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  • The Languages of East and Southeast Asiaby Cliff Goddard

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 59.99

    This book introduces readers to the remarkable linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It combines serious but accessible treatments of diverse areas not usually found in a single volume: for example, word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems, communicative... more...

  • Die klassische chinesische Prosaby Marion Eggert; Wolfgang Kubin; Rolf Trauzettel; Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    The essay, representing the original form of Chinese prose, emerged as masterly literary genre in the late Middle Ages. Next to the poem, the essay embodied the expression of the Chinese mind. In the course of history, it developed from a moral tool to a manifestation of joie de vivre. A leisurely look at the world is therefore the characteristic... more...

  • Die chinesische Literatur im 20. Jahrhundertby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 280.00

    Die chinesische Literatur kann im 20. Jahrhundert dank der Wandlung Chinas zum Nationalstaat die Isolation überwinden und in den Dialog mit der Weltliteratur eintreten. Keine andere Epoche ist deshalb so gut dokumentiert, wissenschaftlich aufgearbeitet und durch Übersetzungen erschlossen. Dabei lassen sich mehrere deutlich ausgeprägte Phasen... more...

  • Die chinesische Erzählungby Monika Motsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    Dieses Buch von Monika Motsch ist die Geschichte der chinesischen Erzählung vom Altertum bis zur Neuzeit. Esist der dritte Band der von Wolfgang Kubin herausgegebenen 'Geschichte der chinesischen Literatur', einer auf zehn Bände angelegten Gesamtdarstellung. more...

  • Der chinesische Roman der ausgehenden Kaiserzeitby Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 433.00

    Band 2 ist die erste umfassende Darstellung der Entwicklung des chinesischen Romans der ausgehenden Kaiserzeit: vom 16. Jahrhundert bis 1911. Die wenigen auch im Westen bekannten herausragenden Beispiele wie ?Der Traum der roten Kammer? oder ?Jin Ping Mei? sind Teil einer bis ins 16. Jahrhundert zurückreichenden Tradition. Thomas Zimmer... more...

  • Language Variation in South Asiaby William Bright

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 119.99

    South Asia presents the linguist with a bewildering variety of regional dialects, social dialects, formal and informal registers, literary standards, languages, writing systems, and language families. Written over a period of more than twenty years, these essays by a leading authority on South Asian language cover a broad range of topics in South Asian... more...

  • Das traditionelle chinesische Theaterby Wolfgang Kubin

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    As early as the Mongol Age ? at a time when dramatic art had not yet been rediscovered in Europe ? Chinese theatre blossemed. Providing a historical overview, this volume analyses the emerge of the Chinese stage in religion as well as the reception of Chinese theatre in the western world. more...

  • Remapping the Pastby Yuen Fung Choy Howard

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Investigates how writers of Deng Xiaoping's reform era undermined the grand narrative of official history. This book features fictions of history by Chinese, Muslim and Tibetan authors. It is organized in terms of spatial schemes of fictional historiography. It covers the themes of memory, language, food, sex, and violence in historical writing. more...

  • A Grammar of Lepchaby Heleen Plaisier

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    Lepcha represents a branch unto itself within the Tibeto-Burman languages. This book acts as comprehensive grammar reference of the Lepcha language of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong. It explains the structure of the language, its sound system and salient features, and includes a lexicon and cultural history. more...

  • A History of Contemporary Chinese Literatureby Hong Zicheng; Michael M. Day

    BRILL 2007; US$ 71.00

    Covers the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, primarily focusing on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing. more...