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  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Mandarin Edition)by Philip K. Dick

    Yilin 2014; US$ 9.99

    《仿生人会梦见电子羊吗?》 By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . . They even built humans. Emigrées to Mars received androids... more...

  • Wen Xuan or Selections of Refined Literature, Volume Iby David R. Knechtges; Tong Xiao

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 89.00 US$ 80.99

    A text of central importance to the Chinese literary tradition, the Wen xuan was compiled by Xiao Tong (501-531) and is the oldest surviving anthology of Chinese literature arranged by genre. This volume, the first of a planned eight-volume translation of the entire work, contains thoroughly annotated translations of the first section of the Wen xuan,... more...

  • Parts of Speech in Mandarinby Candice Chi-Hang Cheung

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 52.58

    This book offers a comprehensive survey of the major parts of speech in Mandarin. Seeking to identify the sets of universal and language-specific categories, it compares the range of categories available in Mandarin and the Indo-European languages and establishes six universal categories – nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions... more...

  • A Study of Attitudes of Dialect Speakers Towards the Speak Mandarin Campaign in Singaporeby Patrick Chin Leong Ng

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 52.58

    This book makes an original contribution to the fields of sociolinguistics, language planning policy and Chinese language studies. It examines the effectiveness of the Singapore’s Speak Mandarin Campaign in changing the language use of dialect speakers towards Mandarin.Singapore may be only “a small red dot” and barely visible on the world’s map.... more...

  • The Nature of Variation in Tone Sandhi Patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wuby Hanbo Yan

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 106.40

    This book conducts a thorough investigation of the variation in tone sandhi patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wu using quantitative rating experiments. Although Shanghai Wu has been well documented, to date there has never been any quantitative study that systematically investigates the factors that influence variability – a research gap this book fills.... more...

  • Varieties of Alternativesby Mingming Liu

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 97.84

    This book concerns two focus particles (jiu, dou) and wh-expressions (shenme = ‘what’, na geren = ‘which person’) in Mandarin Chinese. These items are systematically ‘ambiguous’ and have played important roles in various aspects of Mandarin grammar. An idea based on alternatives and varieties of alternatives in particular – following Chierchia’s 2013... more...

  • Lin Yutang and China’s Search for Modern Rebirthby Suoqiao Qian

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 134.53

    This book provides a comprehensive examination of the socio-cultural and political context of modern China in terms of its interaction with America and the West, focusing on the influence of the well-known Chinese writer and intellectual Lin Yutang (1895-1976). Offering a unique study of the life and works of Lin Yutang, it highlights his intellectual... more...

  • Chinese Middle Constructionsby Jiajuan Xiong

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 106.40

    This book defines Chinese middle constructions as generic constructions, with their highest syntactically saturated argument always understood as an arbitrary one. This working definition sets “middle construction” apart from “middle voice” in that it can be instantiated by various constructions in Chinese. By scrutinizing these constructions in the... more...

  • Thinking Chinese Translationby Valerie Pellatt; Eric T. Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    Thinking Chinese Translation is a practical and comprehensive course for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Chinese. Thinking Chinese Translation explores the ways in which memory, general knowledge, and creativity (summed up as ‘schema’) contribute to the linguistic ability necessary to create a good translation. The course... more...

  • Chinese History and Literatureby J. Prusek

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 85.60

    The studies contained in this volume arose over the last thirty years. Originally the range of the materials I intended to include in my selection was very much wider. Publishing difficulties, however, have obliged me to curtail them to something less than half the planned content. At first I intended to include all the studies I supposed might be... more...