Speaking of Chinese: A Cultural History of the Chinese Language

Speaking of Chinese: A Cultural History of the Chinese Language

by Raymond Chang, Margaret Scrogin Chang
     
 

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"This pleasant, unpretentious account [is] a small stream leading to the ocean of the culture of China."—Scientific American
Not a how-to text, this beguiling book is instead a fascinating look at Chinese language and culture. Ranging through history, literature, folklore, linguistics, and sociology, this is a breezy, straightforward primer of surprising

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"This pleasant, unpretentious account [is] a small stream leading to the ocean of the culture of China."—Scientific American
Not a how-to text, this beguiling book is instead a fascinating look at Chinese language and culture. Ranging through history, literature, folklore, linguistics, and sociology, this is a breezy, straightforward primer of surprising breadth.

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Scientific American
This pleasant, unpretentious account [is] a small stream leading to the ocean of the culture of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393321876
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,244,013
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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Meet the Author

Raymond Chang is a professor of chemisty at Williams College. He is the author of the widely read textbook Chemisty.

Margaret Scrogin Chang teaches at Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts.

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