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  • Authorship and Cultural Identity in Early Greece and Chinaby Alexander Beecroft

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    Explores how the earliest poetry in Greece (Homeric epic and lyric) and China (the Canon of Songs) evolved. more...

  • Translating Chinaby Xuanmin Luo; Yuanjian He

    Channel View Publications 2009; US$ 54.95

    A collection of essays on translating various types of text into and from Chinese. It focuses on how such translations have been produced and propagated from ancient to modern times, and their sociocultural impact on the evolution of Chinese history and Chinese translatology. more...

  • Corpus-Based Contrastive Studies of English and Chineseby Tony McEnery; Richard Xiao

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    This book is concerned with cross-linguistic contrast of major grammatical categories in English and Chinese, two most important yet genetically different world languages. This genetic difference has resulted in many subsidiary differences that are, among other things, related to grammar. Compared with typologically related languages, cross-linguistic... more...

  • Searching for Mr. Chinby Anne-Marie Lee-Loy

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 45.50

    What do twentieth-century fictional images of the Chinese reveal about the construction of nationhood in the former West Indian colonies? In her groundbreaking interdisciplinary work, Searching for Mr. Chin, Anne-Marie Lee-Loy seeks to map and understand a cultural process of identity formation: ?Chineseness? in the West Indies. Reading behind... more...

  • Cantonese Particles and Affixal Quantificationby Peppina Po-lun Lee

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    This book significantly augments the academic literature on Cantonese verbal particles and their semantics, focusing on three affixal quantifiers, -saai, -hoi and -maai, and showing how these verbal suffixes display a unique interplay of syntax and semantics. more...

  • Verb Sense Discovery in Mandarin Chinese?A Corpus based Knowledge-Intensive Approachby Jia-Fei Hong

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book applies linguistic analysis to the poetry of Emeritus Professor Edwin Thumboo, a Singaporean poet and leading figure in Commonwealth literature. The work explores how the poet combines grammar and metaphor to create meaning, making the reader aware of the linguistic resources developed by Thumboo as the basis for his unique technique. The... more...

  • Planning Chinese Charactersby Shouhui Zhao; Richard B. Jr. Baldauf

    Springer US 2007; US$ 259.00

    One of the remarkable things about Chinese language policy over the millennia has been the power of the writing system to unite what are disparate if related spoken varieties. We have already published one book on PRC language policy in this series, a collection edited by Minglang Zhou that covered the full range of topics including the development... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Literatureby Yibing Huang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book offers a case study of four of the most influential contemporary Chinese writers and ?cultural bastards? - Duoduo, an underground "misty" poet; Wang Shuo, a "hooligan" writer; Zhang Chengzhi, an old "Red Guard" and new "cultural heretic;" and Wang Xiaobo, a chronicler of Rabelaisian modern history. more...

  • Ästhetik und Literaturtheorie in China. Von der Tradition bis zur Moderneby Karl-Heinz Pohl

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 293.00

    The most extensive account of Chinese literary history to date – spanning some 3,000 years – the Geschichte der chinesischen Literatur presents the historical development of each literary genre from the beginnings to the present day. Renowned scholars were involved in portraying the longest literary tradition alive. Seven volumes focus on... more...

  • The Poet-historian Qian Qianyiby Lawrence C.H Yim

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 150.00

    This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qian?s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly understood. Qian was reputed for his own aesthetic... more...