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Chinese in Steps

Chinese in Steps

  • Author: George X. Zhang,Linda M. Li,Lik Suen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781907838118
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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步步高中文

步步高中文

  • Author: George X. Zhang,Linda M. Li
  • Publisher: Cypress Book Co UK Ltd
  • ISBN: 184570004X
  • Category: Chinese language
  • Page: 171
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The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China

The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China

  • Author: Susan L. Shirk
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520077075
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 399
  • View: 4591
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In the past decade, China was able to carry out economic reform without political reform, while the Soviet Union attempted the opposite strategy. How did China succeed at economic market reform without changing communist rule? Susan Shirk shows that Chinese communist political institutions are more flexible and less centralized than their Soviet counterparts were. Shirk pioneers a rational choice institutional approach to analyze policy-making in a non-democratic authoritarian country and to explain the history of Chinese market reforms from 1979 to the present. Drawing on extensive interviews with high-level Chinese officials, she pieces together detailed histories of economic reform policy decisions and shows how the political logic of Chinese communist institutions shaped those decisions. Combining theoretical ambition with the flavor of on-the-ground policy-making in Beijing, this book is a major contribution to the study of reform in China and other communist countries.

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Claudia Ross,Jing-heng Sheng Ma
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317805437
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 404
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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: Communication strategies Making comparisons Giving and seeking information Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage. Main features of the grammar include: Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin) Clear explanations and accessible descriptions Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.

Chinese Gcse

Chinese Gcse

  • Author: Xiaoqi Li
  • Publisher: Sinolingua London Limited
  • ISBN: 9781907838002
  • Category:
  • Page: 200
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Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials

Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials

Read and Write Mandarin Chinese As the Chinese Do (Downloadable Audio and Material Included)

  • Author: Cornelius C. Kubler,Jerling Guo Kubler
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462917747
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 208
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Learning to read and write Chinese requires lots of practice. This unique practice guide can be used with any Chinese textbook or on its own to enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials offers a wealth of carefully-designed exercises and activities to help you develop every aspect of your reading and writing ability. This workbook has been designed so it can be used either in a class with an instructor or by independent learners working on their own. Both simplified and traditional characters are taught and practiced in the same volume. This means students can learn either or both kinds of characters without having to purchase another book, and instructors have the flexibility to teach a combined class where some students read and write one type of characters and other students the other type. This workbook provides character practice sheets for the 336 characters introduced in Intermediate Written Chinese, with complete information on stroke order and direction for both the simplified and traditional forms of the characters. Reading and writing exercises are included, such as those involving dictation and the answering of questions based on the content of each lesson. English-Chinese translation exercises are provided for each unit. The Downloadable content provides: Native-speaker audio recordings for dictation practice. Printable flash cards for all the new characters and words, with Chinese characters on one side and Pinyin and English on the other. Printable pdf files with additional exercises and activities. Together with this book, you can use Intermediate Spoken Chinese if you want to learn fluent spoken Mandarin. About the Series: Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a learning system that uses separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. The materials in the Basic Chinese series allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

China's Offensive in Europe

China's Offensive in Europe

  • Author: Philippe Le Corre,Alain Sepulchre
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 081572800X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 200
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A portrait of China’s new economic passion toward Europe. For years China’s international investment interests focused on a search for natural resources in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Recently China’s focus has shifted to Europe as well as the United States, and to new fields as diverse as real estate, energy, hospitality, transportation, and heavy industry. Chinese foreign investment is expected to grow throughout Europe in the years to come. For instance, the financial crisis centered in Greece and the fall of the euro have helped China and some of its corporations create a new partnership within the European Union, working to expand the country’s power through finance and infrastructure. China’s Offensive in Europe studies the trends, sectors, and target countries of Chinese investments in Europe. It looks at cases of outbound investment trajectories and journeys by some key Chinese private and state-owned companies. It also takes a look at European perceptions of China, a country with a very different history and very different traditions from the Western world. Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre examine how China’s presence in Europe can serve as a benchmark to other developed economies—especially the United States, which is also seeing a rise in Chinese investments.

The Food and Cooking of Sichuan and West China

The Food and Cooking of Sichuan and West China

75 Regional Recipes from Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei, Yunnan, Guizhou and Shaanxi, in Over 370 Photographs

  • Author: Terry Tan
  • Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781903141816
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 160
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Brimming with inspirational photographs, cook's tips and variations, this is the essential volume for all lovers of spicy and aromatic food.

The Sayings of Confucius

The Sayings of Confucius

A New Translation of the Greater Part of the Confucian Analects

  • Author: Confucius
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy, Chinese
  • Page: 132
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Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters

Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters

  • Author: Collins Dictionaries
  • Publisher: Collins
  • ISBN: 9780008196042
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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Learn how to write 250 of the commonest Chinese characters, with stroke by stroke guidance on every page. With thousands of characters to learn, beginning to read and write Chinese is a daunting task. Aimed at learners, this book takes you through 250 of the commonest characters in a clear and accessible way. The meaning of every character is explained along with information about its radical, the compound words it can form, its history, and more. There is a practice grid on every page, showing how the character is written, with space for you to practise writing the character for yourself. It is generally agreed that learners of Chinese need a working knowledge of about 100 characters in order to make themselves at all understood and to travel in China, so Easy Learning Chinese Characters is a great place to start.

Crazy for Kanji

Crazy for Kanji

A Student's Guide to the Wonderful World of Japanese Characters

  • Author: Eve Kushner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781933330204
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 211
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Memorizing kanji—Japanese written characters—and their thousands of shapes, sounds, and meanings—would drive anyone crazy. And here's something crazier: a whole book about kanji—where they come from, why they look like they do, how to tell husband from prisoner, where to find kanji in Wales, and how to learn kanji faster. Scattered throughout are nearly one hundred large-type “exhibits” of kanji madness, including puzzles and even kanji sudoku. Crazy for Kanji is visually striking and loads of fun for students and language lovers. Eve Kushner, based in Berkeley, California, is a student of Japanese and an incurable kanji-holic.

拼盤與盤飾

拼盤與盤飾

  • Author: 黃淑惠,Shuhui Huang
  • Publisher: Wei-Chuan Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780941676014
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Page: 151
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Gain an intriguing understanding of Chinese cuisine in this comprehensive book that includes recipes used in Wei-Chuan's cooking classes.

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters

(HSK Levels 1 -3) A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters

  • Author: Alison Matthews,Laurence Matthews
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 146290128X
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5870
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This user–friendly book is aimed at helping students of Mandarin Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters. At last—there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks. Although Learning Chinese Characters is primarily a book for serious learners of Mandarin Chinese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Chinese characters, without any prior knowledge of Chinese. It can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. All characters are simplified (as in mainland China) but traditional characters are also given, when available. Key features: Specially designed pictures and stories are used in a structured way to make the learning process more enjoyable and effective, reducing the need for rote learning to the absolute minimum. The emphasis throughout is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. Tips are also included on learning techniques and how to avoid common problems. Characters are introduced in a logical sequence, which also gives priority to learning the most common characters first. Modern simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key information is given for each character, including radical, stroke–count, traditional form, compounds, and guidance on writing the character. This is a practical guide with a clear, concise and appealing layout, and it is well–indexed with easy look–up methods. The 800 Chinese characters and 1,033 compounds specified for the original HSK Level A proficiency test are covered.

China

China

A New History, Second Enlarged Edition

  • Author: John King Fairbank,Merle Goldman
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674036654
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 560
  • View: 1591
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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

Go Nation

Go Nation

Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China

  • Author: Marc L. Moskowitz
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520956931
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 3052
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Go (Weiqi in Chinese) is one of the most popular games in East Asia, with a steadily increasing fan base around the world. Like chess, Go is a logic game but it is much older, with written records mentioning the game that date back to the 4th century BC. As Chinese politics have changed over the last two millennia, so too has the imagery of the game. In Imperial times it was seen as a tool to seek religious enlightenment and was one of the four noble arts that were a requisite to becoming a cultured gentleman. During the Cultural Revolution it was a stigmatized emblem of the lasting effects of feudalism. Today, it marks the reemergence of cultured gentlemen as an idealized model of manhood. Marc L. Moskowitz explores the fascinating history of the game, as well as providing a vivid snapshot of Chinese Go players today. Go Nation uses this game to come to a better understanding of Chinese masculinity, nationalism, and class, as the PRC reconfigures its history and traditions to meet the future.

The Ancient Art of Tea

The Ancient Art of Tea

Wisdom From the Old Chinese Tea Masters

  • Author: Warren Peltier
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780804841535
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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The Ancient Art of Tea is a delightful look at the philosophy, history, and culture of tea in China. The health benefits of tea, from green teas to white, oolong and black teas, are well known in our world today. How to create the perfect, healthy cup of tea is a process few people genuinely understand, making The Ancient Art of Tea a needed guide for tea lovers. Making a perfect cup of tea is a dynamic process that requires the right environment, clear spring water, a suitable fire to boil water, skill in steeping tea, and deep understanding of tea connoisseurship. From a variety of ancient tea books comes a broader perspective and deeper insight into the topics that surround the tea drinking experience. The ancient Chinese held tea and the various types of tea in high regard for its medicinal and rejuvenating properties. They prized the teas that grew high in the mountains, in crags and crevices in the rocks. They believed that tea was best brewed with pure, clean, mountain spring water, and that fire should be from clean and natural sources since properly heated water would define the subtle tastes of the tea. Using the proper utensils enhanced the taste and experience of tea drinking. And they believed that where you had your tea, along with the people with whom you shared the experience, all determine the value of the tea. The Ancient Art of Tea contains vital information to assist tea drinkers in their quest for yet another pot of delicious tea. This book teaches the two fundamental secrets to tea as practiced in ancient China—technique and taste. These exemplify some of the basic concepts of the philosophy of tea, which greatly enhances tea enjoyment. Not only an exhaustive source of tea knowledge, The Ancient Art of Tea is also a significant volume in the study of Chinese tea and is sure to become a classic in itself.

Remembering Simplified Hanzi

Remembering Simplified Hanzi

How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters

  • Author: James W. Heisig,Timothy W. Richardson
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824836559
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 329
  • View: 321
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Edible Insects

Edible Insects

Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security

  • Author: Arnold van Huis,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
  • ISBN: 9789251075951
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 187
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Edible insects have always been a part of human diets, but in some societies there remains a degree of disdain and disgust for their consumption. Insects offer a significant opportunity to merge traditional knowledge and modern science to improve human food security worldwide. This publication describes the contribution of insects to food security and examines future prospects for raising insects at a commercial scale to improve food and feed production, diversify diets, and support livelihoods in both developing and developed countries. Edible insects are a promising alternative to the conventional production of meat, either for direct human consumption or for indirect use as feedstock. This publication will boost awareness of the many valuable roles that insects play in sustaining nature and human life, and it will stimulate debate on the expansion of the use of insects as food and feed.

Happy Dreams

Happy Dreams

  • Author: Jia Pingwa
  • Publisher: AmazonCrossing
  • ISBN: 9781611097429
  • Category: China
  • Page: 492
  • View: 2046
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From one of China's foremost authors, Jia Pingwa's Happy Dreams is a powerful depiction of life in industrializing contemporary China, in all its humor and pathos, as seen through the eyes of Happy Liu, a charming and clever rural laborer who leaves his home for the gritty, harsh streets of Xi'an in search of better life. After a disastrous end to a relationship, Hawa "Happy" Liu embarks on a quest to find the recipient of his donated kidney and a life that lives up to his self-given moniker. Traveling from his rural home in Freshwind to the city of Xi'an, Happy brings only an eternally positive attitude, his devoted best friend Wufu, and a pair of high-heeled women's shoes he hopes to fill with the love of his life. In Xi'an, Happy and Wufu find jobs as trash pickers sorting through the city's filth, but Happy refuses to be deterred by inauspicious beginnings. In his eyes, dusty birds become phoenixes, the streets become rivers, and life is what you make of it. When he meets the beautiful Yichun, he imagines she is the one to fill the shoes and his Cinderella-esque dream. But when the harsh city conditions and the crush of societal inequalities take the life of his friend and shake Happy to his soul, he'll need more than just his unrelenting optimism to hold on to the belief that something better is possible.

Methods of Traditional Chinese Health Care

Methods of Traditional Chinese Health Care

  • Author: Zeng Qingnan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780947889456
  • Category: Chinese
  • Page: 164
  • View: 5581
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