A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese (Harvard East by Paul Rouzer PDF

By Paul Rouzer

ISBN-10: 0674022696

ISBN-13: 9780674022690

40 classes designed to introduce starting scholars to the fundamental styles and buildings of Classical chinese language are taken from a few pre-Han and Han texts chosen to provide scholars a grounding in exemplary Classical chinese language kind. extra classes use texts from later classes to assist scholars savour the alterations in written chinese language over the centuries. every one lesson contains a textual content, a vocabulary checklist that includes discussions of which means and utilization, reasons of grammar, and explications of adverse passages. the traditional smooth chinese language, jap, and Korean pronunciations are indicated for every personality, making this a studying device for local audio system of these languages besides. Appendices provide feedback for extra readings, evaluate universal and important phrases, clarify the unconventional procedure, and supply jap kanbun readings for all of the decisions. Glossaries of all vocabulary goods and pronunciation indexes for contemporary chinese language and Korean also are integrated.

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This verb is used only for cross-legged sitting. Meaning #2 (encountered in Lesson 10) is relatively rare. Radical 32 (土). 1. , they distributed territories to relatives and allies who were to administer those areas in the name of the ruling house. As the centuries went by, these territories became increasingly independent. E. there were only seven major states and a few remaining minor ones. The 周 rulers granted their subordinates feudal titles that have been translated into English using certain traditional Western terms: 公=duke; 侯=marquis; 白=earl; 子= viscount; and =baron.

2. Circumstances, contingencies, temporary situation. * 3. Influence, authority, power. Radical 75 (木, “tree”). 70. 謀 M: móu J: bō ボウ, mu ム, hakaru はかる K: mo 모 C: màuh Plans, schemes, strategy; to plot, to plan; resourceful. This word can have either a positive connotation (to make strategies, to consult, to plan) or a negative one (to scheme, to plot). As a verb, it takes as its object either the thing that is being planned (聖人謀善, “The wise person plans a good thing”) or the thing that is being plotted against (小人謀國, “The petty person plotted against the state").

We know that he is speaking about himself when he says 臣計棄身; but, is the proverb itself only 酒入舌出, or does it include the two phrases that follow it as well? 5. Question forms: 乎. "). With no question marks to use, literary Chinese has to find ways to indicate questions. This is not difficult when a “question word” is employed. But if a yes-no question is involved, the only way to indicate that there is a question is to end with a question particle. 乎 is the most common one, and sometimes it is used to end new information questions as well (though its use then is redundant).

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