Foreign Language Study

Oxford Chinese Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199207619

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2064

View: 5328

The Oxford Chinese Dictionary offers authoritative and in-depth coverage of over 670,000 words, phrases, and translations. The foremost English-Mandarin Chinese bilingual dictionary available.
Foreign Language Study

Oxford Chinese Mini Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969267X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 656

View: 4066

"First published as the Oxford starter Chinese dictionary 2000"--T.p. verso.
Foreign Language Study



Author: Langenscheidt

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781585730575

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 671

View: 5468

This text contains a wealth of authentic idiomatic expressions and up-to-date words. The Chinese-English section is arranged alphabetically according to pronunciation and it is the ideal compact reference for everyday use.

Little Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sara Hawker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199202980

Category: Reference

Page: 818

View: 9475

Packed with more than 107,000 definitions, the revised and updated edition of this popular, portable dictionary is completely up to date in its coverage.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547939

Category: History

Page: 502

View: 4795

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.
Biography & Autobiography

The Victorian Translation of China

James Legge's Oriental Pilgrimage

Author: N. J. Girardot

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 780

View: 6474

"Norman J. Girardot's "The Victorian Translation of China: James Legge's Oriental Pilgrimage" is breathtaking in its scope. James Legge was a giant in Sinology; only a monumental volume such as this one could do justice to him. The publication of this biography of Legge is a major event, not just for the history of Sinology, but for the intellectual history of the late 19th century in general. Indeed, in a sense, the book is almost as much about the great Indologist and comparative philologist Max Muller as it is about the Christian missionary from Aberdeen who produced such epochal translations of the Chinese classics in Hong Kong and at Oxford. Partly inspired by Lytton Strachey's trenchant insights of into the Victorian mind and character, Girardot's masterpiece deserves to be ranked with the finest examples of the craft of writing about influential persons and interesting eras. But it is more than that; quite simply, this is one of the most outstanding academic biographies of all time and in any field."--Victor H. Mair, translator of "Tao Te Ching: The Classic Book of Integrity and the Way "and "Wandering on the Way: Early Taoist Tales and Parables of Chuang Tzu." "Through a densely annotated translation of the entire Confucian canon and two seminal Daoist texts, James Legge is the single most important individual in making the historical classics of Chinese history and philosophy known to English readership, and through it to the entire Western world. Norman Girardot's study, surpassing all previous efforts in chronicling the person and assessing Legge's legacy, is itself a monumental achievement in research, interpretation, and writing. The focalized discussion of the subject in terms of the scholar as missionary, the development of Sinological Orientalism, and the rise and growth of the Comparative Science of Religions or "Religionswissenschaft" provides unrivalled enormity of scope and depth of understanding. "The Victorian Translation of China" will remain a definitive work for decades to come."--Anthony C. Yu, author most recently of "Rereading the Stone: Desire and the Making of Fiction in Dream of the Red Chamber."
Language Arts & Disciplines

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199568022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

View: 7832

An excellent companion to the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs consists of over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the English-speaking world. Phrases are organized by subject and draw on the very latest Oxford dictionaries research.

A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms

With Sanskrit and English Equivalents and a Sanskrit-Pali Index

Author: William Edward Soothill,Lewis Hodous

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120803190

Category: Buddhism

Page: 510

View: 5808

Here is an outstanding work for which two eminent scholars of Chinese Buddhism separated by 2000 miles of ocean collaborated for complete ten years during which the manuscript crossed the Atlantic four times. The authors aim has been to provide a key for the student with which to unlock a closed door and which does serve to reveal the riches of the great Buddhist thesaurus in China. In the absence of a dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms it was small wonder that the translation of Chinese texts has made little progress important thought these are to the understanding of Mahayana buddhism especially in its Far Eastern development.

The Little Oxford Gift Box

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198808862


Page: 1008

View: 8423

From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from "Parties" to "Punctuality," and from "Apology" to "Toasts," this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation. Its perfect complement is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which includes fascinating information on 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjects from "Books" and "Borrowing" to "Dreams" and "Cats." Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Together, these two charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.

To Live

A Novel

Author: Yu Hua

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307429797

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5498

From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese literature was also adapted for film by Zhang Yimou. This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation’s most influential books, portrays one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family’s fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of gritty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.

The Three-Body Problem

Author: Cixin Liu

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784971545

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8674

THE HUGO AWARD WINNER. 1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game and immerse him in a virtual world ruled by the intractable and unpredicatable interaction of its three suns. This is the Three-Body Problem and it is the key to everything: the key to the scientists' deaths, the key to a conspiracy that spans light-years and the key to the extinction-level threat humanity now faces.

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

Author: Xiaolu Guo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407065580

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9934

Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction Twenty-three-year-old Zhuang (or Z as she calls herself - Westerners cannot pronounce her name) arrives in London to spend a year learning English. Struggling to find her way in the city, and through the puzzles of tense, verb and adverb; she falls for an older Englishman and begins to realise that the landscape of love is an even trickier terrain... Xiaolu Guo was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists

Oxford Picture Dictionary English/Arabic Dictionary

Author: Jayme Adelson-Goldstein,Norma Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194505307


Page: 320

View: 1121

Vibrant, realistic illustrations and unparalleled teaching support make the Oxford Picture Dictionary Program what every classroom needs to build students' vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills.Help your students picture their journey to success with the Oxford Picture Dictionary Third Edition - now enhanced with new topics to prepare learners for work, academic study, and citizenship.* Increase vocabulary retention with over 4,000 words, 421 verbs and practice activities - available as an American English dictionary or in 5 bilingual editions (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish and Vietnamese).* Prepare students to meet the requirements of their daily lives with updated content including Job Search, Career Planning and Digital Literacy.* Access everything you need for a successful classroom from the online Teacher Resource Center - giving you more time to focus on teaching!
Juvenile Nonfiction

Mandarin Chinese Picture Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Berlitz

ISBN: 9781780042305

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4240

Provides over one thousand entries for terms in English and Chinese, with all Chinese words written in both Chinese characters and pinyin.
Foreign Language Study

Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary

Chinese-English English-Chinese (Fully Romanized)

Author: Philip Yungkin Lee

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919502

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 7583

This handy Mandarin dictionary allows you to look up words quickly and easily—and be understood while speaking. The Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary is a pocket-sized dictionary designed for travelers, business people and beginning Chinese language students. It contains all the most common Chinese vocabulary you will need. This new edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include over 12,000 entries. A reference guide to the essentials of Chinese grammar and pronunciation are provided to ensure you will be understood when speaking. Features of this Chinese dictionary include: Complete English-Chinese and Chinese-English sections Headwords are printed in bold for easy reference Alternate meanings of the same word (in English or Chinese) are clearly distinguished Includes the latest IT, mobile phone, Internet and social media terminology