4 edition of classical Chinese reader found in the catalog.
classical Chinese reader
A. D. Stefanowska
by Wild Peony, International distribution, University of Hawaii Press in Broadway, NSW, Australia, Honolulu, Hawaii
Written in English
|Statement||A.D. Syrokomla-Stefanowska with the collaboration of Bi Xiyan.|
|LC Classifications||PL1117 .C53 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||181 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||181|
Not only is reading Classical Chinese significantly more difficult for a modern Chinese reader of a typical educational background, even students of Traditional Chinese would have a hard time recognizing the characters of works years ago, let alone read what a time-transported Confucius might confusedly scrawl for a modern passer-by. This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of.
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Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader is the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the language, literature, philosophy, history, and religion of premodern China. Rigorously and extensively field-tested and fine-tuned for years in classroom settings by three members of the Chinese Linguistics Project at Princeton University, it sets a new standard for the field/5(9).
This reader is intended for students who have s ome training in Classical Chinese, and wish to improve their skill with the language by reading a fairly long text with - out much need to consult dictionaries and reference books. The text used here is the chapter D!ng Y zhu n!"#, ÔMemoir on the East.
Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar fills that gap and is the first comprehensive introduction to 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 inthe books pays particular attention to the Mencius, the Cited by: This book provides an introduction to the reading of Classical Chinese.
The passages are selected from pre-Ch'in works such as Mencius, Han Fei Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and Lunyu, and are chosen to illustrate grammatical usage, important issues discussed by the various schools of philosophy, and at times to introduce anecdotes.
"This Reader addresses a huge gap in Chinese language textbook offerings—that is, a basic introduction to Classical Chinese. It is far superior to previous such works: the classical Chinese reader book reflect a more logical progression from simple structures to more complex ones, and the grammatical explanations are.
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.
Classical Chinese Primer is meant to be an attempt to address the urgent need in the teaching and learning of Classical Chinese. Designed for those who have studied Modern Chinese for one or two years, but who have had no exposure to Classical Chinese before, Classical Chinese Primer is in a set of two volumes: the reader itself and a workbook.
The reader includes forty lessons in total. Eventually, what the book offers is a glimpse or a first beginning of Classical Chinese. As Van Norden notes at the end of the book, the book is finished, but your study isn’t.
An excellent source to continue practicing is the Chinese texts online projec t, which stores original and translated versions of many classic Chinese texts. This book teaches the Classical Chinese language, which must be expressed in traditional Chinese.
Knowledge of some basic Chinese characters before starting this course is assumed. You do not have to know a lot of characters, but you should already have an overall understanding of them, such as structure, radicals, and how to use a dictionary.
Any accurate answer would depend highly on the age and education level -- particularly the Chinese proficiency -- of your students. As someone who learned Classical Chinese while learning contemporary Mandarin, and who achieved an advanced degre. COVID Resources.
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Classical Chinese, also known as Literary Chinese (文言文, wényánwén or 古文, gǔwén) is the language of the classic literature from the end of the Spring and Autumn period through to the end of the Han dynasty, a written form of Old Chinese (上古漢語 or shànɡɡǔ hànyǔ).Classical Chinese is a traditional style of written Chinese that evolved from the classical language Era: 5th century BC to 2nd century AD; continued as a.
Chinese classic texts or canonical texts (simplified Chinese: 中国 古典 典籍; traditional Chinese: 中國 古典 典籍; pinyin: Zhōngguó gǔdiǎn diǎnjí) refers to the Chinese texts which originated before the imperial unification by the Qin dynasty in BC, particularly the "Four Books and Five Classics" of the Neo-Confucian tradition, themselves a customary abridgment of the.
A collection of translated classical Chinese poems might seem like a rather academic, dry, book targeted towards a professional readership and not something newsworthy for the mass media, however, David Hinton is considered the dean of scholars of Chinese poetry and what he has provided us here is a consummate and rewarding volume for anyone interested in poetry, even those without a specific /5.
In sinology, the Classic Chinese Novels are two sets of the four or six best-known traditional Chinese Four Classic Novels include Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Journey to the West, Water Margin and Dream of the Red Chamber, and the Six Classic Novels add Rulin waishi and Jin Ping Mei to this list.
These are among the world's longest and oldest novels, and they are the most read. In this case, it is assumed by the author that the learned reader will know who spoke the following quote, so it is not necessary to give the exact identity of the speaker.
曰: (yue1) verb to say. 曰 is one of the frequently used words for the verb "to say" in Classical Chinese. However, 曰 is not the only frequently used word for "say". 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.
The sinologist Dr. Donald Wagner has provided on his site a free textbook for Classical Chinese studies.
It is a reader with vocabulary and extensive notes. I would say the textbook is for advanced students who already have a basic grasp of the classical particles and syntax. You don’t always have to choose sides. Whether you’re a reader who loves the feeling of pages beneath your fingers or someone who has only read from a screen since e-readers came out, e-books have much to offer all Chinese language learners.
So if you haven’t used e-books yet to boost your Chinese reading skills, listen up. E-books are the convenient way to reap the benefits of reading. Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy is a wonderful introduction to Chinese philosophy, and as often it only contains selections of each philosopher (for example, only parts of Confucius's Analects), the more serious student should consider supplementing the book 5/5(4).
Classical Chinese is the most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on the language, literature, philosophy, history, and religion of premodern China.
Rigorously and extensively field-tested and fine-tuned for years in classroom settings, it sets a new standard for the field. The reader is introduced to the institutional progenitors of early Confucian thought (Confucius/Kongzi, Mengzi, Xunxi) that would help shape the China of the following years.
We also receive the foundational text for For readers looking for a solid, robust introduction to early Chinese thought, this is a great compilation.4/5.Pulleyblank's is the most useful grammar book I have found for Classical Chinese, and I am sorry to take it so seriously to task.
But since it suffers from the above defects to the extent that I now have to write my own grammar of Classical Chinese, I think I may be forgiven a little plain speaking.