Kádár, Daniel Z. (2011) Xue-guanhua 學官話: A Ryūkyūan Source of Language Education. Cambridge Scholars, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781443829502Metadata only available from this repository.
The Sino-Japonic manuscript Xue-guanhua/Gaku-kanwa 學官話 (Learning Mandarin Chinese), compiled for students from the Ryūkyū Kingdom, is a noteworthy historical Chinese educational source. It represents historical cross-cultural interactions between Okinawan residents in China and the locals in a wide variety of speech situations, and as such it is one of the few historical cross-cultural sources available on Chinese communication and social behaviour. Along with revealing norms of historical Chinese communication, Xue-guanhua provides a vivid description of Chinese social and cultural customs.
The present volume, which provides a detailed introduction and annotated translation of Xue-guanhua, is relevant not only to researchers but also to readers with interest in Chinese and Okinawan language and culture
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics|
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
|Schools:||School of Music, Humanities and Media|
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||13 Mar 2012 12:14|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2012 12:14|
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