Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!
A fun, blog-like approach to learning Mandarin Chinese.
A quick and simple way to deconstruct and demystify kanji.
A vital resource for students of Buddhism and Japanese Culture, revised and expanded.
Of special interest to scholars and students of Zen classics, a glossary of specialized vocabulary to aid understanding and practice
A collection of 600 proverbs in Chinese and English, capturing the enduring wisdom of China, for travelers and language students
Nearly one hundred carnivals of kanji fun, including puzzles, amazing facts, and even kanji sudoku!
The "Japanese Chicago Manual."
A knowledge-based approach for students looking to speak and listen well.
Can traditional Japanese life concepts--like loyalty, harmony, meticulousness--make sense in Western societies? Here are 76 ideas for "decluttering the spirit."
Japanese characters served up with histories and cultural clues to help you decorate your skin/body/life with just the right word!
A visual delight, this bestselling, award-winning book makes a great classroom resource and a wonderful study aid.
The second volume of the quick and simple way to learn kanji.
For the first time, a full-color selection of Michael Rowley's best-selling Japanese kanji mnemonics, especially for beginners!
A handy supplement to studying characters in class or independently that teaches useful tricks for remembering words and tones.
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.