By Paul Rouzer

ISBN-10: 0674022696

ISBN-13: 9780674022690

40 classes designed to introduce starting scholars to the fundamental styles and buildings of Classical chinese language are taken from a few pre-Han and Han texts chosen to provide scholars a grounding in exemplary Classical chinese language variety. extra classes use texts from later sessions to aid scholars savor the adjustments in written chinese language over the centuries. every one lesson includes a textual content, a vocabulary checklist that includes discussions of which means and utilization, factors of grammar, and explications of adverse passages. the traditional sleek chinese language, eastern, and Korean pronunciations are indicated for every personality, making this a studying software for local audio system of these languages besides. Appendices provide feedback for extra readings, evaluate universal and important phrases, clarify the unconventional process, and supply eastern kanbun readings for the entire decisions. Glossaries of all vocabulary goods and pronunciation indexes for contemporary chinese language and Korean also are incorporated.

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Clothes, robe. * 2. To put on clothes, to wear clothes. * Note that each part of speech has a different tone. Radical 145 (衣). 137. 弊 M: bì J: hei ヘイ K: pye 폐 C: baih Worn out, tattered. Radical 55 (廾, “joined hands”). 138. 耕 M: geng J: kō コウ, tagayasu たがやす K: gyeong 경 C: gāang To plow. Radical 127 (耒, "plow"). 139. 魯 M: lǚ J: ro ロ K: no 노 C: lóuh The state of Lu. Located southwest of Qi 齊(102), it was most famous as the home state of Confucius and of Confucian studies in general. Radical 195 (魚).

Principles, ethical principles; principled, upright. 3. Meaning, significance, main point. In Confucian philosophy the first meaning is often linked with 仁; one represents the "softer," more compassionate side of virtue, the other one the “harder,” more upright side. The second meaning has the broader sense of moral standards or ideals (as in English, when we say "she is a principled person"). The third usage (which developed later than the others) has the vaguest meaning of all, and in this sense the character is sometimes used interchangeably with 意 (556).

To speak, to say. You probably already know the cultural significance of 道. Although it gave its name to the Taoist (Daoist) religion and philosophy, all Chinese philosophies and religions use “the Way" to indicate the proper path in life. Radical 162 (辵, ”walking”). 42. 行 M: xíng (1); xìng (2) J: kō コウ, gyō ギョウ, iku いく, okonau おこなう, etc. K: haeng 행 C: hàhng(1), hahng(2) 1. ]; to practice, to put into practice. * 2. Behavior; conduct. 行 is one of the most common characters in literary Chinese, and it is used for many actions.

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