China | Alphabet Book | Chinese Culture | Civilization | Lee & Low BooksSpanish, Bilingual, and Language Collections. Based on the 46 characters in D is for Doufu , this activity book takes a closer look at the Chinese language. Readers will gain more understanding as to why Chinese people are artful thinkers, and how that thinking pattern has been affecting their behavior for almost five millennia. As you read, you will make new discoveries about this ancient but living language. In simple sentences the author presents basic and interesting facts, shapes, and forms of its modern existence. Come and join us to explore new heights in your understanding of Chinese. As a bonus, one large red envelope, two small red renvelopes, four postcards, five bookmarks, and 46 word cards are included for maximum learning and fun.
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Introduction to Asia : history, culture, and civilization
This is a list of 9 great introductions to the history and culture of Southeast Asia. These books have been chosen because they walk the middle ground between heavy history tomes and easy tour guidebooks. They are accessible and should be easy to find. This is a comprehensive and sweeping overview of the last two thousand years in Southeast Asia, from early Burma to the modern conflict over East Timor. The book has a heavy focus towards pre-colonial period, and is a comprehensive and valuable primer on ancient island and mainland nation-states. The tale of the first expedition to find the source of the Mekong River, the center of mainland Southeast Asia. A tale of adventure, discovery, and tragedy, Osbourne makes the subject fascinating, but never sensational.
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Modern genetics, ecology and archaeology are combined to reconstruct the domestication and diversification of rice. - I am often asked what are the best Chinese history books. Most people want to know which Chinese history books are recommended to learn about the dynasties, weapons, culture, and the Chinese people.
The history of Chinese literature extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature vernacular fiction novels that arose during the Ming dynasty to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. The introduction of widespread woodblock printing during the Tang dynasty — and the invention of movable type printing by Bi Sheng — during the Song dynasty — rapidly spread written knowledge throughout China. In more modern times, the author Lu Xun — is considered the founder of baihua literature in China. Formation of the earliest layer of Chinese literature was influenced by oral traditions of different social and professional provenance: cult and lay musical practices Shijing ,  divination Yi jing , astronomy, exorcism. The most important of these include the Classics of Confucianism , of Daoism , of Mohism , of Legalism , as well as works of military science and Chinese history. Note that, except for the books of poems and songs, most of this literature is philosophical and didactic; there is little in the way of fiction.
Though I do not doubt Gernet's scholarship, which in this book is wide-ranging and often in depth, the book suffers firstly from a sometimes over-specialisation on certain matters such as devoting A useful book. Limited by book-burning by First Emperor, a couple of thousand years ago. The usual story of continual movements of peoples and leaders, power shifts with frequent incursions by A History of Chinese Civilization. When published in , this translation of Professor Jacques Gernet's masterly survey of the history and culture of China was immediately welcomed by critics and readers.
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