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  • Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Janet Zhiqun Xing

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 50.00

    This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, and applied linguists, this is the first book written in English that systematically addresses all major aspects involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. It identifies... more...

  • Global Chinese Literatureby Jing Tsu; David Der-wei Wang

    BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00

    Presenting an array of cutting edge perspectives on modern Chinese literature in different Sinophone contexts, this volume of essays offers a wide range of critical approaches to the study of an emerging interdisciplinary field. more...

  • Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Wen-Hua Teng

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    YUFA! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANDARIN CHINESE GRAMMAR takes a unique approach to explaining the major topics of Mandarin Chinese grammar. By providing examples that are rooted in realistic situations, the author shows you how grammar is used in everyday life. The book features: Chinese characters, pinyin and English translations Realistic scenarios... more...

  • Word-Class Flexibility in Classical Chineseby Lukas Zadrapa

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    The apparent flexibility of words in Classical Chinese with respect to traditional word classes has always posed a problem in the description of this language and has caused much misunderstanding. Moreover, it has been long understudied, along with the closely related theory of Classical Chinese word classes. This work seeks to summarize previous research... more...

  • Bernhard Karlgrenby N. G. D. Malmqvist

    Lehigh University Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    The author draws a portrait of his teacher Bernhard Karlgren (1889-1978), whose research in a variety of fields laid the foundations of Modern Sinology. The work deals with Karlgren's childhood, school years, university studies at Uppsala and St. Petersburg, adventurous sojourn in China, studies in Paris, and academic career at Uppsala and Gothenburg... more...

  • A Concise History of Chinese Literatureby Yuming Luo; Yang Ye

    BRILL 2011; US$ 318.00

    Adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, this book by a leading Chinese scholar seeks to provide a coherent, panoramic description of the development of premodern Chinese literature and its major characteristics. more...

  • China Tidal Waveby Lixiong Wang; Anton Platero

    BRILL 2008; US$ 36.00

    There is great social tension in the aftermath of ?Tiananmen Square?, uncertainty about political and economic policy and the constant burden of over-population. Serious flooding of the Yellow River adds more than a hundred million to the ?floating population? of destitute and semi-destitute peasant refugees. Disaster is imminent ... more...

  • Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of Chinaby Richard Bertschinger

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. more...

  • Units in Mandarin Conversationby Hongyin Tao

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00

    This book provides a new way of studying grammar. The basic thrust of the book is to investigate grammar based on a prosodic unit, the intonation unit (IU), in spontaneous speech. The author challenges the dominant practice in the study of syntax, which has been to focus on the unit of the artificially constructed sentence. The book shows that some... more...

  • Die Narratologie der Liebeby Christian Metz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 139.13

    This study contributes both to research on the literary presentation of love and to research on the writer Arnim. The study presents pioneering work by developing, on a systematic basis, a narratological and semiological concept of love and then successfully applies this concept to Achim von Arnim?s novel Gräfin Dolores . It profiles... more...