Chineasy Everyday

Chineasy Everyday Author ShaoLan
ISBN-10 0062439731
Year 2016-06-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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A unique and highly entertaining introduction to the richness of Chinese language, culture, and civilization, built on the groundbreaking and hugely popular Chineasy visual learning method. To educate the world about the richness and character of China’s people, customs, and heritage, entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy, a special building-block learning method that uses highly recognizable and appealing illustrations. She introduced her revolutionary teaching methodology and graphic language in her bestseller, Chineasy. In this standalone guide, she expands her scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture, including Numbers, Time & Dates, The Solar System & the Five Elements, People, Nature, Animals, How to Describe Things, Health & Well-being, Travel, City & Country, Shopping, Food & Drink, and Internet & Technology. She begins all twelve sections with an overview of key Chineasy characters, then presents the specific symbols relevant to each—providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. Whether you are a student learning Mandarin, an executive pursuing business ties to Chinese companies, or a curious tourist traveling to China, this single-volume encyclopedia will stimulate the mind, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of our world.

Chineasy Everyday

Chineasy Everyday Author Shaolan
ISBN-10 0500292264
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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Chineasy, the brainchild of entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh, has been a publishing phenomenon. Its special building-block learning method brought to life by highly recognizable and appealing graphic illustrations has attracted a substantial online following and has been published in fifteen languages. But it marks only the beginning of a larger ambition to educate the world about the richness and character of China's people, its customs and its heritage. The first volume of Chineasy introduced the method and visual language. This follow-up volume, which requires no experience of the first, expands the scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture in twelve central sections. Each begins with an overview of key characters before a presentation of the subject using those characters as a basis, providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. As children are increasingly taking up Mandarin, and as business exchange with China develops, this is a single-volume encyclopedia on China that will stimulate young minds, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of the world we live in.

Chineasy

Chineasy Author ShaoLan Hsueh
ISBN-10 0062332090
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harper Design
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Chinese is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. However, using the Chineasy system, anyone can begin to understand and read Chinese. It works by transforming Chinese characters into illustrations to make them easy to remember. This book teaches the key characters on which the language is built and how these characters can be combined to form more complex words and phrases. Learning Chinese has never been this simple or more fun!

Chinese For Dummies

Chinese For Dummies Author Wendy Abraham
ISBN-10 9781118436547
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China 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 vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also 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.

Chineasy Workbook

Chineasy Workbook Author Shao Lan
ISBN-10 0500420602
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Thames & Hudson
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Where Chineasy 's books, flashcards and memory game helped learners to recognize a diverse range of characters, this new workbook offers the opportunity to practise writing Chinese characters. Noma Bar's playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. Short facts illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of its shape, while a guide to the correct stroke order and grids to help with spacing allow learners to perfect their writing skills. Maintaining the innovative visual identity of the Chineasy brand, the workbook is the perfect complement to the existing range, but is also self- standing and doesn't require learners to be familiar with the method. Suitable for everyone from schoolchildren to businesspeople, it will foster a genuine appreciation of the Chinese language and provide a fun introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy

Chineasy

Chineasy Author Shaolan,
ISBN-10 0500952043
Year 2015-04-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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This Box contains 60 flashcards that will help develop your Chinese vocabulary and pronunciation. To start learning the Chineasy way, just pick a card and flip it over.

China

China Author Cecilia Lindqvist
ISBN-10 9780786731992
Year 2009-04-27
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The origins of Chinese ideographs were not known until 1899, when a scholar went to an apothecary for some medicine made of “dragon bone.” To his surprise, the bone, which had not yet been ground into powder, contained a number of carved inscriptions. Thus began the exploration of the 3000-year-old sources of the written characters still used in China today. In this unparalleled and deeply researched book, Cecilia Lindqvist tells the story of these characters and shows how their shapes and concepts have permeated all of Chinese thought, architecture, art, and culture.

Chineasy 100 Postcards

Chineasy  100 Postcards Author Shaolan
ISBN-10 006236555X
Year 2014-08-22
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Collins Design
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A collection of 100 gorgeous full-color postcards featuring delightful Chineasy pictograms—the revolutionary visual method that makes learning to read and write Chinese simple and fun. ShaoLan Hsueh used her entrepreneurial and cultural background to create Chineasy—a groundbreaking system for quickly learning the basic building blocks of written Chinese, which is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she “unpicked” Chinese characters, turning them into pictograms that are engaging, delightful, and easy to remember. This charming companion to Chineasy—the acclaimed book that made her graphic educational system available to everyone—contains dozens of postcards, each featuring one large Chinese character in pictogram on the front. The back includes the original “unpicked” Chinese character, its English translation, and a concise description. The pictogram is also repeated in miniature in the postage area. With Chineasy Postcards, anyone can express a sentiment in Chinese—and share this groundbreaking learning system—one character at a time.

Chineasy Memory Game

Chineasy Memory Game Author Chineasy
ISBN-10 0500420122
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher
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Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off even the most linguistically savvy Westerners until now. ShaoLan has used her entrepreneurial and software background to unpick Chinese characters and create a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she has developed a unique set of illustrations that are engaging and delightful and offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and culture.

250 Essential Chinese Characters for Everyday Use 2

250 Essential Chinese Characters for Everyday Use 2 Author Philip Yungkin Lee
ISBN-10 0804833605
Year 2004
Pages 343
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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A companion to 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Vol. 1, this learning and reference book covers another 250 of the most common Chinese characters. Each entry is shown in both traditional and simplified form and includes readings, meanings, stroke order and common compounds. A quiz follows each set of 10 characters and five "Character Building" sections expand on vocabulary learned.

The Business Wisdom of Ancient Chinese Entrepreneurs

The Business Wisdom of Ancient Chinese Entrepreneurs Author Soo Boon Hong
ISBN-10 9781482867046
Year 2016-07-20
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Partridge Publishing Singapore
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The Art of War, written by Sun Tzu, is revered throughout the world as a book of profound wisdom that can be applied to business. But other ancient Chinese scholars also shared critical knowledge for businesspeople, including Fan Li, a strategist turned entrepreneur also known as Tao Zhu Gong, who achieved great wealth before writing a treatise on business and enterprise. His twelve principles of business continue to be relevant, and you’ll learn them in this book, along with tips from other ancient Chinese scholars, such as Bai Gui, who founded the first business school in China. Bai Gui outlined four characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and emphasized that businesspeople could be compassionate and moral while achieving great wealth. In his teachings, he explained that strength does not mean power or skill; he used the word to represent the fortitude in self-discipline. Filled with inspirational quotes and easy-to-follow examples, this book includes business lessons from modern businesspeople that achieved fortune or suffered disaster as a result of following—or not following—ancient Chinese wisdom. Kick your career into a higher gear and enhance business operations with The Business Wisdom of Ancient Chinese Entrepreneurs.

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters Author Alison Matthews
ISBN-10 9781462901289
Year 2011-12-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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This user–friendly book is aimed at helping students of Mandarin Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters. At last—there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks. Although Learning Chinese Characters is primarily a book for serious learners of Mandarin Chinese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Chinese characters, without any prior knowledge of Chinese. It can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. All characters are simplified (as in mainland China) but traditional characters are also given, when available. Key features: Specially designed pictures and stories are used in a structured way to make the learning process more enjoyable and effective, reducing the need for rote learning to the absolute minimum. The emphasis throughout is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. Tips are also included on learning techniques and how to avoid common problems. Characters are introduced in a logical sequence, which also gives priority to learning the most common characters first. Modern simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key information is given for each character, including radical, stroke–count, traditional form, compounds, and guidance on writing the character. This is a practical guide with a clear, concise and appealing layout, and it is well–indexed with easy look–up methods. The 800 Chinese characters and 1,033 compounds specified for the original HSK Level A proficiency test are covered.

Live and Work in China and Hong Kong

Live and Work in China and Hong Kong Author Jocelyn Kan
ISBN-10 9781854583840
Year 2008
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Crimson Publishing
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Moving to China or Hong Kong can be a complex, challenging experience. Not only is the language barrier daunting, but life there often appears about as foreign as it can get. China is becoming a major world player, and Hong Kong has always been a popular place for expats, but many foreigners still find it a country shrouded in mystery. Why must you never give a Chinese person a green hat or rest chopsticks vertically in a bowl? The opportunities for foreigners in China are increasing, and as a result, more people are discovering the fascinating customs, cultural treasures and exquisite landscapes that await them. Crammed with practical information, advice, and people’s personal experiences, Live & Work in China will save you time and help you avoid making mistakes. This book will help you learn about the country, its culture and its people, as well as help you: • Decide whether it’s right for you • Get any visas you need • Set up your new home • Understand business etiquette • Enjoy your time off

Attractive Unattractive Americans

Attractive Unattractive Americans Author René Zografos
ISBN-10 8299859883
Year 2015-08-03
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher
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Almost every human being on the planet today knows something - and feels something - about America. It's the "land of the free and the home of the brave." It's responsible for hamburgers and Coca-Cola and color TV. It's the center of the universe, with the greatest athletes, tallest buildings, most famous movie stars, and biggest dreamers. But what does a world that contains seven billion people really think about the most talked about - and controversial - nation on earth? This is the question that inspired RenE Zografos to spend seven years interviewing people from seven continents to pen the definitive guide to the U.S.A.'s global reputation. In ATTRACTIVE UNATTRACTIVE AMERICANS, Zografos - an award-winning Norwegian-Greek author of eight books and veteran journalist - brings together the voices of thousands of people from around the world to highlight their opinions of Americans and the country they live in. From Mexico-born 'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan and a Bangkok-based tailor named Marco, to American girl-obsessed Italian teenagers and Swedish ex-pats living in the U.S.A., Attractive Unattractive Americans is chock-full of hundreds of unexpected insights, opinions, compliments and criticisms about the so-called "greatest country on earth." It's a fascinating, not-to-be-missed exploration of culture, politics, philosophy, and the American Dream the likes of which has never before been seen in one place. Among the timely, unusual, and exceptionally entertaining questions ATTRACTIVE UNATTRACTIVE AMERICANS addresses include: - Are Americans liked or disliked when traveling abroad? - Do people from other countries actually care about what's going on in America? - Is American music, film, fashion, and food as influential as we think it is? - How do the great American cities actually stack up against the Hollywood portrayals of them? - Are Americans attractive?

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 2

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 2 Author Yi Ren
ISBN-10 0804844941
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. Intended for self-study and classroom use, this character workbook presents 171 Chinese characters and over 513 common words using these characters. These are the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 2 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented in a very simple and clear way. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the key vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process and an index at the back allow you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include: Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep Learn the 171 most basic Chinese characters Example sentences and over 513 vocabulary items Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes