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Slapping the Table in Amazement

by Mengchu Ling, Yunqin Yang, Shuhui Yang & Robert E. Hegel University of Washington Press (January 22, 2018)

Slapping the Table in Amazement is the unabridged English translation of the famous story collection Pai�an jingqi by Ling Mengchu (1580�1644), originally published in 1628. The forty lively stories gathered...


by Manshik Ch'ae, Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton Columbia University Press (June 06, 2017)

Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik Reader is the first English-language anthology of works in a variety of genres—novella, short fiction, conte, anecdotal essay, travel writing, children’s essay, one-act play, three-act...

South of the Clouds: Tales from Yunnan

by Xu Kun, Guo Xu & Lucien Miller University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

The tales included here represent all of Yunnan Province�s officially designated ethnic minorities, and include creation myths, romances, historical legends, tales explaining natural phenomena, ghost stories,...

Record of Daily Knowledge and Collected Poems and Essays: Selections

by Yanwu Gu & Ian Johnston Columbia University Press (November 08, 2016)

Gu Yanwu pioneered the late-Ming and early Qing-era practice of Han Learning, or Evidential Learning, favoring practical over theoretical approaches to knowledge. He strongly encouraged scholars to return to...

The Human Jungle

by Cho Chongnae, Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton Chin Music Press Inc. (September 05, 2016)

Equal parts muckraking novel, transnational love story, and socially engaged panorama, Cho Chongnae’s The Human Jungle portrays China on the verge of becoming the world’s dominant economic force.



by Allan Cho, Julia Lin & Jim Wong-Chu Arsenal Pulp Press (July 11, 2016)

This anthology of Asian Canadian writing celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Ricepaper magazine, one of the few publications dedicated to literary writing by Asians outside of Asia. It includes new work...

Slow Boat to China and Other Stories

by Kim Chew Ng & Carlos Rojas Columbia University Press (March 01, 2016)

"Dream and Swine and Aurora,” “Deep in the Rubber Forest,” “Fish Bones,” “Allah’s Will,” “Monkey Butts, Fire, and Dangerous Things”—Ng Kim Chew’s stories are raw, rural, and rich with the...

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by Munshi Premchand & GP Editors GENERAL PRESS (November 11, 2015)

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by Sotheary Ortego FastPencil Publishing (August 08, 2016)

Soulful Journey chronicles a young woman's extraordinary tale of courage and survival in a series of unfortunate events. She is shipwrecked and trapped in the maelstrom of the Vietnam War and the Cambodian Civil...

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by Prem Chand & GP Editors GENERAL PRESS (September 09, 2015)

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The Last Isle: Contemporary Film, Culture and Trauma in Global Taiwan

by Sheng-mei Ma Rowman & Littlefield International (July 09, 2015)

Explores the affective toll of Taiwan’s geographical and political proximity to China through a critical analysis of contemporary Taiwanese film and culture. It examines the complex, precarious relationship...

Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

by Yang Mu & John Balcom Columbia University Press (January 20, 2015)

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity,...

Ground Zero, Nagasaki: Stories

by Yuichi Seirai & Paul Warham Columbia University Press (December 23, 2014)

Set in contemporary Nagasaki, the six short stories in this collection draw an unflinching portrait of the A-bomb’s horrific, ongoing trauma. Whether they experienced the attack directly or have merely heard...

The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...

A Classical Tibetan Reader

by Yael Bentor Wisdom Publications (November 18, 2014)

A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections...

The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

by Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Michelle Yeh & Ming-ju Fan Columbia University Press (August 26, 2014)

This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays...

The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays: Zuihitsu from the Tenth to the Twenty-First Century

by Steven D. Carter Columbia University Press (July 29, 2014)

A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely...

Classical Chinese Poetry

by David Hinton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

With this groundbreaking collection, translated and edited by the renowned poet and translator David Hinton, a new generation will be introduced to the work that riveted Ezra Pound and transformed modern poetry....

Record of Miraculous Events in Japan: The Nihon ryoiki

by Burton Watson & Haruo Shirane Columbia University Press (July 02, 2013)

This collection of setsuwa, or “explanatory tale” literature, compiled by a monk in eighth- or ninth-century Japan, records the spread of Buddhist ideas in Japan and ways in which Buddhism’s principles...

The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo

by Kobo Abe & Richard Calichman Columbia University Press (June 04, 2013)

Abe Kobo (1924–1993) was one of Japan’s greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and plays of the absurd. However, he also wrote theoretical criticism for which he is...

Japanese Fairy Tales: Illustrated Edition

by Yei Theodora Ozaki (March 10, 2013)

First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: " telling them I have also...

Drinking the Mountain Stream

by Jetsun Milarepa, Amy Soderberg, Kunga & Brian Cutillo Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational...

Wisdom of the Kadam Masters

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (January 21, 2013)

Wisdom of the Kadam Masters is the second volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library...

Songs of Kabir

by Kabir & Rabindranath Tagore Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

The 15th-century poet Kabir created timeless works of enlightenment that combine the philosophies of Sufism, Hinduism, and the Kabbala. Kabir's poems possess a simplicity and cover a wide emotional range. Features...

A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages

by Je Tsongkhapa, Gavin Kilty & Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (November 19, 2012)

Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices - the so-called five stages (pancakrama) -...

Literary Creations on the Road: Women's Travel Diaries in Early Modern Japan

by Keiko Shiba & Motoko Ezaki UPA (October 05, 2012)

In this book, originally published in Japanese, Shiba intersperses her narration with excerpts from the actual travel diaries and sheds new light on women’s literary activities in early modern Japan, which...

Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts, and Fairies

by Im Bang, Yi Ryuk & James S. Gale Tuttle Publishing (July 17, 2012)

This classic collection of Korean folk and fairy tales is of cultural enormous importance for Koreans and Westerners alike.

First published in 1913 but regrettably long out of print, this fascinating little volume...

River of Fire and Other Stories

by Chŏnghŭi O, Bruce Fulton & Ju-Chan Fulton Columbia University Press (July 03, 2012)

O Chonghui crafts historically-rooted yet timeless tales imagining core human experiences from a female point of view. Since her debut in 1968, she has formed a powerful challenge to the patriarchal literary...

Classic Haiku: An Anthology of Poems by Basho and His Followers

by Basho & Asataro Miyamori Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works by his predecessors and ten of his disciples — Kikaku, Ransetsu, Joso, and Kyoroku among them.

Like a Yeti Catching Marmots

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2012)

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...

Shiokari Pass

by Ayako Miura & Bill Fearnehough Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Based on a true story, Shiokari Pass is a moving tale of love eclipsed by sacrifice and tragedy.

The hero of this Japanese novel is the young and idealistic Nobuo Nagano, who finds himself forced to make a heart-rending...

Foreigners in Mikadoland

by Harold S. Williams Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This is an account of life in the foreign communities and former Foreign Settlements or Concessions in Japan that flourished after Japan was opened to foreign trade in 1859. It tells of the imposters, the eccentrics,...

And Then

by Soseki Natsume & Norma Moore Field Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

"A Japanese writer of genius."—Japan Quarterly

Soseki Natsume is considered to be one of Japan's most beloved and respected authors. And Then is ranked as one of his most insightful and stirring novels.


The Izu Dancer and Other Stories: The Counterfeiter, Obasute, The Full Moon

by Yasunari Kawabata & Yasushi Inoue Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

This Japanese literature collection contains four translated stories from two of Japan's most beloved and acclaimed fiction writers.

The Izu Dancer, Yasunari Kawabata's first work to bring him recognition as...

Harp of Burma

by Michio Takeyama & Howard Hibbett Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Harp of Burma is Japan's haunting answer to Germany's well-known requiem for the First World War, All Quiet on the Western Front. Winner of the prestigious Mainichi Shuppan Bunkasho prize, and the subject of...

Little Songs of the Geisha: Traditional Japanese Ko-Uta

by Liza Dalby Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

A fascinating look into the world of the Geisha through the 400-year-old art of Ko-Uta, the traditional song form sung to three-stringed shamisen music. It is a vivid evocation of the romanticism of feudal Japan....

Spring Miscellany: And London Essays

by Soseki Natsume & Sammy I Tsunematsu Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

For the first time, English readers have access to Soseki’s Spring Miscellany. Originally published as Eijitu Shohin in serial form in the Asahi newspaper in 1909, before appearing in book form, Spring Miscellany...

Essential Mind Training

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (November 14, 2011)

Essential Mind Training is the first volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of...

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

by Edogawa Rampo & James B. Harris Tuttle Publishing (June 07, 2011)

This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe.

Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the...

In Ghostly Japan

by Lafcadio Hearn Tuttle Publishing (June 07, 2011)

The Japanese have two kinds of ghosts in their folklore—the spirits of the dead, and the spirits of the living. This classic of Japanese literature invites you to take your choice, if you dare.

In Ghostly Japan...

Comrade Loves the Samurai

by Ihara Saikaku & E. Powys Mathers Tuttle Publishing (June 07, 2011)

In Comrade Loves of a Samurai, the theme of homosexual love between the samurai is explored.

To the old Japanese such love among samurai was quite permissible. The sons of samurai families were urged to form...

The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature

by Victor H. Mair & Mark Bender Columbia University Press (April 26, 2011)

In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, two of the world's leading sinologists, Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender, capture the breadth of China's oral-based literary heritage. This collection...

Lafcadio Hearn's Japan: An Anthology of his Writings on the Country and it's People

by Lafcadio Hearn & Donald Richie Tuttle Publishing (April 11, 2011)

This collection of writings from Lafcaido Hern paints a rare and fascinating picture of pre-modern Japan

Over a century after his death, author, translator, and educator Lafcaido Hearn remains one of the best-known...

Rashomon and Other Stories

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Kojima Takashi & Howard Hibbett Tuttle Publishing (April 11, 2011)

"Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity… Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface."—...

Alphaville hotel

by Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa Thaifiction Publishing (January 03, 2011)

A writer grappling with his characters

– or is it the other way around? –

in an impish homage to Jean-Luc Godard

and Anna Karina.

Followed by 'A tale without a name',

a layered short story plugged into


The Demon at Agi Bridge and Other Japanese Tales

by Burton Watson & Haruo Shirane Columbia University Press (December 10, 2010)

Haruo Shirane and Burton Watson, renowned translators and scholars, introduce English-speaking readers to the vivid tradition of early and medieval Japanese folktales. Taken from seven major anthologies of anecdotal...

Ten Thai short stories — 2010

by Various Authors Thaifiction Publishing (December 06, 2010)

Four of these outstanding Thai short stories

are published in English for the first time.

The others appeared first in the Bangkok Post.

All mark new trends in Thai fiction writing

and deserve the widest readership....

Lover Etc

by Win Lyovarin Thaifiction Publishing (November 29, 2010)


the doll

an old cloth and a tray of mackerels

the last drop of ink

Alongside Rart Eikkatheit's Three Worlds, four more samples of the work of the most imaginative and versatile Thai writer of experimental...

An ordinary story

by Chart Korbjitti Thaifiction Publishing (November 29, 2010)

Bangkok in the late 70s.

A tenanted house between jungle and modern civilisation.

The girl next door is struck down by cancer and goes for Thai cures.

Alternately self-righteous, smug, kindly and selfish,


A baker's dozen

by Chart Korbjitti Thaifiction Publishing (November 29, 2010)

Thirteen short stories spanning a quarter century

by the most incisive Thai satirist of the times