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  • Sound and Symbol in Chineseby Bernhard Kalgren

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1962; US$ 14.00

    This little classic on the Chinese spoken and written language has remained standard reading both for the student and the general reader. It gives a lucid account of the development and distinguishing features of Chinese writing and speech and this edition has been revised by the author. more...

  • Beyond Brushtalkby Christopher T. Keaveney

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book explores interactions between Japanese and Chinese writers during the golden age of such exchange, 1919 to 1937. more...

  • Ts'ao Yu, The Reluctant Disciple of Chekhov and O'Neilby Joseph Siu-ming Lau

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1970; US$ 11.00

    Ts'ao Yu is one of the most important modern Chinese playwrights.This book is not only an introduction to the work of a contemporary literary figure who helped establish Western-style drama on the Chinese stage, it is also the first critical study with a comparative approach. It will be welcome to the Asian specialist and to the general reader... more...

  • Cantonese Love Songsby Peter Morris

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1992; US$ 40.00

    This collection of 97 Cantonese love songs aims to give a wider audience the opportunity of reading these songs in English. The author investigates the language and social background of the songs and provides cross-references to Chinese and Western literature. more...

  • Wang Kuo-wei's Jen-chien Tz'u-huaby A.A. Rickett

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1977; US$ 17.00

    In the first decade of the twentieth century while other intellectuals were concerned with translating works of political and scientific import into Chinese, Wang Kuo-wei (1877-1927) looked to Western philosophy to find answers to the fundamental questions of human life. more...

  • Friendship in Artby Claire Roberts

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book charts a special friendship between two creative individuals who helped shape Chinese culture in the twentieth century -- the revered traditional painter Huang Binhong and the young, cosmopolitan critic Fou Lei. more...

  • Madmen and Other Survivorsby Jeremy Tambling

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00

    Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction attempts to put the short stories of this outstanding Chinese writer -- whose work is central to understanding the May Fourth movement in China -- into a broad context of Modernism. more...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    YUFA! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANDARIN CHINESE GRAMMAR is a student-friendly pedagogical grammar aimed at beginner to advanced-level learners and ideal for use in the classroom and as an invaluable reference for self-study. 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...