Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese with 15-minute-a-day lessons. 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut case.
Mandarin Chinese, with over a billion speakers, is the most widely spoken language in the world. The People's Republic of China, where it is the official language, is becoming increasingly central to international commerce. Containing a bilingual dictionary and a practical phrasebook, this is an essential book for students, travellers and businesspeople. Features: 4,000 total dictionary entries; Chinese words printed in Chinese script with Pinyin romanisations; Comprehensive phrasebook; Easy-to-use pronunciation guide; Special section devoted to Chinese grammar.
Newly revised and updated, the Mandarin Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in Mandarin Chinese. The Mandarin Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, using full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life -- from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world -- with panel features on key nouns, verbs, and useful phrases.
From the restaurant where adventurous foodies get the freshest dumplings in New York City, comes the ultimate Chinese cookbook with 60 recipes for classic and unexpected dumplings and dim sum-like side dishes. New York Timescritic Pete Wells calls Helen You "a kind of genius for creating miniature worlds of flavor" and, indeed her recipes redefine the dumpling- Slow-Cooked Lamb with Green Squash; Spicy Shrimp and Celery; Wood Ear Mushroom and Cabbage; and desserts such as Sweet Pumpkin and Black Sesame Tang Yuan.
The lower Yangtze region, or Jiangnan, with its modern capital Shanghai, has been known since ancient times as a "land of fish and rice." For centuries, local cooks have harvested the bounty of its lakes, rivers, fields, and mountains to create a cuisine renowned for its delicacy and beauty. In Land of Fish and Rice, Fuchsia Dunlop draws on years of study and exploration to present the recipes, techniques, and ingredients of the Jiangnan kitchen.
A portrait of the world's oldest living civilization - past, present and future. Chinaexplores every aspect of this vast nation - the landscape, history, architecture, people, culture, and beliefs - in an authoritative and appealing visual style.
With the largest population of any country on Earth, China occupies a major position in the global community. With a history dating back thousands of years, it is also one of the worlds oldest civilizations. Readers will tour this geographically diverse nation from its most remote natural landscapes to its most populated cities. Along the way, they will learn about Chinas history and traditions, get a taste of the local culture, take a close look at the many plants and animals found there, and much more.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See's novel, China Dolls.
Venturing into the wilds of China, it captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.
Nie Yinniang returns after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyranny of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the 'Order of the Assassins.'