A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese

Author: Paul W. Kroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004324787

Category: Chinese language

Page: 714

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A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chineseis 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.
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Classical Chinese for Everyone

A Guide for Absolute Beginners

Author: Bryan W. Van Norden

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624668232

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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In just thirteen brief, accessible chapters, this engaging little book takes "absolute beginners" from the most basic questions about the language (e.g., what does a classical Chinese character look like?) to reading and understanding selections from classical Chinese philosophical texts and Tang dynasty poetry. "An outstanding introduction to reading classical Chinese. Van Norden does a wonderful job of clearly explaining the basics of classical Chinese, and he carefully takes the reader through beautifully chosen examples from the textual tradition. An invaluable work." —Michael Puett, Harvard University
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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.
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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.
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The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume XI

The Memoirs of Han China

Author: Ssu-ma Ch'ien

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025304846X

Category: History

Page: 360

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The Grand Scribe's Records, Volume XI presents the final nine memoirs of Ssu-ma Ch'ien's history, continuing the series of collective biographies with seven more prosopographies on the ruthless officials, the wandering gallants, the artful favorites, those who discern auspicious days, turtle and stalk diviners, and those whose goods increase, punctuated by the final account of Emperor Wu's wars against neighboring peoples and concluded with Ssu-ma Ch'ien's postface containing a history of his family and himself.
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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
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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.
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A Classical Chinese Reader

The Han Shu biography of Huo Guang

Author: Donald B. Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136805486

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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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.
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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.
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