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Verb‐to‐preposition reanalysis in Chinese *

Redouane Djamouri and Waltraud Paul

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that in all periods of Chinese, prepositions are distinct from verbs. In contrast to Roberts and Roussou's (2003: 128‐9) claim, prepositions resulting from V‐to‐P reanalysis do ... More


In My Father's Shadow

William Shang

in Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223400
eISBN:
9780520924918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223400.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

William Shang was born in Tokyo when his father, Shang Zhen, was already 70 years old. His father acted as a senior adviser to the Chinese diplomatic mission in Tokyo, a position he officially held ... More


Hierarchical Modernization: Tianjin's Gong Shang College as a Model for Catholic Community in North China

Madsen Richard

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the role of the Gong Shang College in Tianjin as a model for Catholic community in north China. It suggests that the French Catholic founders of the college had the twin goals ... More


Ancestors, Ghosts, and Gods in Ancient China

Richard von Glahn

in The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although only dimly perceived before the advent of modern archaeology, the Shang kingdom, which ruled over the North China Plain in the late second millennium BCE, is now recognized as the progenitor ... More


The Ancients Did Not Fix Their Graves

Michael David Kaulana Ing

in The Dysfunction of Ritual in Early Confucianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199924899
eISBN:
9780199980437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924899.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter builds on the arguments of Chapters 4 to 6 by interpreting one vignette from the “Tangong Shang” chapter as a preventable and then an unpreventable failure in ritual. It demonstrates ... More


The Taotie Motif on Early Chinese Ritual Bronzes

Sarah Allan

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The taotie motif on early Chinese ritual bronzes always has two eyes, but eludes the representation of any particular creature with various aesthetic techniques that prevent a clear reading of the ... More


Memory, Power, and Death in Chinese History and Prehistory

Roderick Campbell

in The Archaeology of Ancestors: Death, Memory, and Veneration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062518
eISBN:
9780813051154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062518.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on China, the location of some of the most influential studies of ancestors in anthropology. A key theme that emerges is that Chinese ancestors have a history: their meaning and ... More


Conquer and Govern: Wen and Wu as a Conceptual Pair in Classical Chinese Thought

Robin McNeal

in Conquer and Govern: Early Chinese Military Texts from the Yi Zhou shu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831202
eISBN:
9780824869441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831202.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that the Zhou conquest of the Shang dynasty is the single most important historical event portrayed in classical and pre-classical Chinese texts. These written accounts considered ... More


Steppe Land Interactions and Their Effects on Chinese Cultures during the Second and Early First Millennia BCE

Gideon Shelach-Lavi

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter suggests that the steppe was a principal venue and transit route for substantial contacts between the Eurasian continent’s western and eastern parts during the late second and early ... More


The Discovery of the Oracle Bone Inscriptions

Shana J. Brown

in Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the discovery of the oracle bone inscriptions in 1899. Oracle bone inscriptions are among the oldest Chinese historical sources, with an estimated age of up to some 4,000 years. ... More


Bronze Age Origins

Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-ki Hon

in Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199766819
eISBN:
9780199396481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766819.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The Yijing shares with the Hebrew Old Testament and the Indian Vedas the distinction of being one of the three oldest books in continuous use. The texts in the early portion consist of a variety of ... More


China as the Bureaucratic Alternative

David Stasavage

in The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on how China provides the starkest alternative to the western European experience in terms of political development. It discusses how Westerners have sometimes seen China as an ... More


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