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- 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...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1970; US$ 11.00
Ts'ao Yu is one of the most important modern Chinese playwrights.This book is not only an introduction to the work of a contemporary literary figure who helped establish Western-style drama on the Chinese stage, it is also the first critical study with a comparative approach. It will be welcome to the Asian specialist and to the general reader... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1992; US$ 40.00
This collection of 97 Cantonese love songs aims to give a wider audience the opportunity of reading these songs in English. The author investigates the language and social background of the songs and provides cross-references to Chinese and Western literature. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1977; US$ 17.00
In the first decade of the twentieth century while other intellectuals were concerned with translating works of political and scientific import into Chinese, Wang Kuo-wei (1877-1927) looked to Western philosophy to find answers to the fundamental questions of human life. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 38.00
This book charts a special friendship between two creative individuals who helped shape Chinese culture in the twentieth century -- the revered traditional painter Huang Binhong and the young, cosmopolitan critic Fou Lei. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00
Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction attempts to put the short stories of this outstanding Chinese writer -- whose work is central to understanding the May Fourth movement in China -- into a broad context of Modernism. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 50.00
This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, and applied linguists, this is the first book written in English that systematically addresses all major aspects involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. It identifies... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00
This is a theoretically oriented study of the pragmatics of Vietnamese person reference (kinship terms, personal pronouns, naming set and status terms). Drawing upon linguistic data from a radically different non-Western society and the seminal insights of Volosinov, Bakhtin, and Leach, it offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical premises... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 180.00
An essential descriptive introduction to a South-East Asian language with over seventy million speakers, this book provides a conservative treatment of the phonology, lexicon and syntax of Vietnamese, with comments on semantics and history, with particular reference to writing systems, loan words and syntactic structures. All example texts are transcribed... more...