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  • Shared Grammaticalizationby Martine Robbeets; Hubert Cuyckens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    Double-negative periphrastic litotes have been for nearly three centuries the usual way to express necessitive predicates in Japanese and Korean. These constructions do not, however, go back to the earliest stages of these languages and should not be invoked as evidence of a possible common origin. But Korean also has a double-affirmative periphrastic... more...

  • Textuby Fady Joudah

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Emerging in the era of text messages and tweets comes a dynamic new poetic form?the 160-character, haiku-like "textu" more...

  • The Four Chinese Classicsby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 35.00

    The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the mid-nineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton's award-winning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before.... more...

  • Women Writers and the Literary World in Early Modern Chinaby Daria Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Discussing the work of key women writers, this book considers the perceptions of women in China in the early modern period. It examines the place of women in the cultural elite and in society more generally, outlines the experiences of particular women, and explores women?s changing roles. It also provides rich detail of exceptionally fine, interesting,... more...

  • Dragon in Ambushby Allen Wittenborn; Jeremy Ingalls

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99

    Dragon in Ambush opens up Mao Zedong?s poems to a radically new interpretation as the corpus of his political ideology to reveal his grand design for total domination of the Communist Party and of China itself. Mao laid out his poems in a systematic and carefully schematized blueprint to assure that his ideas and aims would be followed long after... more...

  • Literary Societies Of Republican Chinaby Denton & Hockx

    Lexington Books 1955; US$ 54.99

    Literary Societies in Republican China provides a new and comprehensive perspective on the fascinating literary world of the most turbulent period in recent Chinese history: the Republican era of 1911-1949. Wedged between the fall of the Empire and the founding of the Communist state, the Republican period witnessed enormous social, political, and... more...

  • Women Writers in Postsocialist Chinaby Kay Schaffer; Xianlin Song

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Women?s writing in postsocialist China has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, and this book examines this growth and its relationship to the transformation of women?s lives, introducing readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women's writing. Exploring recent social, cultural, geographic, literary, economic, and political movements... more...

  • The Blue Coatby Elizabeth Smither

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    In The Blue Coat, Elizabeth Smither examines the quotidian and the quirky for resonance, for contemplation, for verve. Here ‘poetry has a place among other bodies?, but also in enclosed gardens, in Chinese restaurants, in margins and in memory – ‘sometimes open and hospitable, sometimes secret, behind dark hedges?. Whimsical and tender, this latest... more...

  • A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmologyby Bent Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    Translations of the Yi jing into western languages have been biased towards the yili ('meaning and pattern') tradition, whereas studies of the xiangshu ('image and number') tradition - which takes as its point of departure the imagery and numerology associated with divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, lines, and related charts and diagrams... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle Class Tasteby Zheng Yi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and accelerate the emergence of a relatively affluent urban... more...