Language

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar


Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!

Chinese 24/7


A fun, blog-like approach to learning Mandarin Chinese.

Kanji Starter 1


A quick and simple way to deconstruct and demystify kanji.

A Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Terms


A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.

A Glossary of Zen Terms


Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice

Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings


A collection of 600 proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students

Crazy for Kanji


Nearly one hundred carnivals of kanji fun, including puzzles, amazing facts, and even kanji sudoku!

Japanese Beyond Words


A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.

Japanese the Manga Way


A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers

Japaneseness


 

Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."

 

Kanji Box


Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!

Kanji Pict-o-Graphix


A visual delight, this bestselling, award-winning book makes a great classroom resource and a wonderful study aid.

Kanji Starter 2


The second volume of the quick and simple way to learn kanji.

Michael Rowley's Kanji Pictographix Dragon Book


For the first time, a full-color selection of Michael Rowley's best-selling Japanese kanji mnemonics, especially for beginners!

Speak and Read Chinese


A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.

Womansword


Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed.


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