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  • Making Out in Indonesianby Peter Constantine; Soe Tjen Marching

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    Making Out in Indonesian is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to Indonesian as it's really spoken. It has been updated and expanded to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Indonesian for use in everyday informal interactions-giving access to the sort of catchy expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials.... more...

  • Making Out in Tagalogby Renato Perdon

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    Learn to speak the colloquial language the Filipinos really use with Making Out in Tagalog . This phrase book is an excellent guide to the modern Tagalog spoken in everyday interactions - giving access to lots of colorful, colloquial expressions not covered in other phrase books. Making Out in Tagalog features a pronunciation guide and notes... more...

  • The Square Persimmon & Other Storiesby Takashi Atoda; Millicent M. Horton

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95

    The Square Persimmon and Other Stories is an introduction to one of Japan 's most popular and versatile writers of fiction . In these eleven stories, Takashi Atoda examines universal themes-first love, lost love, change, fate-through unmistakably Japanese eyes. The dreamlike quality of some stories invites the reader to draw his own conclusions... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Yuzuru Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 14.95

    Sparrows Playing hide-and-seek Among the tea blossoms. ?Kobayashi Issa Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as... more...

  • Three-Cornered Worldby Soseki Natsume; Alan Turney

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    In The Three-Cornered World , an artist leaves city life to wander in the mountains on a quest to stimulate his artistic endeavors. When he finds himself staying at an almost deserted inn, he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and strange daughter of the innkeeper, who is rumored to have abandoned her husband and fallen in love with a priest at... more...

  • Seven Japanese Talesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sister s explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty. A young man is erotically imprisoned by the memory of his mother. A tattoo artist transforms the body... more...

  • The Noh Plays of Japanby Arthur Waley

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    First published in 1921, The Noh Plays of Japan has been justly famous for more than three-quarters of a century and established the Noh play for the Western reader as beautiful literature. It contains translations of nineteen plays and summaries of sixteen more. more...

  • Basic Indonesianby Stuart Robson; Yacinta Kuriniasih

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 22.95

    This is a user–friendly and comprehensive beginning Indonesian textbook. Divided into 28 graded lessons, Basic Indonesian provides fill-in-the-blank exercises, quizzes, word puzzles and question-and-answer practices to reinforce the learning. Extensive cultural notes are provided along with detailed tips on etiquette and appropriate cultural... more...

  • Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japaneseby Andrea SIMON-MAEDA

    Channel View Publications 2011; US$ 25.00

    This autoethnographic account of the author's Japanese as a second language learning trajectory is an important and unique addition to diary studies in SLA and applied linguistics qualitative research circles. In-depth ethnographic details and introspective commentary are skilfully interwoven throughout Simon-Maeda's narrative of her experiences... more...

  • Welcome to Indonesianby Stuart Robson

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 12.95

    Get ready for a whole new approach to language history! This concise and brilliant book offers demystifying overviews of one of Asia's most popular languages. In a novel approach to language theory, this book shows the inner mechanics of Asian languages. This guide will give you insight into Indonesian unavailable anywhere else! Through this innovative... more...