This yearbook volume presents 21 essays by international scholars, including 14 theme essays on Shakespeare and Asia. The theme essays deal with Shakespeare's imagining of Asia and his images in Asian cultures, and especially his reception in China. Other essays cover topics of general interests. "Shakespeare Yearbook" contains scholarly essays on problems relating to Shakespeare, his time, and his impact on later periods. It gives particular prominence to studies dealing with comparative literary issues as well as interdisciplinary questions.