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.

Memory in Medieval China: Text, Ritual, and Community

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004368639

Category: History

Page: 280

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Memory in Medieval China explores memory as performed in various genres of writing, from poetry to anecdotes, from history to tomb epitaphs, thereby illuminating ways in which the memory of persons, events, dynasties, and literary styles was constructed and revised.

Zhipan’s Account of the History of Buddhism in China

Volume 1: Fozu tongji, juan 34-38: From the Times of the Buddha to the Nanbeichao Era

Author: Thomas Jülch

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004396497

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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With his carefully annotated translation of Fozu tongji, juan 34-38, Thomas Jülch enables an indepth understanding of a key text of Chinese Buddhist historiography.

Chinese Buddhist Texts

An Introductory Reader

Author: Graham Lock,Gary S. Linebarger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317357949

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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The influence of Buddhism on the Chinese language, on Chinese literature and on Chinese culture in general cannot be overstated, and the language of most Chinese Buddhist texts differs considerably from both Classical and Modern Chinese. This reader aims to help students develop familiarity with features of Buddhist texts in Chinese, including patterns of organization, grammatical features and specialized vocabulary. It also aims to familiarize students with the use of a range of resources necessary for becoming independent readers of such texts. Chinese Buddhist Texts is suitable for students who have completed the equivalent of at least one year’s college level study of Modern Chinese and are familiar with roughly one thousand of the commonest Chinese characters. Previous study of Classical Chinese would be an advantage, but is not assumed. It is an ideal textbook for students taking relevant courses in Chinese studies programs and in Buddhist studies programs. However, it is also possible for a student to work through the reader on his or her own. Further online resources are available at: lockgraham.com

Cataloging and Classification

An Introduction

Author: Lois Mai Chan,Athena Salaba

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442232501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

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The fourth edition of the late Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries. Since the last edition published in 2007, there have been dramatic changes in cataloging systems from the Library of Congress. The most notable being the shift from AACR2 to Resource Description and Access (RDA) as the new standard developed by the Library of Congress. With the help of the coauthor, Athena Salaba, this text is modified throughout to conform to the new standard. Retaining the overall outline of the previous edition, this text presents the essence of library cataloging and classification in terms of three basic functions: descriptive cataloging, subject access, and classification. Within this framework, all chapters have been rewritten to incorporate the changes that have occurred during the interval between the third and fourth editions. In each part, the historical development and underlying principles of the retrieval mechanism at issue are treated first, because these are considered essential to an understanding of cataloging and classification. Discussion and examples of provisions in the standards and tools are then presented in order to illustrate the operations covered in each chapter. Divided into five parts—a general overview; record production and structure, encoding formats, and metadata records; RDA; subject access and controlled vocabularies; and the organization of library resources—each part of the book begins with a list of the standards and tools used in the preparation and processing of that part of the cataloging record covered, followed by suggested background readings selected to help the reader gain an overview of the subject to be presented. This book is the standard text for the teaching and understanding of cataloging and classification.

Reading Medieval Chinese Poetry

Text, Context, and Culture

Author: Paul W. Kroll

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004280397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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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.

Early Medieval Chinese Poetry

The Life and Verse of Wang Tsʻan (A.D. 177-217)

Author: Ronald C. Miao,Tsʻan Wang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783515037181

Category: Chinese poetry

Page: 328

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Critical Readings on Tang China

Author: Paul W. Kroll

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004281660

Category: History

Page: 410

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The Tang dynasty, lasting from 618 to 907, was the high point of medieval Chinese history, featuring unprecedented achievements in governmental organization, economic and territorial expansion, literature, the arts, and religion. Many Tang practices continued, with various developments, to influence Chinese society for the next thousand years. For these and other reasons the Tang has been a key focus of Western sinologists. This volume presents English-language reprints of fifty-seven critical studies of the Tang, in the three general categories of political history, literature and cultural history, and religion. The articles and book chapters included here are important scholarly benchmarks that will serve as the starting-point for anyone interested in the study of medieval China.

A Dictionary of Chinese Literature

Author: Taiping Chang Knechtges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 90

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A Dictionary of Chinese Literature provides more than 250 entries on the lengthy and remarkable literary tradition of China, from its earliest literary genres such as the 6th century gongti wenxue (palace-style literature), to contemporary forms, such as wanglu wenxue (internet literature). Covering notable writers, works, terms, trends, schools, movements, styles, and literary collections, as well as including a useful list of further reading at the end of most entries, this dictionary is a key reference point for students of Asian literature and languages, and those studying world literature in general.