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East-West Bibliography

The East-West Bibliography is an interactive bibliography due to launch in January. Compiled with the help of SICS members who will contribute their individual databases to create a comprehensive library of references on East-West scholarship, this project will facilitate continuing interest in intercultural comparison.

Here are some of the planned functions for the bibliography:

  • Members submit their own bibliographies on East-West studies in a text form (e.g., Endnote "save as text" text).

  • The site will add these bibliographies to a master bibliography 

  • The main bibliography will be searchable and readable on the web and downloadable in text form (in Endnote "save as text" text).

  • Members will be able to click on a given citation and add their own annotation to the bibliography.

  • The bibliography will then post comments, annotations, and all with the name and email of the annotator (a la Amazon.com reviews).

What follows is a preliminary static bibliography intended to show the kinds of scholarship in which SICS is interested.


Beckwith, Christopher I. "The introduction of Greek medicine into Tibet in the seventh and eighth centuries." Journal of the American Oriental Society 99.2 (1979): 297-313.

Bosley, Richard. "The emergence of concepts of a sentence in ancient Greek and in ancient Chinese philosophy." Journal of Chinese Philosophy 24.2 (1997): 209-29.

Carle, Rainer. "Greek tragedy's part on the Indonesian stage." The 7th European Colloquium on Indonesian and Malay Studies. Ed. Wolfgang Marschall. Berne: Institute of Ethnology, University of Berne, 1989. 399-411.

Chen, Cheng-yih. "A comparative study of early Chinese and Greek work on the concept of limit." Science and technology in Chinese civilization. Ed. Cheng-yih; Cliff Chen, Roger; Chen, Kue-mei,. Singapore: World Scientific, 1987. 3-52.

Chen, Hongyin Julie. "Cross-Cultural Comparison of English and Chinese Metapragmatics in Refusal." Ph.D. Indiana U, 1996.

Chow, Rey. Women and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading between West and East. Minneapolis, MN : U of Minnesota P, 1991. --- . "Ethics After Idealism." Diacritics 21.1 (1993): 3-22. --- . "In the Name of Comparative Literature." Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism. Ed. Bernheimer, Charles. Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins UP, 1995. ---. Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema. New York : Columbia UP, 1995. ---. "Where Have All the Natives Gone?" Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader. Ed. Mongia, Padmini. London : Arnold, 1996. --- . "We Endure, Therefore We Are: Survival, Governance, and Zhang Yimou's To Live." South Atlantic Quarterly 95.4 (1996): 1039-64. --- . The Seductions of Homecoming: Place, Authenticity, and Chen Kaige's Temptress Moon." Narrative 6.1 (1998): 3-17.

Conze, J.D. "Buddhist prajna and Greek sophia." Religion 5.2 (1975): 160-67.

Dixon, James Main. Chômei and Wordsworth; a literary parallel.

Donahue, Neil H. "An East-West Comparison of Two War Novels: Alfred Andersch's Die Kirschen der Freiheit and Shohei Ooka's Fires on the Plain." Comparative Literature Studies 24.1 (1987): 58-82.

Ebiike, Shunji. Meiji bungaku to Eibungaku. 1968.

Eoyang, Eugene Chen. The transparent eye : reflections on translation, Chinese literature, and comparative poetics. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1993.

Eoyang, Eugene Chen, and Yao-fu Lin. Translating chinese literature. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Hamilton, James. "East-West Borrowings via the Silk Road of Textile Terms." Diogenes 43.3 (1995): 25-33.

Hao, J. "Peasant and State in Classical Athens and Zhou China -- A Comparative Survey." Journal of Ancient Civilization 8 (1993). ---. "A Survey on the AHP of Anaximenes and the Qi Doctrines of Ancient China." Journal of Ancient Civilization 12 (1997).

Herbert, Kevin. "The Silk Road: The Link between the Classical World and Ancient China." Classical Bulletin 73.2 (1997): 119-24.

Hogan, Patrick Colm. "Ethnocentrism and the Very Idea of Literary Theory." College Literature 23.1 (1996): 1-14.

Hoh, Erling. "Romans in China?" Archaeology 52.3 (1999): 26-?

Honma, Kenshir o. The literature of naturalism : an East-West comparative study. Rev. ed. Kyoto: Yamaguchi Publishing House, 1991.

Hsu, Cho-yun. "Some Contrasts and Comparisons of Zhou China and Ancient Greece." Asia in Western and World History. Eds. Ainslie T. Embree and Carol Gluck. Armonk: East Gate, 1997. "Introduction of Modern Science and Technology to Turkey and Japan." Ed. Feza Gunergun, and Kuriyama Shigehisa. Istanbul: Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 1996. 257.

Jullien, François. Le détour et l’accès: stratégies du sens en Chine, en Gréce. Paris: Grasset, 1951.

Keightley, David N. "Clean hands and shining helmets: heroic action in early Chinese and Greek culture." Religion and the authority of the past. Ed. Tobin Siebers. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993. 13-51.

Kim, Hack Chin. "Some aspects of Greek and Japanese attitudes to foreigners [in literature]." Explorations: essays in comparative literature. Ed. Makoto Ueda. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986. 292-311.

Kim, Jinhee. "Disembodying the Other: East-West Relations and Modern Korean Drama." Indiana U, 1997.

Knust, Herbert. "East-West Encounters in Brecht's Szechwan Play." Comparative Literature East and West: Traditions and Trends. Ed. Cornelia; Moody Moore, Raymond A. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 1989.

Kuriyama, Shigehisa. The expressiveness of the body and the divergence of Greek and Chinese medicine. New York: Zone Books, 1999.

Kwong, Kin Hung. "Zhou Zuoren's introduction works of and contributions to Greek literature in his early stage." the International Sinological Symposium. Ed. Marian Galik. Smolenice Castle: Publishing House of the Slovak Academy, 1989. 235-40.

Lee, Mabel, A. D. Stefanowska, and International Comparative Literature Association. Congress. Literary intercrossings : East Asia and the West. University of Sydney world literature series ; no. 2. Sydney, Australia Honolulu, Hawaii: Wild Peony ; International distribution University of Hawaii Press, 1998.

Librett, Jeffrey S. "East-West Dialogue as Exemplary Performance of the Hermeneutic: Toward Heidegger's 'Aus einem Gesprach von der Sprache'." Literary History, Narrative, and Culture. Ed. Wimal; Bradbury Dissanayake, Steven. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 1989.

Lloyd, G. E. R. Adversaries and authorities : investigations into ancient Greek and Chinese science. Ideas in context; 42. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Longxi, Zhang.

Mahdihassan, S. "A comparative study of Greek and Chinese alchemy." American Journal of Chinese Medicine 7.2 (1979): 171-81.

Mahdihassan, S. "Alchemy, Chinese versus Greek, an etymological approach." American Journal of Chinese Medicine 16.1-2 (1988): 83-86. ---. "Comparing Yin-Yang, the Chinese symbol of creation, with ouroboros of Greek alchemy." American Journal of Chinese Medicine 17.3-4 (1989): 95-98.

Martins Janeira, Armando. Japanese and Western literature; a comparative study. Rutland, Vt.: C. E. Tuttle Co., 1970.

Miller, Lucien. "East-West Literary Relations: The 'Wisdom' of the East." Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective: A Guide for Teaching. Ed. Barbara Stoler Miller. Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 1994. 526-38.

Miller, Marilyn Jeanne. The poetics of nikki bungaku : a comparison of the traditions, conventions, and structure of Heian Japan's literary diaries with western autobiographical writings. Garland publications in comparative literature. New York, NY: Garland Pub., 1985.

Miner, Earl Roy. "An Allegory on the Banks of the Nile and Other Hazards of Intercultural Literary Comparison." College Literature 23.1 (1996): 81-92. ---. Comparative poetics : an intercultural essay on theories of literature. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1990. ---. The Japanese tradition in British and American literature. Princeton,: Princeton University Press, 1958.---. Naming properties : nominal reference in travel writings by Bash*o and Sora, Johnson and Boswell. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Mori, Masaki. Epic grandeur : toward a comparative poetics of the epic. SUNY series, the margins of literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.

Morton, W. Scott. "No plays and Greek tragedy: a preliminary comparison." American Asian Review 4.1 (1986): 44-60.---. "No plays and Greek tragedy; a preliminary comparison." International Congress of Orientalists, 29th. Paris, 1973. 87-91. Vol. 2.

Pan, Da'an. "Tracing the Traceless Antelope: Toward an Interartistic Semiotics of the Chinese Sister Arts." College Literature 23.1 (1996): 36-66.

Plaks, Andrew H. "Where the Lines Meet: Parallelism in Chinese and Western Literatures." Poetics Today 11.3 (1990): 523-46.

Pulleyblank, Edwin G. "The Roman Empire as Known to Han China." Journal of American Oriental Society 119.1 (1999): 71-?

Raphals, Lisa Ann. Knowing words : wisdom and cunning in the classical traditions of China and Greece. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1992.

Reding, Jean-Paul. "Greek and Chinese categories: a reexamination of the problem of linguistic relativism." Philosophy East and Wes 36.4 (1986): 349-74.

Schlant, Ernestine, and J. Thomas Rimer. Legacies and ambiguities : postwar fiction and culture in West Germany and Japan. Washington, D.C. Baltimore, Md.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991.

Schlant, Ernestine, et al. Bungaku ni miru futatsu no sengo : Nihon to Doitsu. T*oky*o: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1995.

Sewell, Robert George. "The theme of suicide : a study of human values in Japanese and Western literature." 1976.

Shankman, Steven, and Durrant, Stephen. The Siren and the Sage: Knowledge and Wisdom in Ancient China and Greece. New York: Cassell, 2000.

Smethurst, Mae J. "The Appeal of a Plotless Tragedy." College Literature 23.1 (1996): 67-80. ---. The artistry of Aeschylus and Zeami: a comparative study of Greek tragedy and No. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1989.

Tachibana, Reiko. Narrative as counter-memory : a half-century of postwar writing in Germany and Japan. New York: State University of New York Press, 1998.

Tatlow, Antony. "Visions and Illusions in East-West Literary Relation." XIIIth Cong. of the Internat. Compar. Lit. Assn. Ed. Earl Miner, Haga, Toru; Gillespie, Gerald;Lorant, Andre; Peer, Will van; Ibsch, Elrud. Tokyo: Internat. Compar. Lit. Assn, 1991.

Turner, Karen. "Sage kings and laws in the Chinese and Greek tradition." Heritage of China: contemporary perspectives on Chinese civilization. Ed. Paul S. Ropp. Berkeley, Calif.: Univeristy of California Press, 1990. 86-111.

Ueda, Makoto. Zeami, Bash*o, Yeats, Pound; a study in Japanese and English poetics. The Hague,: Mouton, 1965.

Walker, Janet A. "On the Applicability of the Term "Novel" to Modern Non-Western Long Fiction." Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature 37 (1988): 47-68.

Wardy, Robert. "Chinese Whispers." Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society 38 (1992): 149-70. --- . Aristotle in China: Language, Categories, Translation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Weerakkody, D.P.M. "The earliest Greek notices of Sri Lanka." Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities 10.1-2 (1984): 1-26. ---. "Falsa et Dubia: on some alleged references to Sri Lanka in Greek and Latin texts." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka 35 (1990/1991).

Wong, Tak-wai, ed. East-West Comparative Literature: Cross-Cultural Discourse. Hong Kong: Dept. of Comp. Lit., Univ. of Hong Kong, 1993.

Yamagata, Naoko. ""Epiphanies in Homer and the Tale of the Heike"." Language and Culture 14: 1-16. ---. ""Young and Old in Homer and in Heike Monogatari"." Greece and Rome 40.1 (1993): 1-9.

Yang, Vincent. Nature and Self: a Study of the Poetry of Su Dongpo, with Comparisons to the Poetry of William Wordsworth. New York: Peter Lang, 1989.

Yip, Wai-lim, and Ezra Pound. Ezra Pound's Cathay. Princeton, N.J.,: Princeton University Press, 1969.

Yokota-Murakami, Takayuki. Don Juan East/West : on the problematics of comparative literature. SUNY series, the margins of literature. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1998.

Zhang, Longxi. "The Challenge of East-West Comparative Literature." China in a Polycentric World: Essays in Chinese Comparative Literature. Ed. Yingjin Zhang. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1998. ---. Mighty opposites : from dichotomies to differences in the comparative study of China. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1998. ---. The Tao and the Logos : literary hermeneutics, East and West. Post-contemporary interventions. Durham: Duke University Press, 1992. ---. "What Is Wen and Why Is It Made So Terribly Strange." College Literature 23.1 (1996): 15-35.

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