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  • 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$ 94.00

    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...

  • 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...