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  • Cantonese Love Songsby Peter Morris

    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...

  • Wang Kuo-wei's Jen-chien Tz'u-huaby A.A. Rickett

    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...

  • Friendship in Artby Claire Roberts

    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...

  • Madmen and Other Survivorsby Jeremy Tambling

    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...

  • A Concise History of Chinese Literatureby Yuming Luo; Yang Ye

    BRILL 2011; US$ 318.00

    Adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, this book by a leading Chinese scholar seeks to provide a coherent, panoramic description of the development of premodern Chinese literature and its major characteristics. more...

  • China Tidal Waveby Lixiong Wang; Anton Platero

    BRILL 2008; US$ 36.00

    There is great social tension in the aftermath of ?Tiananmen Square?, uncertainty about political and economic policy and the constant burden of over-population. Serious flooding of the Yellow River adds more than a hundred million to the ?floating population? of destitute and semi-destitute peasant refugees. Disaster is imminent ... more...

  • Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of Chinaby Richard Bertschinger

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. more...

  • Chinese Literatureby Sabina Knight

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of more...

  • Die Narratologie der Liebeby Christian Metz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    This study contributes both to research on the literary presentation of love and to research on the writer Arnim. The study presents pioneering work by developing, on a systematic basis, a narratological and semiological concept of love and then successfully applies this concept to Achim von Arnim?s novel Gräfin Dolores. It profiles Gräfin Dolores... more...

  • Kulturtransfer über Epochen und Kontinenteby Huiwen Zhang

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

    China?s modernization has been marked by a critical examination of both native and foreign traditions. How can deep upheaval be harnessed creatively? How can new attitudes be formed by adapting and transforming cultural knowledge? The historical novel Wu Zixu (1946) by Feng Zhi (1905-93), the father of German studies in China and inventor of the Chinese... more...