Faculty Books

 

A History of the Chinese Language

A History of the Chinese Language

A History of the Chinese Language by Hongyuan Dong provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its Proto-Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of the Chinese language, covering key aspects such as phonology, syntax and semantics.
Laughing North Koreans

Laughing North Koreans

This study analyzes North Korean comedy films from the late 1960s to present day. It examines the most iconic comedy films and comedians to show how North Koreans have enjoyed themselves and have established a culture of humor that challenges, subverts, and, at times, reinforces the dominant political ideology. Immanuel Kim argues that comedy films, popular comedians, and the viewers have an intricate interdependent relationship that shaped the film culture—the pre/post production of filmmaking, film-watching experience, and the legacies of actors—in North Korea.
Friend

Friend

Translated by Immanuel Kim, Paek Nam-nyong’s Friend is a tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. A woman in her thirties comes to a courthouse petitioning for a divorce. As the judge who hears her statement begins to investigate the case, the story unfolds into a broader consideration of love and marriage. 
Semantics of Chinese Questions: An Interface Approach

Semantics of Chinese Questions: An Interface Approach

Hongyuan Dong's Semantics of Chinese Questions: An Interface Approach looks to study the syntax, semantics, and phonology of questions and proposes a phonological scope-marking strategy in Chinese questions, based upon experimental data. It also incorporates historical linguistic data regarding the grammaticalization of sentence-final particles such as –ne and –ma to study the formal diachronic semantics of questions.
The Routledge Course in Business Korean

The Routledge Course in Business Korean

The Routledge Course in Business Korean is a textbook for teaching Korean to mid-intermediate to low-advanced students to learn the language used in a business context in every-day life in Korea. Authors Young-Key Kim-Renaud and Miok Pak's intuitive approach makes it easy for students to follow the units, while the relevant and practical learning objectives benefit both student and teacher alike.
Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese Tones

Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese Tones

Tones are the most challenging aspect of learning Chinese pronunciation for adult learners and traditional research mostly attributes tonal errors to interference from learners' native languages. In Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese Tones, Hang Zhang offers a series of cross-linguistic studies to argue that there are factors influencing tone acquisition that extend beyond the transfer of structures from learners' first languages, and beyond characteristics extracted from Chinese.
Rewriting Revolution: Women, Sexuality, and Memory in North Korean Fiction

Rewriting Revolution: Women, Sexuality, and Memory in North Korean Fiction

Immanuel Kim’s book confronts North Korean stereotypes, offering a more complex portrayal of literature in the North based on writings from the 1960s to the present. The state, seeking to “write revolution,” prescribes grand narratives populated with characters motivated by their political commitments to the leader, the Party, the nation, and the collective. 
Cave of the Immortals: The Poetry and Prose of Bamboo Painter Wen Tong (1019-1079)

Cave of the Immortals: The Poetry and Prose of Bamboo Painter Wen Tong (1019-1079)

Wen Tong's poems and prose pieces bring to light aspects of Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism that are of great importance in Chinese civilization, but rarely addressed in the literature of the Chinese poets as they involve devotional practices held in suspicion by many of the literati, but seen by Wen Tong in a positive light. Jonathan Chaves's Cave of the Immortals: The Poetry and Prose of Bamboo Painter Wen Tong (1019-1079) is the first in any Western language to present translations of selected poems by Wen, over three hundred of them, as well as examples of his prose writings.
日本語とオノマトペ:音象徴と構造

日本語とオノマトペ:音象徴と構造

日本語のオノマトペの特徴は、情報を効率よく伝えるために有効だというだけではない。一般に、オノマトペは、言語的な核の外側に存在すると思われているが、日本語のオノマトペの場合、日本語の構造と切っても切れない関係にある。1986年に本書の著者が英語の博士論文(Hamano 1986)で日本語のオノマトペの音韻的な特徴を体系的に扱って以来、様々な研究者が日本語のオノマトペの音韻的、統語的な特徴などを明らかにしてきている。それは、おどろくべき整合性に満ちている。本書の目的は、そのようなオノマトペの構造的な美しさと歴史的なバイタリティを一般に理解してもらうことである。(まえがきより).
Developing Chinese Fluency: An Introductory Course

Developing Chinese Fluency: An Introductory Course

Developing Chinese Fluency: An Introductory Course is a complete first-year program that makes learning Chinese easier through a proven pedagogy, and comprehensive cultural coverage. This textbook, written by Phyllis Zhang, is designed with the national standards in mind and builds beginner-level proficiency through three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.
A History of the Chinese Language

A History of the Chinese Language

A History of the Chinese Language by Hongyuan Dong provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development, covering crucial aspects such as phonology, syntax and semantics.
從案頭到氍毹:《牡丹亭》明清文人之詮釋改編與舞臺藝術之遞進

從案頭到氍毹:《牡丹亭》明清文人之詮釋改編與舞臺藝術之遞進

本書以明代傳奇經典──湯顯祖之《牡丹亭》為對象,探討其在崑劇發展史中,於舞臺上呈現的樣貌與改本詮釋重心的變化。透過剖析原著與改編在藝術形式上自由發抒之諸多可能性,本書探究戲曲經典在不同文化脈絡下的多元化演出模式。原著之意境宏大寬廣,正是世代藝術家能以切合時代脈動之觀點詮釋屬於當代的《牡丹亭》之重要原因.
Every Rock a Universe: The Yellow Mountains and Chinese Travel Writing

Every Rock a Universe: The Yellow Mountains and Chinese Travel Writing

Jonathan Chaves presents the first complete translation of artist and poet Wang Hondu’s work in a Western language. Wang’s newly rediscovered verse is also translated, showing him to be one of the most accomplished poets of his day. Introductory essays explore the history of scholarly and religious pilgrimage to the area, and the role of the Yellow Mountains in the great Neo-Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist revivals of the early Qing period, that is, as the center of a yearned-for spiritual and cultural renaissance.
Intermediate Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook

Intermediate Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook

Intermediate Japanese by Takae Tsujioka and Shoko Hamano is designed for learners who have achieved a basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each unit combines clear, concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency.
Basic Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook

Basic Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook

Basic Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. This book, written by Shoko Hamano and Takae Tsujioka, presents 25 grammar units, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Japanese.
Developing Chinese Fluency

Developing Chinese Fluency

Phyllis Zhang​​​​​​​'s Developing Chinese Fluency is a rigorous communication skills training program that seeks to systematically expand the intermediate learners' vocabulary, and help them achieve advanced level proficiency in the oral and written use of the language -- particularly in the areas of description, comparison and introduction -- in a relatively short period of time.
Korean: An Essential Grammar

Korean: An Essential Grammar

Korean: An Essential Grammar by Young-Key Kim-Renaud is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of standard Korean. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Korean in short, readable sections.