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Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Hilary M. Chappell (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This book presents brand new research into the great structural diversity found in Sinitic languages. While many studies focus principally on Standard Mandarin, this work draws on extensive empirical ... More


Introduction: Ways of tackling diversity in Sinitic languages

Hilary M. Chappell

in Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides an overview for the entire volume and its main topic regarding the unpredictably high degree of diversity to be found in the ten main branches of Sinitic languages, contrary to ... More


Linguistic areas in China for differential object marking, passive, and comparative constructions

Hilary M. Chappell

in Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter sets out to demonstrate the great diversity to be found in Sinitic languages from both angles of morphosyntax and grammaticalization. The aim of the chapter is to see if it is possible ... More


Bare classifier phrases in Sinitic languages: A typological perspective

Wang Jian

in Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

A bare classifier phrase refers to one composed of just a classifier and its head noun without any numerals or demonstratives preceding the classifier. Bare classifier phrases ([CL-N] phrases) can be ... More


The comparative construction in Sinitic languages: Synchronic and diachronic variation

Hilary M. Chappell and Alain Peyraube

in Diversity in Sinitic Languages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723790
eISBN:
9780191791130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723790.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Synchronically, to express a comparative of inequality, two comparative construction types predominate in Sinitic languages: the Surpass and the Compare types. While the Type I Compare comparative is ... More


Introduction: The Invisible Empire

Andrew Chittick

in The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190937546
eISBN:
9780190937577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937546.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Invisible Empire,” identifies the Jiankang Empire as one of the world’s largest medieval empires, and assesses why it is so little recognized or studied. It identifies ... More


Vernacular Languages

Andrew Chittick

in The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190937546
eISBN:
9780190937577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937546.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4, “Vernacular Languages,” offers the second of two case studies in the ethnicization of cultural features of the Wuren. Using the results of modern linguistic studies, the chapter shows that ... More


The Sinitic Repertoire

Andrew Chittick

in The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190937546
eISBN:
9780190937577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937546.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 9, “The Sinitic Repertoire,” offers the second of three studies in various repertoires of political legitimation. Sinitic universalism, based on Sinitic classical philosophy and the model of ... More


The Epistemology of Space in The Tale of Genji

Wiebke Denecke

in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although The Tale of Genji is today the quintessentially Japanese national classic, its engagement with China shapes the tale on virtually every page. This essay argues that Murasaki Shikibu was ... More


Sinitic in a Global Perspective

Peter Francis Kornicki

in Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the language rupture in East Asia, that is to say, the loss of the common written language known as literary Chinese or Sinitic. The gradual replacement of the cosmopolitan ... More


Reading Sinitic Texts in the Vernaculars

Peter Francis Kornicki

in Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese texts first reached neighbouring societies in the form of raw texts, without any aids to understanding or even punctuation. Manuscripts recovered from Dunhuang, though, testify to the need ... More


The Tradition of Historical Writing in Korea

Remco Breuker, Grace Koh, and James B. Lewis

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines how Korea adapted Chinese cultural, political, economic, and diplomatic models to fit the peculiarities of the peninsula. Detailed records on people inhabiting the Korean ... More


Conclusion: Sinitic and the Evolution of Vernacular Societies in East Asia

Peter Francis Kornicki

in Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter draws together the arguments made in the earlier chapters and addresses the question of nationalism, in particular after the Manchu conquest of China and the start of the Qing dynasty in ... More


Xiong Shili’s Critique of Yogācāra Thought in the Context of His Constructive Philosophy

John Makeham

in Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199358120
eISBN:
9780199358205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on Xiong Shili’s 熊十力 (1885–1968) Xin weishi lun (New Treatise on the Uniqueness of Consciousness). The chapter argues that Xiong’s Confucio-Buddhist syncretism was developed ... More


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