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  • 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...

  • Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Workbook 2 (Traditional)by Claudia Ross; Baozhang He; Pei-Chia Chen; Meng Yeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.85

    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... more...

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700by Daria Berg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.87

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women emerging in new roles as both consumers and producers... more...

  • Women Writers in Postsocialist Chinaby Kay Schaffer; Xianlin Song

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.59

    What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women’s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women’s issues are understood in China and the West, attending to the processes of translation, adaptation,... more...

  • The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Readerby Helen Shen; Zhou Yunong; Xiaoyuan Zhao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.85

    The Routledge Intermediate Chinese Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Chinese at the intermediate level. The Chinese Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Chinese. It consists of forty readings,... more...

  • Using Chineseby Yvonne Li Walls; Jan W. Walls

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 41.00

    Clear, readable, and easy to consult, this book is an ideal reference for students to extend their knowledge of Chinese. more...

  • Developing Writing Skills in Chineseby Boping Yuan; Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.28

    Developing Writing Skills in Chinese has been devised for post-intermediate students who need to write Chinese in the course of their life, work or study. Each unit covers a specific style of writing and is reinforced with a rich selection of model texts. All texts are followed by supporting notes examining the formats, styles, grammar structures... more...

  • A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmologyby Bent Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.87

    Translations of the Yi jing into western languages have been biased towards the yili ('meaning and pattern') tradition, whereas studies of the xiangshu ('image and number') tradition - which takes as its point of departure the imagery and numerology associated with divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, lines, and related charts and diagrams... more...

  • Contemporary Chinese Print Mediaby Zheng Yi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.44

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and accelerate the emergence of a relatively affluent urban... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Han Period Chineseby Barbara Meisterernst

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 149.99

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...