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  • The Chinese Particle Leby M.E. van den Berg; G. Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 175.00

    Ever since the start of Chinese linguistic studies, the description of the Chinese particle LE has remained elusive. This book discusses the role so-called Chinese 'sentence LE' plays in the construction and maintenance of discourse. more...

  • Confucius and the Analectsby Bryan Van Norden

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    The Analects', the sayings attributed to Confucius, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless there is a great dispute about how to approach and understand both him and his work. This is an anthology of critical writings on this crucial and influential work. The contributors address a host of key topics. more...

  • The Subversive Self in Modern Chinese Literatureby Christopher Keaveney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 95.00

    An examination of whether Chinese writers of the Creation Society, a Chinese literary coterie, successfully appropriated shishosetsu, a quintessentially Japanese form of autobiographical narrative, into a form to be exploited for their own ends, especially political ends. more...

  • Basic Chineseby Yip Po-Ching; Don Rimmington; Zhang Xiaoming; Rachel Henson; Yip Li Quzhen

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 37.95

    Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Features include: a clear, accessible format many useful language examples jargon-free explanations of grammar ample drills and exercises   a full key to exercises.   All Chinese entries are... more...

  • Die klassische chinesische Prosaby Marion Eggert; Wolfgang Kubin; Rolf Trauzettel; Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 224.00

    The essay, representing the original form of Chinese prose, emerged as masterly literary genre in the late Middle Ages. Next to the poem, the essay embodied the expression of the Chinese mind. In the course of history, it developed from a moral tool to a manifestation of joie de vivre. A leisurely look at the world is therefore the characteristic trait... more...

  • Die chinesische Literatur im 20. Jahrhundertby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 252.00

    Die chinesische Literatur kann im 20. Jahrhundert dank der Wandlung Chinas zum Nationalstaat die Isolation überwinden und in den Dialog mit der Weltliteratur eintreten. Keine andere Epoche ist deshalb so gut dokumentiert, wissenschaftlich aufgearbeitet und durch Übersetzungen erschlossen. Dabei lassen sich mehrere deutlich ausgeprägte Phasen unterscheiden:... more...

  • Die chinesische Erzählung. Vom Altertum bis zur Neuzeitby Monika Motsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 224.00

    Volume 3 unfolds over 1000 years of Chinese stories. Monika Motsch approaches this segment of world literature from historical, topical and comparative points of view. Chinese stories, rooted in religions, social systems, cultural and linguistic traditions utterly different from their western counterparts, provide an imaginative introduction to Chinese... more...

  • The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspectiveby Ning Yu

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 154.00

    This book is a cognitive semantic study of the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, traditionally seen as the central faculty of cognition. The concept of HEART, encoded in the word xin, lies at the core of Chinese thought and medicine, and its importance to Chinese culture is extensively manifested in the Chinese language. The study explores this... more...

  • Der chinesische Roman der ausgehenden Kaiserzeitby Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 419.00

    Volume 2 is the first comprehensive portrayal of the development of the Chinese novel towards the end of the Empire, i.e. from the 16th century to 1911. Novels such as “Der Traum der roten Kammer” (“The Dream of the Red Chamber”) and “Jin Ping Mei”, to name but two of the very few specimens known in the west, belong to... more...

  • Das traditionelle chinesische Theaterby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    As early as the Mongol Age ? at a time when dramatic art had not yet been rediscovered in Europe ? Chinese theatre blossemed. Providing a historical overview, this volume analyses the emerge of the Chinese stage in religion as well as the reception of Chinese theatre in the western world. more...