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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...

  • Colloquial Chineseby Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 35.95

    This new edition of the best selling Colloquial Chinese has been revised and updated to make learning Chinese easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to modern spoken Mandarin Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required.... 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 trait... 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 unterscheiden:... more...

  • Die chinesische Erzählungby Monika Motsch

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 238.00

    Volume 3 unfolds over 1000 years of Chinese stories. Monika Motsch approaches this segment of world literature from historical, topical and comparative points of view. Chinese stories, rooted in religions, social systems, cultural and linguistic traditions utterly different from their western counterparts, provide an imaginative introduction to Chinese... more...

  • The Chinese HEART in a Cognitive Perspectiveby Ning Yu

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    This book is a cognitive semantic study of the Chinese conceptualization of the heart, traditionally seen as the central faculty of cognition. The concept of HEART, encoded in the word xin, lies at the core of Chinese thought and medicine, and its importance to Chinese culture is extensively manifested in the Chinese language. The study explores this... more...

  • Der chinesische Roman der ausgehenden Kaiserzeitby Thomas Zimmer

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 433.00

    Volume 2 is the first comprehensive portrayal of the development of the Chinese novel towards the end of the Empire, i.e. from the 16th century to 1911. Novels such as “Der Traum der roten Kammer” (“The Dream of the Red Chamber”) and “Jin Ping Mei”, to name but two of the very few specimens known in the west, belong to... 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...

  • Get Talking Chineseby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 14.99

    Ready...set...talk! Get Talking Chinese is a concise guide that provides a fun and easy way to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chinese - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - as well as a look at the fantastic culture of China. Culture pages reveal amazing facts about modern China. Get Talking Chinese also includes 200 characters... more...