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The Routlege Intermediate Korean Reader

The Routledge Intermediate Korean Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Korean at the intermediate level. The Korean Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Korean. It consists of eighteen readings, graded on the […]

Korean

Spoken by nearly 70 million people not only within the Korean Peninsula but also in five continents, Korean is one of a dozen major languages of the world. Yet outside Korea it is not as much studied as it should be, nor has it acquired commensurate international recognition. With its difficult sound system, rich word […]

Adventures of the Mad Monk Ji Gong

Follow the brilliant and hilarious adventures of a mad Zen Buddhist monk who rose from humble beginnings to become one of China’s greatest folk heroes!Ji Gong studied at the great Ling Yin monastery, an immense temple that still ranges up the steep hills above Hangzhou, near Shanghai. The Chan (Zen) Buddhist masters of the temple […]

Butterfly Mother

Butterfly Mother is a collection of epic songs from the rich oral tradition of the Miao (Hmong) people of southwest China. These poetic narratives, traditionally performed by two groups of singers, relate the creation of a world in which everything is alive, and listeners find that besides mountains, rivers, trees, and creatures, inanimate objects are […]

The Four Books

In this engaging volume, Daniel Gardner explains the way in which the Four Books–Great Learning, Analects, Mencius, and Maintaining Perfect Balance–have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. Selected passages in translation are accompanied by Gardner’s comments, which incorporate selections from the commentary and interpretation of the renowned Neo-Confucian thinker, Zhu […]

Mengzi

Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi–one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism–this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic text alongside traditional commentaries. Also included […]