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  • Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moonby Jeanne Larsen

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Wine-house singers, empresses, angst-ridden wives, and broken-hearted nuns: poems from China's golden age. more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chineseby Richard Xiao; Paul Rayson; Tony McEnery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language. Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary... more...

  • Ginty's Ghostby Chris Czajkowski

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 21.95

    After nearly three decades of wilderness dwelling far from neighbours and roads, with the nearest community accessible only via float plane or days of hiking, Czajkowski purchases a derelict homestead with rough road access at Ginty Creek, an hour?s drive south of Anahim Lake. Although the property is mostly swamp and the packrat-infested buildings... more...

  • Oral and Literary Continuities in Modern Tibetan Literatureby Lama Jabb

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book reveals that the roots of modern Tibetan literature grow in the rich and fertile soil of Tibet?s oral and literary traditions, rather than in the 1980s as current scholarship presents. more...

  • Menciusby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.95

    This ancient text records the teachings of Mencius (4th c. B.C.E.), the second originary sage in the Confucian tradition which has shaped Chinese civilization for over two thousand years. In a culture that makes no distinction between those realms we call the heart and the mind, Mencius was the great thinker of the heart, and it was he who added the... more...

  • Vietnamese in a Flash Volume 1by Phan Van Giuong

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 24.95

    Vietnamese in a Flash: Volume I is an excellent new Vietnamese language learning resource for beginning students. With a full range of features to help beginners and intermediate learners, these Vietnamese flash cards are an excellent learning tool for anyone who wants to learn Vietnamese vocabulary and master the Vietnamese language. Containing... more...

  • Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing Chinaby Nanxiu Qian

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1898, Qing dynasty emperor Guangxu ordered a series of reforms to correct the political, economic, cultural, and educational weaknesses exposed by China's defeat by Japan in the First Sino-Japanese War. The "Hundred Day's Reform" has received a great deal of attention from historians who have focused on the well-known male historical actors, but... more...

  • The Turkic Languagesby Lars Johanson; Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 80.95

    The Turkic Languages examines the modern languages within this wide-ranging language family and gives an historical overview of their development.The first part covers generalities, providing an introduction to the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family. The latter part of the book focuses on descriptions... more...

  • Children's Literature in China: From Lu Xun to Mao Zedongby Mary Ann Farquhar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book introduces the major works and debates in Chinese children's literature within the framework of China's revolution and modernization. It demonstrates that the guiding rationale in children's literature was the political importance of children as the nation's future. more...

  • The Dravidian Languagesby Sanford B. Steever

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 80.95

    The Dravidian language family is the world's fourth largest with over 175 million speakers across South Asia from Pakistan to Nepal, from Bangladesh to Sri Lanka as well as having communities in Malaysia, North America and the UK. Four of the languages, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu are official national languages and the Dravidian family has... more...