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A History Through Primary Sources
2nd Edition

by the Curriculum Specialists at Primary Source, Inc.

China Since 1644, the updated and retitled 2nd Edition of China in the World, explores China's captivating history from the seventeenth century to the present through hundreds of compelling primary sources--imperial edicts, letters, short stories,... Read More »
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

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 »
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 »
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 »

by Raymond Dawson

A scholarly but readable introduction to China's philosophical and intellectual traditions, The Legacy of China offers a classic survey of essays by eminent scholars such as Joseph Needham, A. C. Graham, Michael Sullivan, and Patrick Hanan.... 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 »

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 »
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 »
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 »

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 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 »
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 »

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 »

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 »