A Billion Voices

Original Synopsis

"A Billion Voices has a total of 250 pages which are papers from writer 'William S.-Y. Wang'. This book gives an overview and discussion of the languages and peoples of China. The emphasis of this book is on Putonghua (i.e., Common Speech) which is the most wide spread varieties of the Chinese languages. It also provides discussions on other major dialects related to Putonghua, as well as some of the minority languages that belong to other language families, such as Altaic and Austric. Typically a Chinese community is characterized by several forms of speech: a local vernacular, a regional standard, and also variants with these two overlaid by a variety of national standards. The book offers some insightful remarks on the endangered languages of China, which are the inevitable victims of globalization. This observation is given an in-depth coverage on both the spoken languages, distinguished by their lexical tones, and written languages, well-known for their morphosyllabic orthography. This orthography has the unique distinction of being the oldest one currently in use in the world. 2010 time of publication of the book, [-World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated-]"

Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Pages : 250 Paper
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
No.ID : oai0PwAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9789814287722
ISBN-13 : 9814287725
Time : 2010
Author : William S.-Y. Wang
Size : 475 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language has a total of 130 pages which are papers from writer 'David Moser'. Mandarin, Guoyu or Putonghua? 'Chinese' is a language known by many names, and China is a country home to many languages. Since the turn of the twentieth century linguists and politicians have been on a mission to create a common language for China. From the radical intellectuals of the May Fourth Movement, to leaders such as Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong, all fought linguistic wars to push the boundaries of language reform. Now, Internet users take the Chinese language in new and unpredictable directions. David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics, challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese. 'If you want to know what the language situation of China is on the ground and in the trenches, and you only have time to read one book, this is it. A veritable tour de force, in just a little over a hundred pages, David Moser has filled this brilliant volume with linguistic, political, historical, and cultural data that are both reliable and enlightening. Written with captivating wit and exacting expertise, A Billion Voices is a masterpiece of clear thinking and incisive exposition.' Victor H. Mair, American sinologist, professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania and author of The Columbia History of Chinese Literature 'David Moser explains the complex aspects of Putonghua against the backdrop of history, delivering the information with authority and simplicity in a style accessible both to speakers of Chinese and those who are simply fascinated by the language. All of the questions that people have asked me about Chinese over the years, and more, are answered in this book. The history of Putonghua and the vital importance of creating a common language is a story David Moser brings to life in an enjoyable way.' Laszlo Montgomery, The China History Podcast 'Could it be true that "Chinese" is many languages, in fact? That they differ from one another as much as English, French, and German do? That "Mandarin" is a fairly recent invention? That Chinese people have disagreed, sometimes heatedly, about what the features and uses of Mandarin should be? This witty little book shows that all of this is so. A banquet of history and ethnography is salted with nuance that the author has drawn from several years' work with Central Chinese Television.' - Perry Link, author of An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics 2016-05-23 time of publication of the book, [-Penguin UK-]"

Publisher : Penguin UK
Pages : 130 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : 8McvDAAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1743771754
ISBN-13 : 9781743771754
Time : 2016-05-23
Author : David Moser
Size : 136 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

Original Synopsis

"The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language has a total of 790 pages which are papers from writer 'Sin-Wai Chan'. The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is an invaluable resource for language learners and linguists of Chinese worldwide, those interested readers of Chinese literature and cultures, and scholars in Chinese studies. Featuring the research on the changing landscape of the Chinese language by a number of eminent academics in the field, this volume will meet the academic, linguistic and pedagogical needs of anyone interested in the Chinese language: from Sinologists to Chinese linguists, as well as teachers and learners of Chinese as a second language. The encyclopedia explores a range of topics: from research on oracle bone and bronze inscriptions, to Chinese language acquisition, to the language of the mass media. This reference offers a guide to shifts over time in thinking about the Chinese language as well as providing an overview of contemporary themes, debates and research interests. The editors and contributors are assisted by an editorial board comprised of the best and most experienced sinologists world-wide. The reference includes an introduction, written by the editor, which places the assembled texts in their historical and intellectual context. The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research resource. 2016-04-14 time of publication of the book, [-Routledge-]"

Publisher : Routledge
Pages : 790 Paper
Genre : Foreign Language Study
No.ID : A3D7CwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1317382498
ISBN-13 : 9781317382492
Time : 2016-04-14
Author : Sin-Wai Chan
Size : 355 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Chinese Language in Law

Original Synopsis

"Chinese Language in Law has a total of 240 pages which are papers from writer 'Deborah Cao'. The book explores some of the intricacies, dilemmas, and idiosyncrasies of the Chinese language used in the legal context, analyzing linguistic matters in both monolingual Chinese context and cross-linguistically when Chinese and English are compared. It investigates the linguistic and cultural landscape through an examination of a number of keywords and linguistic usage associated with Chinese law. It is suggested that to understand Chinese society and law, we need to understand the rich and idiosyncratic Chinese language and cultural traditions and the legal and political context and subtext, and also to be cognizant of the tension and interaction between legal norms and cultural and linguistic values in their legal realization in the changing Chinese society. The book is a collection of the author’s interpretation of Chinese law from a linguistic and cultural perspective, both as a user and interpreter of this ancient and changing language. 2017-11-01 time of publication of the book, [-Lexington Books-]"

Publisher : Lexington Books
Pages : 240 Paper
Genre : Law
No.ID : frNFDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1498503969
ISBN-13 : 9781498503969
Time : 2017-11-01
Author : Deborah Cao
Size : 935 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

When a Billion Chinese Jump

Original Synopsis

"When a Billion Chinese Jump has a total of 496 pages which are papers from writer 'Jonathan Watts'. When a Billion Chinese Jump tells the story of China's - and the world's - biggest crisis. With foul air, filthy water, rising temperatures and encroaching deserts, China is already suffering an environmental disaster. Now it faces a stark choice: either accept catastrophe, or make radical changes. Traveling the vast country to witness this environmental challenge, Jonathan Watts moves from mountain paradises to industrial wastelands, examining the responses of those at the top of society to the problems and hopes of those below. At heart his book is not a call for panic, but a demonstration that - even with the crisis so severe, and the political scope so limited - the actions of individuals can make a difference. Consistently attentive to human detail, Watts vividly portrays individual lives in a country all too often viewed from outside as a faceless state. No reader of his book - no consumer in the world - can be unaffected by what he presents. 2010-09-16 time of publication of the book, [-Faber & Faber-]"

Publisher : Faber & Faber
Pages : 496 Paper
Genre : Travel
No.ID : O9Y91Ctae1kC
ISBN-10 : 0571258670
ISBN-13 : 9780571258673
Time : 2010-09-16
Author : Jonathan Watts
Size : 422 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Billions of Entrepreneurs

Original Synopsis

"Billions of Entrepreneurs has a total of 353 pages which are papers from writer 'Tarun Khanna'. China and India are home to one-third of the world's population. And they're undergoing social and economic revolutions that are capturing the best minds--and money--of Western business. In Billions of Entrepreneurs, Tarun Khanna examines the entrepreneurial forces driving China's and India's trajectories of development. He shows where these trajectories overlap and complement one another--and where they diverge and compete. He also reveals how Western companies can participate in this development. Through intriguing comparisons, the author probes important differences between China and India in areas such as information and transparency, the roles of capital markets and talent, public and private property rights, social constraints on market forces, attitudes toward expatriates abroad and foreigners at home, entrepreneurial and corporate opportunities, and the importance of urban and rural communities. He explains how these differences will influence China's and India's future development, what the two countries can learn from each other, and how they will ultimately reshape business, politics, and society in the world around them. Engaging and incisive, this book is a critical resource for anyone working in China or India or planning to do business in these two countries. 2008-02-01 time of publication of the book, [-Harvard Business Press-]"

Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Pages : 353 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : 5HVQ22iDmV4C
ISBN-10 : 142216327X
ISBN-13 : 9781422163276
Time : 2008-02-01
Author : Tarun Khanna
Size : 688 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Two Billion Eyes

Original Synopsis

"Two Billion Eyes has a total of 291 pages which are papers from writer 'Ying Zhu'. As China navigates the murky waters of a “third way” with liberal economic policies under a strict political regime, the surprising battleground for China’s future emerges in the country’s highest rated television network—China Central Television, or CCTV. With 16 internationally broadcast channels and over 1.2 billion viewers, CCTV is a powerhouse in conveying Chinese news and entertainment. The hybrid nature of the network has also transformed it into an unexpected site of discourse in a country that has little official space for negotiation. While CCTV programming is state sponsored—and censored—the popularity and profit of the station are determined by the people. And as the Chinese Communist Party seeks to exert its own voice on domestic and international affairs, the prospect of finding an amenable audience becomes increasingly paramount. Through a series of interviews with a fascinating cast of power players including a director of a special topic program that incited the 1989 student movement, current and past presidents of CCTV, and producers at the frontline of the network’s rapidly evolving role in Chinese culture, celebrated media analyst Ying Zhu unlocks a doorway to political power that has long been shrouded in mystery. 2012 time of publication of the book, [-The New Press-]"

Publisher : The New Press
Pages : 291 Paper
Genre : Performing Arts
No.ID : pSitxZYfASIC
ISBN-10 : 1595584641
ISBN-13 : 9781595584649
Time : 2012
Author : Ying Zhu
Size : 541 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Asiaweek

Original Synopsis

"Asiaweek has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1991 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Asia
No.ID : uEALAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : IND:30000004650689
Time : 1991
Author :
Size : 738 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Immigrant voices

Original Synopsis

"Immigrant voices has a total of 306 pages which are papers from writer 'Enrique T. Trueba, Lilia I. Bartolomé'. The ethnics are coming-and the fear of many observers is that the quality of traditional disciplines will suffer as a result. Immigrant Voices is a book which shows that such fear is unfounded. Ethnic scholars of international repute come together in this collection of essays to meditate upon the single most important social phenomena in America today: immigration. 2000-08-28 time of publication of the book, [-Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc-]"

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Pages : 306 Paper
Genre : Education
No.ID : pOaeAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015050042251
Time : 2000-08-28
Author : Enrique T. Trueba, Lilia I. Bartolomé
Size : 591 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Original Synopsis

"An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has a total of 448 pages which are papers from writer 'Ronald Wardhaugh, Janet M. Fuller'. Fully updated to reflect the most recent scholarship in the field and revised to include many more pedagogical features, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th Edition builds on its foundation as the most preeminent textbook in sociolinguistics, updated for today’s students. • Significantly revised discussions throughout each of the book’s four key parts reflect the state of the field today • Includes new chapters on Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, and Sociolinguistics and Education • Incorporates innovative new perspectives drawn from linguistic anthropology • Provides an accessible history of the development of sociolinguistic thought and how this fast-moving field is integral to our lives • Includes numerous opportunities for students to engage with ideas presented in the text through a new glossary, new Explorations and end-of-chapter exercises, links, and key concepts • New companion website includes links and resources for students 2014-10-24 time of publication of the book, [-John Wiley & Sons-]"

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 448 Paper
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
No.ID : 0b0WBQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1118732405
ISBN-13 : 9781118732403
Time : 2014-10-24
Author : Ronald Wardhaugh, Janet M. Fuller
Size : 473 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Borderless Economics

Original Synopsis

"Borderless Economics has a total of 256 pages which are papers from writer 'Robert Guest'. Acentury ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call - or Skype - home the moment their flight has landed, and that's just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks. In Borderless Economics, Robert Guest, The Economist's Business Editor, travels through dozens of countries and 44 American states, observing how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how: * Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build $70 fridges and $300 houses * Young Chinese study in the West and then return home (where they're known as "sea turtles"), infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic * The so-called "brain drain" - the flow of educated migrants from poorcountries to rich ones - actually reduces global poverty *America's unique ability to attract and absorb migrants lets it tap into the energy of all the world's diaspora networks. So despite its current woes, if the United States keeps its borders open, it will remain the world's most powerful nation indefinitely. With on-the-ground reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe and even Idaho, this book examines how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world wealthier and happier. 2011-11-08 time of publication of the book, [-St. Martin's Press-]"

Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Pages : 256 Paper
Genre : Business & Economics
No.ID : 8HSp_KW9C-YC
ISBN-10 : 0230341233
ISBN-13 : 9780230341234
Time : 2011-11-08
Author : Robert Guest
Size : 811 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Voice of Friendship

Original Synopsis

"Voice of Friendship has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1995 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : China
No.ID : jMOGAAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCAL:B4461575
Time : 1995
Author :
Size : 862 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

The Asian American Voice

Original Synopsis

"The Asian American Voice has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1997 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Asian American students
No.ID : v1BLAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : OSU:32435061728093
Time : 1997
Author :
Size : 881 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Globalization

Original Synopsis

"Globalization has a total of 192 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas Hylland Eriksen'. Globalization is the buzzword of the 21st century. If we live in a globalized world, what does this mean for our economies, our cultures, our work and leisure, even our sense of ourselves? Globalization: The Key Concepts presents an accessible and provocative guide to the way we live now. The causes and the effects of globalization are hotly disputed and the book aims to present the range of arguments in a clear and balanced way. However, arguing that variation is as characteristic of globalization as standardization, the book stresses the necessity for a bottom-up, comparative analysis. Distinguishing between the cultural, political, economic and ecological aspects of globalization, the book highlights the implications of globalization for people's everyday lives. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with wide-ranging case material. Chapter summaries and a guide to further reading underline the book's concern to clarify this most complex and influential of ideas. 2007-08-01 time of publication of the book, [-Berg-]"

Publisher : Berg
Pages : 192 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : trYXD-uXHsMC
ISBN-10 : 1847886108
ISBN-13 : 9781847886101
Time : 2007-08-01
Author : Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Size : 151 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Capital Voice

Original Synopsis

"Capital Voice has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Dave Crowley'. 1975 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Evangelistic work
No.ID : uvneAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : WISC:89066121203
Time : 1975
Author : Dave Crowley
Size : 598 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Superpower?

Original Synopsis

"Superpower? has a total of 242 pages which are papers from writer 'Raghav Bahl'. In his career as a journalist and one of India’s top entrepreneurs, Raghav Bahl has often faced a barrage of questions from visiting businesspeople bewildered by India: Why are Indian regulations so weak and confusing? Why is your foreign investment policy so restrictive? How is it that you speak such good English? Inevitably, the questions are followed by the observation: But, you know, that’s not the way it is in China. Indeed, even as the two economies are together projected to dominate the world, there is a palpable difference in the way China and India work on the ground. China is spectacularly effective in building infrastructure and is currently investing almost half its GDP. Meanwhile, India is a ‘promising’ economy: more than half its GDP is consumed by its billionplus population; half its population is younger than twenty-five, giving it a unique demographic advantage; 350 million Indians understand English, making it the largest English-using country in the world In the race to superpower status, who is likely to breast the tape—China’s hare or India’s tortoise? For anyone looking to understand China and India and the ways in which these two nations are about to change the history of the world, this is the book to read. Is India ready for superpower status? Or are we irretrievably behind in the game of catch-up with China? 2010 time of publication of the book, [-Penguin Books India-]"

Publisher : Penguin Books India
Pages : 242 Paper
Genre : China
No.ID : XqDBooDTerUC
ISBN-10 : 9780670084630
ISBN-13 : 0670084638
Time : 2010
Author : Raghav Bahl
Size : 712 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Daily Report

Original Synopsis

"Daily Report has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service'. 1990 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : China
No.ID : SrcsAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015049010005
Time : 1990
Author : United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
Size : 238 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook

Original Synopsis

"Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook has a total of 1760 pages which are papers from writer 'Gregory R. Copley'. 1999 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 1760 Paper
Genre : Military readiness
No.ID : p-Y-AQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105026042569
Time : 1999
Author : Gregory R. Copley
Size : 422 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Reader's Digest book of facts

Original Synopsis

"Reader's Digest book of facts has a total of 416 pages which are papers from writer 'Reader's Digest Association'. Provides information on people, places, science & technology, plants and animals, the arts & entertainment, the earth, and the universe. 1987 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 416 Paper
Genre : Reference
No.ID : B8PmM_5Zm1MC
ISBN-10 : 9780895772565
ISBN-13 : 0895772566
Time : 1987
Author : Reader's Digest Association
Size : 388 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

US-China Review

Original Synopsis

"US-China Review has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2006 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : China
No.ID : wpy6AAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSD:31822035807841
Time : 2006
Author :
Size : 749 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

People's China

Original Synopsis

"People's China has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1951 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : China
No.ID : CmTVAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015020145069
Time : 1951
Author :
Size : 922 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF