books about: mandarin
Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Vol. 1
Robert E. Hegel
Confusing For Spelling and Comprehensive For Pronunciation Ideas
I wrote this novel's review a couple of years ago as below. (Name revised for Pinyin system and some errors corrected) ----------------------------- Romance of Three Kingdoms is not just the novelized version of the history record "Three Kingdoms". It overtook the heart of both Chinese and Japanese. In Japan even younger generation who rarely read literature enjoy the story in the form of ...
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition
North Point Press
from the beginning
After years of practice I have just started reading the sutras feeling now as if I'm finally getting to the heart and soul of Buddhism. What a revelation! As I told someone, I feel I've had the menu and now get to taste the food! So if you want to really know Buddhism from the beginning and especially Zen, read Red Pine aka Bill Porter. I first met Bill when he lived here at CTTB and showed ...
Tao Te Ching
A Beautifully Designed Book full Of Wisdom (from Ahadada Books)
This is a beautifully designed book with a limpid translation by Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo. Here's one of my favorites: 11 Thirty spokes join one hub. The wheel's use comes from emptiness. Clay is fired to make a pot. The pot's use comes from emptiness. Windows and doors are cut to make a room. The room's use comes from emptiness. Therefore, Having leads to profit, ...
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)
Jing-heng Sheng Ma
The best of the market!!!!!!!!
I give this book a 5 star rating not because it is perfect but because it is the best of 37 books that I have on Chinese language. This book has all the relevant grammar structure necessary to be functionally fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Claudia Ross's books are all outstanding. She reinforces my belief that the worst books are written by the Chinese born and the best by those who learned in ...
Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammar (Schaum's Outline Series)
One of the most easiest and best Chinese grammar!!!
One of the most easiest and best Chinese grammar!!! Highly recommended by me! Easy to use, easy to pronounce, easy to handle! What more can I ask for about it?!
Learning Chinese The Easy Way: Read & Understand The Symbols of Chinese Culture
Learning Chinese Characters Doesn't Get Easier then This!
My interest in Mandarin (Man darin' ?) Chinese stems from my interest in learning and teaching languages. I have had discovered to my great delight that Mandarin is an extremely easy language to speak and hear, but writing it is another story. With its some 30-50,000 characters to master, it seems like a mission impossible. How can such an unwieldy language survive and thrive for thousands of ...
Journey to the West (4-Volume Boxed Set)
Foreign Languages Press
One of the best books I've ever read. I got hooked to the book the monment I read the first 3 pages.
Three Kingdoms: Chinese-English
Luo;Kuan-Chung, Lo Guanzhong
Foreign Languages Press
seller worked with me in a calm and speedy manner while thanksgiving was going on to resolve a shipping issue. product arrived very fast and in great condition.
Mandarin Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (Visual Dictionaries)
Pictures Pictures Everywhere!
As a newbie Mandarin learner I find this book extremely helpful and fun when I want to know how to say something. Its just a kool thing to have. glad i bought it.
Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language ...
Chinese Mandarin Learning Materials
There is a way of learning Chinese Mandarin that makes sense for any beginner. Teach Yourself Chinese Mandarin is an affordable way to learn Mandarin. The Teach Yourself Package comes with a book and two audio CD. You can put the audio into your MP3 or iPod. However, you can also spend time by learning from Schaum's Chinese Grammar Book. An essential book is learning how to write the Chinese ...
The Art of War (History and Warfare)
This is by far the best book on strategy of warfare throughout the history. There were other sound books as well, but actually most of them are based on essential information that is provided here. Having in mind, that current business field is as harsh as any other war, this is an essential read to anyone who does not want to be crushed in the first battle. And one last tip - do not read any ...
Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An) (Detective Stories)
A surprisingly good page-turner!
Being a bit of a sinophile myself, I bought this book during a trip to Taiwan a while back and then stowed it with the other books I brought back. It sat pretty much ignored until recently I needed something to read and noticed it sitting there. Wow! I didn't expect much, and I'm not a big mystery fan, but once I started reading this book I couldn't stop! The way the three mysteries are woven ...
The Diamond Sutra
They don't call it "Perfection of Wisdom" for nothing!
This text is very wise indeed. A great book for those seeking the way of non-attachment. Are you suffering? Then get this book. Don't have the money? Then why suffer? You are complete.
SPEAK E-Z CHINESE In Phonetic English
This is a excellent book for easy pick up off the chinese languge. I have been studying madarin also for a year and this book is ideal for quick reference to words you have forgotten, or for helping construct basic sentences. It is also extremely useful for phonetic tones.It is easy to get the correct pronounciation of words, this is extremely useful as pinyin does not give the correct sound of ...
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine: A New Translation of the Neijing Suwen with Commentary
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine
Well translated and easy to understand the concepts for anyone not familiar with chinese medicine and thought.
On Guerrilla Warfare
Samuel B Griffith
University of Illinois Press
Learn the lessons - you may need them
A concise blueprint for what it takes to mount and sustain an effort of this nature. This is from early documents before the time that becoming 'Emperor in situ' took it's effect on him. This is the writings of a man engaged in a desparate struggle. His problems emerged when he won. There was never anything of communism with this struggle - it was for power and dominion over China
The Rough Guide to Mandarin Chinese Dictionary Phrasebook 3 (Rough Guide Phrasebooks)
As the long 5 star review below tells you, this is an outstanding little book jam packed with info. The organization is superb, with almost nothing but useful phrases, each with characters and pinyin. EXCEPT the opening 28 pages, which SHOULD be some of the most useful! This opening section is organized by category (shopping, emergencies etc.) and, indeed, holds some of the key survival ...
Tao Te Ching, 25th-Anniversary Edition (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)
The good one
It has in it what was said, nothing more, nothing less, as it should be.
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook
T & F Books UK, 2009
Very simply a great buy and a must for anyone that has the grammar book already.The book is presented very well and linked to each chapter of the grammar book.
The Analects (Penguin Classics)
I, for one, liked the introductory comments
I guess, there is not much point in buying this book for the text of Lunyu itself: it is available in full on the Internet (for example at Wengu: http://afpc.asso.fr/wengu/wg/wengu.php?l=intro - in the Chinese original, two English - including Lau's - and one French translation) but it is the introduction and adjoining commentaries that are of value. In this respect, I found D.C.Lau's work quite ...
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