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  • Sound and Symbol in Chineseby Bernhard Kalgren

    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...

  • Beyond Brushtalkby Christopher T. Keaveney

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    This book explores interactions between Japanese and Chinese writers during the golden age of such exchange, 1919 to 1937. more...

  • Ts'ao Yu, The Reluctant Disciple of Chekhov and O'Neilby Joseph Siu-ming Lau

    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...

  • Cantonese Love Songsby Peter Morris

    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...

  • Global Chinese Literatureby Jing Tsu; David Der-wei Wang

    BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00

    Presenting an array of cutting edge perspectives on modern Chinese literature in different Sinophone contexts, this volume of essays offers a wide range of critical approaches to the study of an emerging interdisciplinary field. more...

  • Word-Class Flexibility in Classical Chineseby Lukas Zadrapa

    BRILL 2011; US$ 151.00

    The apparent flexibility of words in Classical Chinese with respect to traditional word classes has always posed a problem in the description of this language and has caused much misunderstanding. Moreover, it has been long understudied, along with the closely related theory of Classical Chinese word classes. This work seeks to summarize previous research... more...

  • Bernhard Karlgrenby N. G. D. Malmqvist

    Lehigh University Press 2010; US$ 98.50

    The author draws a portrait of his teacher Bernhard Karlgren (1889-1978), whose research in a variety of fields laid the foundations of Modern Sinology. The work deals with Karlgren's childhood, school years, university studies at Uppsala and St. Petersburg, adventurous sojourn in China, studies in Paris, and academic career at Uppsala and Gothenburg... more...

  • A Concise History of Chinese Literatureby Yuming Luo; Yang Ye

    BRILL 2011; US$ 318.00

    Adopting new theoretical perspectives and using updated research, this book by a leading Chinese scholar seeks to provide a coherent, panoramic description of the development of premodern Chinese literature and its major characteristics. more...

  • China Tidal Waveby Lixiong Wang; Anton Platero

    BRILL 2008; US$ 36.00

    There is great social tension in the aftermath of ‘Tiananmen Square’, uncertainty about political and economic policy and the constant burden of over-population. Serious flooding of the Yellow River adds more than a hundred million to the ‘floating population’ of destitute and semi-destitute peasant refugees. Disaster is imminent ... more...

  • Yijing, Shamanic Oracle of Chinaby Richard Bertschinger

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    This new translation of the Yijing offers a traditional reading that refreshes and expands on the original text making it relevant for the modern world. It provides a detailed commentary explaining the underlying structure, philosophy and history of the book, and gives practical instructions for consulting the oracle using yarrow sticks or coins. more...