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The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie
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Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two figures, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to... (read more)

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The Woman in the Dunes
The Woman in the Dunes
by Kobo Abe
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The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the... (read more)

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White Michelia (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
White Michelia (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
by Pan Xiangli
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White Michelia, a collection of five stories by celebrated novelist Pan Xiangli, gives a rich look into the lives of cosmopolitan women living in modern China. Pan's heroines exhibit strength of character, sense of humor and integrity while retaining... (read more)

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Calling Back the Spirit of the Dead (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
Calling Back the Spirit of the Dead (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
by Peng Ruigao
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The title story of this collection, 'Calling Back the Spirit of the Dead,' drops readers in the middle of a small town mystery full of corruption, deceit and strange experiences. Full of politics and complex relationships, this well-paced mystery draws... (read more)

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Between Confidantes: Two Novellas
Between Confidantes: Two Novellas
by Chen Danyan
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In Memory of the Departed In this gripping tale of love, betrayal and revolution, Chen Danyan takes the reader on an extraordinary journey through the complexities wrought by history on a mother, her daughter and their circle of friends in Shanghai... (read more)

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Rickshaw =: The Novel Lo-T'o Hsiang Tzu
Rickshaw =: The Novel Lo-T'o Hsiang Tzu
by She Lao
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Rickshaw is a new translation of the twentieth-century Chinese classic Lo-t'o Hsiang Tzu, the first important study of a laborer in modern Chinese literature. While the rest of the Chinese literary world debated hotly, and for years, the value of... (read more)

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Beautiful Days: Two Novellas (Contemporary Writers)
Beautiful Days: Two Novellas (Contemporary Writers)
by Teng Xiaolan
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Discover the beauty of everyday life in this two-story collection from China. The first, A Riot of Brilliant Purple and Tender Crimson, examines the disparate love lives of a father and his daughter. Echoing the lyrics in the Kun Opera The Peony Pavilion,... (read more)

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The Messenger's Letter
The Messenger's Letter
by Sun Ganlu
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Taking its inspiration from the surreal imagery of writers such as Franz Kafka, this novel explores the twin themes of trust and doubt with dark humor and conviction.... (read more)

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Platinum Passport (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
Platinum Passport (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
by Zhu Xiaolin
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Platinum Passport is a collection of three short stories from celebrated Shanghai writer Zhu Xiaolin. 'Normandy Rainbow' tells the story of a mother and daughter chasing their dreams—and discovering the twists, turns and dead-ends that make the... (read more)

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The Road of Others
The Road of Others
by Anni Baobei
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"The Road of Others is a collection of three of Anni Baobei's early stories. Urgent, romantic and dark, the three stories, "Goodbye to Anne", "Endless August" and "The Road of Others", established Anni as one of the most adored and influential writers of... (read more)

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Straw Sandals Chinese Short Stories 1918 1933
Straw Sandals Chinese Short Stories 1918 1933
by Harold R Isaacs
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Straw Sandals is a collection of 23 stories, a play, and a poem by 16 Chinese writers selected to represent the radical literature produced in China between 1918 and 1933. It was assembled in Peking in 1934 by Harold R. Isaacs with the advice and... (read more)

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A Dark Night's Passing
A Dark Night's Passing
by Naoya Shiga
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Family
Family
by Pa Chin
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Rashomon and Other Stories
Rashomon and Other Stories
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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Into a Black Sun : Vietnam 1964-65 (80 Edition)
Into a Black Sun : Vietnam 1964-65 (80 Edition)
by Takeshi Kaiko
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The River KI
The River KI
by Sawako Ariyoshi
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Contemporary Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Post-Mao Fiction & Poetry
Contemporary Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Post-Mao Fiction & Poetry
by Michael S Duke
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Breast Stories
Breast Stories
by Mahasveta
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Cliffs Edge & Other Stories 1ST Edition
Cliffs Edge & Other Stories 1ST Edition
by Masaaki Tachihara
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Cliff's edge--The archer--Torchlight nåo.... (read more)

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The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the great proletarian cultural revolution
The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the great proletarian cultural revolution
by Jo-hsi Ch'en
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The execution of Mayor Yin.--Chairman Mao is a rotten egg.--Night duty.--Residency check.--Jen Hsiu-lan.--The big fish.--Keng Erh in Peking.--Nixon's press corps.... (read more)

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