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A New Introduction to Classical Chinese - Raymond Dawson

A New Introduction to Classical Chinese

Paperback Published: 24th January 1985
ISBN: 9780198154600
Number Of Pages: 168

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A New Introduction to Classical Chinese introduces the reader to the Classical Chinese of the ancient world through the presentation of text passages with grammatical commentary. Beginning with Mencius, the work which purports to contain the teachings of the first great disciple of Confucius, and passages from other writers of the fourth and third centuries BC, the author progresses to selections from the great Han Dynasty historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien, who became a model for future generations of Chinese writers. This book has become a standard work for use in universities as well as for private study. The introductory material employs the Wade-Giles system of romanization, which has been used for the great majority of academic works, but the bulk of the book also offers the reader the alternative of employing the now standard Pinyin romanization. This is a redesigned re-issue of A New Introduction to Classical Chinese which in 1985 replaced the author's An Introduction to Classical Chinese first published in 1968. The notes were entirely revised and the amount of text nearly doubled. The book goes beyond the fourth century to include material from the great Han Dynasty historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien, who perfected a narrative style that became a model for future generations of Chinese writers.

Introduction Guide to Pronunciation Key to the Radicals of all the Characters which Occur in Passage A Text Passages Notes on the Text Passages Grammatical Survey I Notes on the Text Passages (continued) Grammatical Survey II Translation of Passages A-E The 214 Radicals with their Abbreviated and Alternative Forms Vocabulary List of Characters Having Obscure Radicals

ISBN: 9780198154600
ISBN-10: 0198154607
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 24th January 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 18.7  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2