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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1992; US$ 40.00
This collection of 97 Cantonese love songs aims to give a wider audience the opportunity of reading these songs in English. The author investigates the language and social background of the songs and provides cross-references to Chinese and Western literature. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1977; US$ 17.00
In the first decade of the twentieth century while other intellectuals were concerned with translating works of political and scientific import into Chinese, Wang Kuo-wei (1877-1927) looked to Western philosophy to find answers to the fundamental questions of human life. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00
This book charts a special friendship between two creative individuals who helped shape Chinese culture in the twentieth century -- the revered traditional painter Huang Binhong and the young, cosmopolitan critic Fou Lei. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00
Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction attempts to put the short stories of this outstanding Chinese writer -- whose work is central to understanding the May Fourth movement in China -- into a broad context of Modernism. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 50.00
This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, and applied linguists, this is the first book written in English that systematically addresses all major aspects involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. It identifies... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00
Presenting an array of cutting edge perspectives on modern Chinese literature in different Sinophone contexts, this volume of essays offers a wide range of critical approaches to the study of an emerging interdisciplinary field. more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00
Undertaking a broadscale experiment in theory and praxis, this book demonstrates grounds for insisting on a more integrational approach to dialectology while simultaneously demonstrating grounds for defining the hidden Phula languages of the Sino-Vietnam borderlands. The modern languages and their ancestral lineage are defined dialectically, through... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00
This is a theoretically oriented study of the pragmatics of Vietnamese person reference (kinship terms, personal pronouns, naming set and status terms). Drawing upon linguistic data from a radically different non-Western society and the seminal insights of Volosinov, Bakhtin, and Leach, it offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical premises... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00
The apparent flexibility of words in Classical Chinese with respect to traditional word classes has always posed a problem in the description of this language and has caused much misunderstanding. Moreover, it has been long understudied, along with the closely related theory of Classical Chinese word classes. This work seeks to summarize previous research... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 180.00
An essential descriptive introduction to a South-East Asian language with over seventy million speakers, this book provides a conservative treatment of the phonology, lexicon and syntax of Vietnamese, with comments on semantics and history, with particular reference to writing systems, loan words and syntactic structures. All example texts are transcribed... more...