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Chinese language and literature

  • Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moonby Jeanne Larsen

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Wine-house singers, empresses, angst-ridden wives, and broken-hearted nuns: poems from China's golden age. more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chineseby Richard Xiao; Paul Rayson; Tony McEnery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language. Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary... more...

  • Menciusby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.95

    This ancient text records the teachings of Mencius (4th c. B.C.E.), the second originary sage in the Confucian tradition which has shaped Chinese civilization for over two thousand years. In a culture that makes no distinction between those realms we call the heart and the mind, Mencius was the great thinker of the heart, and it was he who added the... more...

  • Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing Chinaby Nanxiu Qian

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1898, Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu ordered a series of reforms to correct the political, economic, cultural, and educational weaknesses exposed by China's defeat by Japan in the First Sino-Japanese War. The "Hundred Day's Reform" has received a great deal of attention from historians who have focused on the well-known male historical actors, but... more...

  • The Turkic Languagesby Lars Johanson; Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 80.95

    The Turkic Languages examines the modern languages within this wide-ranging language family and gives an historical overview of their development.The first part covers generalities, providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. The latter part of the book focuses on descriptions... more...

  • Children's Literature in China: From Lu Xun to Mao Zedongby Mary Ann Farquhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book introduces the major works and debates in Chinese children's literature within the framework of China's revolution and modernization. It demonstrates that the guiding rationale in children's literature was the political importance of children as the nation's future. more...

  • Making Out in Chineseby Ray Daniels; Haiyan Situ; Jiageng Fan; Akiko Saito

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    Making Out in Chinese is your indispensable guide to contemporary Chinese as it's really spoken on the streets of Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei or Singapore. This best-selling Mandarin phrasebook is the perfect introduction to everyday interactions in China and other Chinese-speaking countries, and includes colorful slang that'll help rev up your social... more...

  • Degrees of Affinityby Zuoliang Wang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book combines two collections of essays written by the late professor Zuoliang Wang, works that explore the affinity between literatures and peoples, with special attention given to that between Chinese literature and western literature in the 20 th century, and which underscore the role of translation therein. Both collections have been previously... more...

  • 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$ 47.71

    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...