Asian History, General
Critiques of Asian American Images
Paperback ISBN: 1566891418
When a restaurant review referred to a Filipino child as a "rambunctious -little monkey," Filipino Americans were outraged. Sparked by this racist incident, Screaming Monkeys sets fire to Asian American stereotypes as it -illuminates the diverse and often neglected history and culture within the Asian American diaspora. Poems, essays, paintings, and stories break down and challenge "found" articles, photographs, and headlines to create this powerful anthology with all the immediacy of social protest. By closely critiquing a wealth of material, including the judge’s statement of apology in the Wen Ho Lee case, the media treatment of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, and the image of Asian Americans in major U.S. marketing campaigns, Screaming Monkeys will inspire all its readers.
The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
Paperback ISBN: 006093736x
Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting the resulting immense tsunami that killed some 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.
Heart of Asia
Memoirs from the Himalayas
Paperback ISBN: 0892813024
Roerich recounts his journeys to more than fifty monasteries and his meetings with lamas eager to share their spiritual insights and heritage with the Western world. Included are dramatic episodes of snow blindness, mountain floods, and mysterious electrical phenomena, as well as intimate depictions of daily life in the rigorous yet beautiful Himalayan environment.
Poems About Women from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Paperback ISBN: 0934971749
Poems include: All In My Head The Arranged Marriage At Muktinath At The Sati Temple, Bikaner Bengal Night Boychild The Brides Come To Yuba City Burning Bride: 1 Burning Bride: 2 Burning Bride: 3 The Durga Batik Family Photo In Black And White The Garba The Garland The Gift Gouri Mashima The House I, Manju: 1 I, Manju: 2 In The Hinglaj Desert Journey The Living Goddess Speaks Living Underground: Dacca 1971 The Makers Of Chili Paste Making Samosas Mother And Child My Mother At Maui My Mother Combs My Hair My Mother Tells Me A Story Nargis' Toilette The Quilt The Rainflies The Rat Trap Restroom The Robbers' Cave The Room Sondra Song Of The Fisher Wife Sudha's Story: 1 Sudha's Story: 2 Sudha's Story: 3 Traitor Body Two Women Outside A Circus, Pushkar Villagers Visiting Jodhpur Enjoy Iced Sweets Visit The Woman Addresses Her Sleeping Lover Yuba City School
Unlocking the Secrets of the Land of the Snows
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1566631963
Recounts the history of Tibet, describes how its culture is more similar to that of central Asia than to that of China, and argues that the idea that Tibet is part of China is a relatively new development
The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain
Paperback ISBN: 1556591403
This authoritative, bilingual edition represents the first time the entirety of Cold Mountain's poetry has been translated into English. These translations were originally published by Copper Canyon Press nearly twenty years ago. Now, significantly revised and expanded, the collection also includes a new preface by the translator, Red Pine, whose accompanying notes are at once scholarly, accessible, and entertaining. Also included for the first time are poems by two of Cold Mountain's colleagues. Legendary for his clarity, directness, and lack of pretension, the eight-century hermit-poet Cold Mountain (Han Shan) is a major figure in the history of Chinese literature and has been a profound influence on writers and readers worldwide. Writers such as Charles Frazier and Gary Snyder studied his poetry, and Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums is dedicated "to Han Shan." 1.B storied cliffs were the fortune I cast bird trails beyond human tracks what surrounds my yard white clouds nesting dark rocks I've lived here quite a few years and always seen the spring-water change tell those people with tripods and bells empty names are no damn good 71. someone sits in a mountain gorge cloud robe sunset tassels handful of fragrances he'd share the road is long and hard regretful and doubtful old and unaccomplished the crowd calls him crippled he stands alone steadfast 205. my place is on Cold Mountain perched on a cliff beyond the circuit of affliction images leave no trace when they vanish I roam the whole galaxy from here lights and shadows flash across my mind not one dharma comes before me since I found the magic pearl I can go anywhere everywhere it's perfect Cold Mountain A mountain man lives under thatch before his gate carts and horses are rare the forest is quiet but partial to birds the streams are wide and home to fish with his son he picks wild fruit with his wife he hoes between rocks what does he have at home a shelf full of nothing but books