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  • Embracing the Lieby Charles J. Alber

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 155.00

    This volume is the first serious attempt to reconstruct Ding Ling's biography during the last few decades of her life. Most Westerners know her as a progressive woman writer who became famous during the May 4 Movement, championed its values in Yan'an and was criticized in the rectification campaigns that followed. Few know about her life afterward... more...

  • Get Talking Chineseby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 14.99

    This compact guide provides a fun and easy way to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chinese?reading, writing, speaking, and listening?as well as a look at the fantasticculture of China. Teaches readers how to identify and pronounce Chinese characters Culture pages reveal amazing facts about modern China Includes 200 characters that most books... more...

  • Colloquial Cantoneseby Dana Scott Bourgerie; Keith S T Tong; Gregory James

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cantonese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. more...

  • Using Chinese Synonymsby Grace Qiao Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    This essential reference book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms. more...

  • The Analects of Confuciusby Confucius

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Analects, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. The Chinese title literally means "discussion over [Confucius'] words."Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring... more...

  • Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammarby Claudia Ross

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 18.95

    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in... more...

  • Mulanby Shiamin Kwa; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    The legend of Mulan?the daughter who disguises herself as a man, dons her father's armor, and heads off to war in his place?remains one of the most popular Chinese folktales despite (or because of) its lack of supernatural demonstrations or interventions. This volume offers lively translations of the earliest recorded version of the legend and... more...

  • Request Strategiesby Yong-Ju Rue; Grace Zhang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This book investigates request strategies in Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and is one of the first attempts to address cross-cultural strategies employed in the speech act of requests in two non-Western languages. The data, drawn from role-plays and naturally recorded conversations, complement each other in terms of exhaustiveness and authenticity.... more...

  • Statecraft and Classical Learningby Benjamin Elman; Martin Kern

    BRILL 2009; US$ 99.00

    Devoted to the ancient Chinese Classic Rituals of Zhou, this book presents a multi-faceted picture of the life of the text from its inception some two millennia ago to its modern political and scholarly discourse across East Asia. more...

  • Crosstalk and Culture in Sino-American Communicationby Linda W. L. Young; John Gumperz

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    Linguistic examination of the cultural trappings of talk to explain Sino-American miscommunication. more...