Mastering Chinese

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Mastering Chinese

Author : Catherine Hua Xiang
ISBN : 9781137013705
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 72.21 MB
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Mastering Chinese is a modern, engaging, highly illustrated course in Mandarin Chinese, teaching conversational skills, good pronunciation and the beginnings of reading and writing the intriguing Chinese script. Based on the author's 10 years of experience teaching Chinese in the UK and in China, this carefully structured and well-paced course will soon give you the confidence to communicate well in Chinese in both social and business settings. - Designed for complete beginners, with a wealth of interactive practice to build your confidence. - Teaches Mandarin Chinese which is spoken by over one billion people, and is the official language of mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. - Suitable for study at home or in the classroom - learn at your own pace with this friendly, fun and fascinating introduction. - Covers a variety of everyday situations you will encounter in China, on holiday or travelling for business. - Full of cultural insights to help you understand the customs and practices of modern China. Additional material is available to accompany this book at www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/xiang This product is the book only. Mastering Chinese is also available in a complete pack with 2 CDs (ask for ISBN 978-0-230-20055-5). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 978-0-230-20054-8).
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mastering Chinese With Two Audio Cds

Author : Catherine Hua Xiang
ISBN : 0071766421
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 48.52 MB
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What you need to master Chinese--all in one box! Whether on your own or as supplement to your class, Mastering Chinese will get you where you want to be with your Chinese language skills. You will learn at your own pace in small chunks, with review practice after every fourth unit. Written in a friendly, non-intimidating style, this program introduces essential grammar and focuses on correct pronunciation using pinyin. Many exercises are enhanced by audio clips on the accompanying audio CDs; just look for the earphone icon and listen to the appropriate track. These audio bites are helpful to your understanding how Chinese is pronounced. You will also get exposure to Chinese script with the pinyin in parallel throughout--so that you will increasingly become familiar with the script. With its authoritative yet accessible guidance, Mastering Chinese is your essential tool to enhancing your skills and building your confidence in conversing in the language. Inside you'll find: Essential Chinese vocabulary for everyday conversations An introduction to writing Chinese script--the basic strokes Extensive sidebars on Chinese culture
Category: Foreign Language Study

Mandarin Chinese For Beginners

Author : Yi Ren
ISBN : 9781462914760
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This user-friendly guide to the basics helps you learn how to speak Chinese quickly and easily by drawing parallels with something you already know—English. Chinese is a fascinating language that can seem impossibly difficult to learn at first, but is relatively easy if you focus on the spoken aspect. This revised edition contains new dialogues, cultural notes, IT and social media vocabulary, and new manga illustrations. This book is designed for everyone who wants to learn to speak and understand colloquial Chinese—whether it is for business, pleasure, or travel to China. A lighthearted guide that brings Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion, Mandarin Chinese for Beginners makes language learning fun. Real-life dialogues and situations help you to converse with confidence Sentence pattern exercises and drills help to reinforce what you are learning Native-speaker audio recordings enable you to pronounce Chinese vocabulary accurately Interesting notes, idioms, sayings and poems introduce you to Chinese culture Mandarin Chinese for Beginners contains lots of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience in teaching the language to foreigners. Answer keys for the exercises are provided, and an "Extend Your Vocabulary" section in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Mastering The Art Of Chinese Cooking

Author : Eileen Yin-Fei Lo
ISBN : 9780811878708
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 46.85 MB
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This new masterwork of Chinese cuisine showcases acclaimed chef Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's decades of culinary virtuosity. A series of lessons build skill, knowledge, and confidence as Lo guides the home cook step by step through the techniques, ingredients, and equipment that define Chinese cuisine. With more than 100 classic recipes and technique illustrations throughout, Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking makes the glories of this ancient cuisine utterly accessible. Stunning color photography reveals the treasures of old and new China, from the zigzagging alleys of historical Guangzhou to the bustle of city centers and faraway Chinatowns, as well as wonderful ingredients and gorgeous finished dishes. Step-by-step brush drawings illustrate Chinese cooking techniques. This lavish volume takes its place as the Chinese cookbook of choice in the cook's library.
Category: Cooking

Writing Chinese Characters Mastering The 2436 Chinese Characters For The Six Levels Of The Chinese Language Proficiency Exam Hsk In Reading And Writing

Author : Muhammad Wolfgang G. A. Schmidt
ISBN : 9783959353403
Genre : Education
File Size : 85.30 MB
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Mastering Chinese characters in reading and writing is the key to mastering vocabulary and all the practical language skills involved in Chinese language study. This book introduces the reader to the 2436 Chinese characters for the six levels of the official Chinese Language Proficiency Exam (HSK) by offering information on their pronunciation in Hanyu Pinyin, their basic English meaning definitions, their stroke order and other relevant information. Exercise sheets are included for each character entry with gray shaded lines that allow to draw along the character lines with a thin pencil in the correct stroke order. For HSK exam preparation, the book may be used to concentrate on Chinese characters not yet known while disregarding those already known. Other students who are not preparing for the exam may benefit from this dictionary and book of exercises as well.
Category: Education

Teaching Chinese As An International Language

Author : Yeng-Seng Goh
ISBN : 9781107052192
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A lively and accessible account which explores the teaching of Chinese as an international language from a Singapore perspective.
Category: Foreign Language Study

James Legge And The Chinese Classics

Author : Marilyn Laura Bowman
ISBN : 9781460288832
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Legge (1815-1897), was a great Scots scholar and missionary famed as a translator of the Chinese Classics when struggles between Britain and China included two wars. It was an era of sailing ships, pirates, opium wars, the swashbuckling East India Company, cannibals eating missionaries, and the opening of Qing China to trade and ideas. Legge was vilified by fundamentalist missionaries who disagreed with his favourable views about Chinese culture and beliefs. He risked beheading twice while helping Chinese individuals being terrorized during the Taiping Rebellion. He became so ill from Hong Kong fevers when only 29 that he was forced to return to the UK to save his life. Recovering, he and his three talented Chinese students attracted such interest that they were invited to a private meeting with Queen Victoria. Legge thrived despite serious illnesses, lost five of his 11 children and both wives to premature deaths, survived cholera epidemics, typhoons, and massive fires. He was poisoned twice in a famous scandal, helped save a sailing ship from fire on the high seas, took in a bohemian Qing scholar on the run, foiled a bank-bombing plot, and earned enmity in the colony for providing court testimony about translation that favoured accused Chinese men rather than the colonial authorities. Legge's resilient responses and incredible productivity reflected the passion he had developed at the age of 23 for understanding the culture of China. He retired to become a Fellow of Corpus Christi College and the first Professor of Chinese....
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Research Among Learners Of Chinese As A Foreign Language

Author : Michael Erwin Everson
ISBN : 9780980045949
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Cutting-edge in its approach and international in its authorship, this fourth monograph in a series sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association features eight research studies that explore a variety of themes, topics, and perspectives important to a variety of stakeholders in the Chinese language learning community. Employing a wide range of research methodologies, the volume provides data from actual Chinese language learners and will be of value to both theoreticians and practitioners alike. [in English & Chinese]
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Oxford Handbook Of Chinese Linguistics

Author : William S-Y Wang
ISBN : 9780190266844
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 24.3 MB
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The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics offers a broad and comprehensive coverage of the entire field from a multi-disciplinary perspective. All chapters are contributed by leading scholars in their respective areas. This Handbook contains eight sections: history, languages and dialects, language contact, morphology, syntax, phonetics and phonology, socio-cultural aspects and neuro-psychological aspects. It provides not only a diachronic view of how languages evolve, but also a synchronic view of how languages in contact enrich each other by borrowing new words, calquing loan translation and even developing new syntactic structures. It also accompanies traditional linguistic studies of grammar and phonology with empirical evidence from psychology and neurocognitive sciences. In addition to research on the Chinese language and its major dialect groups, this handbook covers studies on sign languages and non-Chinese languages, such as the Austronesian languages spoken in Taiwan.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Chinese Language

Author : John DeFrancis
ISBN : 0824810686
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 66.78 MB
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"DeFrancis's book is first rate. It entertains. It teaches. It demystifies. It counteracts popular ignorance as well as sophisticated (cocktail party) ignorance. Who could ask for anything more? There is no other book like it. ... It is one of a kind, a first, and I would not only buy it but I would recommend it to friends and colleagues, many of whom are visiting China now and are adding 'two-week-expert' ignorance to the two kinds that existed before. This is a book for everyone." --Joshua A. Fishman, research professor of social sciences, Yeshiva University, New York "Professor De Francis has produced a work of great effectiveness that should appeal to a wide-ranging audience. It is at once instructive and entertaining. While being delighted by the flair of his novel approach, the reader will also be led to ponder on some of the most fundamental problems concerning the relations between written languages and spoken languages. Specifically, he will be served a variety of information on the languages of East Asia, not as dry pedantic facts, but as appealing tidbits that whet the intellectual appetite. The expert will find much to reflect on in this book, for Professor DeFrancis takes nothing for granted." --William S.Y. Wang, professor of linguistics, University of California at Berkeley
Category: Foreign Language Study

Chinese Recorder

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105011984726
Genre : China
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Category: China

Chi Kung

Author : Yves Réquéna
ISBN : 0892816392
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Comprehensive overview of Chi Kung's theoretical background and more than fifty exercises for anyone, regardless of age of physical condition.
Category: Health & Fitness

250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 2

Author : Philip Yungkin Lee
ISBN : 9781462911936
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 55.8 MB
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This is an invaluable study guide for learning Chinese characters. More than a simple update, 250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 2 offers 250 more characters in the extremely useful learning format that learners and teachers alike continue to praise. Following in the footsteps of Volume 1, it includes everything that today's learners and teachers want: tips for Chinese language mastery throughout; special exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indexes. Master each character's radical, stroke count and meaning. Grow in proficiency by learning compound words. Example sentences show how to use them in context. Review activities reinforce your leaning progress. Helpful writing guides and practice grids for every character. After studying this book together with its companion, 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Volume 1, you'll have learned 500 of the most important characters in Chinese, and thousands of words in which they appear. Whether you're new to Chinese or coming back for review, each of these 250 characters offers you ways to learn Chinese and improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese.
Category: Foreign Language Study

250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1

Author : Philip Yungkin Lee
ISBN : 9781462911929
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 23.15 MB
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This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Chinese characters. 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 the Chinese language and a great way to learn Chinese characters. Master each character's radical, stroke count and meaning. Grow in proficiency by learning compound words. Example sentences show how to use them in context. Review activities reinforce your leaning progress. Helpful writing guides and practice grids for every character. After studying this book together with its companion, 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Volume 2, you'll have learned 500 of the most important characters in Chinese, and thousands of words in which they appear. Whether you're new to Chinese or coming back for review, each of these 250 characters offers you ways to improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Tea And Chinese Culture

Author : Ling Wang
ISBN : 1592650252
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 88.5 MB
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Full-color introduction to all facets of tea culture in China, from early history to date.
Category: Cooking

China

Author : Walter Henry Medhurst
ISBN : MINN:319510023971520
Genre : China
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Category: China