpening their reading skills. The third in the five-volume Readings in Chinese Culture Series, this collection... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature
  "不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words."—Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature

by Zu-yan Chen

"不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words." —Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative... Read More »
Themes and Variations

Edited by Y. W. Ma, Joseph S. M. Lau

For centuries the Chinese referred to their fiction as xiaoshuo, etymologically meaning "roadside gossip" or "small talk," and held it in relative disregard. Not until the twentieth century was the Chinese story internationally recognized as a... Read More »
An Abridged Version

by Hsueh-chin Tsao, Ngo Kao
Translated by Hsien-Yi Yang, Gladys Yang

This abridged English edition of the eighteenth-century classic A Dream of Red Mansions remains faithful to the original Yang Hsien-yi translation of Hong Lou Meng, generally considered the greatest Chinese novel ever written. This classic... Read More »

Six short stories by the former editor of People's Literature. This is the first anthology of his works in English translation. Liu Xinwu has been a prominent and acerbic chronicler of Chinese society, as well as one of China's most successful... Read More »

Author Liu Sola pushed her way into Chinese culture with multimedia installations, rock operas (that always seemed to get cancelled), and stories about self-indulgent artists that raise the ire of some critics and draw praise from others, who find... Read More »
Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition

by Vibeke Bordahl, Jette Ross

Chinese Storytellers takes us to the teahouses and hidden corners of Yangzhou to explore the ancient art of Chinese storytelling (shuoshu). Interviews with contemporary masters allow readers a rare glimpse into the personal and professional lives of... Read More »
101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka

Edited and translated by Kozue Uzawa, Amelia Fielden

Winner of the 2007 Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, Ferris Wheel delivers the world of modern Japanese tanka to Western readers. Astonishingly complex imagery and emotions condensed into 31 syllables... Read More »
A Novel

by Wang Shuo
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Called "China's Kerouac" by the New York Times, Wang Shuo applies his genius for cultural irreverence to one of the world's sacred rituals: the Olympic Games. He imagines an Olympics where nations compete not on the basis of athletic prowess, but... Read More »

by Cheng Gu

Gu Cheng, One of contemporary China's best-known and most inventive poets. Gu Cheng was part of the group which founded the seminal non-official literary journal Today during the 1979-80 Democracy Wall movement, or 'Beijing Spring', of which his own... Read More »
Selected Tanka from Midaregami

by Akiko Yosano
Translated by Sanford Goldstein, Seishi Shinoda

Akiko Yosano's Tangled Hair, published in 1901, had a sensational impact on Japanese literature, and we are pleased to make this highly praised translation (originally published 30 years ago) available once again in a revised Cheng & Tsui... Read More »

by Li Ang
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Li Ang's highly charged fiction has brought her worldwide attention. This collection begins with the internationally acclaimed The Butcher's Wife, a novella that provoked shock and outrage in her native Taiwan when it first appeared in 1983. The... Read More »

Kafka's bleak nightmare has nothing on the sweaty, despairing battle between the human protagonist and the bugaboos of his mind (and of the floorboards) that is depicted in the title story of this collection. Such are the dimensions of the struggles... Read More »

Revised Edition

by Xiao Hong, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)

Xiao Hong is considered by many to be China's first feminist novelist. Originally published in Chinese in 1936, The Field of Life and Death is an unflinching collection of vignettes set in the rural China in which Xiao Hong grew up. Though it was... Read More »
A Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern

Translated by Laurel Rasplica Rodd, Mary Catherine Henkenius

This book is the first complete translation of the tenth-century Kokinshu, one of the most important anthologies of the Japanese classical tradition. Winner of the 1982 Japan-US Friendship Commission’s Literary Translation Award, Kokinshu links... Read More »
The Origin of Chingis Khan

Adapted by Paul Kahn

This adaptation of what is recognized today as the oldest Mongolian text (written two decades after Chingis Khan's death) tells the Mongols' own version of the origin of their nation, the life of Chingis Khan, and the creation of an empire that... Read More »