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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 Fables

by Lak-Khee Tay-Adouard Shiho S. Nunes

Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award for Fables, Folklore & FairytalesFor 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 BrideStealing the BellKwan Yin, the Goddess of MercyCooking the DuckScaring the TigersThe Dragon Slayer

Chinese Fairy Tales

by Frederick H. Martens

Talking animals, imperiled princesses, clever cowherds, and other intriguing characters populate this engaging collection of authentic Chinese fairy tales. Among them are a wide variety of fables, legends of the gods, ghost stories, myths, and more.Included in this modestly priced compilation are such favorite stories as "Why Dog and Cat Are Enemies," "The Flower-Elves," "The Dragon-Princess," "The Maiden Who Was Stolen Away," "The Bird with Nine Heads," and many others. Enhanced by 18 charming illustrations, Chinese Fairy Tales offers a captivating series of tine-honored tales sure to enchant children, adults, and any lover of folklore.

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

by Moss Roberts

This fresh and elegant translation of 100 tales from 25 centuries of Chinese literature opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Illustrated with woodcuts.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

Chinese food has claimed a permanent place at the American table, but less is known about the cuisine's more formal aspects. Chinese Feasts & Festivals brilliantly addresses this gap in a gorgeous, full-color recipe book.It is often said that the Chinese live to eat. Happily, the Chinese calendar is bursting with joyous occasions and numerous festivals that call for eating, entertaining, and making merry, as well as for paying homage to the gods and ancestors. As a result, the foods served at these times are a combination of flavors and symbols intended to invoke wealth, happiness, luck, and prosperity--and eating them is both an earthly pleasure and a spiritual celebration.Divided into two sections, respectively detailing feasts and festivals, Chinese Feasts & Festivals explains the significance of each dish and shares a delicious recipe for its preparation. author and illustrator S. C. Moey documents the multitude of dishes served at a traditional Chinese feast, as well as the specialties prepared to celebrate the year's most important festivals, including the Mooncake Festival and, of course, Chinese New Year. Lovers of Chinese cuisine and cookbooks will enjoy reading this delightful, beautifully illustrated volume--and be inspired to create a feast that will dazzle all.

Chinese Flash Cards Volume 3

by Philip Yungkin Lee Jun Yang

Flash cards are one of the quintessential keys to successful language learning, and Chinese Flash Cards ebook Volume 3 contains all the necessary ingredients you need to read and write Chinese.Many Chinese language students understand that there are three secrets to committing these Chinese characters, or Hanzi, to memory: start with the basic characters first, then study the others in the correct order, and use constant repetition to reinforce them until they stick in your long-term memory. No other study tool is better equipped to handle this task other than flash cards, making this ebook an ideal resource for practicing Chinese. These handy flash cards present the characters in the correct order and the cards have a full range of features to help you master the 448 Upper Intermediate level characters, along with their associated 2,240+ words and sentences. All characters needed for the HSK Upper Intermediate Level exam are covered. The HSK is China's standard test of Chinese proficiency for non-native speakers, required of foreigners who wish to study or work at Chinese universities and firms.Whether at home or on the go, you can use these cards to learn several new characters every day, and watch your knowledge develop rapidly over time.This ebook features: 448 hole-punched cards presenting the essential intermediate-level characters. Native-speaker downloadable audio recordings of 2,240+ example words and sentences. A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips. Radicals, compounds and idiomatic phrases, plus traditional forms where applicable. Ideal as a study tool to prepare for China's official HSK exam.

Chinese Flower Arrangement

by H. L. Li

Lavishly illustrated history of Chinese floral art provides practical suggestions for applying traditional methods to modern settings. Features include: selecting flowers for symbolic qualities and beauty, complementing an arrangement with an appropriate vase and accessories, plus 42 illustrations that span centuries of Chinese paintings, prints, tapestries, porcelains.

Chinese for Beginners

by Yi Ren Xiayuan Liang

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 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 for Kids Flashcards Simplified Character Edition

by Tuttle Publishing

A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Chinese! The Tuttle MORE Chinese for Kids Flash Cards (Simplified Character Edition) ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Chinese in a fun and easy way. The flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive learning experience. The set contains a total of 64 words, which all represent a range of sounds in Mandarin Chinese, organized into thematic categories, including: Going Places, At My House, Things I Like to Do, Actions, Opposites, Weather, and Nature. All of the words are illustrated-the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word's meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety. Also included in this ebook is downloadable audio which provides native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences for practice-sentences that children would use in everyday life. Songs and other activities are also included. Finally, the ebook also includes a wall chart featuring the front of each card for kids to review and a learning guide for teachers and/or parents with tips, activities and more!

Chinese for the Martial Arts

by Carol M. Derrickson

Chinese for the Martial Arts

Chinese Fossil Vertebrates

by Lucas Spencer G.

This book is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered review of China's vertebrate fossil record. It also presents a history of vertebrate paleontological studies in China and an entrée to some important issues of systematics, evolutionary history, paleoecology, taphonomy, and functional anatomy best elucidated by China's fossils.

Chinese Furniture

by A. Chester Ong Karen Mazurkewich

The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese Furniture is a survey of these collectibles&#8212from the very best hardwood pieces featured to standard softwood specimens still available on the Asian market. The book presents an overview of carving styles, wood types, regional variations, class distinctions and restoration techniques.With this renewed interest in antique furniture, a forgery market has emerged. Thousands of factories in southern China are churning out brand new or refurbished furniture and passing them off as antiques. Chinese Furniture unearths these forgeries and serves as an indispensable reference guide to collectors.

Chinese Furniture

by A. Chester Ong Karen Mazurkewich

The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese Furniture is a survey of these collectibles&#8212from the very best hardwood pieces featured to standard softwood specimens still available on the Asian market. The book presents an overview of carving styles, wood types, regional variations, class distinctions and restoration techniques.With this renewed interest in antique furniture, a forgery market has emerged. Thousands of factories in southern China are churning out brand new or refurbished furniture and passing them off as antiques. Chinese Furniture unearths these forgeries and serves as an indispensable reference guide to collectors.

Chinese Ghost Stories

by Victoria Cass Lafcadio Hearn

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

The Chinese Ginger Jars

by Myra Scovel Nelle Keys Bell

The Chinese Ginger Jars is a bright and intimate portrait of the adventures, trials, and achievements of an American (Presbyterian Missionary) housewife who lived through dangerous days in China. When Myra Scovel arrived in Peking in 1930 with her medical missionary husband and infant son, China was a land steeped in an ancient culture, mellow as the smooth cream ivory of its curio shops, relaxed as the curves of a temple roof against the sky. Twenty-one years later as the Scovels were forced to leave China by the Communists--it was a country of fear, of terror, of hatred toward the foreigner. The dramatic events that transformed China are recounted here from the fresh and poignant viewpoint of an extraordinary American wife and mother. Drawing on her deep love for the Chinese people, earthy common sense, and sparkling sense of humor, Myra Scovel carried out the everyday activities of a busy household and nurtured a healthy family life in the face of incredible adversity and danger. Mrs. Scovel's gallantry, courage, and faith strengthened and sustained her as she aided refugees who fled to the mission compound, befriended people of many nationalities and faiths, helped treat opium addicts, took her family across battle lines, was strafed and bombed by planes, discovered her husband shot in the back by a drunken soldier, lived under Japanese house arrest for a year, kept her family fed while in a Japanese internment camp, and was ostracized and threatened at last by the very Chinese people she and her husband had loved and served. Deep and moving. It is a picture of faith, dedication, courage, endurance, and wisdom.

Chinese Handcuffs

by Chris Crutcher

Dillon is living with the painful memory of his brother's suicide -- and the role he played in it. To keep his mind and body occupied, he trains intensely for the Ironman triathlon. But outside of practice, his life seems to be falling apart.Then Dillon finds a confidante in Jennifer, a star high school basketball player who's hiding her own set of destructive secrets. Together, they must find the courage to confront their demons -- before it's too late.

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 Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica

by Dan Bensky Lillian L. Bensky Ted J. Kaptchuk Andrew Gamble

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica (Revised Edition) is an extensive sourcebook of information about the most commonly used substances in Chinese herbal medicine. Compiled from leading textbooks in China, this edition presents an in-depth study of 473 medicinal substances. Meticulously illustrated, each herb is identified by its pharmaceutical, botanical and family names, together with its Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English common names.

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