Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader in Three Volumes / Edition 1

Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader in Three Volumes / Edition 1

by Naiying Yuan, Hai-tao Tang, James Geiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691118310

ISBN-13: 9780691118314

Pub. Date: 07/12/2004

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

Overview

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.

Volume 1 contains 40 selections from texts written between the fifth century B.C. and the first century A.D., during which the classical Chinese language was fully developed and standardized. These passages, which express key themes in Chinese humor, wit, wisdom, moral conviction, and political ideals, are arranged in the order of complexity of the grammatical patterns they exemplify. Uniquely, each text is translated into both modern Chinese and English. Volume 2 contains a detailed glossary of unfamiliar terms and names found in Volume 1, and Volume 3 features detailed grammatical analyses, in which every sentence in the main texts is fully diagrammed to show the grammatical relations between their various parts.

Four supplementary volumes—an introduction to grammar, readings in poetry and prose, selected historical texts, and selected philosophical texts—will also be available for use in conjunction with the main, three-volume set. There are corresponding exercises for all the reading texts in the Basic Reader and in the supplementary volumes to review and reinforce classroom learning.

With Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader, Naiying Yuan, Haitao Tang, and James Geiss provide the definitive new resource for students and instructors of classical Chinese language or culture, one whose impact will be lasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691118314
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/12/2004
Series:
Princeton Language Program: Modern Chinese Series
Edition description:
3 Volume Set, Chinese-language Edition
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.88(h) x 2.56(d)

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