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Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Sabrina Knight. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought.
Instant Chinese: How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key
Words and Phrases. Boye Lafayette De Mente. Jiageng Fan (editor). North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Publishing, 2015
The idea of Instant Chinese is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author Boye Lafayette De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. An English–Chinese dictionary makes looking up a word or phrase simple and quick.
Mandarin Chinese Characters Made Easy: Learn 1,000 Chinese Characters the Fun and Easy Way. Michael L. Kluemper. New York: Tuttle Publishing, 2016
This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. Chinese Characters Made Easy makes the learning process fun and easy by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a new mnemonic approach that associates each character with a memorable visual and verbal clue—making memorization easy. The Chinese characters are presented in groups or clusters all sharing common elements and meanings, for context and ease of identification. These groups of characters all share common root symbols known as radicals or relate to a particular theme or topic such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group.
Oh, Let Me Return!: Nature's Poets: Chinese Poetry of Two Millennia. Ha Poong Kim (translator). Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017
This collection of nature poems of China includes nearly 250 poems by thirty-three poets over two millennia. Part One provides selections from the two oldest anthologies: the Shi Jing ('Classic of Songs') and the Chu Ci ('Songs of the South'). Included in this part are folk songs of ancient China as well as two long poems by Qu Yuan (340?-278? BCE), the first known poet of China. Part Two begins with Tao Yuanming of the Eastern Jin (317-420), and includes not only the well-known poets of the Tang (618-906) and Song (960-1279) periods, such as Wang Wei, Li Bai, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Su Shi and Lu You, but also over twenty lesser known poets.