New practical Chinese reader

Author: 刘珣,张凯,Jerry Schmidt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9787561928936

Category: Chinese language

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Chang Yong Han Zi

Author: William McNaughton,Li Ying

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804832069

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 348

View: 941

This is a compete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters. Reading and Writing Chinese has been the leading text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese writing system since it was first published in 1978. This completely revised edition draws on the lessons learnt from the use of the book in classrooms so as to provide a more convenient and up–to–date introduction to written Chinese. Over 1,100 new combinations of characters have been added, increasing the total vocabulary significantly to about 4,500 items. There are also new notes on usage to give students insight into the contemporary state of the Chinese language. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout. For each of the basic 1,062 characters, the pronunciation, definition and derivation are given, with examples of the use of most words and a chart showing how to write each character. Memorization tips and cautionary cross–reference to look–alike characters are also provided, as well as notes to help clarify those overlooked aspects of the Chinese writing system. Key features of this book: The Student's 1,020 List. The Official 2,000 List. Over 2,000 characters and 2,500 combinations. Definitions and explanations. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization. Memorization hints and stroke–order diagrams. Hong Kong/Taiwan and China/Singapore forms. Traditional and modern radical systems.


A Resource Book for Students

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This is a comprehensive introduction to literary stylistics presenting an accessible overview with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.

Chinese Mythology

An Introduction

Author: Anne Birrell

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801861833

Category: History

Page: 322

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In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

First 100 Chinese Characters: Traditional Character Edition

The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters

Author: Laurence Matthews,Alison Matthews

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910130

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 9968

This book is a quick and easy way to learn basic Chinese Characters. All beginning Chinese language learners struggle to memorize and learn to write Chinese characters. The First 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach which helps students to quickly master the basic characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning Chinese students, this character book presents characters that have been carefully selected for rapid and effective learning. The English meanings, pronunciations in hanyu pinyin and alternate forms (if any) for each Chinese character are presented along with a stroke order guide and spaces for writing practice. Printed with gray guidelines, the stroke order guides are designed to be traced over to teach students the standard sequence of strokes used to write the character. Related compounds and phrases are given to assist in vocabulary building. Three indexes at the back allow the characters to be looked up by their English meanings, hanyu pinyin pronunciations, or radicals. Extra practice sheets are also provided. This Chinese character book contains: Step-by-step stroke order diagrams show you how to write each character. Special boxes with grid lines help you practice writing them correctly. Compounds and sample sentences provide easy vocabulary building. Hanyu pinyin romanizations identify and help you pronounce every word.

The Book History Reader

Author: David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415226585

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 390

View: 7809

The Book History Reader brings together a rich variety of writings examining different aspects of the history of books and print culture, much of which is otherwise inaccessible. It looks at the development of the book, the move from spoken word to written texts, the commodification of books and authors, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in the electronic age. The Reader is arranged in thematic sections and features a general introduction as well as an introduction to each section. This pioneering book is a valuable resource for all those involved in book publishing studies and book history as well as students of English literature, cultural studies, sociology and history. Essays by: Thomas Adams and Nicholas Barker, Richard Altick, Roland Barthes, C.A. Bayly, Pierre Bourdieu, John Brewer, Michel de Certeau, Roger Chartier, Robert Darnton, Elizabeth Eisenstein, Lucien Febrve and Henri-Jean Martin, N.N. Feltes, Kate Flint, Stanley Fish, Michel Foucault, Wolfgang Iser, Adrian Johns, Jerome McGann, Don McKenzie, Jennifer E. Monaghan, Jan Dirk Muller, Walter Ong, Robert Patten, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Mark Rose, John Sutherland, Jane Tompkins, James L.W. West III

The Roman Book

Author: Rex Winsbury

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0715638297

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 236

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What was a Roman book? How did it differ from modern books? How were Roman books composed, published and distributed during the high period of Roman literature that encompassed, among others, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Martial, Pliny and Tacitus? What was the ‘scribal art’ of the time? What was the role of bookshops and libraries? The publishing of Roman books has often been misrepresented by false analogies with contemporary publishing. This wide-ranging study re-examines, by appeal to what Roman authors themselves tell us, both the raw material and the aesthetic criteria of the Roman book, and shows how slavery was the ‘enabling infrastructure’ of literature. Roman publishing is placed firmly in the context of a society where the spoken still ranked above the written, helping to explain how some books and authors became politically dangerous and how the Roman book could be both an elite cultural icon and a contributor to Rome’s popular culture through the mass medium of the theatre.

Evidence-based medicine

how to practice and teach EBM

Author: David L. Sackett

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company


Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 7979

Explains how to apply the key principles of evidence-based practice to clinical work.


Author: George X. Zhang,Linda M. Li

Publisher: Cypress Book Co UK Ltd

ISBN: 184570004X

Category: Chinese language

Page: 171

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Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers

ISBN: 9780816704606

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 5495

Readers today will be amazed at how many contemporary expressions began in fables told thousands of years ago. And many of the best fables, about proud lions, quickwitted foxes, foolish frogs--even a few wise shepherds--were told by a man named Aesop, the greatest fable teller of all time.

Running Dry

The Global Water Crisis

Author: Stuart A. Kallen

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 146776308X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6486

About one out of every nine people in the world does not have access to safe drinking water, and demand is outstripping supplies. Investigate the global water crisis, from the myriad of causes to the creative efforts to find solutions.

How to Be a Productivity Ninja

Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do

Author: Graham Allcott

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785784613


Page: 368

View: 1143

A completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling productivity guide

Advanced Chinese

Author: John DeFrancis,Chia-yee Yung Teng,Chih-sheng Yung

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300000566

Category: Study Aids

Page: 574

View: 7783

Designed to be used after either Beginning or Intermediate Chinese, this work is based on recordings of twenty lectures on academic topics in pinyin Romanization. The new material in each lesson is presented in illustrative sentences and dialogues between student and teacher. Additional material includes grammar drills, review exercises, questions, recapitulations of the lectures, and notes, plus 45 illustrations, a combined glossary, and an index. Yale Linguistics Series. John DeFrancis is research professor of Chinese at Seton Hall University.

The World's Fittest Book

The Sunday Times Bestseller from the Strongman Swimmer

Author: Ross Edgley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751572535

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 5097

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER How to train for anything and everything, anywhere and everywhere The World's Fittest Book is set to become every fitness enthusiast's bible. Dubbed the body's complete user guide, it will become the go-to resource for learning all you need to know about building muscle, losing fat, eating (healthy) cake and unlocking your superhuman physical potential. Packed with workouts the author tried and tested in the pursuit of multiple world records, it's more than a book, it's the greatest training tool ever written! Designed for anyone who wants to make permanent and lasting changes to their food and fitness, it's the first book to combine the teachings, tips and tricks of Olympic and World Champions into one, easy to follow resource. This book will show you how it's possible to: Live below 10% body fat with the aid of chocolate and Mayan secrets Add 27% more muscle mass, courtesy of tips from world heavyweight champions Increase speed by 10%, thanks to gold medal winning Olympic sprinters Squat, deadlift and bench weights you never dreamed of lifting, with the guidance of the world's strongest men Improve endurance capacity by 60%, thanks to the knowledge of world champions in multi endurance-based sports ...all of which the author has achieved during the 10-year 'Fitness Pilgrimage' that has taken him around the globe. Aiming to be the most eclectic and comprehensive fitness guide ever created, The World's Fittest Book is the sum and substance of over a decade of research and the collective wisdom of some of the greatest minds and athletic bodies in history. By learning the lessons within it, readers will understand 'fitness' better than the vast majority of the population. Every chapter will have an easy to digest workout within it and can be read individually. But if you want to read the stories and the science behind the routines, that's there too. Until now, there hasn't been a book covering such an ambitious range of areas, catering for the casual fitness enthusiast seeking clarity and guidance in their own gym routine and kitchen habits as well as the seasoned sportsperson who's hit a plateau and is searching for tips, tricks and tweaks they can make to their training and diet. This book changes that, and will take you on a journey to whatever level of fitness you want to find.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Author: Ali Almossawi

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192263

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

View: 666

“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.