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.
ABC Dictionary of Sino-Japanese Readings
Hardcover ISBN: 0824823311
The significance of Japanese-language scholarship on China cannot be overstated. Yet much of it is largely untapped by China scholars in both the West and China, in part because they are unfamiliar with the Japanese pronunciation of Chinese characters. Even those who know Japanese are frequently frustrated when seeking an obscure reading of a personal or place name. The purpose of this volume is to enable Sinologists and others involved in Chinese studies to access entries in Japanese reference works dealing with China without going through the time-consuming process of looking up characters by radical and stroke. For users of this dictionary, it is a simple matter to find a character by looking it up by its alphabetical pinyin pronunciation. Having located it, the user can go directly to the item in Japanese reference works. The Dictionary includes more than 13,072 entries not only in Chinese characters and their Sino-Japanese (ondoku/onyomi) readings, but also the Japanese (kundoku/kunyomi) readings. The romanized Japanese readings will assist in correctly transcribing Japanese names, such as the names of Japanese publishers and authors, and the technical terms employed by Japanese in their writings on China. These features will also give those familiar with pinyin greater access to material on Japanese history and culture. The ABC Dictionary of Sino-Japanese Readings will be a boon to Sinologists and others interested in the study of China.
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 (booknews.com)
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
The Architecture of Periphery in Chinese:
Cartography and Minimalism
Hardcover ISBN: 1138068187
Barron's AP Chinese Language and Culture
Paperback ISBN: 1438073887
Comprehensive review for all parts of the AP Chinese Language and Culture test includes 2 full-length practice exams with questions answered and explained, and an MP3 CD, which presents spoken material covering the exam's Listening and Speaking sections.
A Grammar and Workbook
Hardcover ISBN: 0415815584
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 Mandarin Chinese
Reading & Writing
Paperback ISBN: 0804847266
This is a complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and effectively! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. No matter whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons—the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully. Key features of this Chinese textbook and discs include: - Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words - Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly - Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both - Features a variety of fonts and styles—typeset and handwritten—preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone The free disc included with this book includes over 6 hours of audio recordings by various native speakers, including recordings of all the reading selections, new characters, and vocabulary. This textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Basic Mandarin Chinese—Reading & Writing Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly.
Basic Mandarin Chinese
Reading & Writing: Practice Book: A Workbook for Beginning Learners of Written Chinese
Paperback ISBN: 0804847274
This comprehensive Chinese character workbook can be used with any textbook or on its own to dramatically enhance your Mandarin reading and writing skills! No matter what textbook you're using to learn Chinese, it requires a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective activities and drills—plus an hour of native speaker audio recordings—to help you learn the 288 basic Chinese characters quickly and effectively. This book follows the Basic Mandarin Chinese—Reading & Writing textbook but works equally well with other coursebooks or on its own. The free disc contains audio recordings as well as printable PDF files providing hundreds of pages of extra exercises and activities and a set of 288 printable flash cards to help you learn the basic characters. Basic Mandarin Chinese—Reading and Writing Practice Book includes a wealth of carefully-designed activities designed to improve every aspect of your reading and writing skills, including: - Character writing practice sheets - Dictation, fill-in-the-blank, and dialog completion exercises - Answering questions, reading maps, converting written style to spoken style - Identifying radicals and phonetics, punctuating sentences - Writing tasks based on real-life schedules, photographs and name cards - Translation exercises The accompanying disc contains: - Audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers - Hundreds of printable practice pages - A printable set of 288 Chinese flashcards About the Basic Mandarin Chinese series: Respected Chinese language educator Dr. Cornelius Kubler has taught Mandarin Chinese to diplomats, business people and students for several decades—using an effective learning system with two separate but integrated "tracks" to help you learn the spoken and written forms of the language more efficiently and more successfully. The materials in this series have been acclaimed as a breakthrough in Mandarin Chinese language learning.