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  • Using Chinese Synonymsby Grace Qiao Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    This essential reference book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms. more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Confucius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Analects, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. The Chinese title literally means "discussion over [Confucius'] words."Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring... more...

  • Mulanby Shiamin Kwa; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    The legend of Mulan?the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place?remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and... more...

  • Request Strategiesby Yong-Ju Rue; Grace Zhang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This book investigates request strategies in Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and is one of the first attempts to address cross-cultural strategies employed in the speech act of requests in two non-Western languages. The data, drawn from role-plays and naturally recorded conversations, complement each other in terms of exhaustiveness and authenticity.... more...

  • Statecraft and Classical Learningby Benjamin Elman; Martin Kern

    BRILL 2009; US$ 99.00

    Devoted to the ancient Chinese Classic Rituals of Zhou, this book presents a multi-faceted picture of the life of the text from its inception some two millennia ago to its modern political and scholarly discourse across East Asia. more...

  • Crosstalk and Culture in Sino-American Communicationby Linda W. L. Young; John Gumperz

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    Linguistic examination of the cultural trappings of talk to explain Sino-American miscommunication. more...

  • The Nightingale in the Garden of Loveby Paul Ballanfat; Angela Culme-Seymour

    Anqa Publishing 2005; US$ 17.99

    A detailed overview of the life and teachings of one of the great Ottoman Sufi masters, Mehmed Muhyiddin Uftade, is accompanied by an English translation of a collection of his religious poetry in this tribute to the Turkish and Persian spiritual traditions. Uftade?s prominent role in the founding of the Jelvetiyye, one of the main dervish orders,... more...

  • The Poetics of Mythby Eleazar Melatinsky M

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper... more...

  • A Book of Chinese Verseby A.R. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1990; US$ 34.00

    This slim volume is a memorial to a long friendship between two men, brought together in Hong Kong by their common work and by their common love of Chinese petry, just 50 years ago.Norman Lockhart Smith was then the Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong and my late father, Sir Robert Kotewall, the only member of the Executive Council representing the Chinese... more...

  • A Pocket Dictionary, Chinese-English and Pekingese Syllabaryby Chauncey Goodrich

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 14.00

    A Pocket Dictionary, Chinese-English and Pekingese Syllabary more...