Speaking of Chinese A Cultural History of the Chinese Language

ISBN-10: 0393321878
ISBN-13: 9780393321876
Edition: 2001
Authors: Raymond Chang
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Description: Covering history, literature, folklore, linguistics, and sociology, this book offers a straightforward introduction to the Chinese language.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Covering history, literature, folklore, linguistics, and sociology, this book offers a straightforward introduction to the Chinese language.

Raymond Chang received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College, he joined the chemistry at Williams College, where he has taught since 1968. Professor Chang has written books on spectroscopy, physical chemistry, and industrial chemistry.

Preface
Speaking of Chinese
Written Chinese
Spoken Chinese
It All Started With Dragon Bones: A Short History of the Chinese Language
Domestic Chinese
Old Wisdom, New Technology, and the Chinese Language
Chinese Calligraphy
Chronological Chart of Chinese Dynasties
Some Common Radicals
Birth Years and Characteristics of the Twelve Animal Signs
Bibliography

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