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  • Politics of Chinese Language and Cultureby Bob Hodge; Kam Louie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    An innovative text which adopts the tools of cultural studies to provide a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. The book tackles areas such as popular culture, film and language. more...

  • Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communitiesby Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen; Andy Hancock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Issues connected with motivation, ethnicity, and identity among adolescent and young adult heritage language learners are the subject of a growing amount of research in diaspora communities. However, until recently, this research has tended to be quantitative, and the constructs were theorized and operationalized in a categorical or essentialist manner.... more...

  • Multimodality, Interaction and Turn-taking in Mandarin Conversationby Xiaoting Li

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    One major feature of conversation is that people take turns to speak. Based on audio and video recordings of naturally-occurring Mandarin conversation, this book explores the role of syntax, prosody, body movements as well as their interplay in turn organization in the temporal unfolding of action and interaction. Adopting the methodology of interactional... more...

  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Claudia Ross; Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language... more...

  • Tales of Futures Pastby Paola Iovene

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Most studies of Chinese literature conflate the category of the future with notions of progress and nation building, and with the utopian visions broadcast by the Maoist and post-Mao developmental state. The future is thus understood as a preconceived endpoint that is propagated, at times even imposed, by a center of power. By contrast, Tales of... more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Confucius; James Legge

    The Floating Press 1872; US$ 4.99

    The Analects of Confucius gathers the teachings or aphorisms of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). He discusses the morality of government and the individual, social relationships, justice and sincerity. The philosophical movement of confucianism sprang from the study of these writings. more...

  • Numeral Classifiers in Chineseby XuPing Li

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book studies the syntax and semantics of numeral classifiers in Mandarin and other Chinese languages. It explores how Chinese classifiers are semantically interpreted in syntactic contexts and how semantic functions of classifiers are realized at the syntactic level. The book is a contribution to formal Chinese linguistics, and to the understanding... more...

  • Mehrsprachige Lebensweltenby Inken Keim

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 40.01

    Hauptbeschreibung In vielen Großstädten Deutschlands haben sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten Migrantenwohngebiete entwickelt, in denen ethnische Gemeinschaften in engen Netzwerken leben. Die Kinder wachsen in mehrkulturellen Lebenswelten auf und bilden im Alltag, in den Familien und Peergroups mehrsprachige Kommunikationspraktiken aus. In den deutschen... more...

  • A Scholar's Pathby Peter Min-Liang Chen; Michael Tan; Chan Chiu Ming

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 62.00

    This original English translation from the Chinese text comprises 60 poems (85 verses) and three prose compositions. It opens a window to the heart and mind of a Chinese scholar who lived from the late Qing through the 1950s. It reflects the life of a pioneer writer of Malayan-Singapore Chinese Literature: his personal tragedies, struggles, disappointments... more...