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Arthur Cooper

Edited by Imre Galambos

Chinese. Neither is there any ‘present tense’: these three words could equally well in other contexts be translated as ‘they have seen nobody’, ‘she will see nobody’, and so on. The notion of an autonomous verb like this, that does not need to be governed by subject and tense, is alien to our grammar; and

How Many Allegories are Contained in Wolf Totem?

The Utopian Boat: A Journey of Redemption Has a Nearly Inaccessible Destination

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Li Xiaojiang and Edward Mansfield Gunn

is thinking in images; its subject is human. Allegory, however much it makes use of images, has ‘thinking’ for its subject, not the images themselves. The logic of fiction serves the development of its characters’ personalities, with the author usually led along by the fate of the protagonist (like

How Many Allegories are Contained in Wolf Totem?

The Utopian Boat: A Journey of Redemption Has a Nearly Inaccessible Destination

Series:

Li Xiaojiang

Translator Edward Mansfield Gunn Jr.

is thinking in images; its subject is human. Allegory, however much it makes use of images, has ‘thinking’ for its subject, not the images themselves. The logic of fiction serves the development of its characters’ personalities, with the author usually led along by the fate of the protagonist (like

Arthur Cooper

Edited by Imre Galambos

speakers are all equally at home in the written language, the subject of this book, which is common to all of them and can be used (helped out by some extra characters) also to write their local languages. These are not and never have had to be often written; except for purposes of some essentially spoken

Arthur Cooper

Edited by Imre Galambos

subject is necessary. Chinese can also very often dispense with a verb for ‘to be’; and never uses one with adjectives, so that 雨紅 (101 A  – 80 H ) ‘yǔ hóng’ is all one would say for ‘the rain is red’. As a result, although 雪 is a noun, one can also say 天雪 (… 101) ‘tiān xuě’ for ‘the weather is snow

Arthur Cooper

Edited by Imre Galambos

with food and cooking; the subject of very many metaphors in a script invented at a time when such things were of prime importance to man: with which invention, as quoted in Chapter Four, “it rained grain”! 和 (110 J ) has 禾 for grain or harvest as in 秋 (94 D ), together with 口 (62) for a mouth. The

Arthur Cooper

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, two terms which he proceeds to define. (258 E ) 者 (gesture-word) 者 (258 E ) ‘zhě’ is a gesture word acting like spoken punctuation, making a break and thereby isolating the subject; not necessarily of a verb because such a connection need not exist in Chinese, but indicating what is going to be

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Ping Wang

Confucian ethics of ‘five cardinal human relationships’ ( wulun) : love between fathers and sons, righteousness between rulers and their subjects, seniority between the older and younger brothers, difference between husbands and wives, and trust between friends. 5 Chen Jiru (1558–1639), a Ming Dynasty

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Roberta Strippoli

mention just a few. 3 Drawing subject matter from earlier works was an established practice in premodern Japanese culture; even so, the number of noh plays inspired by these texts is striking. 4 In addition to the number of plays, we should note their persistence. These plays were composed over the

Arthur Cooper

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‘gliding horses’. (For a scholarly and detailed account of the subject, see Needham, op. cit.) In Chinese popular legend he has the cunning of an Odysseus: for example, on one occasion when he had orders from his Commander-in-Chief to manufacture a hundred thousand arrows in only three days, for the first