An Introduction to Literary Chinese by Michael A. Fuller

By Michael A. Fuller

This textbook for starting scholars includes 35 classes of more and more hassle designed to introduce scholars to the elemental styles of Classical chinese language and to offer them perform in analyzing numerous texts. the teachings are dependent to motivate scholars to maneuver past reliance at the glossaries supplied within the textual content and to develop into more and more conversant in dictionaries and different reference works. The creation to the ebook summarizes the grammar of Literary chinese language. half I offers 8 classes on elements of speech, verbs, negatives, and the elemental sentence buildings. every one lesson encompasses a grammatical evaluation, a quick textual content with thesaurus and notes, and perform routines. half II contains 16 intermediate-level classes in line with more and more lengthy and intricate texts. The advanced-level, half III, specializes in decisions from 5 very important early chinese language authors. half IV has six classes in response to Tang and track dynasty prose and poetry. Appendixes offer extra discussions of grammatical matters, chronologies and maps, and a thesaurus of functionality phrases.

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Kim is from a poorer background than Park, and is further burdened by an arranged marriage that made him a father by the age of fifteen. He is forced to quit driving school because he and his wife and daughter are almost starving to pay the fees. Ever optimistic and resourceful, he embarks on a new livelihood selling ice popsicles, but as autumn turns to winter he is unable to find new work and eventually leaves Shenyang, apparently to return to Korea. When he goes he has to give some bedding in lieu of the final rent to his Japanese landlady, a kindly old soul who has a very high opinion of Kim but whose own hand-to-mouth existence does not allow her to waive the rent.

JACKET ART: ZHONG SYUNWEN References to websites (URLs) were accurate at the time of writing. Neither the author nor Columbia University Press is responsible for URLs that may have expired or changed since the manuscript was prepared. CONTENTS Foreword by Zhong Tiejun Sources, Translations, and Acknowledgments Translator’s Introduction Part 1: Formative Years 1. My Grandma from the Mountains 假黎婆 2. First Love 初戀 3. From the Old Country 原鄉人 Part 2: Stories from the Old Country 4. In the Willow Shade 柳陰 5.

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