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Advanced Business Chinese

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Author: Fangyuan Yuan
Publisher: Yale University Press (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
Summary:
China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, and a period of rapid economic development has ensued. Companies from around the world are investing in China and launching operations there, generating the need for increasing numbers of workers who possess not only high-level Chinese-language skills but also an understanding of business and economic issues in China. This is the first business textbook for advanced learners of Chinese in which economic issues are addressed in depth. Advanced Business Chinese features:• five thematic units: international trade, management and marketing, finance, the stock market, and economic law; • lessons that help students develop language skills in a dynamic and communicative context and expand their critical-thinking abilities; • perspectives on economic issues in modern China, ranging from how China fits into the global economy to how economic matters affect the businesses and citizens of the nation; • authentic reading materials, including case studies; • a variety of exercises and activities; • a glossary with pinyin transliterations and English explanations.
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Across the Straits Transcript (Traditional & Simplified)

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Author: Hesheng Zhang, Juyu Sung, Jianhua Bai
Publisher: Zheng & Zui Co. (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 1 pages
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Across the Straits is a powerful program for intermediate to advanced students of Chinese specifically designed to hone listening comprehension skills and encourage discussion in Chinese. It includes students' books in traditional or simplified characters, three cassettes totaling 160 minutes of material, and transcripts of the audio portion. The recordings are unscripted conversations between a speaker from Taiwan and one from mainland China, focusing on social and cultural issues in the two regions and in the U.S. Pre-listening activities prepare students for what they are about to hear with vocabulary and background, and post-listening activities integrate listening skills with speaking and writing.
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ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs

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Author: John S. Rohsenow
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 268 pages
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This Chinese-English dictionary of proverbs (yanyu) consists of approximately 4,000 Chinese proverbs alphabetically arranged by the first word(s) (ci) of the proverb, according to the Hanyu Pinyin transcription and Chinese characters (standard simplified), followed by a literal (and when necessary also a figurative) English translation. Additional data such as brief usage notes, sources, parallel expressions, cross-references, and famous instances of use are provided where available. The proverbs are supplemented by an index of key words (both Chinese and English) found in all entries and of all topics addressed. The author has provided a scholarly introduction analyzing the definition, structure, usage, and history of these yanyu in traditional and contemporary China as well as a bibliography of collections and relevant scholarly studies of yanyu. This work, the first such scholarly collection to appear since the Reverend Scarborough's 1926 collection, will be of use not only to sinologists in a wide variety of fields, including anthropology, literature, sociology, psychology, and history, but also to non-Chinese readers interested in Chinese culture or comparative ethno-linguistic and paremiological research.
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ABC Chinese-English Dictionary: Pocket Edition

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Author: John DeFrancis
Publisher: Routledge (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 1000 pages
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Contains all 71,000 entries in the original 1996 edition, but in a portable format on thinner paper. Already established as the market leader. 'A most happy combination of judgement and scholarship' - Times Higher Education Supplement. 'Nothing short of wonderful' - Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.
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A Student Handbook for Chinese Function Words

Author: Jiaying Howard
Publisher: The Chinese University Press
Binding: Paperback, 316pages
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Foreign learners of the Chinese language always find function words, such as prepositions, auxiliaries, conjunctions, articles, etc., difficult to master. A Student Handbook for Chinese Function Words, written by Professor Jiaying Howard, is to make learning Chinese function words easier. It contains more than 500 regularly used function words, which are coupled with straightforward explanations and detailed descriptions of the usage. To facilitate students' learning, sample sentences in Chinese, English and pinyin are constructed with the most commonly used 2,905 characters, among which many have appeared in elementary and intermediate level Chinese textbooks.
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A Reference Grammar of Chinese Sentences with Exercises

Author: Henry Tiee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Binding: Paperback, 348pages
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Begins with simple single-word-subject and simple-predicate sentences and moves systematically to transformed simple sentences and finally to compound and complex sentences. Each sentence structure is not only descriptively analyzed, but also formulated in a pedagogical pattern with examples. Exercises are provided in each unit.
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A Primer of Newspaper Chinese

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Author: John S. Montanaro, Yu-Ju Chih
Publisher: Yale University Press (1988)
Binding: Spiral-bound, 310 pages
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This primer is a basic introduction to the grammar and vocabulary used in traditional Chinese newspapers. It uses unsimplified characters.
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A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese, Simplified Characters: Volume 1 and 2

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Author: Yanping Xie, Zhirong Wang, Xie Yanping, Hailong Wang, Lening Liu, Irene Liu, Duanduan Li
Publisher: Columbia University Press (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 261 pages
Summary:
As the teaching of Chinese increasingly uses simplified characters, this new version of the popular A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese fills an important gap in Chinese-language instruction. The two-volume primer is addressed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing number of Chinese language students who were raised in the United States in Chinese-speaking homes and speak the language but cannot read or write it. This text develops lessons around readings on Chinese history, culture, geography, literature, folktales and mythology, customs, and cuisine.
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A Guide to Proper Usage of Spoken Chinese (Second Edition)

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Author: Tian Shou-he
Publisher: The University of Michigan press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 220 pages
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This book is intended as a companion reference work to Chinese textbooks for beginners. Over 200 points of grammar and vocabulary which frequently present difficulties to students of Chinese are dealt with here. A comparative approach has been adopted. Comparisons are made between Chinese and English, between two grammatical points, and between two vocabulary points. The book helps beginners of Chinese to get things right from the start. For teachers and more advanced students, it also serves as an easy and efficent reference for the essential grammatical and vocabulary points given in Chinese textbooks for beginners. Tian Shou-he received a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1983. He has taught Mandarin (Putonghua) to both foreign and Chinese students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction: Comprehensive Coursese: Phonetics (1 Booklet + 1 DVD)

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Author: Liu Ximing
Publisher: Blcup (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 1 pages
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This DVD series was developed based upon years of teaching experience of TCFL teachers from Beijing Language and Culture University, integrating the traditional and modern teaching methods. The classroom teaching is shot from multi-angles to provide a vivid display of the real teaching process. Summarization and conclusion of the teaching methods is also given for users to better master what they’ve learnt. The series includes six sections: pronunciation, grammar, short articles, listening, reading, and speaking. It provides visual teaching demonstration and clear teaching guide for the teachers, to help them master the teaching methods, and solve the problems occurring in the teaching process.
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