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The flowering of modern Chinese poetry : an anthology of verse from the Republican period
translated by Herbert Batt and Sheldon Zitner ; with introductions by Michel Hockx
Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]
"This is an anthology of vernacular verse written in China between 1918 and 1949, which has been translated into English by Herbert Batt and Sheldon Zitner. Over 200 poems from more than forty authors are presented. The selections trace the development of the new form of verse that arose during the May Fourth Movement, as part of a transformation of Chinese culture. Innovative writers produced a new poetry written in the common vernacular, baihua, meaning "plain speech"--thus breaking with centuries of literary tradition that prized the classical form. The collection spans the period up to the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, when the imposition of censorship by Mao arrested the production of experimental poetry on the mainland. Taking a broad perspective, the anthology presents poets of all political allegiances and poetic schools, from committed Communists to Nationalist poets who escaped from Mao with Chiang Kai-shek. There is a rich selection of poetry by women, including poems by well-known writers Bing Xin and Chen Jingrong, and the first English translation of poetry by the novelist Ding Ling. "The rise of vernacular verse in China in the early twentieth century coincided with a period of intense social dislocation. While ours is not a history book, the momentous social and political transformation in early twentieth-century China is the backdrop (in a sense even the engine) of the rise of New Poetry. Many of the poems were written in response to political and/or social events: imprisonment, battle, Japanese burning of villages and bombing of cities, wanderings through the war-ravaged countryside, and the deprivations of the poorest peasants of the great northwest. Other poems speak of the authors' experiences of the joys and sorrows of parenthood and family life, often set against the backdrop of war. The goal is to give a nuanced picture of the astonishingly rapid development of vernacular verse in China from its first appearance during the May Fourth Movement through 1949, the year of Mao's takeover and his imposition of censorship."--
Baker Berry PL2658.E3 F56 2016

Records of the Three Kingdoms in plain language
anonymous ; translated, with an introduction and annotations, by Wilt L. Idema and Stephen H. West
Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., [2016]
Baker Berry PL2658.E5 R45 2016

海の見える理髪店 / 荻原浩
荻原浩, 1956- author
Tōkyō : Shūeisha, 2016
Baker Berry Japan PL874.G59 U652 2016

コンビニ人間 / 村田沙耶香
村田沙耶香, 1979-
Baker Berry Japan PL873.U73 K66 2016

The social life of the Japanese language : cultural discourses and situated practice
Okamoto, Shigeko, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Why are different varieties of the Japanese language used differently in social interaction, and how are they perceived? How do honorifics operate to express diverse affective stances, such as politeness? Why have issues of gendered speech been so central in public discourse, and how are they reflected and refracted in language use as social practice? This book examines Japanese sociolinguistic phenomena from a fascinating new perspective, focusing on the historical construction of language norms and its relationship to actual language use in contemporary Japan. This socio-historically sensitive account stresses the different choices which have shaped Japanese and Western sociolinguistics and how varieties of Japanese, honorifics and politeness, and gendered language have emerged in response to the socio-political landscape in which a modernizing Japan found itself.
Baker Berry PL524.75 .O53 2016

The first modern Japanese : the life of Ishikawa Takuboku
Keene, Donald, author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Takuboku, modern poet -- Takuboku in Tokyo -- Takuboku the schoolteacher -- Exile to Hokkaido -- Hakodate and Sapporo -- Takuboku in Otaru -- A winter in Kushiro -- A poet once again -- Takuboku joins the Asahi -- The Romaji diary -- The sorrow of Takuboku and Setsuko -- Failure and success -- Takuboku on poetry -- The high treason trial -- The last days -- Takuboku's life after death.
Baker Berry PL809.S5 Z72755 2016

For Nirvana : 108 zen sijo poems
Cho, O-hyŏn, 1932- author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PL992.17.O24 A2 2016

文選 : [60卷] / 蕭統撰 ; 李善注
[中國] : 海錄軒, 乾隆37 [1772]
Baker Berry East Asian PL2450.H73 W34

Man'yōshū : a new English translation containing the original text, kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary
by Alexander Vovin
Leiden ; Global Oriental, [2009]-
Baker Berry PL758.15 .A3 2009

Silhouette/shadow : the cinematic art of Gao Xingjian
edited by Fiona Sze-Lorrain
Paris : Contours, ©2007
Foreword -- Synopsis -- Concerning Silhouette/shadow / Gao Xinghian -- The cinema of Gao Xingjian / Alain Melka -- The way of the wandering bird / Gao Xingjian -- Excerpts from The man who questions death / Gao Xinghian -- Excerpts from Snow in August / Gao Xingjian -- Film Credits -- Gao Xingjian : who is Xingjian Gao? / Giona Sze-Lorrain -- Selected works of Gao Xingjian.
Baker Berry PL2869.O128 Z855 2007

漂鳥 : 加拿大華文女作家選集 = Migrating birds : contemporary Chinese-Canadian women's writings / 林婷婷, 劉慧琴主编
台北市 : 商務印書館, 2009
Baker Berry East Asian PL3186 .P54 2009

草雪庐诗词 / 陈慧星著
陈慧星, author
Shanghai : Shanghai da xue chu ban she, 2014
Baker Berry East Asian PL2933.E523 C37 2014

日本統治下台湾の「国語」普及運動 : 国語講習所の成立とその影響 / 藤森智子
藤森智子, author
Baker Berry Japan PL520.T28 F85 2016

흐르는 쉐난도우 강물 위 에 단풍잎 질 때 : 박 시정 단편 소설집 = When an autumn leaves fall down on the flowing Shenandoah River
박 시정, 1942- author
Sŏul : Sunsu, 2016
Chinsil han ujŏng irogo hanŭn kŏt ŭn -- Sagwakkot p'esŭt'ibal -- Chorŏpsik -- Pangmun -- Hŭrŭnŭn Swenandou kangmul wi e tanp'ungnip chil ttae -- Vienna Testimony -- Kajang chinsil han kŏt ŭn -- An Apple Blossom Festival -- When an autumn leaves fall down on the flowing Shenandoah River.
Baker Berry Korea PL992.62.S53 A6 2016

段子 : 一个老总的江湖见闻 / 滕征辉著
滕征辉, author
Nanjing : Jiangsu wen yi chu ban she, 2011
Baker Berry East Asian PL2961.E667 D83 2011

原來數學和詩歌一樣優美 : 王文興新世紀讀本 / 康來新主編
王文興, 1939- author
Taibei Shi : Guo li Taiwan da xue chu ban zhong xin, 2013
Baker Berry East Asian PL2919.W37 Y83 2013

滄海幾顆珠 / 王鼎鈞著
臺北市 : 爾雅出版社, 2000
Baker Berry East Asian PL2919.T5 C36 2000

經學硏究論著目錄, 1988-1992 / 主編林慶彰 ; 編輯汪嘉玲 [and others] ; 漢學研究中心編印
臺北市 : 漢學研究中心, 民國84 [1995]
Baker Berry East Asian PL2461.Z7 J5746 1995

中国文字发展史. 王平, 郭瑞著. 魏晋南北朝文字卷 /
王平, author
Shanghai : Hua dong shi fan da xue chu ban she, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian PL1281 .W266 2015

中国文字发展史. 王元鹿, 朱建军, 邓章应主编. 民族文字卷 /
Shanghai : Hua dong shi fan da xue chu ban she, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian PL1171 .Z4645 2015

朱葆华, author
Shanghai : Hua dong shi fan da xue chu ban she, 2015
Qin Han wen zi juan gen ju dui feng fu de Qin Han jian du wen xian yi ji tong shi qi de shi ke wen, zhuan wa wen, jin wen, xi yin wen deng cai liao, jing guo ding liang, ding xing fen xi, dui gu wen zi dao jin jin wen zi de fa zhan zhuan xing-li bian, jin xing ke xue xing de yan jiu, zhan xian Han zi li bian de wan zheng guo cheng.
Baker Berry East Asian PL1281 .Z645 2015

两岸四地现代汉语对比研究新收获. 吕同舟, 刁晏斌主编. 2 /
Beijing : Yu wen chu ban she, 2014
Baker Berry East Asian PL1065 .L536 2014

語言之起源 / 湯炳正著
湯炳正. author
太原市 : 三晋出版社, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian PL1075 .T36 2015

Ideography and Chinese language theory : a history
O'Neill, Timothy Michael, author
Berlin : Mouton De Gruyter, [2016]
Baker Berry PL1171 .O54 2016

Alice iris red horse : selected poems
Yoshimasu, Gōzō, 1939- author
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2016
Baker Berry PL865.O713 A2 2016

《说文》学导论 / 万献初著
万献初, author
Wuhan : Wuhan da xue chu ban she, 2014
Baker Berry East Asian PL1281.H83 W335 2014

刘心武, author
Nanjing Shi : Yi lin chu ban she, 2016
Baker Berry East Asian PL2879.H72 D53 2016

回家 / 李零
李零, 1948- author
Taiyuan : San Jin chu ban she, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian PL2946.L56 H85 2015

中国古代俳谐词史论 / 王毅著
王毅, author
Shanghai : Shanghai gu ji chu ban she, 2013
Baker Berry East Asian PL2336 .W3678 2013

Remembering 1942 : and other Chinese stories
Liu, Zhenyun, author
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2016
Tofu -- College -- Office -- Officials -- Recruits -- Remembering 1942.

"The bestselling and award-winning author of novels satirizing contemporary China, Liu Zhenyun is also renowned for his short stories. Remembering 1942 showcases six of his best, featuring a diverse cast of ordinary people struggling against the obstacles--bureaucratic, economic, and personal--that life presents. The six exquisite stories that comprise this collection range from an exploration of office politics unmoored by an unexpected gift to the tale of a young soldier attempting to acclimate to his new life as a student and the story of a couple struggling to manage the demands of a young child. Another, about petty functionaries trying to solve a mystery of office intrigue, reads like a survival manual for Chinese bureaucracy. The masterful title story explores the legacy of the drought and famine that struck Henan Province in 1942, tracing its echoes in one man's personal journey through war and revolution and into the present. Each story is rich in wit, insight, and empathy, and together they bring into focus the realities of China's past and present, evoking clearly and mordantly the often Kafkaesque circumstances of contemporary life in the world's most populous nation"--
Baker Berry PL2879.C376 A2 2016

泛滥的樱桃湾 / 叶辛著
叶辛, 1949-
天津市 : 百花文艺出版社, 2008
Baker Berry East Asian PL2924.H77 F346 2008

Integrating Chinese linguistic research and language teaching and learning
edited by Hongyin Tao
Amsterdam ; John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016]
Linguistic research and language teaching have generally been viewed as two separate types of academic endeavor. While linguists have been preoccupied with pattern finding and theory building, language teachers often encounter issues that are not readily addressed by theoretical linguistic research. This collection, with eleven papers touching upon a wide range of issues, stands out as one of the rare concerted efforts toward a meaningful integration of the two endeavors. Subject matters include tone, stress, word structure, grammatical categories (e.g. classifiers), syntactic structures (including argument structure), discourse participles, implicit and explicit knowledge, conversational repair, and learner corpus. With a diverse range of theoretical orientations, this collection serves to showcase some of the productive ways to create synergy between Chinese linguistic research and language education.
Baker Berry PL1021 .N67 2015

John Solilo: umoya wembongi : collected poems (1922-1935)
Solilo, John, author
Pietermarizburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2016
Baker Berry PL8795.9.S65 A2 2016

The invisibility cloak
Ge, Fei, 1964- author
New York : NYRB Classics, 2016
"The hero of The Invisibility Cloak lives in contemporary Beijing--where everyone is doing their best to hustle up the ladder of success while shouldering an ever-growing burden of consumer goods--and he's a loser. Well into his forties, he's divorced (and still doting on his ex), childless, and living with his sister (her husband wants him out) in an apartment at the edge of town with a crack in the wall the wind from the north blows through while he gets by, just, by making customized old-fashioned amplifiers for the occasional rich audio-obsessive. He has contempt for his clients and contempt for himself. The only things he really likes are Beethoven and vintage speakers. Then an old friend tips him off about a special job--a little risky but just don't ask too many questions--and can it really be that this hopeless loser wins? This provocative and seriously funny exercise in the social fantastic by the brilliantly original Ge Fei, one of China's finest living writers, is among the most original works of fiction to come out of China in recent years. It is sure to appeal to readers of Haruki Murakami and other fabulists of contemporary irreality"--
Baker Berry PL2872.F364 P513 2016

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