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  • Chinese for Beginnersby Yi Ren; Xiayuan Liang

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    This is an excellent, user���friendly textbook for learning Chinese. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin... more...

  • The Essential Analectsby Confucius; Edward Slingerland

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 9.95

    The Essential Analects offers a representative selection from Edward Slingerland's acclaimed translation of the full work, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a glossary of terms... more...

  • Japanese Death Poemsby Yoel Hoffmann

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 16.99

    Although the consciousness of death is, in most cultures, very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei , or the "death poem." Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life. Hundreds of Japanese death poems,... more...

  • Six Records of a Life Adriftby Shen Fu; Graham Sanders

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.50

    "Shen Fu's Six Records of a Life Adrift is the most intimate document at our disposal of private life in late imperial China. Graham Sanders now provides us with a new translation for the 21st century, which is not only well researched but also highly readable.". —Wilt Idema, Harvard University. "This delightful nineteenth-century... more...

  • The Analectsby Confucius; D. C. Lau

    Penguin Books Ltd 1979; US$ 12.68

    The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Upholding the ideals of wisdom, self-knowledge, courage and love of one's fellow man, he argued that the pursuit of virtue should be every individual's supreme goal. And, while following the Way, or the... more...

  • Mengziby Mengzi; Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi ( Mencius ) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi--one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism--this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic... more...

  • The Four Booksby Daniel K. Gardner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 11.50

    In this engaging volume, Daniel Gardner explains the way in which the Four Books-- Great Learning , Analects , Mencius , and Maintaining Perfect Balance --have been read and understood by the Chinese since the twelfth century. Selected passages in translation are accompanied by Gardner's comments, which incorporate selections from the commentary... more...

  • Koreanby Suk-Jin Chang

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 165.00

    Spoken by nearly 70 million people not only within the Korean Peninsula but also in five continents, Korean is one of a dozen major languages of the world. Yet outside Korea it is not as much studied as it should be, nor has it acquired commensurate international recognition. With its difficult sound system, rich word formation patterns, and complex... more...

  • The Great Gatenbyby John Marsden

    Pan Macmillan Australia 1991; US$ 9.99

    "Australia's king of young adult fiction" The Australian "A very funny, very Australian book" West Australian Maybe deep down every kid knows his parents want him to be the Pride of the School, the Captain of Cricket and Tennis and Rowing and Darts and Knitting and anything else that's going down. They don't want to know about the fact... more...

  • Aunt Hilda Bock and the Red Snapper Innby Mary Tucker; Leanne Fleming

    Hachette Australia 2012; US$ 9.99

    Kelly-Jane's life is turned upside down when her Aunt Hilda Bock arrives – she even has to share a room with her crazy aunt. But when she is given a special amulet to hang round her neck, Kelly-Jane begins to wonder if her aunt has magical powers. more...