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Chinese language and literature

  • Hunger Trilogyby Wang Ruowang; Kyna Rubin; Ira Kasoff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This autobiographical novella was written in 1980 by one of China's leading dissidents, who was released from jail in late October 1990 again after being imprisoned as a pro-democracy activist in the wake of the Tiananmen incident of spring 1989. Wang recounts three episodes of extreme hardship in his life: incarceration in a Guomindang jail during... more...

  • Ausgewählte Schriften zur Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaftby Hugo Dyserinck; Elke Mehnert

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 45.76

    In seinen Forschungen zur komparatistischen Imagologie hat der Belgier Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hugo Dyserinck anhand literarischer Gegenstände den Übergang vom nationalen zum postnationalen Denken nachgezeichnet. Angesichts der Multiethnizität und Multilingualität Europas gewinnt an Aktualität, was der überzeugte Europäer Dyserinck im Laufe von fünf Jahrzehnten... more...

  • Internet Literature in Chinaby Michel Hockx

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously avant-garde to the pornographic, web-based writing has introduced innovative forms, themes, and practices into Chinese literature and... more...

  • Memories of Mount Qilaiby Mu Yang; John Balcom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity, the city was also a site of extensive social, political, and cultural change in the twentieth century, from the Japanese occupation and the American... more...

  • The Lyrical in Epic Timeby David Der-wei Wang

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    This book positions the lyrical as key to rethinking the dynamics of Chinese modernity and emphasizes Chinese lyricism?s deep roots in its own native traditions, along with Western influences. Although the lyrical may seem like an unusual form for representing China?s social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, David Der-wei Wang contends... more...

  • Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetryby Ping Wang; Nicholas Morrow Williams

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 79.00

    From ancient times, China’s remote and exotic South—a shifting and expanding region beyond the Yangtze River—has been an enduring theme in Chinese literature. For poets and scholar-officials in medieval China, the South was a barbaric frontier region of alienation and disease. But it was also a place of richness and fascination, and... more...

  • New Perspectives on Chinese Syntaxby Waltraud Paul

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    In the last thirty years, Mandarin Chinese has been playing an increasingly important role in general linguistics and has become a ?must? for everyone interested in crosslinguistic comparison and syntactic theorizing. The book aims at demystifying Chinese. It places controversial issues within the larger context of current syntactic theories,... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Han Period Chineseby Barbara Meisterernst

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Many grammatical issues of Archaic and Medieval Chinese still lack a comprehensive analysis. The book provides the first thorough investigation of the syntactic and semantic constraints of the linguistic categories tense and aspect and their relation with the lexical aspect of the verb in Han period Chinese. The author uncovers fascinating... more...

  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...

  • Twentieth-century Chinese Women's Poetry: An Anthologyby Julia C. Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Chinese women's writing is rich and abundant, although not well known in the West. Despite the brutal wars and political upheavals that ravaged twentieth-century China, the ranks of women in the literary world increased dramatically. This anthology introduces English language readers to a comprehensive selection of Chinese women poets from both the... more...