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The Origins of 670 Essential Words
Second Edition

by Jianhsin Wu
Illustrated by Chen Zheng, Chen Tian

Enrich character study with cultural insight and linguistic context The Way of Chinese Characters: The Origins of 670 Essential Words offers a holistic approach to character learning. Firmly grounded in etymological research, it introduces each... Read More »

The popular Xinhua Dictionary contains more than 10,000 commonly used Chinese characters and more than 3,500 phrases. It is a must-have for native Chinese speakers and non-native speakers who have learned Chinese. Arranged by pinyin, the dictionary... Read More »
The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan

Edited by Helen Mitsios

Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan charts the enormous social and cultural changes that have taken place in Japan in the last twenty years. This collection of short stories features up-to-date and... Read More »

This set of four audio CDs includes all the dialogues, vocabulary, and pronunciation exercises from each lesson of the Integrated Chinese third edition textbook, as well as the listening exercises from each lesson of the Integrated Chinese third... Read More »
Readings in Chinese Culture Series, vol. 3

by Weijia Huang, Qun Ao

  The Moon Is Always Beautiful invites students to investigate the rich textures of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture while sharpening their reading skills. The third in the five-volume Readings in Chinese Culture Series, this collection... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature
  "不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words."—Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature

by Zu-yan Chen

"不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words." —Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative... Read More »

Fourth Revised Edition
Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and over 130,000 translations of contemporary Chinese and English, with hundreds of brand-new words added to both... Read More »
Themes and Variations

Edited by Y. W. Ma, Joseph S. M. Lau

For centuries the Chinese referred to their fiction as xiaoshuo, etymologically meaning "roadside gossip" or "small talk," and held it in relative disregard. Not until the twentieth century was the Chinese story internationally recognized as a... Read More »

With the increasing commercial, cultural, athletic and tourist interaction between the United States and Chinese-speaking Asia, this glossary serves the need for an easy explanation of legal terms and procedures with an accurate and authoritative... Read More »
An Abridged Version

by Hsueh-chin Tsao, Ngo Kao
Translated by Hsien-Yi Yang, Gladys Yang

This abridged English edition of the eighteenth-century classic A Dream of Red Mansions remains faithful to the original Yang Hsien-yi translation of Hong Lou Meng, generally considered the greatest Chinese novel ever written. This classic... Read More »
A Collection of Poems Ancient and Modern

Translated by Laurel Rasplica Rodd, Mary Catherine Henkenius

This book is the first complete translation of the tenth-century Kokinshu, one of the most important anthologies of the Japanese classical tradition. Winner of the 1982 Japan-US Friendship Commission’s Literary Translation Award, Kokinshu links... Read More »
The Origin of Chingis Khan

Adapted by Paul Kahn

This adaptation of what is recognized today as the oldest Mongolian text (written two decades after Chingis Khan's death) tells the Mongols' own version of the origin of their nation, the life of Chingis Khan, and the creation of an empire that... Read More »
A Guide to the 2000 Most Frequently Used Characters

edited by Wang Huidi

For non-native speakers of Chinese, learning to write characters correctly is often a major stumbling block to mastery of the language. This pocket-sized guide to the core 2,000 characters provides the easiest road to success in written Chinese.... Read More »

Revised Edition

by Xiao Hong, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)

Xiao Hong is considered by many to be China's first feminist novelist. Originally published in Chinese in 1936, The Field of Life and Death is an unflinching collection of vignettes set in the rural China in which Xiao Hong grew up. Though it was... Read More »

compiled by Andrew C. Chang

Comprehensive and current, this lexicon is the first specifically designed to serve the needs of English speakers doing business in and with China and other Mandarin-speaking areas. It combines practicality and ease of use in addressing a wide range... Read More »
A Novel

by Wang Shuo
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Called "China's Kerouac" by the New York Times, Wang Shuo applies his genius for cultural irreverence to one of the world's sacred rituals: the Olympic Games. He imagines an Olympics where nations compete not on the basis of athletic prowess, but... Read More »
101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka

Edited and translated by Kozue Uzawa, Amelia Fielden

Winner of the 2007 Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, Ferris Wheel delivers the world of modern Japanese tanka to Western readers. Astonishingly complex imagery and emotions condensed into 31 syllables... Read More »

by Seiichi Makino, Michio Tsutsui

To advance beyond beginning-level Japanese, students must develop an understanding of complex sentence structures for reading authentic texts, a mastery of conjunctions and transitional phrases for coherent sentence production, and a familiarity... Read More »
(Chinese Character Instruction and Computer Technology)
This innovative professional resource starts from the premise that modern students possess sophisticated skills in word processing, e-mail exchange, and other computer-based activities. This useful volume shows teachers how to take advantage of... Read More »

Author Liu Sola pushed her way into Chinese culture with multimedia installations, rock operas (that always seemed to get cancelled), and stories about self-indulgent artists that raise the ire of some critics and draw praise from others, who find... Read More »

Kafka's bleak nightmare has nothing on the sweaty, despairing battle between the human protagonist and the bugaboos of his mind (and of the floorboards) that is depicted in the title story of this collection. Such are the dimensions of the struggles... Read More »
Selected Tanka from Midaregami

by Akiko Yosano
Translated by Sanford Goldstein, Seishi Shinoda

First published in 1901, Akiko Yosano’s Tangled Hair had a sensational impact on Japanese literature, reshaping the tanka into a modern poetic form. In this revised edition, her poems appear in their original Japanese, in romanized transliterations... Read More »

by Li Ang
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

The newspaper says that Lin Shi killed her husband, the butcher, because she has a lover on the side, but that isn't true. Lin Shi's husband tortures her: the more she screams, the more he likes it.  Li Ang's highly charged collection of fiction... Read More »