“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

An Anatomy of Chinese: rhythm, metaphor, politics (lit. )

Non-fiction by Perry Link.

Rhythms, conceptual metaphors, and political language convey meanings of which Chinese speakers themselves may not be aware. Link’s Anatomy of Chinese contributes to the debate over whether language shapes thought or vice versa, and its comparison of English with Chinese lends support to theories that locate the origins of language in the brain.

Published by Harvard University Press: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674066021