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Chinese language and literature

  • 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...

  • Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammarby Claudia Ross; Jing-heng Sheng Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.75

    Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language... more...

  • The Age of Irreverenceby Christopher Rea

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    The Age of Irreverence tells the story of why China’s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into collections they called "histories of laughter." In the first years of the Republic, novelists, essayists and illustrators alike used humorous... more...

  • Colloquial Chinese 2by Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for those who already have some knowledge of Chinese. It is ideal for refreshing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, either in preparation for travel or work. Key features include revision material to help the consolidation of basics a range of Chinese reading  texts presented in simplified... more...

  • Colloquial Chineseby Qian Kan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Chinese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Chinese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed... more...

  • Colloquial Cantoneseby Dana Scott Bourgerie; Keith S T Tong; Gregory James

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    Colloquial Cantonese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Cantonese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.33

    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...

  • Revolution: Struggle Poemsby R. Mwanaka

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 18.00

    Revolutionary as a way of solving problems bedevilling our place under the sun, revolutions we witnessed in The Middle East, revolutionary in writing, text, textiness of text, the poetic genre, attitude of mind, ideas, living. Poems in Revolution take the experimental approach as they deal with the above struggle issues and many others. They go further... more...

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

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    This book examines the late Qing reforms from the perspective of the woman writer Xue Shaohui and her reform-minded colleagues, and thus offers a different and more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the reform era than any previous work, showing in particular that late Qing women reformers were not merely passive objects of male concern, but... more...

  • The Turkic Languagesby Lars Johanson; Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 76.04

    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...