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New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese

ISBN-10: 067402270X
ISBN-13: 9780674022706
Edition: 2007
Authors: Paul Rouzer
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Description: Paul Rouzer presents 40 lessons to introduce beginning students to the basic patterns and structures of classical Chinese. They are taken from a number of pre-Han and Han texts selected to give students a grounding in exemplary classical Chinese  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publication date: 6/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Paul Rouzer presents 40 lessons to introduce beginning students to the basic patterns and structures of classical Chinese. They are taken from a number of pre-Han and Han texts selected to give students a grounding in exemplary classical Chinese style.

Introduction
How to Use This Textbook
Map of Warring States China
Lessons 1-10: Proverbs and Anecdotes from the Garden of Stories
A Few Proverbs
Yet More Proverbs
Yet One More Proverb
Guan Zhong Shows Up Late
Master Zeng Refuses a City
Review, Lessons 1-5
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
He Calls the Tune
Duke Mu Forgives the Horse-Eaters
Mizi Xia Loses Favor
Environment, Not Heredity
Review, Lessons 6-10
Lessons 11-18: Four Accounts from "Biographies of the Assassin-Retainers"
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Lessons 19-21: Two Biographies from the Biographies of Noted Women
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Lessons 22-30: Excerpts from the Mencius
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Lessons 31-32: Two Warrior Women
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Reference Matter
Answer Keys and Translations, Lessons 1-10
Text Sources and Character Variants
Suggestions for 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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