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  • 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...

  • Units in Mandarin Conversationby Hongyin Tao

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00

    This book provides a new way of studying grammar. The basic thrust of the book is to investigate grammar based on a prosodic unit, the intonation unit (IU), in spontaneous speech. The author challenges the dominant practice in the study of syntax, which has been to focus on the unit of the artificially constructed sentence. The book shows that some... more...

  • Plurality and Classifiers across Languages in Chinaby Dan Xu

    De Gruyter 2012; 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...

  • Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayingsby Qin Xue Herzberg; Larry Herzberg

    Stone Bridge Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    A collection of 500+ proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students. more...

  • C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literatureby C. T. Hsia

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 64.99

    Best known for the groundbreaking works A History of Modern Chinese Fiction (1961) and The Classic Chinese Novel (1968), C. T. Hsia has gathered sixteen essays and studies written during his Columbia years as a professor of Chinese literature. Wider in range and scope, C. T. Hsia on Chinese Literature stands beside his two earlier books as part of... more...

  • Literary Culture in Taiwanby Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    With monumental changes in the last two decades, Taiwan is making itself anew. The process requires remapping not only the country’s recent political past, but also its literary past. Taiwanese literature is now compelled to negotiate a path between residual high culture aspirations and the emergent reality of market domination in a relatively autonomous,... more...

  • Foreign-Inspired Chinese Termsby Suogui Li

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This book aims to classify the word production of foreign-inspired Chinese terms (FICT), within the language system of modern Chinese according to principles of cognitive semantics. FICT refers to a group of vocabulary items in Chinese that are formed and motivated by foreign entities or concepts. These words are designated by some foreign words, but... more...

  • Problems in Comparative Chinese Dialectologyby David Prager Branner

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 252.00

    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...

  • Autosegmental Studies on Pitch Accentby Harry van der Hulst; Norval Smith

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    Autosegmental Studies on Pitch Accent Linguistic Models more...