A Dictionary of Chinese Characters

Author: Stewart Paton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134045123
Format: PDF
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By arranging frequently used characters under the phonetic element they have in common, rather than only under their radical, the Dictionary encourages the student to link characters according to their phonetic. The system of cross-referencing then allows the student to find easily all the characters in the dictionary which have the same phonetic element, thus helping to fix in the memory the link between a character and its sound and meaning. This innovative resource will be an excellent study-aid for students with a basic grasp of Chinese, whether they are studying with a teacher or learning on their own.

Understanding the Chinese Language

Author: Chris Shei
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317662806
Format: PDF
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Understanding the Chinese Language provides a vibrant and comprehensive introduction to contemporary Chinese linguistics. Combining an accessible style with an in-depth treatment of the topics at hand, it uses clear, full descriptions and vivid, modern examples to systematically take students through the phonology, vocabulary, grammar, discourse structures and pragmatics of modern Chinese. No prior knowledge of Chinese or linguistics is required. Features include: Six detailed chapters covering the core linguistic aspects of the modern Chinese language, such as words, content units, sentences, speech acts, sentence-final particles and neologisms User-friendly comparisons and contrasts between English and Chinese throughout the text, helping to clearly explain important complexities and nuances of the Chinese language Clear, accessible explanations and insightful analysis of topics and linguistic devices, supported by many helpful examples, diagrams and tables Vivid and relevant examples drawn from real-life contemporary sources such as internet news reports, social networks like Sino Weibo, online forums and TV reality shows, offering fascinating perspectives on modern Chinese media, culture and society Pioneering coverage of Chinese new words and the social phenomena they reveal Additional exercises and four supplementary chapters covering Chinese syllables, idioms, discourse and culture available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415634885/ Written by a highly experienced instructor, researcher and linguist, Understanding the Chinese Language will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Chinese linguistics. It will also be of interest to anyone interested in learning more about Chinese language and culture.

Glossika 10 Language Dictionary of Chinese Characters

Author: Michael Campbell
Publisher: Glossika
ISBN: 9864387642
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Get the pronunciation of any Chinese character in any East Asian language with an introduction covering tones and historical sound changes. Classical Middle Chinese and Modern Mandarin | Cantonese | Taiwanese | Hakka | Shanghainese | Wenzhounese | Fuzhounese | Japanese | Korean | Vietnamese What's Inside 1. Over 5000 Characters 2. Radical and Stroke Lookup 3. Middle Chinese readings with Rime and Grade Index 4. Readings in IPA, Universal Pinyin, and native scripts 5. Both literary and colloquial readings included 6. Cross-reference tables of tones & consonant endings in each language 7. Separate index available for each language 8. Both Japanese Onyomi and Kunyomi readings with an index for both 9. Explanation of Middle Chinese evolution to the modern languages 10. Fast lookup: click on any character >> Sign up (https://bit.ly/2Qu21nK) now and get 1000 reps of audio training and 7-day access to premium features for free! >> Learn Chinese (Beijing) with Glossika: https://bit.ly/2zNCvn9 >> Learn Chinese (Taiwan) with Glossika: https://bit.ly/2P6KRv2 >> Download all Glossika guides here: https://ai.glossika.com/free-download

Chinese Medical Characters

Author: Nigel Wiseman
Publisher: Paradigm Publications
ISBN: 9780912111681
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This work is an integral part of the Chinese Medicine Language series for students and practitioners. It presents the first 100 characters based upon frequency of use in medical texts, as well as an overall program designed to help the student acquire the necessary tools for building a thorough vocabulary. This first volume presents the basics of Chinese characters along with the etymologies of the 100 most commonly seen characters. Designed as a workbook, it offers students practice in learning to read, recognize, and write the characters and provides the basic tools that students need to become familiar with the written language of Chinese medicine and thereby enrich their studies." -Publisher.

Chinese Character Fast Finder

Author: Laurence Matthews
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
ISBN: 9780804836340
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new and innovative study aid that allows the user to find Chinese characters rapidly and intuitively from their appearance alone.

Writing and Literacy in Chinese Korean and Japanese

Author: Insup Taylor
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027285764
Format: PDF, ePub
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Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population. They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic Chinese characters of ancient origin, as well as phonetic systems of syllabaries and alphabets. The book describes, often in comparison with English, how the Chinese, Korean and Japanese writing systems originated and developed; how each relates to its spoken language; how it is learned or taught; how it can be computerized; and how it relates to the past and present literacy, education, and culture of its users. Intimately familiar with the three East Asian cultures, Insup Taylor with the assistance of Martin Taylor, has written an accessible and highly readable book. Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japanese is intended for academic readers (students in East Asian Studies, linguistics, education, psychology) as well as for the general public (parents, business, government). Readers of the book will learn about the interrelated cultural histories of China, Korea and Japan, but mainly about the various writing systems, some exotic, some familar, some simple, some complex, but all fascinating.

The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Workbook Level 2 Simplified

Author: Claudia Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135869871
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. Workbook Level 2 is designed to accompany Textbook Level 2 lesson by lesson, and offers exercises for homework, independent study and classroom use. The exercises focus on interpersonal, interpretative and presentational modes of communication while helping students to consolidate the vocabulary, characters, and structures introduced in each lesson. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to read page-length texts for information, listen to and comprehend extended narratives on a variety of topics, and communicate a broad range of information orally and in writing. 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: For bundle discounts please visit: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415533072/

Beyond Sinology

Author: Andrea Bachner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536305
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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New communication and information technologies provide distinct challenges and possibilities for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture, within both China and different parts of the West. Approaching this history from a variety of alternative theoretical perspectives, Beyond Sinology reflects on the Chinese script to pinpoint the multiple connections between languages, scripts, and medial expressions and cultural and national identities. Through a complex study of intercultural representations, exchanges, and tensions, the text focuses on the concrete "scripting" of identity and alterity, advancing a new understanding of the links between identity and medium and a critique of articulations that rely on single, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing. Chinese writing—with its history of divergent readings in Chinese and non-Chinese contexts, with its current reinvention in the age of new media and globalization—can teach us how to read and construct mediality and cultural identity in interculturally responsible ways and also how to scrutinize, critique, and yet appreciate and enjoy the powerful multi-medial creativity embodied in writing.