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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 »
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1st Edition

by Primary Source Inc.

Both an illustrated teacher's guide and a textbook, The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China: Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students offers teachers and students a treasure trove of resources. Authored by the curriculum specialists at Primary... Read More »
In the Series:
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1st Edition

by the Curriculum Specialists at Primary Source, Inc.

China Since 1644, the updated and retitled 2nd Edition of China in the World, explores China's captivating history from the seventeenth century to the present through hundreds of compelling primary sources--imperial edicts, letters, short stories,... Read More »
In the Series:
Another Kind of Paradise, Short Stories from the New Asia-Pacific

Edited by Trevor Carolan

Another Kind of Paradise is available in eBook format for Kindle or Nook. Well-crafted stories can provide a glimpse into the lives of characters who are relevant to all times—whether they hail from sweltering Rangoon, uber-urban Tokyo, or the... Read More »
In the Series:
A History Through Primary Sources

by the Curriculum Specialists at Primary Source, Inc.

The China Since 1644 Online Textbook is an identical, digital alternative to the print edition. This subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of activation. Please note that the online textbook is not available for download and an... Read More »
Primary Source Lessons for Teachers and Students
1st Edition

by Primary Source Inc.

The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China Online Textbook is an identical, digital alternative to the print edition. This subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of activation. Please note that the online textbook is not available for... Read More »
A History Through Primary Sources
2nd Edition

by the Curriculum Specialists at Primary Source, Inc.

China Since 1644, the updated and retitled 2nd Edition of China in the World, explores China's captivating history from the seventeenth century to the present through hundreds of compelling primary sources--imperial edicts, letters, short stories,... 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 »
Short Stories from Contemporary South Asia

Edited by Trevor Carolan

The Lotus Singers  features 18 contemporary short stories by some of South Asia's best-known authors, giving readers a window into this rapidly changing part of the world.  The stories come from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan... 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 »
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 »

by Raymond Dawson

A scholarly but readable introduction to China's philosophical and intellectual traditions, The Legacy of China offers a classic survey of essays by eminent scholars such as Joseph Needham, A. C. Graham, Michael Sullivan, and Patrick Hanan.... 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 »

by Li Ang
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Li Ang's highly charged fiction has brought her worldwide attention. This collection begins with the internationally acclaimed The Butcher's Wife, a novella that provoked shock and outrage in her native Taiwan when it first appeared in 1983. The... 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 »
Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition

by Vibeke Bordahl, Jette Ross

Chinese Storytellers takes us to the teahouses and hidden corners of Yangzhou to explore the ancient art of Chinese storytelling (shuoshu). Interviews with contemporary masters allow readers a rare glimpse into the personal and professional lives of... Read More »
Selected Tanka from Midaregami

by Akiko Yosano
Translated by Sanford Goldstein, Seishi Shinoda

Akiko Yosano's Tangled Hair, published in 1901, had a sensational impact on Japanese literature, and we are pleased to make this highly praised translation (originally published 30 years ago) available once again in a revised Cheng & Tsui... 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 »

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