A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese

Revised Edition

Author: Paul W. Kroll

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004325135

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 16

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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.

Chinese Buddhist Texts

An Introductory Reader

Author: Graham Lock,Gary S. Linebarger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317357949

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 8630

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

A History of Chinese Letters and Epistolary Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004292128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 998

View: 5811

Dedicated to the study of Chinese epistolary literature and culture from the early empire to the twentieth century, the twenty-five essays of A History of Chinese Letters and Epistolary Culture discuss a wealth of epistolary topics and provide numerous translations.

Cataloging and Classification

An Introduction

Author: Lois Mai Chan,Athena Salaba

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442232501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

View: 2542

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.

Jade Mountains and Cinnabar Pools

The History of Travel Literature in Imperial China

Author: James M. Hargett

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295744480

Category: History

Page: 264

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First-hand accounts of travel provide windows into places unknown to the reader, or new ways of seeing familiar places. In Jade Mountains and Cinnabar Pools, the first book-length treatment in English of Chinese travel literature (youji), James M. Hargett identifies and examines core works in the genre, from the Six Dynasties period (220�581), when its essential characteristics emerged, to its florescence in the late Ming dynasty (1368�1644). He traces the dynamic process through which the genre, most of which was written by scholars and officials, developed, and shows that key features include a journey toward an identifiable place; essay or diary format; description of places, phenomena, and conditions, accompanied by authorial observations, comments, and even personal feelings; inclusion of sensory details; and narration of movement through space and time. Travel literature�s inclusion of a variety of writing styles and purposes has made it hard to delineate. Hargett finds, however, that classic pieces of Chinese travel literature reveal much about the author, his values, and his view of the world, which in turn tells us about the author�s society, making travel literature a rich source of historical information.

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

View: 8539


Reading Medieval Chinese Poetry

Text, Context, and Culture

Author: Paul W. Kroll

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004280397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 600

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.

Chinesische Dichtung

Author: Günther Debon

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 3397


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.

Qianziwen – Der 1000-Zeichen-Klassiker


Author: Eva Lüdi Kong

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159505251

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 9716

Zusammengestellt im 6. Jahrhundert am Hof des Kaisers Wu, der für seine Prinzen ein Lehrbuch wünschte, wurde Der 1000-Zeichen-Klassiker über viele Jahrhunderte in China für den Unterricht benutzt: Das Buch wurde gemeinsam rezitiert, auswendig gelernt, und jeder, der im alten China eine Schule besuchte, musste es beherrschen. Die Zeichen sind aber mehr als nur (Schrift-)Zeichen: Für chinesische Leser rufen sie Vorstellungen auf, Bildungsinhalte, einen Spruch der alten Meister Konfuzius oder Laozi, eine ethische Maxime. Und damit vermitteln sie den gesamten Kosmos chinesischen Weltwissens und chinesischer Kultur, bis in die heutige Zeit. Es beginnt, natürlich, mit Himmel (天 tiān) und Erde (地 dì), es geht weiter mit den Jahreszeiten und den Phänomenen der Natur, den Pflanzen, den Tieren, der Geschichte der Menschen, und bald schon folgen Regeln für die Lebensführung: "Sobald du erkennst, Was mangelhaft war, Musst du es fortan Tunlich vermeiden. Was du erlangtest An tüchtigem Können, Solltest du nimmer Wieder vergessen." Vier Zeichen ergeben jeweils einen Sinnzusammenhang, und acht Zeichen ein kleines Gedicht. Dieser Text erscheint hier zum ersten Mal in deutscher Übersetzung. Um ihn überhaupt übersetzen zu können, dazu bedarf es einer intimen Kenntnis der chinesischen Vorstellungswelt. Eva Lüdi Kong besitzt sie und hat jedes Zeichen in einen kurzen deutschen Vers übertragen. In ihrem ausführlichen Nachwort erläutert die Übersetzerin Entstehung und Bedeutung dieses chinesischen Klassikers.

A Classical Chinese Reader

The Han Shu biography of Huo Guang

Author: Donald B. Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136805486

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 2671

Designed as an advanced/intermediate level textbook for students, this book will meet the needs of those making the transition between 'textbook texts' to 'real texts'. Dr Wagner's many years' experience of teaching classical Chinese are brought to bear on one of the most difficult aspects of learning the language - making the progression from introductory textbooks on classical Chinese, which do not present serious philological problems, to real historical texts, in which such problems abound. The text used is the biography of Huo Guang in the Han Shu together with the commentaries compiled by Yan Shigu.

Chinese Characters

Their Origin, Etymology, History, Classification and Signification : a Thorough Study from Chinese Documents

Author: L‚on Wieger

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486213218

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 820

View: 592

The heart of this book is a series of etymological lessons, in which approximately 2300 Chinese characters are classidied according to 224 'primitives' upon which they are based. For each character Father Wieger gives the modern form, its archaic form, literary pronunciation (Wade system), explanations of origin, semantic content of component parts, related characters, variants forms, quotations of classical usage, and similar material. To make his book more useful Father Wieger has also incorporated a tremendous number of reading aids for the student - listings of the primitives; an index of the characters analyzed, arranged by number of strokes; a listing of 858 phonetic elements, arranged by number of strokes; a listing of about 10,000 characters by phonetic element; a lexicon by transliteration, comprising about 7,000 characters; and a lexicon of about 10,000 characters according to the customary modern system of 214 radicals devised by K'ang-hsi.

A Dictionary of Chinese Literature

Author: Taiping Chang Knechtges

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 90

View: 8724

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.

Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar

Author: Edwin G. Pulleyblank

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774859857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 6584

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.