Author: Eliot Pattison

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250012082

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In Mandarin Gate, Edgar Award winner Eliot Pattison brings Shan back in a thriller that navigates the explosive political and religious landscape of Tibet. In an earlier time, Shan Tao Yun was an Inspector stationed in Beijing. But he lost his position, his family and his freedom when he ran afoul of a powerful figure high in the Chinese government. Released unofficially from the work camp to which he'd been sentenced, Shan has been living in remote mountains of Tibet with a group of outlawed Buddhist monks. Without status, official identity, or the freedom to return to his former home in Beijing, Shan has just begun to settle into his menial job as an inspector of irrigation and sewer ditches in a remote Tibetan township when he encounters a wrenching crime scene. Strewn across the grounds of an old Buddhist temple undergoing restoration are the bodies of two unidentified men and a Tibetan nun. Shan quickly realizes that the murders pose a riddle the Chinese police might in fact be trying to cover up. When he discovers that a nearby village has been converted into a new internment camp for Tibetan dissidents arrested in Beijing's latest pacification campaign, Shan recognizes the dangerous landscape he has entered. To find justice for the victims and to protect an American woman who witnessed the murders, Shan must navigate through the treacherous worlds of the internment camp, the local criminal gang, and the government's rabid pacification teams, while coping with his growing doubts about his own identity and role in Tibet.
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30 Traditional Tales from China

Author: Frances Carpenter

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462902898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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This illustrated multicultural children's book presents classic Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture. Chinese folklore tradition is as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother, written by Frances Carpenter, presents a collection of 30 authentic Chinese folktales. These classic stories represent the best of the Chinese folk tradition and are told here by the character Lao Lao, the beloved grandmother of the nineteenth-century Ling household. A sampling from a long and proud tradition, these Chinese folktales are sure to delight adults as well as children of all ages. Chinese children's stories include: How Pan Ku Made the World The God that Lived in the Kitchen The Daughter of the Dragon King The Grateful Fox Fairy The King of the Monkeys The Wonderful Pear Tree Ko-Ai's Lost Shoe Heng O, the Moon Lady The Old Old One's Birthday
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Author: William Theodore De Bary,Irene Bloom,Wing-tsit Chan,Joseph Adler,Richard John Lufrano

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023111270X

Category: History

Page: 656

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THE SINGLE MOST VALUABLE COLLECTION of English-language readings on China past and present for more than thirty years, Sources of Chinese Tradition has now been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the changing currents of recent Chinese history. Spanning the period from the founding of the Qing dynasty to the aftermath of the crackdown at Tiananmen Square, Sources of Chinese Tradition, Volume II, is a rich treasury of primary source readings illuminating the past three and a half centuries of Chinese culture.
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Week 3

Author: Shannon Shi,Donald S. Rivera

Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc

ISBN: 9781591256991

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 229

View: 6784

Each week presents 8 illustrated lessons plus additional helpful resource material. Each illustrated lesson page shows objects and interactions, with the target language on one side and English on the other. Each lesson builds on the previous lessons and just one short week takes you from beginner to managing basic needs and conversation. Each additional week adds new grammar material, handy language and cultural information, plus useful quick reference material. Each package includes a 250 page spiral bound book and a 45-minute audio CD.
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An Inspector Chen Novel

Author: Qiu Xiaolong

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429976077

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is often put in charge of politically sensitive cases. Having recently ruffled more than a few official feathers, when he is asked to look into a sensitive corruption case he takes immediate action - he goes on leave from work. But while on vacation, the body of a murdered young woman is found in a highly trafficked area and the only notable aspect is that she was redressed in a red mandarin dress. When a second body appears, this time in the People's Park, also in precisely the same kind of red mandarin dress, the newspapers start screaming that Shanghai is being stalked by its first sexual serial killer. With the Party anxious to resolve the murders quickly, Chen finds himself in the midst of his most potentially dangerous and sensitive case to date.
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Author: Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108079474

Category: History

Page: 482

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The Prussian-born Protestant missionary Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff (1803-51) sought to spread Christianity in the Far East. A gifted linguist, he learned several Chinese dialects and distributed translated literature. This 1834 two-volume work sought to diminish Anglophone ignorance of China's history from mythological times to the ruling Qing dynasty.
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Author: Louis Antoine Godey,Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Costume

Page: N.A

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Includes music.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Japan, China, and Corea. A Complete History of the War ...

Author: Trumbull White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 673

View: 1216

A complete history of the War: Its causes and results; its campaigns on sea and lad; its terrific fights, gradn victories and overwhelming defeats. With a preliminary account of the customs, habits and history of the three peoples involved. Their cities, arts, sciences, amusements and literature.
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Overseas Chinese Enterprise in the Modernisation of China 1893-1911

Author: Michael R. Godley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521526951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 3055

This book examines the contribution of Chinese entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia to China's early modernization.
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Containing Lessons and Vocabularies, and Notes on Chinese Constructions and Idioms; Also a Dialogue on Christianity; Translations of Passports, Leases, Boat Agreements, Etc. Interleaved, and with Large Map of China. Prepared for the Use of Junior Members of the China Inland Mission

Author: China Inland Mission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chinese language

Page: 250

View: 7836

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Author: Claudia Ross,Baozhang He,Pei-chia Chen,Meng Yeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135869596

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 464

View: 2963

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 www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415472517 For bundle discounts please visit: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415533089/
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Author: Claudia Ross,Pei-Chia Chen,Baozhang He,Meng Yeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135870640

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 www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415472517 For bundle discounts please visit: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415533072/
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Author: Eliot Pattison

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841202462

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Shans schwierigste Mission. Um seinen Sohn zu retten, muss Ermittler Shan in den Bergen Tibets einen Doppelmord aufklären. Ein spannender Roman vom Dach der Welt, voller Magie und Spirit. Shan hat es in die Berge Tibets verschlagen. Hier verdingt er sich als Bergführer, doch in Wahrheit will er nur seinen Sohn sehen, der in einem Lager interniert ist. Auf dem Weg zum Camp findet er ein verunglücktes Auto. Eine tote Chinesin sitzt mit einer Schusswunde am Steuer, die Beifahrerin, eine blonde Ausländerin, stirbt in seinen Armen. Die Behörden finden rasch einen Schuldigen: Oberst Tan, der einzige Mann, der Shans Sohn retten kann.
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