A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese

Revised Edition

Author: Paul W. Kroll

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004325135

Category: Foreign Language Study

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A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese is the long-desired Chinese - English reference work for all those reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty, and beyond. Comprising 8,000+ characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin, with an index by "radical" and stroke- count, and various appendices, including one with reign-eras and exact accession dates of emperors according to both Chinese and Western calendars.

A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese

Author: Paul W. Kroll,William G. Boltz,David R. Knechtges,Antje Richter,Y. Edmund Lien,Matthias L. Richter,Ding Xiang Warner

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004283657

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 713

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A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese is the long-desired Chinese – English reference work for all those reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty, and beyond. Comprising 8,000+ characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin, with an index by “radical” and stroke- count , and various appendices, including one with reign-eras and exact accession dates of emperors according to both Chinese and Western calendars.

A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese

Author: Paul W. Kroll,William G. Boltz,David R. Knechtges,Y. Edmund Lien,Antje Richter,Matthias L. Richter,Ding Xiang Warner

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004284111

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 714

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A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese is the long-desired Chinese – English reference work for all those reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty, and beyond. Comprising 8,000+ characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin, with an index by “radical” and stroke- count , and various appendices, including one with reign-eras and exact accession dates of emperors according to both Chinese and Western calendars.

Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar

Author: Edwin G. Pulleyblank

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774859857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is a comprehensive introduction to the syntactical analysis of classical Chinese. Focusing on the language of the high classical period, which ranges from the time of Confucius to the unification of the empire by Qin in 221, the book pays particular attention to the Mencius, the L�nyu, and, to a lesser extent, the Zu�zhu�n texts. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar starts with a brief historical overview and a discussion of the relation between the writing system and the phonology. This is followed by an outline of overall principles of word order and sentence structure. The next sections deal with the main sentence types � nominal predicates, verbal predicates, and numberical expressions, which constitute a special type of quasiverbal predication. The final sections cover such topics as subordinate constitutents of sentences, nondeclarative sentence types, and complex sentences.

Du's Handbook of Classical Chinese Grammar

An Introduction to Classical Chinese Grammar

Author: Archie Barnes,Don Starr,Graham Ormerod

Publisher: WritersPrintShop

ISBN: 9781904623748

Category: Chinese language

Page: 148

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The core of this handbook for Classical Chinese grammar was wriiten by Archie Barnes, Head of the Chinese Department at Durham University (1961-1984). It was used for over 30 years by the university's Classical Chinese undergraduates. It has been significantly reworked and expanded for publication by Don Starr (Spalding Lecturer in Chinese Language and Civilisation at Durham University) and Graham Ormerod (a former Modern/Classical Chinese student). It has been complemented by new sections on Exposure, Interrogatives and Function Characters. A dictionary and index are also provided, as well as five annotated stories from Mrs Y.C. Liu's "Fifty Chinese Stories." This version uses original Chinese character texts, 'trots' (a translation of each character in context together with its pinyin transcription), comprehensive footnotes, and a full translation into English.

Shih-shuo Hsin-yu

A New Account of Tales of the World

Author: Richard Mather

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 1938937015

Category: Social Science

Page: 776

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Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face

Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Author: Christine Mollier

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824831691

Category: History

Page: 241

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Reveals dimensions of the interaction between Buddhism and Taoism in medieval China. This book demonstrates the competition and complementarity of the two great Chinese religions in their quest to address personal and collective fears of diverse ills, including sorcery, famine, and untimely death.

Chinese Through Poetry

An Introduction to the Language and Imagery of Traditional Verse

Author: Archie Barnes

Publisher: Writersprintshop

ISBN: 9781904623519

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 335

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This is the first book to approach the study of Classical Chinese through verse instead of prose. Script, grammar and vocabulary are taught from scratch. The work can be used as a first introduction to traditional literary Chinese by anyone with no knowledge of the language. It is also suitable as part of a course in Classical Chinese for private study with or without previous knowledge of Chinese. The exercises are progressive in that each is restricted to the vocabulary and grammar met so far. The book serves as an introduction to Chinese verse for its own sake. It will be of great interest to ethnic Chinese wishing to recover their cultural roots.

The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900CE)

Author: Xiaofei Tian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199356599

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 600

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This volume introduces readers to classical Chinese literature from its beginnings (ca. 10th century BCE) to the tenth century CE. It asks basic questions such as: How did reading and writing practices change over these two millennia? How did concepts of literature evolve? What were the factors that shaped literary production and textual transmission? How do traditional bibliographic categories, modern conceptions of genre, and literary theories shape our understanding of classical Chinese literature? What are the recurrent and evolving concerns of writings within the period under purview? What are the dimensions of human experience they address? Why is classical Chinese literature important for our understanding of pre-modern East Asia? How does the transmission of this literature in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam define cultural boundaries? And what, in turn, can we learn from the Chinese-style literatures of Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, about Chinese literature? In addressing these questions, the Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature departs from standard literary histories and sourcebooks. It does not simply categorize literary works according to periods, authors, or texts. Its goal is to offer a new conceptual framework for thinking about classical Chinese literature by defining a four-part structure. The first section discusses the basics of literacy and includes topics such as writing systems, manuscript culture, education, and loss and preservation in textual transmission. It is followed by a second section devoted to conceptions of genre, textual organization, and literary signification throughout Chinese history. A third section surveys literary tropes and themes. The final section takes us beyond China to the surrounding cultures that adopted Chinese culture and produced Chinese style writing adapted to their own historical circumstances. The volume is sustained by a dual foci: the recuperation of historical perspectives for the period it surveys and the attempt to draw connections between past and present, demonstrating how the viewpoints and information in this volume yield insights into modern China and east Asia.

A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese

Author: Paul F. Rouzer

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

ISBN: 9780674022706

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 540

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Forty lessons designed to introduce beginning students to the basic patterns and structures of Classical Chinese are taken from a number of pre-Han and Han texts selected to give students a grounding in exemplary Classical Chinese style. Two additional lessons use texts from later periods to help students appreciate the changes in written Chinese over the centuries. Each lesson consists of a text, a vocabulary list featuring discussions of meaning and usage, explanations of grammar, and explications of difficult passages. The standard modern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean pronunciations are indicated for each character, making this a learning tool for native speakers of those languages as well. Appendices give suggestions for further readings, review common and significant words, explain the radical system, and provide Japanese kanbun readings for all the selections. Glossaries of all vocabulary items and pronunciation indexes for modern Chinese and Korean are also included.

詩文選讀

Glossaries, Analyses

Author: 袁乃瑛,唐海濤,James Geiss

Publisher: Princeton Language Program: Mo

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 285

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This supplemental volume continues the rigorous standard set forth in the main, three-volume Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader while reinforcing its linguistic lessons from carefully chosen representative works. Comprised of three parts--"Poetry," "Lyrics," and "Prose"--it presents texts, chronologically, that represent the artistic embodiment of China's Confucian and Taoist thought. Two introductions separately describe the structural and formal features of regulated verse and parallel prose; each genre is unique to Chinese literature yet both share common characteristics tempered by the Chinese language. The main text and its four supplementary volumes together represent the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the language, literature, philosophy, history, and religion of premodern China. Field-tested and fine-tuned for years in classroom settings by three members of the Chinese Linguistics Project at Princeton University, it is the definitive new resource for students and instructors of classical Chinese language or culture.

Reading Medieval Chinese Poetry

Text, Context, and Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004282068

Category: Poetry

Page: 318

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Nine renowned sinologists present a range of studies that display the riches of medieval Chinese verse in varied guises. All major verse-forms, including shi, fu, and ci, are examined, with a special focus on poetry’s negotiation with tradition and historical context.

Old Chinese

A New Reconstruction

Author: William H. Baxter,Laurent Sagart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199945373

Category: History

Page: 416

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This book introduces a new linguistic reconstruction of the phonology, morphology, and lexicon of Old Chinese, the language of the earliest Chinese classical texts (1st millennium BCE).

A History of the Chinese Language

Author: Hongyuan Dong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131774389X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development, covering crucial aspects such as phonology, syntax and semantics. Features include: Coverage of the key historical stages in Chinese language development, such as Old Chinese, Middle Chinese, Early Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese and Modern Standard Chinese Treatment of core linguistic aspects of the Chinese language including phonological changes, grammatical development, lexical evolution, vernacular writing, Chinese characters and Modern Chinese dialects Inclusion of many authentic Chinese legends and texts throughout the book, presented through a rigorous framework of linguistic analysis to help students to build up strong critical and evaluative skills and acquire valuable cultural knowledge Integration of materials from different disciplines, such as archaeology, anthropology, history and sociolinguistics, to highlight the cultural and social background of each period of the language Helpful appendices to aid students with no prior knowledge of linguistics or the Chinese language Companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dong offering a wealth of supplementary resources such as additional exercises, answer keys and audio recordings of the sounds of Middle and Old Chinese. Written by a highly experienced instructor, A History of the Chinese Language will be an essential resource for beginning students of Chinese Language and Linguistics and for anyone interested in the history and culture of China.

How to Read Chinese Poetry

A Guided Anthology

Author: Zong-qi Cai

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231139411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

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In this "guided" anthology, experts lead students through the major genres and eras of Chinese poetry from antiquity to the modern time. The volume is divided into 6 chronological sections and features more than 140 examples of the best shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A comprehensive introduction and extensive thematic table of contents highlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic features of Chinese poetry, and each chapter is written by a scholar who specializes in a particular period or genre. Poems are presented in Chinese and English and are accompanied by a tone-marked romanized version, an explanation of Chinese linguistic and poetic conventions, and recommended reading strategies. Sound recordings of the poems are available online free of charge. These unique features facilitate an intense engagement with Chinese poetical texts and help the reader derive aesthetic pleasure and insight from these works as one could from the original. The companion volume How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook presents 100 famous poems (56 are new selections) in Chinese, English, and romanization, accompanied by prose translation, textual notes, commentaries, and recordings. Contributors: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ. of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah)

The Pocket Dictionary of Signing

Author: Rod R. Butterworth,Mickey Flodin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399517433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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Demonstrates the Ameslan sign language gestures for six hundred words and includes memory aids for recalling each sign

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature

Author: Kang-i Sun Chang,Stephen Owen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521855594

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 793

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This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present.

Ideography and Chinese Language Theory

A History

Author: Timothy Michael O’Neill

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110457229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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This book examines the epistemological assumptions about language and writing that were persistent throughout the course of imperial Chinese history (with an emphasis on the Han dynasty, when the core theories were established) and critically compares them to the history of European discourse on the abstract notion of ideography (from Plato to Champollion).