Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks)

By Po-Ching Yip

‘Very good dependent and obviously defined’ –  Dr Kan Qian, The Open college, UK

Basic Chinese introduces the necessities of chinese language syntax. each one of the 25 devices bargains with a specific grammatical element and offers linked workouts. good points include:

  • a transparent, available format
  • many helpful language examples
  • jargon-free factors of grammar
  • ample drills and exercises
  • a complete key to exercises.

All chinese language entries are provided in either Pinyin romanization and chinese language characters, and are observed, typically, by means of English translations to facilitate self-tuition in addition to school room instructing in either spoken and written Chinese.

Basic Chinese is designed for college students new to the language. including its sister quantity, Intermediate Chinese, it varieties a compendium of the necessities of chinese language syntax.

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The Future of United States, China, and Taiwan Relations

Relatives around the Taiwan Strait have been volatile for many years sooner than may well 2008. numerous said "crises" raised the potential for battle among China and the U.S. and/or Taiwan and from time to time political disputes wracked the US-Taiwan dating. however, the Taiwan family Act (TRA) of 1979 helped continue peace via deterring coercive activities via China opposed to the island.

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The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom

By Simon Winchester

In luxurious and illuminating aspect, Simon Winchester, the bestselling writer of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"—New York instances e-book Review) and Krakatoa ("A captivating page-turner"—Time) brings to existence the extreme tale of Joseph Needham, the bright Cambridge scientist who unlocked the main heavily held secrets and techniques of China, lengthy the world's such a lot technologically complex kingdom.

No cloistered don, this tall, married Englishman was once a freethinking highbrow, who practiced nudism and used to be dedicated to a unusual model of people dancing. In 1937, whereas operating as a biochemist at Cambridge college, he immediately fell in love with a vacationing chinese language pupil, with whom he all started a lifelong affair.

He quickly turned interested by China, and his mistress speedily persuaded the ever-enthusiastic Needham to go back and forth to her domestic state, the place he launched into a sequence of notable expeditions to the farthest frontiers of this historical empire. He searched in all places for facts to strengthen his conviction that the chinese language have been liable for enormous quantities of mankind's so much usual innovations—including printing, the compass, explosives, suspension bridges, even bathroom paper—often centuries sooner than the remainder of the realm. His exciting and unsafe trips, vividly recreated by way of Winchester, took him throughout war-torn China to far-flung outposts, consolidating his deep admiration for the chinese language humans.

After the conflict, Needham was resolute to inform the area what he had chanced on, and commenced writing his majestic Science and Civilisation in China, describing the country's lengthy and brilliant background of invention and expertise. by the point he died, he had produced, basically single-handedly, seventeen large volumes, marking him because the maximum one-man encyclopedist ever.

either epic and intimate, The guy Who enjoyed China tells the sweeping tale of China via Needham's striking existence. here's an unforgettable story of what makes males, countries, and, certainly, mankind itself great—related by means of one of many world's inimitable storytellers.

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Collection of Liu Yuxi (Chinese classical literature series) (中国古典文学基本丛书:刘禹锡集)

By 卞孝萱

刘禹锡(772~842),唐代文学家、哲学家。字梦得。洛阳(今属河南)人,祖籍中山(今河北定县)。他是匈奴族后裔,七世祖刘亮随魏孝文帝迁洛阳,始改汉姓。父刘绪因避安史之乱,举族东迁,寓居嘉兴(今属浙江)。刘禹锡出生在嘉兴,19岁左右游学长安。贞元九年与柳宗元同榜登进士第,接着又登宏词科。贞元十一年登吏部取士科,授太子校书,开始踏上仕途。贞元十六年入杜佑幕掌书记,参与讨伐徐州乱军。十八年调任渭南县主簿。次年任监察御史。贞元二十一年(当年八月改元永贞)一月,德宗死,顺宗即位,任用王叔文等人推行一系列改革弊政的措施。

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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

By Kam Louie

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, China is poised to turn into an important international energy. knowing its tradition is extra very important than ever ahead of for western audiences, yet for lots of, China continues to be a mysterious and unique kingdom. This spouse explains key features of contemporary chinese language tradition with no assuming previous wisdom of China or the chinese. the quantity recognizes the interconnected nature of different cultural types, from 'high culture' reminiscent of literature, faith and philosophy to extra well known matters comparable to recreation, cinema, functionality and the net. every one bankruptcy is written through an international specialist within the box. worthwhile for college kids of chinese language reports, this booklet contains a thesaurus of keywords, a chronology and a consultant to additional examining. For the reader or visitor, it finds a dynamic, diversified and interesting tradition, many points of that are now elucidated in English for the 1st time.

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Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians: Stories of Taoist Mystics

By Thomas Cleary

This is an advent to the paranormal and mystical realm of Taoism via biographical and historic sketches of Taoist adepts over thousand years. This panoramic view of the numerous faces of Taoism and its intimate reference to chinese language tradition and society contains exciting bills of the Taoist mystery societies that conducted mystical workouts and strong consciousness-altering suggestions, together with sensory deprivation, incantation, visualization, and concentration.

This selection of sketches, compiled through Zhang Tianyu, a Taoist priest within the fourteenth century, and translated by way of well known translator Thomas Cleary, portrays a couple of hundred awesome members from the 11th century B.C.E. to the 13th century C.E. It introduces us to a wide and engaging diversity of personalities together with philosophers and students, magicians and mediums, alchemists and physicians, seers and soothsayers, and artists and poets, between many others.

Cleary’s specialist translation and informative footnotes make this assortment a full of life and obtainable learn.

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The Party Line: How The Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China

By Doug Young

The first in-depth, authoritative dialogue of the position of the clicking in China and how the chinese language executive makes use of the media to form public opinion

China's 1.3 billion inhabitants might make the rustic the world's greatest, however the overwhelming majority of chinese language proportion remarkably related perspectives on those and a wide range of different matters, because of the unified message they get from tightly managed state-run media. professional perspectives are shaped on the most sensible in enterprises just like the Xinhua information supplier and China crucial tv and allowed to trickle all the way down to local and native media, giving the looks of many voices with a unmarried message that's bolstered at each point. for this reason, the chinese language are remarkably like-minded on a variety of matters either family and foreign.

  • Takes readers past China's monetary miracle to teach how the nation's monstrous state-run media advanced not just affects public opinion yet creates it
  • Explores an array of concerns, from Tibet and Taiwan to the surroundings and US exchange family members, as visible in the course of the lens of the Xinhua information Agency
  • Tells the tale of the respectable Xinhua information supplier besides its background and reporting through the years, because the beginning for telling the story

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Volume 2

By Luo Guanzhong, Robert E. Hegel, C. H. Brewitt-Taylor

The Romance of the 3 Kingdoms is Lo Kuan-chung's retelling of the occasions attending the autumn of the Han Dynasty in 220 A.D., probably the most tumultuous and engaging classes in chinese language background. it's an epic saga of brotherhood and contention, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and dying. As very important for chinese language tradition because the Homeric epics were for the West, this fourteenth-century masterpiece remains to be enjoyed and browse all through China in addition to in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

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All the Tea in China: How to Buy, Sell, and Make Money on the Mainland

By Jeremy Haft

A pioneer stocks the secrets and techniques to making jobs and reaping gains doing enterprise with China 

Is China a danger to America’s fiscal destiny? simply the other, says overseas businessman Jeremy Haft. China is a boon for company: the potential for an entire life to create jobs, construct worth, and generate profits. the entire Tea in China demonstrates America’s overwhelming aggressive virtue over China within the international economic climate. And it highlights the numerous industry possibilities for firms of all sizes, in all sectors. China is way and away the quickest becoming marketplace for U.S. items and providers within the world. 

regardless of the good news, China continues to be essentially the most tough working environments, and it’s effortless to make expensive error. Haft demonstrates tips on how to steer clear of the pitfalls, offering an industry-by-industry advisor to purchasing from, promoting to, and competing with the Chinese. 

The booklet is usually packed with humorous tales of Haft’s hard-won classes as a China enterprise pioneer. It’s the main enticing, worthwhile ebook but in this very important subject.

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