The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters

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Author: James D. McCawley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226555928

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

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Lauded by Calvin Trillin as a man who "does not have to make to with translations like 'Shredded Three Kinds' in Chinese restaurants," in The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters, James D. McCawley offers everyone a guide to deciphering the mysteries of Chinese menus and the opportunity to enjoy new eating experiences. An accessible primer as well as a handy reference, this book shows how Chinese characters are written and referred to, both in script and in type. McCawley provides a guide to pronunciation and includes helpful exercises so users can practice ordering. His novel system of arranging the extensive glossary-which ranges from basics such as "rice" and "fish" to exotica like "Buddha Jumps Wall"-enables even the beginner to find characters quickly and surely. He also includes the nonstandard forms of characters that often turn up on menus. With this guide in hand, English speakers hold the key to a world of tantalizing-and otherwise unavailable-Chinese dishes.

After Cognitivism

A Reassessment of Cognitive Science and Philosophy

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Author: Karl Leidlmair

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402099922

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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There is a basic perplexity in our times. On the one hand, we ?nd a blind trust in technology and rationalism. In our neo-liberalistically dominated world only what can be rapidly exploited and commercialized seems to count. The only opposing reaction to this kind of rationalism is an extreme rejection of all kinds of reasoning, and sometimes attendant religious fundamentalism. But instead of re?ecting on the limits and possibilites of reasoning, dialogue is replaced by a demagogic struggle between cultures. One cause of the blind trust in technology is misunderstandings about the sign- cance and the application of theories in the reception of the so-called Enlightenment. The Enlightenment is essentially characterized by two forces: (i) the conception of society as a social contract and (ii) the new science (New- nian physics, etc.). But as a result we lost ground: Atomistic individualism nourished the illusion of a self-contained ego prior to man’s entering into a shared inter-subjective world. And in the new science, our constructions of reality became autonomous and indep- dent of our interventions. Thus we became caught in the inherent dynamism of our computational constructions of reality. Science, as it is applied today, operates with far too simple parameters and model-theoretic constructions – erroneously taking the latter (the models) as literal descriptions of reality.

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 2

The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 2 & AP Study Exam Prep Book)

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Author: Yi Ren

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919235

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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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 135 Chinese characters and over 405 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 135 most basic Chinese characters Example sentences and over 405 vocabulary items Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes

The Key To The Golden Firebird

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Author: Maureen Johnson

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 1471401758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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There are lots of rules for the road, but none when it comes to the heart Life hasn't been the same for the Gold sisters since their father died. Brooks is not-so-quietly falling apart, May is desperately trying to keep everything and everyone together, and Palmer... well, who knows what's up with Palmer. May is sure if she could just learn to drive, life would be so much simpler. But with both her mom and Brooks permanently AWOL, getting her licence is looking hopeless - until Pete offers to teach her. Pete, the incredibly annoying boy-next-door who's like a brother to May... or is he? This summer May's going to have to learn to cope with a lot more than just Driver's Ed if she wants to keep her family together, get the guy and maybe - just maybe - earn the key to the Golden Firebird.

Lexicon of Reconstructed Pronunciation

in Early Middle Chinese, Late Middle Chinese, and Early Mandarin

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Author: Edwin G. Pulleyblank

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774844671

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 495

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Known for his pioneering work in Chinese historical phonetics, Edwin Pulleyblank has compiled this Lexicon to present in convenient dictionary form the result of his researches on the phonology of Middle Chinese and its evolution to Mandarin. The Lexicon complements Pulleyblank's earlier book, Middle Chinese, by providing reconstructed pronunciation for approximately 8,000 Chinese characters at three historical stages. Early Middle Chinese is the language of the Qieyun rhyme dictionary of AD 601, which codified the standard literary language of both North and South China the preceding period of division. Pulleyblank's reconstruction is a thorough reworking of that of Bernhard Karlgren, completed in the twenties, and in some respects differs radically from it. Late Middle Chinese is the standard language of the High Tang Dynasty, based on the dialect of the capital, Chang'an. It has not been reconstructed previously as a separate stage but is of special importance, since it is the ancestor of most modern dialects. Early Mandarin represents the speech of the Yuan capital, Dadu (present Beijing), around the year 1300, for which Pulleyblank's reconstruction differs considerably from that of Hugh M. Stimson. The sources and methods used in these reconstructions were fully discussed in Middle Chinese, but recent developments in phonological theory have led to some modifications in detail. The entries are arranged alphabetically according to the Pinyin system with an index, by the traditional Kangxi radical and stroke numbers. The Morohashi number is also given for each character, enabling easy reference to this important Chinese thesaurus. Another useful feature of the Lexicon is the inclusion of the numbers in Karlgren's Grammata Serica for characters that are included in that work. Concise English equivalents for the Chinese words are also provided. Reconstructed forms are given in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Though this requires a number of phonetic signs and diacritical marks, these are carefully explained in the introduction. Every effort has been made to provide a useful tool for students of Chinese literature and China's relations with foreign countries, as well as for specialists in Chinese linguistics.

American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

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Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Chinese

A Linguistic Introduction

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Author: Chaofen Sun

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139453645

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Chinese is spoken by more people than any other language in the world, and has a rich social, cultural and historical background. This book is a comprehensive guide to the linguistic structure of Chinese, providing an accessible introduction to each of the key areas. It describes the fundamentals of its writing system, its pronunciation and tonal sound system, its morphology (how words are structured), and its syntax (how sentences are formed) - as well as its historical development, and the diverse ways in which it interacts with other languages. Setting the discussion of all aspects of Chinese firmly within the context of the language in use, Chinese: A Linguistic Introduction will be of great benefit to learners wishing to extend their knowledge and competence in the language, and their teachers. It will also be a useful starting point for students of linguistics beginning work on the structure of this major world language.

The Six Scripts Or the Principles of Chinese Writing by Tai Tung

A Translation by L. C. Hopkins, with a Memoir of the Translator by W. Perceval Yetts

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Author: Tai Tung,L. C. Hopkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107605156

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 114

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First published in 1881, The Six Scripts; or, The Principles of Chinese Writing was an English translation by L. C. Hopkins (1854-1952) of Tai T'ung's Liu Shu Ku. Following Hopkins' death, a facsimile of the original translation was printed in 1954 by the Cambridge University Press, together with a memoir of the translator's life by W. Perceval Yetts and corrections and additions to the text. It is that version which is reissued here.

A History of the Chinese Language

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Author: Hongyuan Dong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317743903

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 204

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A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development, covering crucial aspects such as phonology, syntax and semantics. Features include: Coverage of the key historical stages in Chinese language development, such as Old Chinese, Middle Chinese, Early Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese and Modern Standard Chinese Treatment of core linguistic aspects of the Chinese language including phonological changes, grammatical development, lexical evolution, vernacular writing, Chinese characters and Modern Chinese dialects Inclusion of many authentic Chinese legends and texts throughout the book, presented through a rigorous framework of linguistic analysis to help students to build up strong critical and evaluative skills and acquire valuable cultural knowledge Integration of materials from different disciplines, such as archaeology, anthropology, history and sociolinguistics, to highlight the cultural and social background of each period of the language Helpful appendices to aid students with no prior knowledge of linguistics or the Chinese language Companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dong offering a wealth of supplementary resources such as additional exercises, answer keys and audio recordings of the sounds of Middle and Old Chinese. Written by a highly experienced instructor, A History of the Chinese Language will be an essential resource for beginning students of Chinese Language and Linguistics and for anyone interested in the history and culture of China.

A Short History of the Chinese People

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Author: L. Carrington Goodrich

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486169235

Category: History

Page: 304

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Discusses major currents of Chinese history, philosophy, culture and politics, beginning with the Shang, Chou and Han dynasties, and culminating with the birth of the Chinese Republic in 1912. 17 maps, 25 illustrations.

First 100 Chinese Characters: Traditional Character Edition

The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters

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Author: Laurence Matthews,Alison Matthews

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910130

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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This book is a quick and easy way to learn basic Chinese Characters. All beginning Chinese language learners struggle to memorize and learn to write Chinese characters. The First 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach which helps students to quickly master the basic characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning Chinese students, this character book presents characters that have been carefully selected for rapid and effective learning. The English meanings, pronunciations in hanyu pinyin and alternate forms (if any) for each Chinese character are presented along with a stroke order guide and spaces for writing practice. Printed with gray guidelines, the stroke order guides are designed to be traced over to teach students the standard sequence of strokes used to write the character. Related compounds and phrases are given to assist in vocabulary building. Three indexes at the back allow the characters to be looked up by their English meanings, hanyu pinyin pronunciations, or radicals. Extra practice sheets are also provided. This Chinese character book contains: Step-by-step stroke order diagrams show you how to write each character. Special boxes with grid lines help you practice writing them correctly. Compounds and sample sentences provide easy vocabulary building. Hanyu pinyin romanizations identify and help you pronounce every word.

Chinese Calligraphy

From Pictograph to Ideogram : the History of 214 Essential Chinese/Japanese Characters

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Author: Edoardo Fazzioli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 251

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Explains the development of 214 root pictographs, the classic key characters that are the base for all Chinese writing characters

The British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

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Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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The Works of Confucius

Containing the Original Text

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Author: Confucius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chinese language

Page: 725

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Chinese Herbal Secrets

The Key to Total Health

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Author: Stefan Chmelik

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895299864

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Discusses body type, nutrition, exercise, feng shui, and self-diagnosis; lists herbs and their uses; and shares recipes for herbal creams, tinctures, and infusions

Advances in Electrical Engineering and Automation

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Author: Anne Xie,Xiong Huang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642279511

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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EEA2011 is an integrated conference concentration its focus on Electrical Engineering and Automation. In the proceeding, you can learn much more knowledge about Electrical Engineering and Automation of researchers from all around the world. The main role of the proceeding is to be used as an exchange pillar for researchers who are working in the mentioned fields. In order to meet the high quality of Springer, AISC series, the organization committee has made their efforts to do the following things. Firstly, poor quality paper has been refused after reviewing course by anonymous referee experts. Secondly, periodically review meetings have been held around the reviewers about five times for exchanging reviewing suggestions. Finally, the conference organizers had several preliminary sessions before the conference. Through efforts of different people and departments, the conference will be successful and fruitful.

漢字入門

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Author: Jing-heng Sheng Ma

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789629962920

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 197

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Self-paced learning pack, designed to address common problems faced when learning the orthography of Chinese characters. Textbook is divided into four parts: Lessons and worksheets on strokes and stroke order; Lessons on the 18 most frequently-used radicals; Quizzes on strokes and stroke order; Answer keys for radical lessons. Accompanied by a DVD which demonstrates how to write Chinese characters.