Language

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar


Speak and write with confidence while avoiding common mistakes!

Chinese 24/7 (Out of Print)


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


A passionate and playful guide to kanji that examines characters from every angle for an in-depth understanding.


Easy and Fun Hiragana


Learn the basic Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Easy and Fun Katakana


Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Japanese Beyond Words (Out of Print)


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.

Speak and Read Japanese


A handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words, works with any textbook!

Womansword


Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect on female roles in modern Japan. 

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