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Chinese language and literature

  • The Typology of Motion Eventsby

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This comprehensive study concentrates particularly on the use of a closed set of motion verbs in five of the major dialects, including Mandarin, W, Hakka, M?n and Cantonese. The author shows that these dialects form a continuum with some exhibiting more characteristics of a verb-framed language than the others. The phenomenon reflects the various... more...

  • Eyewitness Travel Guides: Mandarin Chinese Visual Phrase Bookby

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 12.95

    Planning a trip to China? The Eyewitness Travel Guides: Mandarin Chinese Visual Phrase Book can help you start learning Mandarin today. Whether you're learning for business or pleasure, learn how to speak Madarin with essential words and phrases for hundreds of illustrated everyday objects. Find key phrases fast: galleries of words and pictures... more...

  • Chinese Phrases For Dummiesby Wendy Abraham

    Wiley 2005; US$ 9.99

    Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time,... more...

  • Chinese For Dummiesby Wendy Abraham

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99

    The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life... more...

  • Sprachführer Chinesisch für Dummies Das Pocketbuchby Wendy Abraham; Katrin Buchta

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95

    "Sprachführer Chinesisch für Dummies" bietet einen schnellen Überblick über die wichtigsten Wörter und Redewendungen für den Alltag. Jedes Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit einer Alltagssituation: So haben Sie schnell die passenden Sätze parat, wenn Sie beispielsweise im Restaurant bestellen, nach einer Wegbeschreibung... 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...

  • Beyond Sinologyby Andrea Bachner

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    New communication and information technologies remain challenging for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture,... more...

  • Complete Cantoneseby Hugh Baker

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 47.98

    The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Cantonese. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444101744) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101737). more...

  • The Nightingale in the Garden of Loveby Paul Ballanfat; Angela Culme-Seymour

    Anqa Publishing 2005; US$ 17.99

    A detailed overview of the life and teachings of one of the great Ottoman Sufi masters, Mehmed Muhyiddin Uftade, is accompanied by an English translation of a collection of his religious poetry in this tribute to the Turkish and Persian spiritual traditions. Uftade?s prominent role in the founding of the Jelvetiyye, one of the main dervish orders,... more...

  • The Structure of Toneby Zhiming Bao

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 144.99

    This book argues a fresh theory about the structure of tone. Bao investigates a wide range of tone sandhi data from various Chinese dialects and other Asian tone languages, providing empirical support for his proposal that tone is a formal entity which consists of register and contour. Bao establishes a clear typological distinction between register... more...