ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs Yanyu

ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs  Yanyu

This work, the first such scholarly collection to appear since the Reverend Scarborough’s 1926 collection, will be of use not only to sinologists in a wide variety of fields, including anthropology, literature, sociology, psychology, and ...

Author: John S. Rohsenow

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824842352

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 268

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This Chinese-English dictionary of proverbs (yanyu) consists of approximately 4,000 Chinese proverbs alphabetically arranged by the first word(s) (ci) of the proverb according to the Hanyu Pinyin transcription and Chinese characters (standard simplified), followed by a literal (and when necessary also a figurative) English translation. Additional data such as brief usage notes, sources, parallel expressions, cross-references, and famous instances of use are provided where available. The proverbs are supplemented by an index of key words (both Chinese and English) found in all entries and of all topics addressed. The author has provided a scholarly introduction analyzing the definition, structure, usage, and history of these yanyu in traditional and contemporary China as well as a bibliography of collections and relevant scholarly studies of yanyu. This work, the first such scholarly collection to appear since the Reverend Scarborough’s 1926 collection, will be of use not only to sinologists in a wide variety of fields, including anthropology, literature, sociology, psychology, and history, but also to non-Chinese readers interested in Chinese culture or comparative ethnolinguistic and paremiological research.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs Yanyu

ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs  Yanyu

This work, the first such scholarly collection to appear since the Reverend Scarborough’s 1926 collection, will be of use not only to sinologists in a wide variety of fields, including anthropology, literature, sociology, psychology, and ...

Author: John S. Rohsenow

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824822217

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 891

This Chinese-English dictionary of proverbs (yanyu) consists of approximately 4,000 Chinese proverbs alphabetically arranged by the first word(s) (ci) of the proverb according to the Hanyu Pinyin transcription and Chinese characters (standard simplified), followed by a literal (and when necessary also a figurative) English translation. Additional data such as brief usage notes, sources, parallel expressions, cross-references, and famous instances of use are provided where available. The proverbs are supplemented by an index of key words (both Chinese and English) found in all entries and of all topics addressed. The author has provided a scholarly introduction analyzing the definition, structure, usage, and history of these yanyu in traditional and contemporary China as well as a bibliography of collections and relevant scholarly studies of yanyu. This work, the first such scholarly collection to appear since the Reverend Scarborough’s 1926 collection, will be of use not only to sinologists in a wide variety of fields, including anthropology, literature, sociology, psychology, and history, but also to non-Chinese readers interested in Chinese culture or comparative ethnolinguistic and paremiological research.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

A Handbook of Phags Pa Chinese

A Handbook of  Phags Pa Chinese

—Modern Language Journal ABC DICTIONARY of CHINESE PROVERBS (YANYU) Edited by John S. Rohsenow 2001, 272 pages Paper ISBN 978-0-8248-2770-0 “The index . . . is surprisingly effective to use. The editing and proofing of the main entries ...

Author: W. South Coblin

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824830007

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

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'Phags-pa is of immense importance for the study of premodern Chinese phonology. However, the script is difficult to read and interpret, and secondary materials on it are scattered and not easily obtained. The present book is intended as a practical introduction to 'Phags-pa Chinese studies and a guide for reading and interpreting the script. A Handbook of 'Phags-pa Chinese will be of special interest to Chinese historical phonologists and scholars concerned with the history and culture of China and Central Asia during the Yuan period (1279-1368 A.D.).
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Language Policy in the People s Republic of China

Language Policy in the People   s Republic of China

Thailand and southwest China. In China's Yunnan Province, she works with the Yi minzu in Ninglang County. ... (Xiehouyu) and the ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs (Yanyu), and co-editor with YIN Binyong of Modern Chinese Characters.

Author: Minglang Zhou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402080388

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 343

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Language matters in China. It is about power, identity, opportunities, and, above all, passion and nationalism. During the past five decades China’s language engineering projects transformed its linguistic landscape, affecting over one billion people’s lives, including both the majority and minority populations. The Han majority have been juggling between their home vernaculars and the official speech, Putonghua – a speech of no native speakers – and reading their way through a labyrinth of the traditional, simplified, and Pinyin (Roman) scripts. Moreover, the various minority groups have been struggling between their native languages and Chinese, maintaining the former for their heritages and identities and learning the latter for quality education and socioeconomic advancement. The contributors of this volume provide the first comprehensive scrutiny of this sweeping linguistic revolution from three unique perspectives. First, outside scholars critically question the parities between constitutional rights and actual practices and between policies and outcomes. Second, inside policy practitioners review their own project involvements and inside politics, pondering over missteps, undergoing soul-searching, and theorizing their personal experiences. Third, scholars of minority origin give inside views of policy implementations and challenges in their home communities. The volume sheds light on the complexity of language policy making and implementing as well as on the politics and ideology of language in contemporary China.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046820406

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

... John S. ABC Chinese-English Dictionary ofProverbs. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2001. . Chinese-English Dictionary of Enigmatic Folk Similes (Yanyu). Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1991. Smith, Arthur H. Proverbs and ...

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231109857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1368

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Comprehensive yet portable, this account of the development of Chinese literature from the very beginning up to the present brings the riches of this august literary tradition into focus for the general reader. Organized chronologically with thematic chapters interspersed, the fifty-five original chapters by leading specialists cover all genres and periods of poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, with a special focus on such subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion upon literature, the role of women, and relationships with non-Sinitic languages and peoples.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Asian and African Studies

Asian and African Studies

ROHSENOW , J. S. ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs . ... Zhongguo suyu da cidian Hist # ( Great Dictionary of Chinese popular Proverbs and Sayings ) . ... WU , Zhankun qit - MA , Guofan En . Yanyu iš it ( Proverbs ) .

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125134290

Category: Africa

Page:

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Categories: Africa

Leben mit mehreren Sprachen

Leben mit mehreren Sprachen

Wie und unter welchen Umständen hat sich das mehrsprachige Repertoire verändert? Welche Lernstrategien waren subjektiv erfolgreich? Welche Erinnerungen, Emotionen und Einstellungen werden mit unterschiedlichen Sprachvarietäten verbunden?

Author: Rita Franceschini

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039103407

Category: Central Europeans

Page: 254

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Die hier aufgearbeiteten Sprachbiographien - lebensgeschichtliche Erzählungen zum Erwerb von mehreren Sprachen - geben aus der Sicht der Betroffenen Antworten auf wichtige mit dem Spracherwerb zusammenhängende Fragen: Welche Sprachen und Dialekte spielten in der frühen Kindheit, in der Schule, im Freundeskreis und später im Berufsleben eine Rolle? Wie und unter welchen Umständen hat sich das mehrsprachige Repertoire verändert? Welche Lernstrategien waren subjektiv erfolgreich? Welche Erinnerungen, Emotionen und Einstellungen werden mit unterschiedlichen Sprachvarietäten verbunden? Wie die Beiträge dieses Bandes zeigen, gewinnen Einzelaussagen zu individuellen Erfahrungen mit der Mehrsprachigkeit an Aussagekraft, wenn sie in ihrer inhaltlichen und formalen Integration in biographische Erzählstrukturen erfasst werden; typische Verläufe des Erwerbsprozesses in seiner biographischen Einbettung werden dank des Vergleichs verschiedener Fallbeispiele deutlich. Die Beschäftigung mit sprachbiographischen Erzählungen kann so Anstösse für eine Sprachtheorie geben, die am Sprachgebrauch interessiert ist und das System Sprache als Aufbau und Ausbau von Fähigkeiten in Wechselwirkung mit der kommunikativen Umwelt sieht. Dans les biographies langagières étudiées ici - un ensemble de narrations autobiographiques concernant l'acquisition de plusieurs langues -, des personnes elles-mêmes plurilingues racontent leur propre parcours, en répondant aux questions suivantes : quels langues et dialectes ont joué un rôle dans leur petite enfance, à l'école, dans les contacts avec les amis, dans la vie professionnelle ? Comment et dans quelles circonstances leur répertoire plurilingue a-t-il changé ? Quelles stratégies d'apprentissage ont-elles développées avec succès ? Quels souvenirs, quelles émotions et attitudes sont-ils, pour elles, associés aux différentes langues utilisées ? Comme le montrent les contributions de ce volume, ces témoignages individuels sur le plurilinguisme apportent d'autant plus d'informations qu'on les aborde, à la fois sur le plan formel et conceptuel, à travers la structure de récits de vie. En outre, une analyse comparative de différents cas permet d'identifier des évolutions-types du processus acquisitionnel. L'étude de biographies langagières peut ainsi nourrir une réflexion théorique sur les langues en usage, en abordant le système linguistique comme un ensemble de compétences qui se développent et se transforment dans le cadre d'interactions communicationnelles avec l'environnement.
Categories: Central Europeans