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Chinese Cooking Made Easy

by Daniel Reid

Chinese Cooking Made Easy features a selection of over 40 delicious Chinese dishes that are easy to prepare at home, and are light and healthy too. Enjoy classic favorites like Pot Sticker Dumplings, Black Bean Sauce Noodles and Five Spice Beijing Spareribs. Clear recipes, step-by-step photographs and a glossary of ingredients ensure fantastic results every time!

Chinese Economic Coercion Against Taiwan

by Murray Scot Tanner

Since the early 1980s, the cross-strait relationship between Taiwan and mainland China has exploded, driven by economic and political reforms. As a result, each would suffer great economic pain and dislocation in the event of a major disruption in that rapidly growing economic relationship. This monograph analyzes the political impact of that relationship and evaluates the prospects for Beijing to exploit it by employing economic coercion against Taiwan.

Chinese Engagement in Africa: Drivers, Reactions, and Implications for U.S. Policy

by Larry Hanauer Lyle J. Morris

Examines Chinese engagement with African nations, focusing on (1) Chinese and African objectives in the political and economic spheres and how they work to achieve them, (2) African perceptions of Chinese engagement, (3) how China has adjusted its policies to accommodate African views, and (4) whether the United States and China are competing for influence, access, and resources in Africa and how they might cooperate in the region.

Chinese Fables

by Lak-Khee Tay-Adouard Shiho S. Nunes

For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have delighted listeners with stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of these wonderful tales, some of them dating back to the third century BCE, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience.Each of these stories offers a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. All of the tales express the foibles and wisdom of human experience with great humor and affection. And although the lessons are universal, the wit and flavor are uniquely Chinese.Beautifully illustrated by a master Chinese artist using a patchwork of ancient tones and textures, with a deft touch of humor, this book will give great joy to children and adults alike.Stories include: The Practical Bride Stealing the Bell Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy Cooking the Duck Scaring the Tigers The Dragon Slayer

Chinese Feasts & Festivals

by S. C. Moey

The rich culinary tradition of China is largely inspired by a calendar year filled with joyous occasions for eating, drinking and making merry. Food, fittingly enough, plays a leading role in everything from festivals to reunions and weddings to anniversaries. The combination of flavors and symbols, such as wealth, happiness, luck, and prosperity, involved in many of these dishes are a spiritual celebration and an earthly pleasure. In Chinese Feasts & Festivals, author S.C. Moey assembles facts and fancies along with a collection of festival specialties that every Chinese food lover will read and enjoy. Full of delicate, subtly-rendered illustrations, this exquisite and yet functional cookbook will inspire you to cook up a feast no matter what the occasion.

Chinese Feasts & Festivals

by S. C. Moey

The rich culinary tradition of China is largely inspired by a calendar year filled with joyous occasions for eating, drinking and making merry. Food, fittingly enough, plays a leading role in everything from festivals to reunions and weddings to anniversaries. The combination of flavors and symbols, such as wealth, happiness, luck, and prosperity, involved in many of these dishes are a spiritual celebration and an earthly pleasure. In Chinese Feasts & Festivals, author S.C. Moey assembles facts and fancies along with a collection of festival specialties that every Chinese food lover will read and enjoy. Full of delicate, subtly-rendered illustrations, this exquisite and yet functional cookbook will inspire you to cook up a feast no matter what the occasion.

Chinese for Beginners

by Xiayuan Liang Yi Ren

This is an excellent, user-friendly textbook for learning Chinese.Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English and there are no conjugations-meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time. Chock full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The audio-CD lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!"Chinese for Beginners includes: Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion. Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence . An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible . Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process . Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure.This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel-and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Chinese for Beginners

by Xiayuan Liang Yi Ren

This is an excellent, user-friendly textbook for learning Chinese. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1. 3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English and there are no conjugations-meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time. Chock full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The audio-CD lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!" Chinese for Beginners includes: Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion. Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence . An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible . Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process . Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure. This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel-and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Chinese For Dummies

by Wendy Abraham

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin ChineseChina has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations--and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabularyEveryday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talkSpeaking in perfect pitch and toneEasy-to-understand grammar rulesGetting around in a Chinese-speaking countryCultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social moresAlso included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner.CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Chinese Ghost Stories

by Lafcadio Hearn Victoria Cass

Chinese Ghost Stories is selection of the most entertaining traditional Chinese tales of the strange and fantastic. The perfect companion for readers seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons as well as anyone who just wants to feel a chill run down their spine on a dark, lonely night.

Chinese Ghost Stories

by Lafcadio Hearn Victoria Cass

Chinese Ghost Stories is selection of the most entertaining traditional Chinese tales of the strange and fantastic. The perfect companion for readers seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons as well as anyone who just wants to feel a chill run down their spine on a dark, lonely night.

Chinese Ghost Stories

by Lafcadio Hearn Victoria Cass

Chinese Ghost Stories is Lafcadio Hearn's personal selection of the most entertaining Chinese traditional tales of the strange and fantastic. Hearn had a great affinity for the traditional ghost stories of China, and these stories clearly inspired him as he penned subsequent works. Set in richly atmospheric locales, these tales speak of heroic sacrifice, chilling horror, eerie beauty and otherworldly intervention.This completely reset and pinyin-converted edition of Hearn's classic work contains a new foreword by Victoria Cass, which places the stories, their author, and his love for the strange and mysterious into perspective. If you're seeking insights into the traditional Chinese world of ghosts, goblins and demons--or just want to feel a chill run down your spine on a dark and lonely night--then this book is the perfect companion.Stories include:The Soul of the Great BellThe Story of Ming YiThe Legend of Zhi NuThe Return of Yan ZhenjingThe Tradition of the Tea PlantThe Tale of the Porcelain God

Chinese Handcuffs

by Chris Crutcher

Still troubled by his older brother's violent suicide, eighteen-year-old Dillon becomes deeply involved in the terrible secret of his friend Jennifer, who feels she can tell no one what her stepfather is doing to her.

Chinese Internal Boxing

by Allen Pittman

Perfect for people of all ages and nearly any level of health, Chinese internal boxing does not depend on muscular strength. Instead, its power is drawn from the cultivation and practical application of internal energy, or ch'i.Chinese Internal Boxing: Techniques of Hsing-I & Pa-Kua is an in-depth guide to the practice of two styles of Chinese internal boxing. Through clear, concise instructions, photos and diagrams, it invites readers to experience and understand the traditional, authentic methods of this once secretive art.

Chinese Jade of Five Centuries

by Joan M. Hartman

Chinese Jade of Five Centuries was originally published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1969.In Chinese Jade of Five Centuries, Mrs Hartman provides an encompassing look at one of the minor arts which must be considered vital to a judgement of artistic achievements of any civilization.Magnificently illustrated with 45 black and white photographs and 10 color plates, the book displays many museum examples which have not been previously published for general readership. Written for the layman, the text should satisfy the more discerning and knowledgeable reader as well, particularly for it's information on the quality and location of jade rough, on dating, and techniques of carving.

Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages

by Stanley Charles Nott

First published in 1936 and since then a collector's item of increasing rarity, Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages comprises a review of the characteristics, decorations, folklore, and symbolism of this esteemed mineral that has always held a proud place among gems of the world. The book presents a full descriptive account of the significance and meaning of the carvings produced in this prize stone by Chinese craftsmen from the earliest times, through the Chou and succeeding dynasties, down to the twentieth century.

Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History

by James Elkins

This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars' writings. He argues that the search for optimal comparisons is itself a modern, Western interest, and that art history as a discipline is inherently Western in several identifiable senses. Although he concentrates on art history in this book, and on Chinese painting in particular, these issues bear implications for Sinology in general, and for wider questions about humanistic inquiry and historical writing.

The Chinese Language for Beginners

by Lee Cooper

A simple introduction to Chinese writing, pronunciation and intonation using short stories. Appropriate for all ages.Reading basic Chinese becomes simplified in this highly attractive and unusual manual designed for readers of all ages. Chinese writing, pronunciation, and vocabulary are described here in an entertaining and interesting manner to help beginners learn quickly. The author starts with simple characters and then combines these to make sentences and stories. This step-by-step process allows the reader to develop a basic knowledge of the complex Chinese language with maximum comprehension. A section dealing with pronunciation and intonation and a vocabulary list of the characters used in the book are included as an aid for he reader. Beautiful, imaginative Chinese characters, hand painted by a professional calligrapher and amusing illustrations by the author supplement the text and make learning to read Chinese fun along with fancy.

Chinese Literature

by William Mcnaughton

Almost three thousand years of Chinese literature have been gathered together in Chinese Literature: An Anthology from the. Earliest Times to the Present Day. The earliest preserved folk songs of the peasantry; the major works of the "Golden Age" of Chinese philosophy; the "prose-songs" and the later skillful poems of the T'ang dynasty ; the short stories and plays; the novels ; andthe poems and stories of men who have made modern China - all these are represented in this anthology, in complete works or in excerpts.

Chinese Martial Arts

by Peter Lorge

In the global world of the twenty-first century, martial arts are practised for self-defense and sporting purposes only. However, for thousands of years, they were a central feature of military practice in China and essential for the smooth functioning of society. This book, which opens with an intriguing account of the very first female martial artist, charts the history of combat and fighting techniques in China from the Bronze Age to the present. This broad panorama affords fascinating glimpses into the transformation of martial skills, techniques and weaponry against the background of Chinese history, the rise and fall of empires, their governments and their armies. Quotations from literature and poetry, and the stories of individual warriors, infuse the narrative, offering personal reflections on prowess in the battlefield and techniques of engagement. This is an engaging and readable introduction to the authentic history of Chinese martial arts.

Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity: Understanding the Five Elemental Types for Health and Well-being

by Jason Elias Katherine Ketcham

The Five Elements of Self-Healing grows out of herbalist and acupuncturist Jason Elias's conviction that the nature of the illnesses that he has encountered in his patients has changed dramatically since he started practicing complementary medicine twenty-five years ago. Every week he sees patients with disorders that were much less common fifteen or twenty years ago: chronic allergies, adult-onset diabetes, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, environmental illness, irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, and many different kinds of cancer. Reflecting on the health crises now facing us and on the connection between the rise in chronic immune disorders and toxic environmental and lifestyle patterns, Elias and collaborator Katherine Ketcham looked to the 5,000-year-old account of Chinese medicine, The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine, to seek the clues for restoring the balance of body and mind and finding the pathway to health and harmony. The result is The Five Elements of Self-Healing, which shows readers how to use the preventive strategies and gentle, supportive remedies of traditional Chinese medicine to heal contemporary chronic illnesses and bolster immunity, wellness, and mind-body harmony. The Five Elements of Self-Healing explores the Five Element System, the unique classification and diagnostic system that is the basis of traditional Chinese medicine. The first part of the book teaches readers how to identify which of the five elements--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--most directly influences their physical, emotional, and spiritual beings, and which imbalances in these energies can lead to particular physical, emotional, and spiritual disorders. The authors give detailed suggestions for restoring mind-body harmony and maintaining immunity and wellness, including stress- reduction techniques, dietary and exercise regimens, and the use of Chinese and Western herbs, nutritional supplements, and acupressure. In the second part of the book, the authors outline the causes, symptoms, and treatments of the most common immune system disorders, from the relatively benign colds and flus to the more chronic and distressing problems of allergies, asthma, and chronic fatigue syndrome and the life-threatening diseases of diabetes and cancer. With step-by-step instructions for self-treatment, inspiring case studies of Elias's patients' recoveries, and engaging stories from diverse folk traditions, The Five Elements of Self-Healing creates a system of medicine that honors the whole person: body and mind and spirit. Shining the light of ancient wisdom into the shadows of modern disease, this book guides readers toward a broader understanding of the art of self-healing.

Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis

by Volker Scheid

As a traditional healing art that has established a contemporary global presence, Chinese medicine defies categories and raises many interesting questions. If Chinese medicine is "traditional," why has it not disappeared with the rest of traditional Chinese society? If, as some claim, it is a science, what does that imply about what we call science? What is the secret of Chinese medicine's remarkable adaptability that has allowed it to prosper for more than 2,000 years? In Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China Volker Scheid presents an ethnography of Chinese medicine that seeks to answer these questions, but his ethnography is informed by some atypical approaches. Scheid, a medical anthropologist and practitioner of Chinese medicine in practice since 1983, has produced an ethnography that accepts plurality as an intrinsic and nonreducible aspect of medical practice. It has been widely noted that a patient visiting ten different practitioners of Chinese medicine may receive ten different prescriptions for the same complaint, yet many of these various treatments may be effective. In attempting to illuminate the plurality in Chinese medical practice, Scheid redefines-and in some cases abandons-traditional anthropological concepts such as tradition, culture, and practice in favor of approaches from disciplines such as science and technology studies, social psychology, and Chinese philosophy. As a result, his book sheds light not only on Chinese medicine but also on the Western academic traditions used to examine it and presents us with new perspectives from which to deliberate the future of Chinese medicine in a global context. Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China is the product of two decades of research including numerous interviews and case studies. It will appeal to a western academic audience as well as practitioners of Chinese medicine and other interested medical professionals, including those from western biomedicine.

Chinese New Year (Best Holiday Books)

by Dianne M. Macmillan

In eight chapters, author Dianne M. MacMillan explains the beginnings and the history of Chinese New Year, how it is celebrated today, and why it is so important. Readers will learn about the traditions of this amazing holiday--and feel like they are standing right there, watching the golden dragon parade! Picture captions and descriptions present.

The Chinese New Year Mystery (Nancy Drew Notebooks #39)

by Carolyn Keene

WHAT'S CHINESE NEW YEAR WITHOUT A DRAGON? The third-grade classes at Nancy's school are learning about Chinese culture, and they'll celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special parade. The highlight of the parade will be a dragon costume. Nancy's class is making it out of feathers, sequins, gold tassels, and red silk. But right before the big day, the dragon disappears! Nancy, Bess, and George are in the New Year's spirit. They've enjoyed a delicious feast at the home of their classmate Mari Cheng. She's even lent the girls special Chinese outfits to wear. But without the dragon, there will be no parade. And that makes Nancy roaring mad!

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