Chinese Literature

Chinese Literature

This book tells the story of Chinese literature, from prehistory to the present, in terms of literary culture's key role in supporting social and political concerns.

Author: Sabina Knight

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195392067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 137

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This book tells the story of Chinese literature, from prehistory to the present, in terms of literary culture's key role in supporting social and political concerns. A welcome guide for teachers, students, and lay readers, Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction honors traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy, as well as the evolution of poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel.
Categories: Business & Economics

Modern China A Very Short Introduction

Modern China  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191068188

Category: History

Page: 168

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China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems to be a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, heir to an ancient civilization that is still trying to find a modern identity. This Very Short Introduction offers the reader an entry to understanding the world's most populous nation, giving an integrated picture of modern Chinese society, culture, economy, politics, and art. In this new edition, Rana Mitter addresses China's current global position, accounting for the country's growth in global significance over the past decade. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: History

Translation

Translation

Considering subtitling, interpreting, and adaptations, Matthew Reynolds reveals how translation is changing radically in the new age of electronic media.

Author: Matthew Reynolds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198712114

Category: Translating and interpreting

Page: 142

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Translation is everywhere, giving us dubbed films, and access to foreign news and the literature of other cultures. Considering subtitling, interpreting, and adaptations, Matthew Reynolds reveals how translation is changing radically in the new age of electronic media.
Categories: Translating and interpreting

Biometrics a Very Short Introduction

Biometrics  a Very Short Introduction

... CHEMISTRY Peter Atkins CHILD PSYCHOLOGY Usha Goswami CHILDREN'S
LITERATURE Kimberley Reynolds CHINESE LITERATURE Sabina Knight
CHOICE THEORY Michael Allingham CHRISTIAN ART Beth Williamson
CHRISTIAN ...

Author: Michael Fairhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198809104

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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We live in a society which is increasingly interconnected, in which communication between individuals is mostly mediated via some electronic platform, and transactions are often carried out remotely. In such a world, traditional notions of trust and confidence in the identity of those with whom we are interacting, taken for granted in the past, can be much less reliable. Biometrics -- the scientific discipline of identifying individuals by means of the measurement of unique personal attributes -- provides a reliable means of establishing or confirming an individual's identity. These attributes include facial appearance, fingerprints, iris patterning, the voice, the way we write, or even the way we walk. The new technologies of biometrics have a wide range of practical applications, from securing mobile phones and laptops to establishing identity in bank transactions, travel documents, and national identity cards. This Very Short Introduction considers the capabilities of biometrics-based identity checking, from first principles to the practicalities of using different types of identification data. Michael Fairhurst looks at the basic techniques in use today, ongoing developments in system design, and emerging technologies, all aimed at improving precision in identification, and providing solutions to an increasingly wide range of practical problems. Considering how they may continue to develop in the future, Fairhurst explores the benefits and limitations of these pervasive and powerful technologies, and how they can effectively support our increasingly interconnected society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Computers

Racism a Very Short Introduction

Racism  a Very Short Introduction

... CHEMISTRY Peter Atkins CHILD PSYCHOLOGY Usha Goswami CHILDREN'S
LITERATURE Kimberley Reynolds CHINESE LITERATURE Sabina Knight
CHOICE THEORY Michael Allingham CHRISTIAN ART Beth Williamson
CHRISTIAN ...

Author: Ali Rattansi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198834793

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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There is often a demand for a short, sharp definition of racism, for example as captured in the popular formula Power + Prejudice= Racism. But in reality, racism is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that cannot be captured by such definitions. In our world today there are a variety of racisms at play, and it is necessary to distinguish between issues such as individual prejudice, and systematic racisms which entrench racialiazed inequalities over time. This Very Short Introduction explores the history of racial ideas and a wide range of racisms - biological, cultural, colour-blind, and structural - and illuminates issues that have been the subject of recent debates. Is Islamophobia a form of racism? Is there a new antisemitism? Why has whiteness become an important source of debate? What is Intersectionality? What is unconscious or implicit bias, and what is its importance in understanding racial discrimination? Ali Rattansi tackles these questions, and also shows why African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the USA and Europe continue to suffer from discrimination today that results in ongoing disadvantage in these white dominant societies. Finally he explains why there has been a resurgence of national populist and far-right movements and explores their implications for the future of racism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Social Science

Theatre

Theatre

Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization.

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199669820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

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Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization. Taking a global look at how various forms of theatre - including puppetry, dance, and mime - have been interpreted and enjoyed, this Very Short Introduction explores all aspects of the theatre, including its relationship with religion, literature, and its value worldwide.
Categories: Performing Arts

China Review International

China Review International

However , some literary genres and forms - such as popular works , classical
Chinese literature , and works written in languages ... A brief introduction of the
sociopolitical changes Hong Kong had gone through in the past century is given
in the preface ( vol . ... For many Hong Kong poems , the very essence of their
poeticality lies in the linguistic tension created by mixing old and modern
languages .

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Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P01207626G

Category: China

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Categories: China

Utopianism A Very Short Introduction

Utopianism  A Very Short Introduction

One of the leading scholars in the field of utopian studies examines utopianism and its history.-publisher description.

Author: Lyman Tower Sargent

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199573400

Category: Philosophy

Page: 145

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One of the leading scholars in the field of utopian studies examines utopianism and its history.-publisher description.
Categories: Philosophy

Gems of Chinese Literature

Gems of Chinese Literature

A series of short and very readable papers on certain custorns and institutions of
the Flowery Land . ... An introduction to Chinese folklore through the medium of
Mr . Giles ' s facile translation will be a source of pleasurable interest and ...

Author: Herbert Allen Giles

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044060217817

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 254

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Categories: Chinese literature

Multilingualism a Very Short Introduction

Multilingualism  a Very Short Introduction

John C. Maher explains why societies everywhere have become more multilingual, despite the disappearance of hundreds of the world languages.

Author: John C. Maher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198724995

Category:

Page: 152

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The languages of the world can be seen and heard in cities and towns, forests and isolated settlements, as well as on the internet and in international organizations like the UN or the EU. How did the world acquire so many languages? Why can't we all speak one language, like English orEsperanto? And what makes a person bilingual? Multilingualism, language diversity in society, is a perfect expression of human plurality. About 6,500-7,000 languages are spoken, written and signed, throughout the linguistic landscape of the world, by people who communicate in more than one language(at work, or in the family or community). Many origin myths, like Babel, called it a "punishment" but multilingualism makes us who we are and plays a large part of our sense of belonging. Languages are instruments for interacting with the cultural environment and their ecology is complex. They candie (Tasmanian), or decline then revive (Manx and Hawaiian), reconstitute from older forms (modern Hebrew), gain new status (Catalan and Maori) or become autonomous national languages (Croatian). Languages can even play a supportive and symbolic role as some territories pursue autonomy ornationhood, such as in the cases of Catalonia and Scotland.In this Very Short Introduction John C. Maher shows how multilingualism offers cultural diversity, complex identities, and alternative ways of doing and knowing to hybrid identities. Increasing multilingualism is drastically changing our view of the value of language, and our notion of the partlanguage plays in national and cultural identities. At the same time multilingualism can lead to social and political conflict, unequal power relations, issues of multiculturalism, and discussions over "national" or "official" languages, with struggles over language rights of local and indigenouscommunities. Considering multilingualism in the context of globalization, Maher also looks at the fate of many endangered languages as they disappear from the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Buddhism A Very Short Introduction

Buddhism  A Very Short Introduction

Introduces Buddhism, looking at how the tradition began and how it evolved and explaining its central teachings and practices.

Author: Damien Keown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199663835

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Introduces Buddhism, looking at how the tradition began and how it evolved and explaining its central teachings and practices.
Categories: Religion

A Handbook of the Chinese Language

A Handbook of the Chinese Language

... will be found useful. The most ancient and most concise style is that called, I.
Kiowa, ~¿.~ R ' ancient literature,' and this includes 1. ... The Yï-kïng Й ^^, or
Classic of Changes, is 4 A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LITERATURE.

Author: James Summers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004879618

Category: Chinese language

Page: 30

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Categories: Chinese language

Notes on Chinese Literature

Notes on Chinese Literature

The Sung dynasty has been designated a “ protracted Augustan age of Chinese
literature , " and the language and style of ... The huge work of Sze - mà Kwang ,
the labourious productions of Ch'ing Tseaou and Mà Twan - lîn , and most of the
... During the short period of their supremacy , the arts and sciences * By imperial
edict issued in the early part of 924 , this ... to be generally used by the subjects of
the dynasty . began to flourish , and men of talent were invited INTRODUCTION .
ix.

Author: Alexander Wylie

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020044900

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 260

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Categories: Chinese literature

Eight Contemporary Chinese Poets

Eight Contemporary Chinese Poets

Literary Theory : A Very Short Introduction , Oxford and New York : Oxford
University Press . Ding Fan and He Yanhong , 1998 . “ Lun ershinian lai xiaoshuo
chaoliu de yanjin ” ( On the changing trends in [ Chinese ] fiction in the past two ...

Author: Naikan Tao

Publisher: Wild Peony Pty Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106018943420

Category: Poetry

Page: 132

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An anthology of poems by Yang Lian, Jiang He, Han Dong, Yu Jian, Zhai Yongming, Zhang Zhen, Xi Chuan and Hai Zi. These poets have initiated the trends of elitist poetry, neo-realist poetry, women's poetry and cosmopolitan poetry that dominated Chinese poetry from the mid-1980s for almost two decades and remains a continuing presence today.
Categories: Poetry

An Introduction to Chinese Literature

An Introduction to Chinese Literature

Of Li Ch ' ing - chao ' s poetic work very little has been preserved for posterity .
About fifty - odd pieces ... She was also a literary critic , displaying a serious
attitude toward poetry and an acute judgment of the tz ' u poets of her time . In her
own ...

Author: Wu-chi Liu

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana U.P

ISBN: UCSC:32106001625828

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 321

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A comprehensive history for Western students.
Categories: Chinese literature

Social Change and Southeast Asian Chinese Literature

Social Change and Southeast Asian Chinese Literature

As to the evolution in the post - war Malayan - Chinese literature , Wang Gungwu
has made a very good point in his “ A Short Introduction of Chinese Writing in
Malaya ” . 23 He said that many writers were mainly concerned in arousing the ...

Author: Philippine Association for Chinese Studies

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019313694

Category: Authors, Chinese

Page: 88

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Categories: Authors, Chinese

Modern Chinese Literature Newsletter

Modern Chinese Literature Newsletter

Yue spoke on the efforts in the PRC to train a new generation of literary scholars
versed in not only Marxist criticism , but ... Chat man and Dolezel gave
presentations of their narrative models , and Chat man also gave a brief
introduction to the analysis of narrative in cinema . ... Second , the organizers '
policy of assigning texts was very good ( they did this to insure that no one would
be working on an ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435028708956

Category: China

Page:

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Categories: China

Traditional Literature of ASEAN

Traditional Literature of ASEAN

The creation of a common citizenship which gave the Chinese equal status with
the Malays was working. ... to the evolution in the post-war Malayan Chinese
literature, Wang Guang Wu has made a very good point in his "A Short
Introduction ...

Author: Abdul Hakim bin Haji Mohd. Yassin (Awang Haji.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052757450

Category: Southeast Asian literature

Page: 306

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Categories: Southeast Asian literature

Dunia buku Singapura

Dunia buku Singapura

The conflicting interests of these two groups of writers led to a series of heated
literary debates which lasted from 1947 to ... MalayanChinese literature , Wang
Gungwu has made a very good point in his A Short Introduction to Chinese
Writing ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081571427

Category: Book industries and trade

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Categories: Book industries and trade