Classical Chinese: A Basic Reader by Naiying Yuan,Haitao Tang,James Geiss

By Naiying Yuan,Haitao Tang,James Geiss

Classical Chinese is the main entire and authoritative textbook at the language, literature, philosophy, heritage, and faith of premodern China. carefully and broadly field-tested and fine-tuned for years in lecture room settings, it units a brand new regular for the sector. initially released in 3 volumes, Classical Chinese seems to be the following in a single handy and easy-to-use volume.

Classical Chinese includes 40 choices from texts written among the 5th century BC and the 1st century advert, in which the classical chinese was once absolutely built and standardized. those passages, which convey key issues in chinese language humor, wit, knowledge, ethical conviction, and political beliefs, are prepared within the order of complexity of the grammatical styles they exemplify. Uniquely, each one textual content is translated into either glossy chinese language and English. a close word list defines unusual phrases and names present in the 1st a part of the textbook, and the final part good points in-depth grammatical analyses, during which each sentence by and large decisions is absolutely diagrammed to teach the grammatical family members among their quite a few components. Corresponding workouts evaluate and make stronger the fabrics. 4 supplementary volumes—an advent to grammar, readings in poetry and prose, chosen ancient texts, and chosen philosophical texts—are individually to be had to be used along with this easy reader.

Classical Chinese offers a definitive source for college students and teachers of classical chinese and culture.

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