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Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader

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Description for Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader Paperback. Num Pages: 880 pages. BIC Classification: 2GDC; CBX; CFA; CFF; JFSL3. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 219 x 279 x 60. Weight in Grams: 2070.
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. Originally published in three volumes, Classical Chinese appears here in one convenient and easy-to-use volume. Classical Chinese contains forty selections from texts written between the fifth century BC and the first century AD, 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, ... Read more

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About Naiying Yuan
Naiying Yuan and Haitao Tang are lecturers emeritus in the Department of East Asian Languages at Princeton University. James Geiss (1950-2000) earned his PhD from Princeton University in 1979 and was a lifelong Ming scholar. Together, they are the coauthors of several books on classical Chinese, including Classical Chinese: Introduction to Grammar (Princeton).

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Praise for Classical Chinese: Without question a significant contribution to the field. There is no textbook of this kind available. It provides the student with a comprehensive grammar of classical Chinese with clear and readable explanations in both English and modern Chinese. By fully utilizing both languages in one text, the authors of this reader have created a teaching ... Read more

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