15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin    Paperback      ISBN: 1465415785
Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese with 15-minute-a-day lessons. 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut case.
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese: Learn in Just 12 Weeks
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Learn in Just 12 Weeks
Paperback      ISBN: 146546297x
Learn Mandarin Chinese in just 15 minutes a day with this revolutionary language learning system, now with an accompanying free app that is available in the App Store and Google Play. Practicing your language skills is quick, easy, and fun with 15-Minute Mandarin. There's no homework. Instead, use the visual guide and the free app to test yourself as you learn. Perfect your pronunciation by listening to native speakers, and learn from real-life examples that cover every holiday and business situation. Each full-color course book has themed chapters and common everyday scenarios, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Whether you're just starting to learn Mandarin Chinese or you want to brush up, there's no easier way to learn.
250 Essential Chinese Characters
250 Essential Chinese Characters
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804840350
250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a second edition, completely revised and with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial learning tool for anyone interested in Chinese.
ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary
ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0824834852
Designed with students in mind, this excellent dictionary offers nearly 30,000 entries from English into Chinese, and nearly 38,000 from Chinese into English, with original tone and tonal changes indicated for all Pinyin transcriptions, giving extra emphasis to aid the English speaker. Pinyin entries are presented in strict alphabetic order and both halves of the dictionary include extensive appendices concerning language, numbers, and basic geographic information of Chinese- and English-speaking lands. The volume is printed on onion-skin paper in a sturdy, flexible binding. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories: Reflections on Humanity
Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories
Reflections on Humanity
Paperback      ISBN: 0295983655
This reader for advanced students of Chinese presents ten post-1990 short stories by prominent writers such as Su Tong and Yu Hua, whose novels Raise the Red Lantern and To Live served as the basis for internationally acclaimed films. With its captivating content dealing with current social issues, it fills a gap in the literature for advanced language students who are eager to read extensively in "real" literature. Vocabulary lists free the student from the chore of constantly consulting a dictionary while reading, grammar and usage examples highlight new patterns, and questions for discussion explore the literary content. This all-fiction collection of contemporary works can be used as a text in language or literature courses or can be read independently. Ying Wang, assistant professor of Chinese at Mount Holyoke College, is a coeditor of Literature and Society: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese. Carrie E. Reed, associate professor of Chinese at Middlebury College, is a coauthor of Xiàoyuén Hànyu / Speaking Chinese on Campus: A Textbook for Intermediate Chinese Courses. "The stories, all published after 1990, reflect the zeitgeist of contemporary China." -- Shuhui Yang, Bates College "A varied and engaging selection of short fiction. The stories exhibit an interesting range of literary and rhetorical styles, of subject matter, and of authorial sensibilities." -- John Christopher Hamm, University of Washington "In my 300-level Chinese language course, Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film, I used the book, Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories. It's almost the only book I found pertinent to my purpose - annotated, authentic literary pieces with vocabulary lists, grammar notes, discussion questions, and brief introduction of the authors and styles." - Hong Zeng, Assistant Professor of Chinese, Carleton College
Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese
Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese
Paperback      ISBN: 0691000697
This textbook presents a selection of thirteen expository essays written from the 1920s through the 1980s by influential Chinese intellectuals on controversial issues of their times, including the emancipation of women, the reforms of the Chinese language, the implementation of modernization, and freedom and patriotism. To provoke classroom discussion, each topic is treated by essayists with opposing views. Prepared for American students who have already completed two years of Chinese and who are interested in reading original documents, the book juxtaposes traditional and simplified characters for the text and vocabulary so that students can be exposed to both versions of Chinese characters. Each of the thirteen texts is followed by a detailed glossary, annotated in English, with suggested topics for class discussion. An index at the end of the book allows students easy access to the vocabulary items. Audio and video materials are available for use with this text. For further information, contact the Chinese Linguistics Project, 231 Palmer Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 08544. (609-258-4269).

Analysis of Chinese Characters
Analysis of Chinese Characters
Paperback      ISBN: 0486230457
Far and away the most useful analysis of characters for both beginning and intermediate students. 1,000 most important characters are analyzed according to primitives, phonetics, and historical development. Traditional method offers mnemonic aid to students of Chinese and Japanese languages.
Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese: Cartography and Minimalism
Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese
Cartography and Minimalism
Hardcover      ISBN: 1138068187
Architecture of The Periphery in Chinese offers a comprehensive survey on the fine structure of the sentence peripheral domain in Mandarin Chinese from a cartographic perspective. Different functional projections hosting Sentence-Final Particles, implicit operators and other informational components are hierarchically ordered according to the "Subjectivity Scale Constraint" functioning at syntax-discourse interface. Three questions will be essentially addressed: What is the order? How to determine such an order? Why such an order? This research not only gives a thorough examination of the peripheral elements in Chinese but also improves the general understanding of the ordering issue in the left-periphery crosslinguistically. This book is aimed at scholars interested in Chinese syntax or generative syntax.
Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook
Basic Cantonese
A Grammar and Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0415815592
Basic Cantonese introduces the essentials of Cantonese grammar in a straightforward and systematic way. Each of the 28 units deals with a grammatical topic and provides associated exercises, designed to put grammar into a communicative context. Special attention is paid to topics which differ from English and European language structures. This new edition features: • clear, accessible format • lively examples to illustrate each grammar point • informative keys to all exercises • glossary of grammatical terms Basic Cantonese is ideal for students new to the language. Together with its sister volume, Intermediate Cantonese, it forms a structured course of the essentials of Cantonese grammar.
Basic Chinese Vocabulary: A Handy Reference of Everyday Words Arranged by Topics
Basic Chinese Vocabulary
A Handy Reference of Everyday Words Arranged by Topics
Paperback      ISBN: 0844285277
This handy, topic-based dictionary covers a broad range of vocabulary in romanized Mandarin Chinese (pinyin) and English that beginning students need to know.