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Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China by Martin J. Powers (review)

Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China by Martin J. Powers (review) dictionary, I do not believe Norman would have been able to accomplish it without David Branner's help. With only a cursory knowledge of Manchu but tremendous editing skills and an ability to expeditiously see projects through to their fruition, Branner was able to push this particular project through to the point that Norman was able to see the proofs before he died. Branner has done a marvelous job of editing the text. This will not be the end of Manchu lexical study in the United States. As scholars in the field read more Manchu texts and come across new words or words with new meanings, I'm sure someone in the future will undertake yet another revision of Norman's work, perhaps even fulfill his desire to have example sentences for entries in the dictionary. But until that day, this will undoubtedly be the lexical authority to consult for Manchu, and deservedly so. Stephen Wadley Stephen Wadley is a professor of Chinese and international studies specializing in early Mandarin and Altaic languages at the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Portland State University. Martin J. Powers. Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China by Martin J. Powers (review)

China Review International , Volume 20 (1) – Jan 22, 2013

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dictionary, I do not believe Norman would have been able to accomplish it without David Branner's help. With only a cursory knowledge of Manchu but tremendous editing skills and an ability to expeditiously see projects through to their fruition, Branner was able to push this particular project through to the point that Norman was able to see the proofs before he died. Branner has done a marvelous job of editing the text. This will not be the end of Manchu lexical study in the United States. As scholars in the field read more Manchu texts and come across new words or words with new meanings, I'm sure someone in the future will undertake yet another revision of Norman's work, perhaps even fulfill his desire to have example sentences for entries in the dictionary. But until that day, this will undoubtedly be the lexical authority to consult for Manchu, and deservedly so. Stephen Wadley Stephen Wadley is a professor of Chinese and international studies specializing in early Mandarin and Altaic languages at the Department of World Languages and Literatures, Portland State University. Martin J. Powers. Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University

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Published: Jan 22, 2013

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