Category: China

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese: Core Vocabulary by Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao, Paul Rayson

By Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao, Paul Rayson

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is a useful device for all newbies of Mandarin chinese language, supplying a listing of the 5,000 phrases and the 2,000 chinese language characters (simplified) most accepted within the language. in accordance with a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and information texts in present use, the dictionary offers the consumer with an in depth frequency-based record, in addition to alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes.

All entries within the frequency record function the English identical and a pattern sentence with English translation. The Dictionary additionally includes thirty thematically geared up lists of often used phrases on numerous themes resembling nutrients, climate, shuttle and time expressions.

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese permits scholars of all degrees to maximise their research of Mandarin vocabulary in an effective and interesting method. it's also an exceptional source for academics of the language.

A CD model is out there to buy individually. Designed to be used by way of corpus and computational linguists it presents the entire textual content in a structure that researchers can technique and switch into appropriate lists for his or her personal examine work.

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Menschenrechtsdiskurse in China und den USA by Frédéric Krumbein

By Frédéric Krumbein

Die vielfach konträren Menschenrechtspositionen Chinas und der united states erklären maßgeblich die unterschiedliche Berichterstattung in den Tageszeitungen beider Länder. Frédéric Krumbein weist dies durch Untersuchung der Zeitungen China day-by-day, ny occasions und South China Morning put up in unterschiedlichen Zeiträumen nach. Während die united states die politischen und bürgerlichen Rechte ihrer Verfassung als Menschenrechte definieren, priorisiert China die wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Menschenrechte sowie die kollektiven Menschenrechte auf Grundsicherung und Entwicklung. Sowohl ny occasions als auch die Hongkonger South China Morning submit berichten ähnlich kritisch über die chinesische Menschenrechtslage. Die festlandchinesische China day-by-day sieht die chinesische Menschenrechtslage hingegen positiv. Über Menschenrechte in den united states wird in den beiden chinesischen Zeitungen kaum berichtet.

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China, Xinjiang and Central Asia: History, Transition and by Colin Mackerras, Michael Clarke

By Colin Mackerras, Michael Clarke

Imperative Asia and Xinjiang – the a long way north-western province of China – are of accelerating foreign significance. the us, having proven army bases in significant Asia after September 2001, has now turn into a strength in what was once formerly predominantly a Russian sphere of impression; when China, Russia and Iran all proceed to exert robust impression. those exterior, overseas impacts have had an important influence on neighborhood politics, with the overthrow of a long-standing regime in Kyrgyzstan, persisted unrest and competition to the present regime in Uzbekistan and the intensification of chinese language keep an eye on in Xinjiang. This publication explores the impact of worldwide and native dynamics around the zone: worldwide affects contain the ‘War on Terror’ and foreign pageant for strength assets; neighborhood dynamics comprise Islamic revival, critical Asian nationalism, medicines trafficking; monetary improvement and integration. The authors argue that those a number of demanding situations, actually, unite Xinjiang and valuable Asia in a typical fight for identities and financial improvement. This ebook offers a finished review of the region’s old importance, the modern foreign forces which impact the zone, and of present political, fiscal and cultural advancements.

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The Chinese in Cambodia, by William E. Willmott

By William E. Willmott

Even though the chinese language shape just a small fraction of the inhabitants of Southeast Asia, they seem to be a minority of the most important value to the way forward for many nations, for they regulate a lot of the industrial economic system of the sector. experiences were released at the chinese language in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. This publication is the 1st learn of the chinese language in Cambodia. the writer is an anthropologist, however the booklet isn't written from that point of view by myself; it examines the placement of the chinese language in Cambodian society from the ancient, the commercial, the criminal, and the demographic issues of view in addition.

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The Letter To Ren An And Sima Qian’s Legacy by Stephen Durrant, Wai-yee Li, Michael Nylan, Hans van Ess

By Stephen Durrant, Wai-yee Li, Michael Nylan, Hans van Ess

Sima Qian (first century BCE), the writer of list of the Historian (Shiji), is China's earliest and best-known historian, and his "Letter to Ren An" is the main recognized letter in chinese language historical past. within the letter, Sima Qian explains his selection to complete his life's paintings, the 1st finished heritage of China, rather than honorably committing suicide following his castration for "deceiving the emperor." within the 20th and twenty-first centuries, a few students have queried the authenticity of the letter. Is it a real piece of writing via Sima Qian or an early paintings of literary impersonation? The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian's Legacy presents a whole translation of the letter and makes use of varied how you can discover concerns in textual heritage. It additionally indicates how rules approximately friendship, loyalty, factionalism, and authorship encoded within the letter have far-reaching implications for the learn of China.

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How the Communist Party of China Manages the Issue of by Shiyuan Hao

By Shiyuan Hao

This e-book introduces the historical past of China’s factor of nationality from the very starting. during the country’s heritage, all of the nationalities that lived and prospered on chinese language land created a trend of cultural range inside of nationwide cohesion via their interplay and integration. The formation of this development is due not just to the geographical indisputable fact that China covers a huge expanse at the Asian continent but additionally to the old indisputable fact that it's domestic to disparate and historical human heritages, and to culturally different old assets.

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Online society in China: creating, celebrating, and by David Kurt Herold, Peter Marolt

By David Kurt Herold, Peter Marolt

This ebook discusses the wealthy and sundry tradition of China's on-line society, and its effect on offline China. It argues that the web in China is a separate 'space' during which participants and associations emerge and engage. whereas offline and on-line areas are hooked up and impression one another, the chinese language net is greater than in basic terms a technological or media extension of offline chinese language society. rather than following latest reviews by way of finding on-line China in offline society, the individuals during this publication talk about the carnival of the chinese language web by itself terms.
Examining the complicated courting among govt officers and the folks utilizing the net in China, this publication demonstrates that tradition is very influential in how expertise is used. Discussing a variety of various actions, the members learn what chinese language humans truly do on the web, and the way their activities may be interpreted in the on-line society they're developing.

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Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese by Noma Bar, ShaoLan Hsueh

By Noma Bar, ShaoLan Hsueh

Discover ways to learn and write chinese language with Chineasy—a groundbreaking process that transforms key chinese language characters into pictograms for simple bear in mind and comprehension.

Chinese is likely one of the oldest written languages, and some of the most tricky to grasp, specifically for Westerners. With Chineasy, studying and interpreting chinese language hasn't ever been less complicated or extra enjoyable. Breaking down the good Wall of Language, iShaoLan Hsueh attracts on her entrepreneurial and cultural heritage to create an easy method for fast figuring out the fundamental development blocks of written chinese language. operating with well known illustrator Noma Bar, she transforms chinese language characters into fascinating pictograms which are effortless to remember.

In Chineasy, she teaches the foremost characters, known as radicals, which are the language’s beginning, after which exhibits how they are often mixed to shape new phrases or even words. as soon as you’ve mastered those key characters, you could perform your talents with 3 stories—a fairy story, an Asian legend, and a latest fable—told utilizing the radicals.

With Chineasy, readers of every age may be in a position to navigate a chinese language menu, learn indicators and billboards, and snatch the that means of so much articles in a chinese language newspaper.

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Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng's China by Susan Greenhalgh

By Susan Greenhalgh

China's one-child rule is unassailably probably the most arguable social rules of all time. within the first booklet of its style, Susan Greenhalgh attracts on 20 years of study into China's inhabitants politics to provide an explanation for how the leaders of a country of 1 billion determined to restrict all to at least one baby. concentrating on the old interval 1978-80, whilst China was once simply reentering the worldwide capitalist process after a long time of self-imposed isolation, Greenhalgh files the intense demeanour during which a handful of top aerospace engineers hijacked the inhabitants policymaking technique and formulated a method that handled humans like missiles. Just One Child situates those technology- and policymaking practices of their broader contexts—the scientization and statisticalization of sociopolitical life—and presents the main distinct and incisive account but of the origins of the one-child policy.

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Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes: The Tangshan Earthquake and the by James Palmer

By James Palmer

While an earthquake of historical importance leveled the commercial urban of Tangshan in the summertime of 1976, killing greater than a half-million humans, China was once already gripped via frequent social unrest. As Mao lay on his deathbed, the general public mourned the demise of renowned most popular Zhou Enlai. Anger towards the strong Communist celebration officers within the Gang of 4, which had attempted to suppress grieving for Zhou, was once already effective; whilst the govt. did not reply rapidly to the Tangshan catastrophe, renowned resistance to the Cultural Revolution reached a boiling point.
In Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes, acclaimed historian James Palmer tells the startling tale of the main tumultuous yr in glossy chinese language background, whilst Mao perished, a urban crumbled, and a brand new China used to be born.

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