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A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese

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$39.95 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674022706

Publication Date: 06/30/2007


540 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

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  • Introduction
  • How to Use This Textbook
  • Map of Warring States China
  • Unit 1. Proverbs and Anecdotes from the Garden of Stories
  • Unit 2. Four Accounts from “Biographies of the Assassin-Retainers”
  • Unit 3. Two Biographies from the Biographies of Noted Women
  • Unit 4. Excerpts from the Mencius
  • Unit 5. Two Warrior Women
  • Unit 6. An Outer Chapter from the Zhuangzi
  • Answer Key and Translations
  • Text Sources and Character Variants
  • Suggestions fro Further Reading (Some Translations and Studies)
  • Japanese Kanbun Renderings of the Texts
  • Review of Various Common and Significant Words
  • Notes on the Radical System
  • Characters with “Difficult” Radicals
  • Comprehensive Glossary
  • Mandarin Pronunciation Index
  • Korean Pronunciation Index

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