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 : 649 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

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 : TXD7CwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 131738248X
ISBN-13 : 9781317382485
Time : 2016-04-14
Author : Sin-Wai Chan
Size : 533 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Educational Research and Innovation Higher Education to 2030, Volume 2, Globalisation has a total of 356 pages which are papers from writer 'OECD'. This book examines what challenges and opportunities globalisation is bringing to higher education, and as a consequence, how education might look in the future. 2009-11-18 time of publication of the book, [-OECD Publishing-]"

Publisher : OECD Publishing
Pages : 356 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : gibWAgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 9264075372
ISBN-13 : 9789264075375
Time : 2009-11-18
Author : OECD
Size : 515 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 : 583 KB/s
Format : PDF, 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 : 696 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 : 613 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Asiaweek

Original Synopsis

"Asiaweek has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1994-01 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Asia
No.ID : P3sMAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015048601747
Time : 1994-01
Author :
Size : 546 KB/s
Format : EPUB 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 : 765 KB/s
Format : EBOOK 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 : 319 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

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 : 538 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

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 : 223 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

William J. Clinton: 1997 bk. 2 July 1 to December 31, 1997

Original Synopsis

"William J. Clinton: 1997 bk. 2 July 1 to December 31, 1997 has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'United States. President (1993-2001 : Clinton)'. 1999 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : United States
No.ID : 77DZAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : PSU:000033597164
Time : 1999
Author : United States. President (1993-2001 : Clinton)
Size : 337 KB/s
Format : EPUB 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 : 993 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Voice of Korea

Original Synopsis

"The Voice of Korea has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1953 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Korea (South)
No.ID : JisOAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : IND:30000122767654
Time : 1953
Author :
Size : 372 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Congressional Record

Original Synopsis

"Congressional Record has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873) 1997 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Law
No.ID : kguhH_tiCPsC
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105009875795
Time : 1997
Author :
Size : 666 KB/s
Format : 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 : 415 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"International Literary Market Place has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1997 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Publishers and publishing
No.ID : agIbAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015035321168
Time : 1997
Author :
Size : 264 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Aeronautics and Space Report of the President ... Activities

Original Synopsis

"Aeronautics and Space Report of the President ... Activities has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'United States. President'. 1970 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Astronautics
No.ID : Ub1IAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCAL:B5175457
Time : 1970
Author : United States. President
Size : 765 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"The World Guide 1999/2000 has a total of 627 pages which are papers from writer ''. The World Guide, published biennially since 1979, has established itself as an essential reference to understanding global issues, and as a unique and definitive guide to the 235 countries of the world, offering a wealth of information not available elsewhere.This is a book that no library, business, school or home can be without.This Millennium edition opens with an 85 page section which assesses the major development themes of the century, and covers such topics as: Aid, Debt, Communications, Health, Global Warming, Indigenous People, Education and Biodiversity.The country section not only provides basic and fully updated historical, political, economic and statistical information, but uniquely focuses on each country's development and social issues, prioritizing the facts and issues that are central to the lives of its people. The book carries the authority of the Third World Institute in Montevideo, which provides a refreshing and often challenging counter balance to the West's Eurocentricperspective. * Over 600 information packed pages* Over 250 maps, 650 diagrams and 10,000 references* Alphabetical profiles for 235 countries* Up to date statistics, information and maps for each country* Key facts and indicators on literacy, mortality, trade, employment, education and health* Pullout, full color world map* Over 20 topic boxes on such subjects as: The colonization of America; NAFTA; Chechnya; Yoruba culture* Full index, bibliography"Whole World in Figures" sectionThe World Guide 1999/2000 CD-ROMThe CD-ROM includes: * The World Guide 1999/2000* Amnesty International's 1998 Reports, covering human rights in over150 countries* Citizen reports for every country on Social Watch 1998*Theme reports on issues such as environment, debt and employment from World Guide 1997/199 1999 time of publication of the book, [-Oxfam-]"

Publisher : Oxfam
Pages : 627 Paper
Genre : Developing countries
No.ID : JFVEAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781869847685
ISBN-13 : 1869847687
Time : 1999
Author :
Size : 195 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

RIE

Original Synopsis

"RIE has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement'. 1985 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Education
No.ID : xEzgAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015021467629
Time : 1985
Author : United States. Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Size : 818 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Congressional Record has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. time of publication of the book, [-INIAP Archivo Historico-]"

Publisher : INIAP Archivo Historico
Pages : Paper
Genre :
No.ID : Yvk0XVqBOB8C
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 :
Time :
Author :
Size : 754 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB