Chinese Demystified

Chinese Demystified

The book includes characters in simplified and traditional formats along with pinyin phonetic translation for easy pronunciation.

Author: Claudia Ross

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071634168

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

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Learning Chinese is a no-brainer with Demystified Chinese Demystified walks you step by step through the fundamentals and moves on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new language skills. The book includes characters in simplified and traditional formats along with pinyin phonetic translation for easy pronunciation.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Chinese Demystified

Chinese Demystified

Chinese Names A Chinese name consists of a family name and a given name, in the following order. ... Written Practice 3-1 The following Chinese people have Americanized their 36 Chinese Demystified Chinese Names.

Author: Claudia Ross

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071634168

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 816

Learning Chinese is a no-brainer with Demystified Chinese Demystified walks you step by step through the fundamentals and moves on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new language skills. The book includes characters in simplified and traditional formats along with pinyin phonetic translation for easy pronunciation.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Chinese Language Demystified

The Chinese Language Demystified

While discussing the aspects that contribute to the perception of the language as somewhat ‘mysterious,’ the book also investigates how it is comprehended and used by the Chinese people despite its lack of formal grammatical structure ...

Author: Zhengming Du

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443884952

Category: History

Page: 185

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The Chinese Language Demystified offers a detailed exploration of the features that have made Mandarin Chinese so unique among the major languages of the world, particularly English and other European linguistic forms of communication. While discussing the aspects that contribute to the perception of the language as somewhat ‘mysterious,’ the book also investigates how it is comprehended and used by the Chinese people despite its lack of formal grammatical structure in the conventional terms of understanding.
Categories: History

Demystifying the Chinese Economy

Demystifying the Chinese Economy

An insightful account of the remarkable transition of the Chinese economy from impoverished backwater to economic powerhouse.

Author: Justin Yifu Lin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521191807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 382

An insightful account of the remarkable transition of the Chinese economy from impoverished backwater to economic powerhouse.
Categories: Business & Economics

Demystifying Chinese Management

Demystifying Chinese Management

Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State. London: Cambridge University Press. Huang, C. 2009. “Transformation of China's Financial Regulatory System under Global Financial Crisis.

Author: Malcolm Warner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317693673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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Today, with a new leadership in place, the People’s Republic of China enters a challenging new phase as an emerging economic superpower. The Chinese economy has dramatically changed over the three decades since Deng Xiaoping launched his economic reforms in 1978. It has been transformed from a command economy dominated by state-owned enterprises to a market socialist economy with a wide range of ownership forms, both public and private. In turn, its managers and management have correspondingly undergone a major sea-change. This edited collection attempts to demystify Chinese management, highlighting recent research into these significant changes and their implications in a wide range of business enterprises both in China and overseas. It points to the strategic challenges and issues in terms of realizing the managerial version of the ‘Chinese Dream’. The topics covered include business schools in China, corporate social responsibility, financial services, impression management, international human resource management, international competitive strategy choices, internationalization of firms and the role of science parks. The book was originally published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.
Categories: Business & Economics

Demystifying China

Demystifying China

For westerners, China's history is often reduced to a choice between timeless Confucian ideals or incomprehensible barbarisms such as footbinding or mass slaughter.

Author: Naomi Standen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442208957

Category: History

Page: 244

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For westerners, China s history is often reduced to a choice between timeless Confucian ideals or incomprehensible barbarisms such as footbinding or mass slaughter. This engaging and deeply knowledgeable book vigorously counters such oversimplifications. In concise and accessible style, China experts present cutting-edge research in an accessible format that challenges readers to move beyond the standard portrayals of Chinese history and develop more complex and nuanced understandings of the historical background and legacies that are essential for any realistic comprehension of twenty-first-century China."
Categories: History

Demystifying the Chinese Miracle

Demystifying the Chinese Miracle

The last three decades has witnessed miraculous economic growth of China. What has accounted for its miracle? What is the nature and future of the Chinese model? Is it unique? This book presents an analytical framework to demystify ...

Author: Wang Yongqin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135015053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 999

The last three decades has witnessed miraculous economic growth of China. What has accounted for its miracle? What is the nature and future of the Chinese model? Is it unique? This book presents an analytical framework to demystify China's economic growth miracle. The book suggests that interlinked and relational contracts between the agents (in particular, between the state and the business) can compensate for flawed markets to achieve high growth. This kind of relational capitalism is significant in the investment-based stage of development, when mobilization of resources to exploit the existing technologies is key for growth. The book presents a general theory of interlinked relational contract, the workhorse model of the book. The theory highlights that effective governance is a function of market extent and market completeness. The process of economic development and modernization can be looked at fruitfully from two perspectives: the markets and the institutions and their interactions. The book stresses the critical fit between the development stage and the governance for a country's economic transition and development and thus the idea of "appropriate institutions".
Categories: Business & Economics

Demystifying China s Innovation Machine

Demystifying China s Innovation Machine

In China's case , contextual factors include unique factors in its history , culture , and emerging status . These contextual factors deeply influence its institutional logics . Politically , China is a nation state .

Author: Marina Zhang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198861171

Category:

Page: 304

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China's extraordinary economic development is explained in large part by the way it innovates. Through case studies and policy analysis, this book reveals how China's innovation machine acts in a similar way to a natural ecosystem, in which the best fitting innovations that are initially random and isolated are selected by the market and amplified.
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Demystifying the gods goddesses and mythology of Ancient Chinese society

Demystifying the gods  goddesses  and mythology of Ancient Chinese society

Chinese Mythology. Feltham: Hamlyn Publishing. ISBN 0600006379. Eberhard, Wolfram (2003) [1986]. A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought. London, New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-00228-1.

Author: Henry Romano

Publisher: DTTV PUBLICATIONS

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 60

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We have in China the universal worship of ancestors, which constitutes (or did until A.D. 1912) the State religion, usually known as Confucianism, and in addition we have the gods of the specific religions (which also originally took their rise in ancestor-worship), namely, Buddhism and Taoism. (Other religions, though tolerated, are not recognized as Chinese religions.) It is with a brief account of this great hierarchy and its mythology that we will now concern ourselves. Besides the ordinary ancestor-worship (as distinct from the State worship) the people took to Buddhism and Taoism, which became the popular religions, and the literati also honoured the gods of these two sects. Buddhist deities gradually became installed in Taoist temples, and the Taoist immortals were given seats beside the Buddhas in their sanctuaries. Every one patronized the god who seemed to him the most popular and the most lucrative. There even came to be united in the same temple and worshipped at the same altar the three religious founders or figure-heads, Confucius, Buddha, and Lao Tzŭ. The three religions were even regarded as forming one whole, or at least, though different, as having one and the same object: san êrh i yeh, or han san wei i, “the three are one,” or “the three unite to form one” (a quotation from the phrase T’ai chi han san wei i of Fang Yü-lu: “When they reach the extreme the three are seen to be one”). In the popular pictorial representations of the pantheon this impartiality is clearly shown.
Categories: Literary Collections

Demystifying China s Mega Trends

Demystifying China   s Mega Trends

world or by leading a charge for increased Chinese geopolitical influence through channels such as the Belt and Road (BAR) strategy. But evidence hitherto shows that the driving force behind Chinese ODI is increasingly private-sector ...

Author: Chi Lo

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787144095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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This new book examines the structural forces behind mega trends in China, refuting conventional wisdom and demystifying media and market hypes about business opportunity and policy. It uses rigorous economic research and evidence to provide a new view of mega trends in China, and expose new trends and problems that will affect China and the World.
Categories: Business & Economics

Demystifying China s Economy Development

Demystifying China   s Economy Development

cultural soft strength and international influence have substantially improved; the socialism with Chinese characteristics has ... China, a dream catcher for last century, is rising among the world nationalities with more confidence in ...

Author: Fang Cai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662461037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 296

This book explains why China’s opening-up policy can boost the rapid growth of its economy. Based on concrete facts and economic logic, it offers a brief introduction to the history of China’s successful development, which has unprecedentedly helped improve people’s lives and community welfare over the past 30 years. In light of the newly emerging problems, the author assesses the different stages of China’s economic development and new challenges, illustrating how the country’s sustainable growth could be achieved through further reforms so as to complete the transition from a middle-income to high-income country. He moves on to discuss the lessons learned from China’s experiences and summarizes their significance for other developing countries, while also clarifying popular misconceptions such as the “China Menace” and “Theory of China’s Collapse.” Taking the logic of economic development as a basis and employing economic norm analysis methods, the book describes China’s economic miracle in plain but vivid language and attempts to enrich the economic development theory through China’s experience.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Asian Grocery Store Demystified

The Asian Grocery Store Demystified

chili fresh birds' eye jalapeño serrano dried oil paste with sweet basil pickled pickled, ground chili sauce chili ginger sauce chili bean sauce Chinese arrowhead (tsu goo) Chinese broccoli (kale) Chinese celery Chinese chives Chinese ...

Author: Linda Bladholm

Publisher: Renaissance Books

ISBN: 9781250126955

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 521

A food lover's guide to all the best ingredients. Do you want to prepare an Asian meal as delectable as those in restaurants? Are you too intimidated by the exotic ingredients to try? And what's inside those mysterious bottles, bags, and boxes in your local Asian grocery store anyway? This handy Take it With You guide provides the answers. Author Linda Bladholm, who has lived, worked, cooked, and dined in locales as diverse as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Laos, and Vietnam, takes you on a tour of a typical Asian grocery store and expertly describes what you'll find. Make Your Next Shopping Trip a Successful and Fascinating Journey. Peppered with over 400 illustrations, plus stories about the ingredients used in every major Asian cuisine, this guidebook identifies and tells you how to use the vast array of meats, fruits, vegetables, noodles, tofu, rice, and delicacies. A bonus section of the author's favorite recipes will help you create savory, authentic dishes that will impress everyone-- and it will open a window onto the remarkable civilizations of the Orient.
Categories: Cooking

Demystifying China s Stock Market

Demystifying China   s Stock Market

Demystifying. China's. Stock. Market: The. Hidden. Logic. Behind. the. Puzzles. Abstract Mainstream research has rationalized China's stock market on the basis of paradigms such as the institutional approach, the efficient market ...

Author: Eric Girardin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030171230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 125

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Mainstream research has rationalized China’s stock market on the basis of paradigms such as the institutional approach, the efficient market hypothesis, and corporate valuation principles. The deviations from such paradigms have been analyzed as puzzles of China’s stock market. Girardin and Liu explore to what extent, in the perspective of Chinese cultural and historical characteristics, far from being puzzles, these 'deviations’ are rather the symptoms of a consistent strategy for the design, development and regulation of a government-dominated financial system. This book will help investors, observers and researchers understand the hidden logic of the design and functioning of China’s modern stock market, taking a political economy view.
Categories: Business & Economics

Demystifying Mentalities

Demystifying Mentalities

5 Chinese mathematics and astronomy in the Yuan period may have been stimulated in part by contact with the world of Islam , an influence mediated through Central Asia , though that was only one of a series of factors contributing to ...

Author: Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521366801

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

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Professor Lloyd explores cultural diversity in terms of communication and not mentality.
Categories: Psychology

Chinese Strategy and Military Modernization in 2015

Chinese Strategy and Military Modernization in 2015

102 Adam P. Liff and Andrew S. Erickson, “Demystifying China's Defence Spending: Less Mysterious in the Aggregate,” China Quarterly, March 2013, p. 808-809. 103 Department of Defense, Military Power of the People's Republic of China, ...

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442259010

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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China’s emergence as a global economic superpower, and as a major regional military power in Asia and the Pacific, has had a major impact on its relations with the United States and its neighbors. China was the driving factor in the new strategy the United States announced in 2012 that called for a “rebalance” of U.S. forces to the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, China’s actions on its borders, in the East China Sea, and in the South China Sea have shown that it is steadily expanding its geopolitical role in the Pacific and having a steadily increasing impact on the strategy and military developments in other Asian powers.
Categories: Political Science

Voices from Early China

Voices from Early China

This book restores it: alongside the author’s translations, it spells the Chinese wording out in the sounds used by the original poets—something which has only recently become possible through advances in the reconstruction of Old ...

Author: Geoffrey Sampson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527555228

Category: Poetry

Page: 445

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The Chinese “Book of Odes” (Shijing) is a collection of 305 poems dating from between 1000 and 600 B.C., and, thus, is one of the earliest literary works in any living language. It offers vignettes of life in an almost unimaginably remote society; many of the poems have great charm, for instance, some are authored by women about their love problems. (For such early literature it is remarkable how many poems are by women.) Over the centuries the content of the Odes has become obscured by developments in the Chinese language, by prudishness and pomposity on the part of commentators, and because earlier translators were often more interested in philological technicalities than in the poems’ human significance. This book cuts through these obscurities to present a new translation into straightforward, down-to-earth English. The Odes are the earliest rhyming poetry in any language, and they make use of alliteration and assonance to achieve their poetic effects, but changes in the sounds of modern Chinese have destroyed all this speech-music. This book restores it: alongside the author’s translations, it spells the Chinese wording out in the sounds used by the original poets—something which has only recently become possible through advances in the reconstruction of Old Chinese speech.
Categories: Poetry

The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background ... Her publications include Chinese Demystified (2010); The Lady in the Painting, Expanded Edition (2008); Modern ...

Author: Claudia Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415472463

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

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The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills. The complete course consists of Textbook Level 1, Workbook level 1 - including free CDs, Textbook level 2 and workbook level 2 -including free CDs. All books are available separately in simplified as well as traditional characters and take the students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Textbook Level 2 incorporates the innovative features of Level 1 including the separation of vocabulary from characters, a "basic to complex" introduction of grammatical structures, a comprehensive companion workbook with extensive practice in all language skills and functions, and a Teachers' Manual. Level 2 adds a "Narrative" Component to support the learner as they move from spoken Mandarin to formal written Chinese, and from the comprehension and production of short sentences to paragraphs and essays. Level 2 of this Course in Modern Mandarin bridges the gap that characterizes the transition between basic level Chinese courses and more advanced work. The Narrative Component includes: Model narratives that introduce formal written Chinese with explanations of the features of each narrative. Focus on narrative function including description, comparison, explanation, persuasion, and hypothesis. Reading and writing assignments that guide students to internalize model structures, to read for information, and to compose original essays for specific purposes. The course is also fully supported by an interactive companion website which contains a wealth of additional resources for both teachers and students. Teachers will find lesson plans in both English and Mandarin, providing a weekly schedule and overall syllabus for fall and spring, as well as activities for each lesson and answer keys. Students will be able to access downloadable character practice worksheets along with interactive pronunciation, vocabulary and character practice exercises. All the audio material necessary for the course is also available online and conveniently linked on screen to the relevant exercises for ease-of-use. For more information about the course and to access these additional resources, please visit the companion website at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415472500/ For bundle discounts please visit: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415533089/
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Trigonometry Demystified 2 E

Trigonometry Demystified 2 E

... Demystified C++ Demystified Calculus Demystified Chemistry Demystified Chinese Demystified Circuit Analysis Demystified College Algebra Demystified Corporate Finance Demystified Data Structures Demystified Databases Demystified ...

Author: Stan Gibilisco

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071780254

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 494

DeMYSTiFieD is your solution for tricky subjects like trigonometry If you think a Cartesian coordinate is something from science fiction or a hyperbolic tangent is an extreme exaggeration, you need Trigonometry DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, to unravel this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into "trig," starting with angles and triangles. As you progress, you will master essential concepts such as mapping, functions, vectors, and more. You will learn to transform polar coordinates as well as apply trigonometry in the real world. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Right triangles Circular functions Hyperbolic functions Inverse functions Geometrical optics Infinite-series expansions Trigonometry on a sphere Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Trigonometry DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Probability Demystified 2 E

Probability Demystified 2 E

... Demystified C++ Demystified Calculus Demystified Chemistry Demystified Chinese Demystified Circuit Analysis Demystified College Algebra Demystified Corporate Finance Demystified Data Structures Demystified Databases Demystified ...

Author: Allan Bluman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071780988

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Stack the odds in your favor for mastering probability Don't leave your knowledge of probability to chance. Instead, turn to Probability Demystified, Second Edition, for learning fundamental concepts and theories step-by-step. This practical guide eases you into the subject of probability using familiar items such as coins, cards, and dice. As you progress, you will master concepts such as addition and multiplication rules, odds and expectation, probability distributions, and more. You'll learn the relationship between probability and normal distribution, as well as how to use the recently developed Monte Carlo method of simulation. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Classical probability Game theory Actuarial science Addition rules Bayes' theorem Odds and expectation Binomial distribution Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Probability Demystified, Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.
Categories: Mathematics

Supply Chain Management Demystified

Supply Chain Management Demystified

... Demystified Biology Demystified Biotechnology Demystified Business Calculus Demystified Business Math Demystified Business Statistics Demystified C++ Demystified Calculus Demystified Chemistry Demystified Chinese Demystified Circuit ...

Author: John M. McKeller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071805131

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 165

Your SOURCE for supply chain management fundamentals Optimize your understanding of the essential supply chain management practices used by the best firms to gain competitive advantage. Written in an easy-to-follow style, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD is filled with best practices and proven techniques for success. This practical guide covers supply chain collaboration, planning, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, production, logistics, risk management, and performance metrics. Corporate social responsibility is also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Creating a customer-focused strategy Buyer-supplier negotiations New product development Just in time (JIT), Lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma Transportation Global supply chains Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD helps you master this essential business and quality management topic.
Categories: Technology & Engineering