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Reading Japanese (Yale Language Series)

Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden, Hamako Ito Chaplin
Publisher: Yale University Press
Binding: Paperback, 607pages
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This new text has been designed to met the special needs of the foreigner who wants to begin learning to read Japanese before having completed a first-year course in speaking the language. It presupposes no previous knowledge of the Japanese writing system. In twenty-five lessons it introduces katakana, hiragana, and 425 kanji, providing an excellent foundation for the use of available intermediate and advanced texts. Reading Japanese is designed to be used either as a classroom text or in self-study programs. It is coordinated with Beginning Japanese, by the same authors.
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Beginning Chinese: Second Revised Edition (Yale Language Series)

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The features of this introductory text for learning the Chinese language include: -Pinyin romanization -Vocabulary of 600 items -Pronunciation drills, dialogues, sentence-building exercises, pattern drills, substitution tables, games and other learning aids, memorization exercises, and a combined glossary-index -No characters are used
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Chinese Grammar Made Easy: A Practical and Effective Guide

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Author: Jianhua Bai
Publisher: Yale University Press (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
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Chinese Grammar Made Easy presents instructors with innovative and classroom-tested techniques for teaching Chinese grammar. Its communicative, meaning-based approach helps teachers to engage students by bringing grammar into a practical, real-life context. As a reference for daily teaching, this book discusses 150 of the most fundamental and frequently used grammar points that students need to learn in order to communicate successfully. Each grammar point is accompanied by various learning activities to engage students and provide structured practice. Based on research conducted by a team of 25 experienced language teachers, Chinese Grammar Made Easy also offers: • Clear and concise explanations of grammar concepts, • Step-by-step teaching instructions, • A range of exercises to reinforce each grammar point. By providing pedagogical strategies, this book allows teachers to reflect on the effectiveness of their grammar instruction and to implement methods which fit the needs and interests of language learners.
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Sura-Sura: A Text for Intermediate Japanese

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Author: Masahiko Seto, Chie Imaizumi Chao
Publisher: Yale University Press (1996)
Binding: Paperback, 196 pages
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This intermediate level text presents short stories and essays in modern Japanese, alongside exercises and other helpful aids.
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Wu Song Kills a Tiger

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Author: Yung Teng Chia-yee
Publisher: Yale University Press (1978)
Binding: Spiral-bound, pages
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One of the most famous episodes from Water Margin, a traditional Chinese novel, is here retold in simple Chinese. This text is the fifth volume designed to supplement the Intermediate Chinese Reader by John DeFrancis. It is presented in simplified characters, with pinyin romanization, and an accompanying audio program is available.
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Written Standard Chinese, Volume Two

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Author: Hugh M. Stimson, Parker Po-fei Huang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1980)
Binding: Paperback, 268 pages
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This book begins the Written Standard Chinese series. It introduces 300 basic characters, using pinyin romanization and both traditional and simplified forms.
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Written Standard Chinese, Volume Three

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Author: Hugh M. Stimson, Parker Po-fei Huang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1986)
Binding: Paperback, 308 pages
Summary:
"This book continues the Written Standard Chinese series. It resumes from the end of Book Two and is designed to build vocabulary and bring the student past the 1000 character recognition level. Its content focuses on Chinese history and culture, as well as certain aspects of Sino-Western cultural interaction. It uses both traditional and simplified forms, and pinyin romanization. "
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Written Standard Chinese, Volume One

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Author: Hugh M. Stimson, Parker Po-fei Huang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1980)
Binding: Paperback, 278 pages
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This book begins the Written Standard Chinese series. It introduces 300 basic characters, using pinyin romanization and both traditional and simplified forms.
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Written Standard Chinese, Volume Four

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Author: Hugh M. Stimson, Parker Po-fei Huang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1991)
Binding: Paperback, 390 pages
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This book completes the Written Standard Chinese series. It resumes from the end of Book Three and is designed to bring the student to the 1300 character recognition level, in both traditional and simplified forms. After Book Four, the student will be prepared to start reading Chinese newspapers, periodicals, or literature.
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Twenty Lectures on Chinese Culture: An Intermediary Chinese Textbook

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Author: Parker Po-Fei Huang, Linda Hsia, Howard H. Chao, Richard Chang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1967)
Binding: Paperback, 242 pages
Summary:
"Written with the twofold purpose of increasing proficiency in the language and affording an insight into Chinese civilization, this unusual book has lectures on such varied subjects as the people and culture of China, the geographical environment, the history, traditional and present government, the traditional agricultural economy, contemporary agriculture and industry, and Chinese literature, language, and philosophy. Each of the twenty lectures is divided into six parts: vocabulary, romanized version of the lecture, character version, phrases and sentences for translation from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese, and questions. The book introduces approximately 1,070 vocabulary items, all in the Yale romanization, each lecture averaging 55 new items carefully woven in with the old ones in the phrases and sentences for translation. There are two kinds of questions: those based on the text and those leading to a general discussion of Chinese culture."
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