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  • Tone Sandhiby Matthew Y. Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 68.00

    This book, first published in 2000, is a most comprehensive analysis of the complex tonal patterns of Chinese languages. more...

  • Modern Chineseby Ping Chen

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00

    This book describes the development of Modern Chinese from the late nineteenth century to the 1990s. more...

  • The Lure of the Modernby Shumei Shih

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Shu-mei Shih's study is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive account of Chinese literary modernism from Republican China. In The Lure of the Modern, Shih argues for the contextualization of Chinese modernism in the semicolonial cultural and political formation of the time. more...

  • Chinese Phrases For Dummiesby Wendy Abraham

    Wiley 2005; US$ 7.99

    Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time,... 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$ 100.00

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    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... more...

  • Die chinesische Literatur im 20. Jahrhundertby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 280.00

    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... more...

  • Die chinesische Erzählungby Monika Motsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    Dieses Buch von Monika Motsch ist die Geschichte der chinesischen Erzählung vom Altertum bis zur Neuzeit. Esist der dritte Band der von Wolfgang Kubin herausgegebenen 'Geschichte der chinesischen Literatur', einer auf zehn Bände angelegten Gesamtdarstellung. more...

  • The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspectiveby Ning Yu

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    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...