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  • The Phonology of Standard Chineseby San Duanmu

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 62.99

    The fully revised edition of San Duanmu's popular introduction to Chinese phonology reflects recent research and theoretical advances in particular work in feature, syllable, and stress. The author has also added a chapter on rhythm in poetry. Reviews of the first edition 'Every phonologist and student of Chinese linguistics will find something valuable... more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chineseby Richard Xiao; Paul Rayson; Tony McEnery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language. Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary... more...

  • Die chinesische Dichtkunst. Von den Anfängen bis zum Ende der Kaiserzeitby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 252.00

    Volume 1 focuses on Chinese poetry. Reaching back into the first millennium before Christ, it ranks among the greatest achievements of human intellect and has made an impact in all other cultures. Especially to be noted are the “Buch der Lieder” (Book of Songs), “Lieder des Südens” (Songs of the South), the classical poetry... more...

  • The Structure of Toneby Zhiming Bao

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 169.99

    This book argues a fresh theory about the structure of tone. Bao investigates a wide range of tone sandhi data from various Chinese dialects and other Asian tone languages, providing empirical support for his proposal that tone is a formal entity which consists of register and contour. Bao establishes a clear typological distinction between register... more...

  • Typological Change in Chinese Syntaxby Dan Xu

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 159.99

    This new interpretation of the early history of Chinese argues that Old Chinese was typologically a 'mixed' language. It shows that, though its dominant word order was subject-verb-object, this coexisted with subject-object-verb. Professor Xu describes the typological changes that have taken place since the Han period and shows how Chinese evolved... more...

  • The Syntax of Chineseby C.-T. James Huang; Y.-H. Audrey Li; Yafei Li

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    A guide to Chinese syntax covering a broad variety of topics including categories, argument structure, passives and anaphora. more...

  • Reading Chinaby Daria Berg

    BRILL 2006; US$ 151.00

    This volume develops a new style of reading Chinese sources, as pioneered in Chinese Studies by Professor Glen Dudbridge, providing fascinating new insights into Chinese literature, history and popular culture. The analysis of self-fashioning, representation and political propaganda sheds new light on Chinese perceptions of the world. more...

  • Modernist Aesthetics in Taiwanese Poetry since the 1950sby A.U. Chung-To

    BRILL 2008; US$ 151.00

    Offers an approach to understanding Taiwanese modernist poetry. This book emphasizes the diversity and intensity of experiences of place and placelessness in the work of five poets: Lomen, Luo Fu, Rong Zi, Yu Guangzhong and Zheng Chouyu. It shows how place becomes placelessness and analyses the poets' responses to the phenomenon of placelessness. more...

  • The Chinese Translation of Russian Literatureby Mark Gamsa

    BRILL 2008; US$ 177.00

    Offers a history of the translation, transmission and interpretation of modernist Russian literature in China during the first half of the 20th century. This book shows the crucial role of English, German and Japanese translations in mediating knowledge of Russian literature in China. more...

  • Chen Jiru (1558-1639)by Jamie Greenbaum

    BRILL 2007; US$ 173.00

    Chen Jiru (1558-1639) was one of the great late-Ming arbiters of culture and taste, and the impact of his innovations can still be traced in present-day China. In late Ming, when culture and taste enjoyed a social prestige beyond their usual standing, Chen's influence appears even greater than it may have otherwise. This is the first major work... more...