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Chinese language and literature

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Representing Children in Chinese and U.S. Children's Literatureby Claudia Nelson; Rebecca Morris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together children’s literature scholars from China and the United States, this collection provides an introduction to the scope and goals of a field characterized by active but also distinctive scholarship in two countries with very different rhetorical traditions. Wide-ranging and ambitious in its encouragement of communication between... more...

  • Mandarin B for the IB Diplomaby Yan Burch; So-Shan Au

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 180.00

    Clear coverage of the latest syllabus including insight into Chinese as an evolving language and its grammatical and linguistic differences. This textbook is suitable for both SL and HL students and includes all the Core and Options topics. - Introduces language rules on Chinese grammar and vocabulary. - Offers insight into Chinese culture with authentic... more...

  • Tuttle More Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Simplified Characterby Tuttle Publishing

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Chinese! The Tuttle MORE Chinese for Kids Flash Cards (Simplified Character Edition) ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Chinese in a fun and easy way. The flashcards... more...

  • The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imaginationby Haiyan Lee

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    In the last two decades, China has become a dramatically more urban society and hundreds of millions of people have changed residence in the process. Family and communal bonds have been broken in a country once known as "a society of kith and kin." There has been a pervasive sense of moral crisis in contemporary China, and the new market economy doesn't... more...

  • Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novelsby Jeffrey C. Kinkley

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Mo Yan, Han Shaogong, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Zhang Wei scramble common conceptions of China?s modern development, deploying avant-garde... more...

  • Leib und (A-)Moralby Marc Hermann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.13

    Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang, 1920?1995) gilt vielen als die bedeutendste moderne chinesische Schriftstellerin. Die beliebteste ist sie in jedem Fall. Allerdings haftet ihr der Ruch des Unmoralischen an, zu Unrecht, wie Marc Hermann zeigt. In ihren Werken ? in den berühmten Legenden (Chuanqi), aber auch in den Essays, den antikommunistischen Romanen... more...

  • Japanese Models, Chinese Culture and the Dilemma of Taiwanese Language Reformby Ann Heylen

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 55.03

    The history of language modernization in East Asia has been discussed in literature covering Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, but to date the case Taiwan remained unexplored. The increasing prominence of Taiwan on the international scene necessitates a deeper understanding of its linguistic culture that is equally prone to the sensitivities and current... more...