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Title Masterworks of Asian literature in comparative perspective : a guide for teaching / edited by Barbara Stoler Miller.
Imprint Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [1994]
©1994

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Series Columbia project on Asia in the core curriculum
Columbia project on Asia in the core curriculum.
Subject Oriental literature -- Translations into English.
Comparative literature.
Chinese literature -- History and criticism.
Japanese literature -- History and criticism.
Indic literature -- History and criticism.
Asia -- In literature.
Alt Name Miller, Barbara Stoler.
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 583 pages).
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
"An East Gate book."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Anita Desai: Fire on the Mountain and Games at Twilight / Robin Jared Lewis. R.K. Narayan's The Financial Expert / Bharati Mukherjee. The Short Stories of Premchand / David Rubin. Salman Rushdie: Midnight's Children / Robin Jared Lewis. Samskara: The Passing of the Brahman Tradition / Rajagopal Parthasarathy. Two Classical Indian Plays: Kalidasa's Sakuntala and Sudraka's Little Clay Cart / Barbara Stoler Miller -- III. Chinese Texts. The Book of Songs / Pauline Yu. The Poetry of Retreat / Pauline Yu. Tang Poetry: A Return to Basics / Burton Watson. Chuang Tzu / Shuen-fu Lin. The Records of the Historian / Joseph Roe Allen III. The Journey to the West / Andrew H. Plaks. Cao Xueqin's Hongloumeng (Story of the Stone or Dream of the Red Chamber) / Anthony C. Yu. Liu E's The Travels of Lao Can / C.T. Hsia. The Stories of Lu Xun / Theodore Huters. Camel Xiangzi (Rickshaw) by Lao She / David D.W. Wang. Contemporary Chinese Lettres / Theodore Huters.
Timeline of Significant Events in China, 1911-1987, in Relation to Contemporary Chinese Lettres. Story of the Western Wing (Xixiang ji) (Romance of the Western Chamber) / Stephen H. West and Wilt L. Idema -- IV. Japanese Texts. The Man'yoshu and Kokinshu Collections / Donald Keene. The Poetry of Matsuo Basho / Haruo Shirane. The Tale of Genji / Edward G. Seidensticker and Haruo Shirane. A Book of One's Own: The Gossamer Years; The Pillow Book; and The Confessions of Lady Nijo / Barbara Ruch. "An Account of My Hut" / Paul Anderer. Seven Japanese Tales / Ken K. Ito. Beyond Absolution: Enchi Fumiko's The Waiting Years and Masks / Barbara Ruch. The Woman in the Dunes / John Whittier Treat. Mishima Yukio, The Allegorist / Richard Torrance. Kawabata Yasunari's Snow Country / Michael C. Brownstein. Soseki's Kokoro / Paul Anderer. Three Plays of the Noh Theater / Thomas Blenman Hare. The Love Suicides at Sonezaki / Donald Keene.
Postscript: East-West Literary Relations: The "Wisdom" of the "East" / Lucien Miller -- Summaries of the Masterworks -- Historical Timelines. Indian History. Chinese History. Japanese History.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 0585226474 (electronic bk.)
9780585226477 (electronic bk.)
1563242575 (C : alk. paper)
1563242583 (P)
9781563242571 (C : alk. paper)
9781563242588 (P)
OCLC # 44954303
Additional Format Print version: Masterworks of Asian literature in comparative perspective. Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c1994 1563242575 (DLC) 93024473 (OCoLC)28414185
Table of Contents
 Contents by Genre 
 Preface 
 Guide to the Reader 
 Principles of Transliteration and Pronunciation Guide 
 Introduction: Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective / Barbara Stoler Miller 
IThe Worlds of Asian Literature 
  The Imaginative Universe of Indian Literature / Barbara Stoler Miller3
  A Note on Modern Indian Literature / David Rubin15
  The Imaginative Universe of Chinese Literature / Pauline Yu, Theodore Huters21
  The Imaginative Universe of Japanese Literature / Haruo Shirane37
  A Note on Modern Japanese Literature / Paul Anderer51
IIIndian Texts 
  Classical Sanskrit Lyric: Poetry of Love and Loss / Barbara Stoler Miller55
  Classical Tamil Poetry and Tamil Poetics / Rajagopal Parthasarathy66
  Devotional Poetry of Medieval North India / John Stratton Hawley78
  Lyric Poetry in Urdu: The Ghazal / Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Frances W. Pritchett94
  The Poems and Stories of Rabindranath Tagore / William Radice109
  The Mahabharata, Including the Bhagavad Gita / Barbara Stoler Miller123
  The Ramayana of Valmiki / Robert P. Goldman133
  Anita Desai: Fire on the Mountain and Games at Twilight / Robin Jared Lewis149
  R. K. Narayan's The Financial Expert / Bharati Mukherjee157
  The Short Stories of Premchand / David Rubin167
  Salman Rushdie: Midnight's Children / Robin Jared Lewis178
  Samskara: The Passing of the Brahman Tradition / Rajagopal Parthasarathy189
  Two Classical Indian Plays: Kalidasa's Sakuntala and Sudraka's Little Clay Cart / Barbara Stoler Miller201
IIIChinese Texts 
  The Book of Songs / Pauline Yu211
  The Poetry of Retreat / Pauline Yu222
  Tang Poetry: A Return to Basics / Burton Watson232
  Chuang Tzu / Shuen-fu Lin245
  The Records of the Historian / Joseph Roe Allen III259
  The Journey to the West / Andrew H. Plaks272
  Cao Xueqin's Hongloumeng (Story of the Stone or Dream of the Red Chamber) / Anthony C. Yu285
  Liu E's The Travels of Lao Can / C. T. Hsia299
  The Stories of Lu Xun / Theodore Huters309
  Camel Xiangzi (Rickshaw) by Lao She / David D. W. Wang321
  Contemporary Chinese Lettres / Theodore Huters330
  Timeline of Significant Events in China, 1911-1987, in Relation to Contemporary Chinese Lettres345
  Story of the Western Wing (Xixiang ji) (Romance of the Western Chamber) / Stephen H. West, Wilt L. Idema347
IVJapanese Texts 
  The Man'yoshu and Kokinshu Collections / Donald Keene363
  The Poetry of Matsuo Basho / Haruo Shirane378
  The Tale of Genji / Edward G. Seidensticker, Haruo Shirane390
  A Book of One's Own: The Gossamer Years; The Pillow Book; and The Confessions of Lady Nijo / Barbara Ruch404
  "An Account of My Hut" / Paul Anderer420
  Seven Japanese Tales / Ken K. Ito428
  Beyond Absolution: Enchi Fumiko's The Waiting Years and Masks / Barbara Ruch439
  The Woman in the Dunes / John Whittier Treat457
  Mishima Yukio, The Allegorist / Richard Torrance470
  Kawabata Yasunari's Snow Country / Michael C. Brownstein481
  Soseki's Kokoro / Paul Anderer493
  Three Plays of the Noh Theater / Thomas Blenman Hare501
  The Love Suicides at Sonezaki / Donald Keene517
 Postscript: East-West Literary Relations: The "Wisdom" of the "East" / Lucien Miller526
 Summaries of the Masterworks539
 Historical Timelines553
  Indian History555
  Chinese History558
  Japanese History561
 Index563
 Contributors577