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Announcing Fall 2017 Books

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dear friends: We are happy to announce our forthcoming titles for Fall of 2017.

From Larry Herzberg, author of the popular Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar and Speak and Read Chinese, comes Speak and Read Japanese, a handy supplement for learning 300 of the most common Japanese words!

And lastly (that's right, only 2 books this seasons!), comes the highly anticipated 4th volume in the Understanding China Through Comics Series, The Making Of Modern China! Finally, Jing Liu's China comics series set is complete! At least for now that is....



Speak and Read Japanese: Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Japanese Words and Their Meanings by Larry Herzberg

Available October 10th in both Print and Digital

Speak and Read Japanese provides language learners simple, fun, and imaginative ways to remember essential Japanese words and characters. Mastering basic vocabulary and kanji is one of the first challenges any Japanese learner faces. This book addresses this challenge head on, complementing the content of all major textbooks and providing valuable tips to independent students. Indexed for quick reference.


The Making of Modern China: The Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (1368-1912) by Jing Li

Available November 11th, 2017 in both Print and Digital 

Who founded China? Are Chinese people religious? What is Chinese culture and how has it changed over time? The Understanding China Through Comics series answers these questions and more.

The fourth volume in the Understanding China Through Comics series, The Making of Modern China, covers the stunningly productive Ming dynasty and its fall to the Manchus under the Qing, the last Chinese dynasty. The book also addresses Wang Yangming's School of Mind and the painful process of modernization and conflict with the West and Japan, including the Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion.

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