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

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Barbara Stoler Miller
M.E. Sharpe, Feb 17, 1994 - Education
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.
 

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Contents

The Imaginative Universe of Indian Literature
3
A Note on Modern Indian Literature
15
The Imaginative Universe of Chinese Literature
21
The Imaginative Universe of Japanese Literature
37
A Note on Modern Japanese Literature
51
II Indian Texts
55
Classical Tamil Poetry and Tamil poetics
66
Devotional Poetry of Medieval North India
78
The Stories of Lu Xun
309
Camel Xiangzi
321
Contemporary Chinese Lettres
330
Timeline of Significant Events in China 19111987 in Relation to Contemporary Chinese Lettres
345
Story of the Western WingXixiang Ji Romance of the Western Chamber
347
The Manyōshū and Kokinshū Collections
363
Japanese
376
The Poetry of Matsuo Basho
378

Lyric Poetry in Urdu
94
Urdu
104
The Poems and Stories of Rabindranath Tagore William Radice
109
The Mahabharata Including the Bhagavad Gita
123
The Ramayana of Valmiki
133
Fire on the Mountain and Games at Twilight
149
RK Narayans The Financial Expert
157
The Short Stories of Premchand
167
Misnights Children
178
The Passing of the Brahman Tradition
189
Kalidasas Sakuntala and Sudrakas Little Clay Cart
201
The Books of Songs
211
The Poetry of Retreat
222
A Return to Basics
232
Chinese
244
Chuang Tzu
245
The Records of the Historian
259
The Journey to the West
272
Cao Xueqins HongloumengStory of the Stone or Drean of the Red Chamber
285
Liu Es The Travels of Lao Can
299
The Tale of Genji
390
The Gossamer Years The Pillow Book and The Confessions of Lady Nijō
404
An Account of my Hut
420
Seven Japanese Tales
428
Enchi Fumikos The Waiting Years and Masks
439
The Woman in the Dunes
457
Mishima Yukio The Allegorist
470
Kawabata Yasunaris Snow Country
481
Sosekis Kokoro
493
Three Plays of the Noh Theater
501
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki
517
The Wisdom of the East
526
Summaries of the Masterworks
539
Historical Timelines
553
Indian History
555
Chinese History
558
Japanese History
561
Index
563
Contributors
577
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