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- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. This book offers translations of 150 of Annamaya's poems, which are readable as poetry in their own right. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99
The Analects', the sayings attributed to Confucius, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless there is a great dispute about how to approach and understand both him and his work. This is an anthology of critical writings on this crucial and influential work. The contributors address a host of key topics. more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 266.00
Lao is the national language of Laos, and is also spoken widely in Thailand and Cambodia. It is a tone language of the Tai-Kadai family (Southwestern Tai branch). Lao is an extreme example of the isolating, analytic language type. This book is the most comprehensive grammatical description of Lao to date. It describes and analyses the important structures... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter Mouton 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 35.95
COLLOQUIAL CHINESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL CHINESE your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive... more...