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xii, 167 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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viii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Beginning to read : some methods and background
  • Reading medically : novel illnesses, novel cures
  • Vernacular curiosities : medical entertainments and memory
  • Diseases of sex : medical and literary views of contagion and retribution
  • Diseases of Qing : medical and literary views of depletion
  • Contagious texts : inherited maladies and the invention of tuberculosis
  • Chinese character glossary.
By examining the dynamic interplay between discourses of fiction and medicine, Novel Medicine demonstrates how fiction incorporated, created, and disseminated medical knowledge in China, beginning in the sixteenth century. Critical readings of fictional and medical texts provide a counterpoint to prevailing narratives that focus only on the "literati" aspects of the novel, showing that these texts were not merely read, but were used by a wide variety of readers for a range of purposes. The intersection of knowledge-fictional and real, elite and vernacular-illuminates the history of reading and daily life and challenges us to rethink the nature of Chinese literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295995182 20160619
Green Library
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7, 3, 258 pages ; 23 cm.
本书共4章, 以清末民初被金一称之为"善女子"的中西女杰形 象为研究对象, 在史实互构, 古今相系, 中西交汇的历史语境中, 透过晚清文学中"善女子"的表述与建构, 思考女性在政治话语下的存在境遇以及文化心理 与民族历史, 民族思想文化传统之间的内在联系.
East Asia Library
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163 pages ; 21 cm.
  • The strange case of Tomoda and Matsunaga
  • A night in Qinhuai
  • The magician
  • Red roofs.
"Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965), the author of Naomi; A Cat, a Man, and Two Women; and The Makioka Sisters, was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. The four stories in this volume date from the first and second decades of Tanizaki's long career and reflect themes that appear throughout his work: exoticism, sexuality, sadomasochism, contrasts between traditional and modern societies, disparities between appearance and reality, the power of dreams, amorality, an interest in cinema, and a fascination with the techniques of storytelling. The stories--translated into English here for the first time--are: "The Strange Case of Tomoda and Matsunaga" ("Tomoda to Matsunaga no hanashi, " 1926), "A Night in Qinhuai" ("Shinwai no yo, " 1919), "The Magician" ("Majutsushi, " 1917), and "Red Roofs" ("Akai yane, " 1925)"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xiii, 520 pages ; 23 cm.
"Jia Pingwa introduces readers to his novel's antihero Zhuang Zhidie, a famous contemporary writer and an infamous lothario, who struggles with his own exacting artistic and literary standards, his "celebrity", and his inevitable disappointment in his various sexual liaisons. A cautionary tale of what it means to live in rapidly-changing China and the trappings of nostalgia, an unrequited romanticism for China's pre-modern, rural past" -- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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85, 3 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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85, 3 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vii, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
"The Culture of the Quake is first and foremost an exploration of Taishō-era narrative fiction. Every major film studio produced earthquake films, and authors from I-novelists to modernists, proletarian writers to popular fiction writers wrote something o the earthquake. In every case pre-existing attitudes toward their work shaped the way these people represented the earthquake, and yet the overwhelming destruction and mass suffering also posed particular challenges in representation."
Green Library
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ix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Invention of the novel: from stage act and temple ritual to literary text
  • King Wu's sacred history: the conquest of inimical gods
  • Demonic warfare during the Yuan: thunder ritual, unruly spirits, and local militias
  • Demonic warfare during the Ming: the emperor and his Daoist warriors
  • The order of the Ming novel: hierarchies of spirits and gods.
Revealing the fundamental continuities that exist between vernacular fiction and exorcist, martial rituals in the vernacular language, Mark Meulenbeld argues that a specific type of Daoist exorcism helped shape vernacular novels in the late Ming dynasty (1368u1644). Focusing on the once famous novel Fengshen yanyi (oCanonization of the Godso), the author maps out the general ritual structure and divine protagonists that it borrows from much older systems of Daoist exorcism. By exploring how the novel reflects the specific concerns of communities associated with Fengshen yanyi and its ideology, Meulenbeld is able to reconstruct the cultural sphere in which Daoist exorcist rituals informed late imperial onovels.o He first looks at temple networks and their religious festivals. Organized by local communities forterritorial protection, these networks featured martial narratives about the powerful and heroic deeds of the gods. He then shows that it is by means of dramatic practiceslike ritual, theatre, and temple processions that divine acts were embodied and brought to life. Much attention is given to local militias who embodied odemon soldierso aspart of their defensive strategies. Various Ming emperors actively sought the support of these local religious networks and even continued to invite Daoist ritualists so asto efficiently marshal the forces of local gods with their local demon soldiers into the official, imperial reserves of military power. This unusual book establishes once and for all the importance of understanding the idealized realities of literary texts within a larger context of cultural practice and socio-political history. Of particular importance is the ongoing dialog with religious ideology that informs these diff erent discourses. MeulenbeldAEs book makes a convincing case for the need to debunk the retrospective reading of China through the modern, secular Western categories of oliterature, o osociety, o and opolitics.o He shows that this disregard of religious dynamics has distorted our understanding of China and that oreligiono cannot be conveniently isolated from scholarly analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824838447 20160618
Green Library
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559 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
East Asia Library
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x, 424 pages ; 24 cm
East Asia Library
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x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contexts
  • A poetic religion full of paradoxes
  • Martyrs, apostates, and the modern Japanese subject
  • Resurrection as zombie revolution
  • From counter-orientalism to queer spirituality.
Christians are a tiny minority in Japan, less than one percent of the total population. Yet Christianity is ubiquitous in Japanese popular culture. From the giant mutant oangelso of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise to the Jesus-themed cocktails enjoyed by customers in TokyoAEs Christon cafU, Japanese popular culture appropriates Christianity in both humorous and unsettling ways. By treating the Western religion as an exotic cultural practice, Japanese demonstrate the reversibility of cultural stereotypes and force reconsideration of global cultural flows and East-West relations. Of particular interest is the repeated reappearance in modern fiction of the so-called oChristian centuryo of Japan (1549u1638), the period between the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries and thelast Christian revolt before the final ban on the foreign religion. Literary authors as different as Akutagawa Ry?nosuke, End? Sh?saku, Yamada F?tar?, and Takemoto Novala, as well as film directors, manga and anime authors, and videogame producers have all expressed their fascination with the lives and works of Catholic missionaries and Japanese converts and produced imaginative reinterpretations of the period. In Holy Ghosts , Rebecca Suter examines the popularity of the Christian century in modern Japanese fiction and reflects on the role of crosscultural representations. Since the opening of the ports in the Meiji period, JapanAEs relationship with Euro-American culture has oscillated between a drive towards Westernization and an antithetical urge to oreturn to Asia.o Exploring the twentiethcenturyAEs fascination with the Christian century enables Suter to reflect on modern JapanAEs complex combination of Orientalism, self- Orientalism, and Occidentalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824840013 20160618
Green Library
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3, 4, 8, 459 pages ; 21 cm.
本书为台湾著名学者林庆彰研究明代经学的论 文汇集. 全书收《明代的汉宋学问题》《五经大全之修纂 及其相关问题》《王阳明的经学思想》《袁仁毛 诗或问研究》《晚明经学的复兴运动》《杨慎之 经学》《梅鷟尚书谱研究》《李先芳读诗私记研 究》等论文15篇. 明代经学研究向来薄弱, 林氏关注此一领域甚久, 各文或专论明代经学全貌, 或研究专门名家, 为导夫先路的重要论著.
East Asia Library
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v, 562 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxi, 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
oNowhere in the world do people hold mountains in so much regard as in Japan, o writes Fukada Ky?ya in the afterword to this book. oMountains have played a part in Japanese history since the country's beginnings, and they manifest themselves in every form of art. For mountains have always formed the bedrock of the Japanese soul.o In One Hundred Mountains of Japan , Fukada pays tribute to his favourite mountains. Originating as a series of magazine articles about a personal selection of mountains, the work became an instant classic when it was first published in book form in 1964. More recently, JapanAEs national broadcasting company has turned the original Nihon Hyakumeizan into a memorable TV series. Consisting of one hundred short essays, each celebrating one notable mountain and its place in JapanAEs traditions, the book is an elegantly written eulogy to the landscape, literature and history that define a people. Fukada was bemused by his bookAEs success: oIn the end, the one hundred mountains represent my personal choice and I make no claims for them beyond that.o Yet, half a century after he set down those words, his mountains have become an institution. Marked on every hiking map, his Hyakumeizan are today firmly embedded in the mountain traditions they grew out of. Now available in English translation, One Hundred Mountains of Japan will serve as a guide for a new cohort of hikers and mountaineers. It also opens up new territories for students of JapanAEs literature, folklore, religions, and mountaineering history u in short, for mountain-lovers everywhere.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824847524 20160618
Green Library
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85, 3 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 279 pages ; 24 cm
  • A rugged partnership: the intellectual elite and the imperial state
  • The romance of the three kingdoms: the Mencian view of political sovereignty
  • The scholar-lover in erotic fiction: a power game of selection
  • The scholars: trudging out of a textual swamp
  • The stone in dream of the red chamber: unfit to repair the azure sky
  • Coda: Out of the imperial shadow.
In imperial China, intellectuals devoted years of their lives to passing rigorous examinations in order to obtain a civil service position in the state bureaucracy. This traditional employment of the literati class conferred social power and moral legitimacy, but changing social and political circumstances in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods forced many to seek alternative careers. Politically engaged but excluded from their traditional bureaucratic roles, creative writers authored critiques of state power in the form of fiction written in the vernacular language. In this study, Liangyan Ge examines the novels Romance of the Three Kingdoms, The Scholars, Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as Story of the Stone), and a number of erotic pieces, showing that as the literati class grappled with its own increasing marginalization, its fiction reassessed the assumption that intellectuals' proper role was to serve state interests and began to imagine possibilities for a new political order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295994178 20160618
Green Library
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xi, 260 pages ; 27 cm.
East Asia Library
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xxvi, 601 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Saisiyat is a Formosan language spoken in the north-western part of Taiwan. It is divided into two groups, a northern and a southern group. The Northern group used to speak the Taai dialect (also known as the Northern dialect) and lives in the upper reaches of the Shangping river in Wufeng Township, Hsinchu County. It is now largely acculturated to the Atayal. The Southern group speaks the Tungho dialect, also referred to as the Southern dialect. Most of the population is distributed throughout the valley delineated by the Eastern and the Southern rivers in Nanchuang Township, Miaoli County and further divided into two major communities, Tungho and Penglai dispersed in a number of villages/settlements. A small amount of the population among the Southern group is also located in the upper reaches of the Shihtan River in Shihtan Township, Miaoli County and forms a third community, referred to as Shihtan. The major difference between the two dialects is said to lie in their phonologies but no study has so far attempted to determine the amount of lexical and morpho-syntactic variation. The goal of this monograph is to provide a functional and empirically-based study of the morphology of Tungho Saisiyat in an attempt to clarify the morphological units, morphological processes, major lexical categories of this language and further discuss its nominal and verbal morphology. The choice to orient this study towards morphology is explained by the fact that even though Saisiyat is now one of the best documented Formosan languages u there is one grammatical sketch and numerous studies on various aspects of Saisiyat grammar u there are still few studies on Saisiyat morphology, which level of complexity has been overlooked in the past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824850425 20160618
Green Library
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2, 3, 2, 202 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library