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  • The Analects of Confuciusby Confucius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Analects, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. The Chinese title literally means "discussion over [Confucius'] words."Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring... more...

  • Request Strategiesby Yong-Ju Rue; Grace Zhang

    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...

  • Aspect in Burmeseby Nicoletta Romeo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    The book presents an overview of the aspectual system of Burmese, and it focuses on the analysis and description of the meaning and function of some aspectual markers which are among the most commonly used in the language. The analysis highlights a few important facts. Firstly, these markers, which typically follow the main verb within the verbal complex,... more...

  • Statecraft and Classical Learningby Benjamin Elman; Martin Kern

    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...

  • Crosstalk and Culture in Sino-American Communicationby Linda W. L. Young; John Gumperz

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 50.00

    Linguistic examination of the cultural trappings of talk to explain Sino-American miscommunication. more...

  • The Nightingale in the Garden of Loveby Paul Ballanfat; Angela Culme-Seymour

    Anqa Publishing 2005; US$ 17.99

    A detailed overview of the life and teachings of one of the great Ottoman Sufi masters, Mehmed Muhyiddin Uftade, is accompanied by an English translation of a collection of his religious poetry in this tribute to the Turkish and Persian spiritual traditions. Uftade?s prominent role in the founding of the Jelvetiyye, one of the main dervish orders,... more...

  • Disorientationby Karl Ashoka Britto

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 38.00

    The close readings that form the core of the book are inflected by cultural and historical considerations, and informed by a range of primary documents that includes training manuals for colonial administrators, works of imperialist propaganda, tourist guidebooks and travel writing, and textbooks from Franco-Vietnamese schools. more...

  • A Book of Chinese Verseby A.R. Davis

    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...

  • A Pocket Dictionary, Chinese-English and Pekingese Syllabaryby Chauncey Goodrich

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 14.00

    A Pocket Dictionary, Chinese-English and Pekingese Syllabary more...

  • Sound and Symbol in Chineseby Bernhard Kalgren

    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...