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  • Lao She in Londonby Anne Witchard

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 18.00

    ‘London is blacker than lacquer’ Lao She remains revered as one of China’s great modern writers. His life and work have been the subject of volumes of critique, analysis and study. However, the four years the young aspiring writer spent in London between 1924 and 1929 have largely been overlooked. Dr Anne Witchard, a specialist in the... more...

  • Linguistic Analysis of Meaning and Syntactic Change in the Grammaticalization of Chinese Prepositionsby Yongping Zhu

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    The Chinese prepositions which have developed from verbs possess both verbal and prepositional functions. This amphibious nature of Chinese preposition is the result of the evolution of the Chinese language, and preserves the rich information of language change. This unique feature of Chinese prepositions has attracted many linguists to describe and... more...

  • Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammarby Qin Xue Herzberg; Larry Herzberg

    Stone Bridge Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    A handy classroom, test-prep, and study supplement to help you speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes. more...

  • Speed Up Your Chineseby Shin Yong Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 55.95

    Speed up your Chinese is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains the common errors that English-speaking learners of Chinese repeatedly make. The book brings together these common errors to offer a valuable insight into the differences between English and Chinese and to reveal the inner workings of the latter allowing... more...

  • I Ching Made Easyby Amy M. Sorrell

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.51

    With fifteen cents and five minutes, you too can use and understand the I Ching With six coins (one dime and five pennies) and this easy-to-use guide, tapping into the synchronicity of the universe is simpler and more rewarding than ever. more...

  • Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Level 2 Traditionalby Claudia Ross; Baozhang He; Pei-chia Chen; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.47

    The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development... more...

  • Sprachführer Chinesisch für Dummies Das Pocketbuchby Wendy Abraham; Katrin Buchta

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95 US$ 7.99

    "Sprachf�hrer Chinesisch f�r Dummies" bietet einen schnellen �berblick �ber die wichtigsten W�rter und Redewendungen f�r den Alltag. Jedes Kapitel besch�ftigt sich mit einer Alltagssituation: So haben Sie schnell die passenden S�tze parat, wenn Sie beispielsweise im Restaurant bestellen, nach einer Wegbeschreibung fragen oder um Hilfe... more...

  • Chinese For Dummiesby Wendy Abraham

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life... more...

  • The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literatureby Li-hua Ying

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. It offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution... more...

  • Shared Grammaticalizationby Martine Robbeets; Hubert Cuyckens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    Double-negative periphrastic litotes have been for nearly three centuries the usual way to express necessitive predicates in Japanese and Korean. These constructions do not, however, go back to the earliest stages of these languages and should not be invoked as evidence of a possible common origin. But Korean also has a double-affirmative periphrastic... more...