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  • Writing Japanese Katakanaby Jim Gleeson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95

    This is an introductory guide and workbook to writing Japanese Katakana. Anybody who is able to master English, with its irregular spellings and idiosyncratic pronunciations, is more than equipped to master written Japanese. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries are purely phonetic characters, which function much like the letters of the English... more...

  • Writing Japanese Hiraganaby Jim Gleeson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95

    Put simply, practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese. The large, open format of Writing Japanese Hiragana invites the student to pick up a pencil and get started! Two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana, and a set of kanji characters based on Chinese ideographs are what comprises written Japanese. This workbook... more...

  • Flowers of a Momentby Ko Un; Brother Anthony; Young-moo Kim; Gary Gach

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    180 brief zen poems from Korea's most beloved poet and four-time Nobel Prize nominee. more...

  • Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moonby Jeanne Larsen

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Wine-house singers, empresses, angst-ridden wives, and broken-hearted nuns: poems from China's golden age. more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chineseby Richard Xiao; Paul Rayson; Tony McEnery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language. Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary... more...

  • Handbook of Japanese Psycholinguisticsby Mineharu Nakayama

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 419.00

    The studies of the Japanese language and psycholinguistics have advanced quite significantly in the last half century thanks to the progress in the study of cognition and brain mechanisms, and because of technological developments in experimental techniques. This volume contains 18 chapters that discuss the process of Japanese language... more...

  • Oral and Literary Continuities in Modern Tibetan Literatureby Lama Jabb

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book reveals that the roots of modern Tibetan literature grow in the rich and fertile soil of Tibet?s oral and literary traditions, rather than in the 1980s as current scholarship presents. more...

  • Essential Korean Vocabularyby Kyubyong Park

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    This user-friendly Korean language book pushes readers towards greater fluency in spoken and written Korean. With Essential Korean Vocabulary you will learn to speak Korean the way that Koreans do by learning key words and expressions they use everyday in their natural contexts. You'll also learn closely-related vocabulary together, which will... more...

  • Menciusby David Hinton

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.95

    This ancient text records the teachings of Mencius (4th c. B.C.E.), the second originary sage in the Confucian tradition which has shaped Chinese civilization for over two thousand years. In a culture that makes no distinction between those realms we call the heart and the mind, Mencius was the great thinker of the heart, and it was he who added the... more...

  • Rethinking African Cultural Productionby Kenneth W. Harrow; Frieda Ekotto

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that it is impossible to understand African cultural productions without knowledge of the structures of production, distribution, and reception that... more...