Course Texts

Required Books (All readings available online)

  1. Excerpts from the following books:
  2. Zhou, Youguang. 2003. The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts.中国语文的时代演进Foreign Language Publications.
  3. Ramsey, S. Robert. 1989. The Languages of China. Princeton University Press.
  4. Norman, Jerry. 1988. Cambridge University Press.
  5. DeFrancis, John. 1984. The Chinese language: Fact and fantasy. University of Hawaii Press.
  6. Chen, Ping. 1999. Modern Chinese: History and sociolinguistics. Cambridge University Press.
  7. Other selected readings and multi-media materials.