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- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00
Linguistic examination of the cultural trappings of talk to explain Sino-American miscommunication. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 14.00
A Pocket Dictionary, Chinese-English and Pekingese Syllabary more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...