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Book Description from Back CoverHere is the book for the person who wants to know More about Chinese without learning to speak or write it, or who is about to begin learning it.
Comments from Back Cover"This pleasant, unpretentious account [is] a small stream leading to the ocean of the culture of China by way of its language.... The list of readings is excellent, a real giant step from this small beginning.... Any good reader could enter this open door."
"In a breezy easy-to-read style, [the authors] not only fulfill their basic purpose but also provide a wealth of information about China and its people. The complexities of written and spoken Chinese are demystified; a fascinating account of the language from mythical times to the present is provided, touching on relevant political and literary history as well; and Chinese names, proverbs, and cooking are all treated from the perspective of language. One of the most interesting chapters is on calligraphy and the reader comes to understand the importance the Chinese place on 'handwriting.'"
Background on Raymond Chang and Margaret Scrogin ChangRAYMOND CHANG, a chemistry professor at Williams College, and MARGARET SCROGIN CHANG, a children's literature instructor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, have updated the text throughout for this new edition. They are also the authors of four children's books set in China.
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