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Yellow River Odyssey

by Bill Porter

Bill Porter is the ideal travel companion. His depth of knowledge of Chinese history and culture is unparalleled. His wit is ever-present. And his keen eye for the telling detail consistently reminds us that...


Hong Kong: The City of Dreams

by Vittachi,Nury & Ben Simmons

This stunning Hong Kong travel pictorial captures the architecture, culture, people, and cuisine of one of the most dynamic cities.

You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you. The experience of encountering...


The Life and Journeys of a Dabizi

by Albert Riley

A very personal look at the development of China from 1973 to 2013 - from Mao to Hu. The author was in the Advance Party that reestablished U.S. relations with China in May 1973 during the time of Mao and Zhou...


Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook

by Kubler,Cornelius C.

This workbook is designed for use with the Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook and offers a wealth of carefully-designed practice activities to help you solidify every aspect of your Chinese skills in listening,...


High Tech and Hot Pot

by Stephan Orth & Jamie McIntosh

An award-winning writer reveals a changing China—one conversation and adventure at a time.

When Stephan Orth lands in China, he knows it’s his last visit, having lied about his job as a journalist to get...


Continuing Mandarin Chinese Workbook

by Kubler,Cornelius C.

This workbook is designed to accompany the Continuing Mandarin Chinese Textbook and offers a wealth of carefully-designed practice activities to help you solidify every aspect of your Chinese skills in listening,...


Continuing Mandarin Chinese Textbook

by Kubler,Cornelius C.

Continuing Mandarin Chinese Textbook is a new intermediate-level course in Mandarin which enables you to quickly learn the next level of the language—following the first book in the series, Elementary Mandarin...


Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar

by Ling,Vivian & Peng Wang

Essential Mandarin Chinese Grammar is a systematic overview of Mandarin grammar, oriented toward self-study, English-speaking students.

Through explanations of common mistakes learners make, useful example sentences...


Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook

by Kubler,Cornelius C.

Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook is a new beginner Mandarin Chinese course which enables you to quickly learn the basics of the language. The 24 lessons in this book are meant to be used in 3 hours per week...


Letters From Peking

by Michael Richardson

Michael and Celia Richardson and their son Jamie, born two years before while Michael was learning Mandarin Chinese in Hong Kong, lived in Peking from January 1972 to January 1974. It was Michael’s first posting...


When The Red Gates Opened

by Dori Jones Yang

A Riveting Memoir of Cross-Cultural Romance at a Pivotal Moment in History When China opened its doors in the 1980s, it shocked the world by allowing private enterprise and free markets. As a foreign correspondent...


My Country and My People

by Lin Yutang

In this classic book, Yutang Lin does a fantastic job of describing Chinese people, customs and culture in an understandable way for the Western reader. This book was the first of it's kind, Lin being a rarity...


Adventures on the China Wine Trail

by Cynthia Howson & Pierre Ly

Could China take over the wine world? Cynthia Howson and Pierre Ly explore how Chinese wine went from being ignored and ridiculed to earning gold medals and praise by famous critics in less than a decade.

Wine...


Among the Tibetans

by Isabella L. Bird

"Among the Tibetans" is a record of Isabella L. Bird's 1889 journey into Ladakh describing her tour with her usual keen eye. From descriptions of the landscape and flora to the manners, customs and religion...


Myths and Legends of China

by Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner

First published in 1922, "Myths and Legends of China" is a fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends in which Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner drew upon material readily available...


Weekend in Beijing (english version)

by Pedro BARBOSA

A real time be-book

"be", because this is a real time book. But it's also a beta electronic. Because is a electronic test that can be changed and improved by everyone who reads it.

This is not a technic book,...


One Who Moved Out to Get Rich

by KangHan Yuan

ALL CHINESE EAT DOGS AND CATS! Franz Übermut, is a German businessman who wants to gain a foothold in China for business and pleasure, humorously dispels mistakes about China. The land is brought closer to...


A Brief History of China

by Clements,Jonathan

A comprehensive, yet entertaining look at China's history through a modern lens.

For millennia, China was the largest and richest nation on earth. Two centuries ago, however, its economy sank into a depression...


A Visit to the Sarö and Shera Yögurs

by C. G. E. Mannerheim

During an expedition made in Central Asia and Northern China in the years 1906-1908 I had the opportunity of spending some days among the Sarö and Shera Yögurs, two small tribes which under the common name...


Re-Orienting China

by Leilei Chen

In the last few decades, China has undergone drastic changes, from a secluded Communist state to an active participant in the global economy. At the same time, the West's fascination with China has ascended...