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  • Friendship in Artby Claire Roberts

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book charts a special friendship between two creative individuals who helped shape Chinese culture in the twentieth century -- the revered traditional painter Huang Binhong and the young, cosmopolitan critic Fou Lei. more...

  • Madmen and Other Survivorsby Jeremy Tambling

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00

    Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction attempts to put the short stories of this outstanding Chinese writer -- whose work is central to understanding the May Fourth movement in China -- into a broad context of Modernism. more...

  • Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Janet Zhiqun Xing

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 50.00

    This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, and applied linguists, this is the first book written in English that systematically addresses all major aspects involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. It identifies... more...

  • Global Chinese Literatureby Jing Tsu; David Der-wei Wang

    BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00

    Presenting an array of cutting edge perspectives on modern Chinese literature in different Sinophone contexts, this volume of essays offers a wide range of critical approaches to the study of an emerging interdisciplinary field. more...

  • Dialectology as Dialecticby Jamin R. Pelkey

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Discursive Practices and Linguistic Meaningsby Hy V. Luong

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00

    This is a theoretically oriented study of the pragmatics of Vietnamese person reference (kinship terms, personal pronouns, naming set and status terms). Drawing upon linguistic data from a radically different non-Western society and the seminal insights of Volosinov, Bakhtin, and Leach, it offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical premises... more...

  • Vietnameseby Nguy?n Đ́nh-Hoà

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 180.00

    An essential descriptive introduction to a South-East Asian language with over seventy million speakers, this book provides a conservative treatment of the phonology, lexicon and syntax of Vietnamese, with comments on semantics and history, with particular reference to writing systems, loan words and syntactic structures. All example texts are transcribed... more...

  • Word-Class Flexibility in Classical Chineseby Lukas Zadrapa

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    The apparent flexibility of words in Classical Chinese with respect to traditional word classes has always posed a problem in the description of this language and has caused much misunderstanding. Moreover, it has been long understudied, along with the closely related theory of Classical Chinese word classes. This work seeks to summarize previous research... more...

  • Bernhard Karlgrenby N. G. D. Malmqvist

    Lehigh University Press 2010; US$ 90.00

    The author draws a portrait of his teacher Bernhard Karlgren (1889-1978), whose research in a variety of fields laid the foundations of Modern Sinology. The work deals with Karlgren's childhood, school years, university studies at Uppsala and St. Petersburg, adventurous sojourn in China, studies in Paris, and academic career at Uppsala and Gothenburg... more...

  • Women in Israelby Nahla Abdo

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    This unique text examines the development of an inferior second layer of citizenship in Israel for 'less desired' Mizrahi and Arab Jewish women. more...