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Boltz, William G.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 1,944 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor
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Most widely held works by William G Boltz
Studies in the historical phonology of Asian languages by William G Boltz( )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume owes its genesis to a series of lectures on various aspects of the historical phonology of Asian languages, sponsored by the Asian Linguistics Colloquium of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature of the University of Washington, in Seattle. The volume includes papers on both theoretical and applied aspects of Asian linguistics, and topics examined include vowel harmony, dialect variation and "inherent variability", historical reconstruction based on written records, historical reconstruction based on the comparative method, accentology, and language standardization. While
A student's dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese by Paul W Kroll( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the long-desired Chinese & English reference work for all those reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty. Comprising 8,000+ characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin. As a lexicon meant for practical use, it immensely facilitates reading and translating historical, literary, and religious texts dating from approximately 500 BCE to 1000 CE. Being primarily a dictionary of individual characters and the words they represent, it also includes an abundance of alliterative and echoic binomes as well as accurate identifications of hundreds of plants, animals, and assorted technical terms in various fields. It aims to become the English-language resource of choice for all those seeking assistance in reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty. Previous Chinese-English dictionaries have persistently mixed together without clarification all eras and styles of Chinese. But written Chinese in its 3,000 year history has changed and evolved even more than English has in its mere millennium, with classical and medieval Chinese differing more from modern standard Chinese than the language of Beowulf; or even that of Chaucer differs from modern English
The origin and early development of the Chinese writing system by William G Boltz( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monosyllabicity and the origin of the chinese script : revised version of a paper presented at a workshop on the "Origins of Writing", March 1, 2000 by William G Boltz( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in old Chinese word families by William G Boltz( )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of 'knowledge' and 'space' in the Later Mohist Canon by William G Boltz( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper presents translations and interpretations of numerous sections from the so-called 'Later Mohist Canon' that document reflective thinking on epistemic and spatial concepts. The 'Later Mohist Canon' originated in late Warring States period China (ca. 300 BCE) and, among the corpus of extant, transmitted ancient Chinese texts, is highly atypical in several respects concerning both contents and style. Yet, it is shown that there are many passages that can be clearly related to other, more traditional, contemporaneous sources. The interpretations given aim at the reconstruction of historical forms of thinking and are informed by pertinent linguistic and textual analysis. Furthermore, general issues of interpretation, such as the problem of anachronistic understanding, are discussed by way of example
Mechanics in the Mohist Canon and its European counterpart: texts and contexts by William G Boltz( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical reflections on elementary actions and instrumental practices : the example of the Mohist Canon by William G Boltz( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese-English dictionary online( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first Chinese-English dictionary devoted solely to the premodern language. Being a practical lexicon of more than 8,000 characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin romanization, it is meant to facilitate the reading and translating of historical, literary, and religious texts dating from approximately 500 BCE to 1000 CE. Being primarily a dictionary of individual characters and the words they represent, it also includes an abundance of alliterative and echoic binomes as well as accurate identifications of hundreds of plants, animals, and assorted technical terms in various fields. It aims to become the English-language resource of choice for all those seeking assistance in reading texts dating from the Warring States period through the Tang dynasty. Previous Chinese-English dictionaries have persistently mixed together without clarification all eras and styles of Chinese. But written Chinese in its 3,000 year history has changed and evolved even more than English has in its mere millennium, with classical and medieval Chinese differing more from modern standard Chinese than the language of Beowulf; or even that of Chaucer differs from modern English
Liijih "Tsy i" and the Guodiann manuscript matches by William G Boltz( )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forming the image of Cheng Xuanying (ca.600-690) by Shuheng Zhang( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between two pillars : the death-dream of Confucius by William G Boltz( )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The formation and circulation of early Yanzi lore, fourth century B.C. - third century A.D by Li Yang( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this project I provide a textual study of two bodies of manuscripts related to Yanzi (d. 500 B.C.), from the fourth century B.C. to the second century A.D. with particular attention to the nature of textual variation among the manuscripts and the matching texts in the received literature. Both manuscripts, the Yinqueshan Western Han bamboo strips and the three texts from the Shanghai museum collection of Warring States period Chu strips, together with other Han discoveries pertaining to Yanzi reveal that before the official version of the most important transmitted literature on Yanzi, the Yaniz chunqiu, was fixed by Liu Xiang (77-6 B.C.) Yanzi lore had been in wide circulation: the Yingqueshan manuscripts correspond to about eight percent of the received Yanzi chunqiu and are fairly close to the received texts at the level of individual anecdotes; the three Chu manuscripts, "Jing gong nüe" (Commonlord Jing suffered from malaria) "Lu bang da han" (The great drought on the State of Lu) and "Zhao wang hui shi" (King Zhao demolished his palace) reflect an earlier stage in the process of shaping some of the Yanzi tales as we have them transmitted to us today. The formation and circulation of early Chinese texts tend to be composite and irresolute in contrast to the Western textual world in which a single authorship and a relatively resolute tradition can often be identified. Basic principles of textual criticism are used as guidelines but with reservations in analyzing textual variation due to this difference in the contexts and nature of text formation and circulation between the Western classical world and the early Chinese periods. The analysis of textual variation between the manuscripts and the received Yanzi chunqiu suggests that all the Yingqueshan accounts discussed in this study were most likely composed before the received counterparts; and the textual study of the three Warring States period manuscripts reveals that besides text passages, literary motifs can be composite and can be adapted into different textual settings as well
The composite nature of early Chinese texts by William G Boltz( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Studies of the "Zhanguo zonghengjia shu" silk manuscript by Yumiko Fukushima Blanford( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Studies in the Historical Phonology of Asian Languages (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) by Michael C Shapiro( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Word and word history in the Analects : the exegesis of Lun yü IX. 1 by William G Boltz( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Textual criticism more sinico by William G Boltz( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manuscripts, texts and geographical writings : a study of Dunhuang Manuscript P.2005 by Yingying Sun( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kung kung and the flood : reverse euhemerism in the Yao tien by William G Boltz( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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