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  • A Grammar of Qiangby Randy J. LaPolla; Chenglong Huang

    De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 280.00

    Qiang is a Tibeto-Burman language of southwest China, spoken by about 70,000 Qiang and Tibetan people in northern Sichuan Province. This book, the first book-length description of the Qiang language in English, includes not only the reference grammar, but also an ethnological overview, several fully analyzed texts (mostly traditional stories) and an... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 238.00

    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...

  • Planning Chinese Charactersby Shouhui Zhao; Richard B. Baldauf

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Focuses on barriers to growth and spread of the written Chinese language. This title traces the language policy and planning-related developments for Chinese characters, with emphasis on the post-1950 period in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the challenges posed by technology, and particularly the World Wide Web. more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Literatureby Yibing Huang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 280.00

    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...