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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

Research guide for Chinese Historiography

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  • Bloom, Alfred. The Linguistic Shaping of Thought: A Study in the Impact of Language on Thinking in China and the West. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum, 1981. Controversial with many follow-up accounts by others in journals and books.
  • Boodberg, Peter A. Selected Works of Peter A. Boodberg. Compiled by Alvin Cohen. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979.
  • Creel, Herrlee G. Chinese Writing. Washington: American Council on Education, 1943. Admirable for primitive forms.
  • DeFrancis, John. The Chinese Language: Fact & Fantasy. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1984.
  • Forrest, Robert. The Chinese Language. London: Faber & Faber, 1948. Technical.
  • Hansen, Chad. Language and Logic in Ancient China. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1983.
  • Karlgren, Bernhard. The Chinese Language. New York: Ronald Press, 1949. Popular.
  • Norman, Jerry. Chinese. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
  • Ramsey, S. Robert. The Languages of China. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987. Survey.
  • Tsien, T. H., Written on Bamboo and Silk. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.
  • Wright, Arthur F. "The Chinese Language and Foreign Ideas," in Arthur F. Wright, ed., Studies in Chinese Thought. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953, pp. 286-303.