A New Introduction to Classical Chinese

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This authoritative new work replaces the author's 1968 edition. It takes into account recent advances in scholarship with entirely revised notes on the text passages and improved and simplified explanations. The book's expansion also permits the author to continue the story beyond the fourth century B.C. and introduces the reader to the writings of the great Han Dynasty historian, Ssu-ma Ch'ien, who perfected a narrative style which became a model for future generations of Chinese writers.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION
8
NOTES ON THE TEXT PASSAGES
32
GRAMMATICAL SURVEY I
65
NOTES ON THE TEXT PASSAGES Continued
76
GRAMMATICAL SURVEY II
102
RADICALS WITH THEIR ABBREVIATED
115
LIST OF CHARACTERS HAVING OBSCURE
159
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About the author (1984)

Raymond Dawson is an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He is the editor of The Legacy of China (OUP) and author of Confucius (OUP).

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