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Introduction to Classical Chinese

Kai Vogelsang

August 2021

ISBN: 9780198834984

592 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

Price: £35.00

This book offers students all the necessary tools to read, understand, and analyse Classical Chinese texts, including descriptions of syntactic features, introductions to historical and cultural topics, and selected readings from classical literature with original commentaries. It also provides an extensive glossary and up-to-date bibliography.

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This book offers students all the necessary tools to read, understand, and analyse Classical Chinese texts, including descriptions of syntactic features, introductions to historical and cultural topics, and selected readings from classical literature with original commentaries. It also provides an extensive glossary and up-to-date bibliography.

  • The first textbook of Classical Chinese to combine grammatical description, in-depth textual analyses, philological methods, and the fundamentals of Chinese history
  • Presents Classical Chinese texts as they appear in their original editions, with detailed explanations
  • Includes an extensive glossary with phonological reconstructions, word classes, English translations, and citations to illustrate usage

About the Author(s)

Kai Vogelsang, Professor of Sinology, Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg

Kai Vogelsang is Professor of Sinology at the Asien-Afrika-Institut, University of Hamburg. He has published widely on Chinese language, culture, and history. His most recent works include Geschichte Chinas [History of China] (5th edition; Reclam, 2018) and Shangjun shu: Schriften des Fürsten von Shang (Kröner Verlag, 2017).

Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of figures
    List of abbreviations
    Abbreviated book titles
    Introduction
    Part I
    1:Word Classes and Constituents
    2:Noun Phrases 1
    3:Nominal Clauses
    4:Verbal Clauses
    5:Objects and Questions
    6:Noun Phrases 2
    7:Adverbial Modification
    8:Prepositional Phrases I
    9:Prepositional Phrases II
    10:Reference to Time
    11:Complements
    12:Nominalization
    13:Themes
    14:Anteposition and Inversion
    15:Complex Sentences 1
    16:Complex Sentences 2
    Part II
    17:Lunyu
    18:Mengzi
    19:Xunzi
    20:Zuozhuan
    21:Guoyu
    22:Laozi
    23:Zhuangzi
    24:Mozi
    25:Guanzi
    26:Military Texts
    27:Shangjun shu
    28:Han Feizi
    29:Lüshi chunqiu
    30:Zhanguo ce
    31:Shiji
    32:Yijing
    33:Ritual Texts
    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Index