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  • Six Records of a Life Adriftby Shen Fu; Graham Sanders

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.50

    "Shen Fu's Six Records of a Life Adrift is the most intimate document at our disposal of private life in late imperial China. Graham Sanders now provides us with a new translation for the 21st century, which is not only well researched but also highly readable.". —Wilt Idema, Harvard University. "This delightful nineteenth-century... more...

  • Chinese for Beginnersby Yi Ren; Xiayuan Liang

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    This is an excellent, user���friendly textbook for learning Chinese. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin... more...

  • Mulanby Shiamin Kwa; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.50

    The legend of Mulan--the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place--remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and... more...

  • The Analectsby Confucius; D. C. Lau

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 12.68

    The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the... more...

  • The Four Booksby Daniel K. Gardner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 11.50

    In this engaging volume, Daniel Gardner explains the way in which the Four Books-- Great Learning , Analects , Mencius , and Maintaining Perfect Balance --have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. Selected passages in translation are accompanied by Gardner's comments, which incorporate selections from the commentary... more...

  • A Scholar's Pathby Peter Min-Liang Chen; Michael Tan; Chan Chiu Ming

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.58

    This original English translation from the Chinese text comprises 60 poems (85 verses) and three prose compositions. It opens a window to the heart and mind of a Chinese scholar who lived from the late Qing through the 1950s. It reflects the life of a pioneer writer of Malayan-Singapore Chinese Literature: his personal tragedies, struggles, disappointments... more...

  • Basic Written Chineseby Cornelius C. Kubler

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 49.99

    This is a beginning-level course in written Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences. Along with its sister book, Basic Written Chinese and their accompanying workbooks, Basic Spoken Chinese offers a complete introductory course to the written Chinese... more...

  • The Turkic Languagesby Lars Johanson; Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 80.95

    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...

  • Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Wenying Jiang

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Translation in Turkey, 1923-1960by Sehnaz Tahir Gurcaglar

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 92.40

    The present book is a bold attempt at revealing the complex and diversified nature of the field of translated literature in Turkey during a period of radical socio-political change. On the broad level, it investigates the implications of the political transformation experienced in Turkey after the proclamation of the Republic for the cultural and literary... more...