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Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Dan Xu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This new interpretation of the early history of Chinese argues that Old Chinese was typologically a ‘mixed’ language. It shows that, though its dominant word order was subject-verb-object, this ... More


Introduction

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This introductory chapter summarizes the aims and arguments of the book. The book shows that, since the Han, the Chinese language has fully exploited syntactic devices to the detriment of ... More


Negation in Old Chinese

DAN XU

in Typological Change in Chinese Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297566
eISBN:
9780191711299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297566.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter compares transmitted versions with unearthed texts to understand better the differences between the negation particles in Old Chinese (OC). It bases its work on one hypothesis: if ... More


Sage Kings and Laws in the Chinese and Greek Traditions

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the relatively recent development of democratic forms of government in China. It illustrates the unshakable Chinese confidence, even through long periods of political chaos and ... More


The Han Histories

Stephen W. Durrant

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses historical texts of the Han period. It focuses on two of the earliest standard histories: Ban Gu's Hanshu [History of the Han] and Fan Ye's Hou Hanshu [History of the Later ... More


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