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  • 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...

  • Chinese Literatureby Sabina Knight

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of 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$ 154.00

    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 Gräfin Dolores... more...

  • Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayingsby Qin Xue Herzberg; Larry Herzberg

    Stone Bridge Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    A collection of 500+ proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students. more...

  • Plurality and Classifiers across Languages in Chinaby Dan Xu

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Plural marking, numeral classifiers and reduplication constitute the main means of quantification marking in the domain of grammar. The contributions in this book focus onthe typological correlation between the three different strategies for quantification, as well as on some general issues. A better understanding of the quantification strategies in... more...

  • Kulturtransfer über Epochen und Kontinenteby Huiwen Zhang

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    China?s modernization has been marked by a critical examination of both native and foreign traditions. How can deep upheaval be harnessed creatively? How can new attitudes be formed by adapting and transforming cultural knowledge? The historical novel Wu Zixu (1946) by Feng Zhi (1905-93), the father of German studies in China and inventor of the Chinese... more...

  • Clouded Leopardby Wade Davis

    D & M Publishers 2008; US$ 15.95

    Wade Davis has been called 'a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life?s diversity?? Driven by the desire to discover new plants for healing and visions, as well as to learn about other ways of knowing the wild, he journeys from the rain forests of Borneo to the mountains of Tibet, from the ice floes of... more...

  • Book of the Edgeby Ece Temelkuran; Deniz Perin

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2010; US$ 14.00

    The first US poetry translation of an award-winning younger Turkish poet and controversial investigative journalist. more...

  • C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literatureby C. T. Hsia

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 59.99

    -- Choloe Starr, The China Quarterly more...