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  • Instant Chineseby Boye Lafayette De Mente; Jiageng Fan

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 6.99

    It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Mandarin Chinese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting China for a short time and want a Mandarin phrase book to help you communicate in the Chinese language? If so, this Mandarin phrasebook is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches... more...

  • Reading & Writing Chinese Simplified Character Editionby William McNaughton

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    Reading and Writing Chinese has been the best-selling standard reference text for foreign students and teachers of Chinese for the last 25 years. Now completely revised with modern (simplified) characters, it draws on the lesons learned from the use for the book in classrooms to provide a convenient and up-to-date introduction to the Chinese writing... more...

  • Japanese Foods that Healby John Belleme; Jan Belleme

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    In Japan, the old ways have prevailed well into the 21st century. Small family run shops still make miso, tofu, shoyu, tamari, amazake and other traditional healing foods the same way they were made centuries ago. Perched on ladders, tamari makers gently stir fermenting brew in two-hundred-year-old wood vessels that easily top ten feet. Farmers... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel?written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers... more...

  • Sakuteikiby Jiro Takei; Marc P. Keane

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    The Sakuteiki , or "Records of Garden Making," was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening-or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki the authors provide both an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical... more...

  • Japanese Architecture: A Short Historyby A.L. Sadler; Mira Locher

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 11.95

    This timeless guide to Japanese architecture is of enormous historical importance to the understanding of Japanese design and culture. Pioneering Japanologist A. L. Sadler's invaluable study of Japanese architecture first appeared in 1941. Considered a classic in its field, unequaled in clarity and insight, Japanese Architecture A Short History... more...

  • Yoshiwaraby Stephen Longstreet; Ethel Longstreet

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99

    "Lust will not keep?Something must be done about it." ? inscription at the entrance to Yoshiwara For over a hundred years the Western world has heard whispers of the pleasure city, Yoshiwara, set behind its walls in the city of Edo itself, which is today called Tokyo. Here was an eastern red light district, the place for the hedonists, the woman?seekers,... more...

  • Showa Japanby Hans Brinckmann; Ysbrand Rogge

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    Japan's Showa era began in 1926 when Emperor Hirohito took the throne and ended on his death in 1989. The formative age of modern Japan, it was undoubtedly the most momentous, calamitous, successful and glamorous period in Japan's recent history. Today, Showa is a beacon for nostalgia that is memorialized yearly in a national holiday. An era of growth... more...

  • Sumoby David Benjamin

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99

    Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin reveals sumo to be an action-packed sport populated by genuine athletes who employ clever strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging, witty, behind-the-scenes look at sumo today.... more...

  • Etiquette Guide to Koreaby Boye Lafayette De Mente

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Farewell to faux pas! South Korea is one of the greatest economic success stories of the past 60 years, and more and more Westerners are traveling to this bustling, modern country for business and pleasure. But no matter why you visit, an understanding of Korea's etiquette and culture is essential to an enjoyable and successful trip. With Etiquette... more...