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  • Niubi!by Eveline Chao; Chris Murphy

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 13.00

    How to talk dirty and influence people?in Chinese! You can study Chinese for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume?s foreign language slang series, Niubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases used by Chinese people of all ages in a variety of situations, including... more...

  • Get Talking Chineseby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 14.99

    Ready...set...talk! Get Talking Chinese is a concise guide that 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 fantastic culture of China. Culture pages reveal amazing facts about modern China. Get Talking Chinese also includes 200 characters... more...

  • The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetryby Tony Barnstone; Chou Ping

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations?many new and exclusive to the book?by an array of distinguished translators. Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Book of Chinese Verseby A.R. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1990; US$ 34.00

    This slim volume is a memorial to a long friendship between two men, brought together in Hong Kong by their common work and by their common love of Chinese petry, just 50 years ago.Norman Lockhart Smith was then the Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong and my late father, Sir Robert Kotewall, the only member of the Executive Council representing the Chinese... more...