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Chinese language and literature

  • Survival Chineseby Boye Lafayette De Mente; Jiageng Fan

    Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 6.99

    A handy Mandarin Chinese phrasebook and guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Mandarin Chinese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Mandarin or traveling to China... more...

  • Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentialsby Cornelius C. Kubler; Jerling Guo Kubler

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 27.99

    Learning to read and write Chinese requires lots of practice. This unique practice guide can be used with any Chinese textbook or on its own to enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials offers a wealth of carefully-designed exercises and activities to help you develop every... more...

  • The Age of Irreverenceby Christopher Rea

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    The Age of Irreverence tells the story of why China?s entry into the modern age was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into collections they called "histories of laughter." In the first years of the Republic, novelists, essayists and illustrators alike used humorous... more...

  • A Chinese Character a Day Practice Pad Volume 1by Philip Yungkin Lee

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    With A Chinese Character A Day you can master 365 essential Chinese characters in just minutes a day! Each sheet introduces a new character in bold, easy-to-read type, with pronunciation, meanings, stroke order, and four compounds illustrating usage. Five minutes a day and you're on your way to writing Chinese like a native! For easy reference and... more...

  • Die chinesische Schriftby Thomas O. Höllmann

    C.H. Beck 2015; Not Available

    Die chinesische Schrift fasziniert durch ihre Fremdheit, ihr Alter und ihre Schönheit. Thomas Höllmann erklärt, wie sie entstanden ist, wie die Zeichen aufgebaut sind und wie man diese liest. Er erläutert, warum sich Chinesen unter Umständen besser schriftlich als mündlich verständigen können und welche Rolle chinesische Zeichen in Japan und Korea... more...

  • A Little Primer of Chinese Oracle-Bone Inscriptions with Some Exercisesby Ken Takashima

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; Not Available

    This Little Primer introduces students of classical Chinese to the earliest extant body of Chinese texts dating from about the 13th to the 10th centuries BC. These texts are known as Oracle-Bone Inscriptions and relate to any matter that was deemed sufficiently important to require consultation with the ancestors and deities of the Shang aristocracy.... more...

  • Colloquial Chinese 2by Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for those who already have some knowledge of Chinese. It is ideal for refreshing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, either in preparation for travel or work. Key features include revision material to help the consolidation of basics a range of Chinese reading  texts presented in simplified... more...

  • Colloquial Chineseby Qian Kan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Chinese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Chinese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    Colloquial Cantonese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Cantonese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills... more...

  • The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoonby Liu Zhenyun; Sylvia Li-chun Lin; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    The Cook, the Crook, and the Real Estate Tycoon , by prize-winning Chinese novelist Liu Zhenyun is a novel of Beijing that paints a microcosm of contemporary China, dealing with classes at the two extremes: the super rich and the migrant workers who make them rich through deceit and corruption. The protagonist, Liu Yuejin, is a work site cook and... more...