Asian Literary Voices

From Marginal to Mainstream

The essays in this collection give voice to a wide range of artists and writers from China, Japan, Korea, and India who to this day remain largely unknown or poorly understood in literary circles around the world. Contributors from Asia, Europe, and the United States cover a wide range of topics from a vast expanse of time, from Sanskrit poetry dating back over a thousand years to Chinese fiction of the twenty-first century.  —University of Chicago Press

Philip Williams
Amsterdam University Press
July 2010

Philip F. Williams is professor of Chinese language and culture at the Mansfield Center, University of Montana. The former Head of School of Language Studies and professor of Chinese language and culture at Massey University, New Zealand, Williams is author of eight books, including The Great Wall of Confinement: The Chinese Prison Camp Through Contemporary Fiction and Reportage (with Yenna Wu; University of California Press, 2004), Remolding and Resistance Among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp: Disciplined and Punished (with Yenna Wu; Routledge, 2006) and Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way (Barron’s, 2008). He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.