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  • Embracing the Lieby Charles J. Alber

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 155.00

    This volume is the first serious attempt to reconstruct Ding Ling's biography during the last few decades of her life. Most Westerners know her as a progressive woman writer who became famous during the May 4 Movement, championed its values in Yan'an and was criticized in the rectification campaigns that followed. Few know about her life afterward... more...

  • Colloquial Cantoneseby Dana Scott Bourgerie; Keith S T Tong; Gregory James

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cantonese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • The Poetics of Mythby Eleazar Melatinsky M

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear distinctions between them Highly recommended for upper... 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...