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Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective: A Guide for Teaching : A Guide for Teaching - David Y. Miller

Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective: A Guide for Teaching

A Guide for Teaching

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1993
ISBN: 9781563242571
Number Of Pages: 576
For Ages: 18 years old

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This is a collection of 46 essays by specialists in Asian literature, who offer a wide range of possibilities for introducing Asian literature to English-speaking students. It is intended to help in promoting multicultural education.

Prefacep. xv
Guide to the Readerp. xvii
Principles of Transliteration and Pronunciation Guidep. xix
Introduction Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspectivep. xxv
Essayists And Discussantsp. xxix
The Worlds of Asian Literaturep. 1
The Imaginative Universe of Indian Literaturep. 3
A Note on Modern Indian Literaturep. 15
The Imaginative Universe of Chinese Literaturep. 21
The Imaginative Universe of Japanese Literaturep. 37
A Note of Modern Japanese Literaturep. 51
Indian Textsp. 53
Classical Sanskirt Lyric: Poetry of Love and Lossp. 55
Classical Tamil Poetry and Tamil Poeticsp. 66
Devotional Poetry of Medieval North Indiap. 78
Lyric Poetry in Urdu: The Ghazalp. 94
The Poems and Stories of Rabindranath Tagorep. 109
The Mahābh+0101rata, Including the Bhagavad GĪTĪ: India's Great Epicp. 123
The RāMāya&nbdot;a of Vālmīkip. 133
Anita Desai: Fire on the Mountain and Games at Twilightp. 149
R. K. Narayan's the Fiancial Expertp. 157
The Short Stories of Premchandp. 167
Salman Rushdie: Midnight Childrenp. 178
Samskara The Passing of the Brahman Traditionp. 189
Two Classical Indian Plays: Kālidāsa's ŚAkuntalā and ŚDraka's Little Clay Cartp. 201
Chinese Textsp. 209
The Book Songsp. 211
The Poetry of Retreatp. 222
Tang Poetry: A Return to Basicsp. 232
Chuang Tzup. 245
Records Of The Historianp. 259
The Journey to the Westp. 272
Cao Xueqin's Hongloumeng (Story of the Stone or Dream of the Red Chamber)p. 285
Liu E's the travels of Lao Canp. 299
The Stories of Lu Xunp. 309
Camel Xiangzi (Rickshaw) By Lao Shep. 321
Contemporary Chinese Lettersp. 330
Chinese Texts: Drama Story of the Western Wing (XIXIANG JI) (Romance of the Western Chamber)p. 347
Japanese Textsp. 361
THE Man'yōshū and Kokinshū Collectionsp. 363
A Japanese Wakap. 376
The Poetry of Matsuo Bachōp. 378
The Tale of Genjip. 390
A Book of One's Own: The Gossamer Years; The Pillow Book and the Confessions of Lady Nijōp. 404
"An Account of my Hut"p. 420
Seven Japanese Tales By Tanizaki Jun'ichirop. 428
Beyond Absolution: Enchi Fumiko's the Waiting Years and Masksp. 439
The Women in the Dunesp. 457
Mishima Yukio, the Allegoristp. 470
Kawabata Yasunari's Snow Countryp. 481
Sōseki's Kokorop. 493
Three Playus of the Noh Theaterp. 501
The Love Suicide at Sonezakip. 517
Introductionp. 526
Postscript East-West Literary Relations: The "Wisdom" of the "East"p. 526
Summaries of the Masterworksp. 539
Historical Timelinesp. 553
Indexp. 563
Contributorsp. 577
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ISBN: 9781563242571
ISBN-10: 1563242575
Series: Columbia Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 31st December 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.06