This series consists of beautifully illustrated volumes, each dedicated to one Chinese proverb. Designed for children, each double page spread includes a full-page colour illustration, with the opposite page telling the story of the idiom in both Chinese characters and English. The stories behind the proverbs are clear, concise and full of Chinese history and culture.
Aiming to take a HSK test? This series provides the perfect guide to all the HSK levels. Currently available from levels 1-4, this course book provides a comprehensive guide to the HSK examinations, suitable for anyone preparing for these exams or working towards the next level. This series is ever popular with its clear, easy to follow format, along with its proliferation of exercises, dialogues, explanations and texts, all directly relevant to the HSK syllabus.
A Short Intensive Course of New HSK Oral (Intermediate)
This book, part of a comprehensive HSK series published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press, is dedicated to preparing the reader to sit the intermediate speaking test for HSK. The book is designed according to the HSKK Intermediate curriculum, with practice questions designed to correspond to the style and content of the questions that will appear in the real test. Written entirely in Chinese, the book contains 5 question papers and an audio CD. After the first question paper there is a detailed breakdown of the test format, with various tips, explanations, and exercises to guide the reader in overcoming the most challenging parts of the test.
Created in Canton: Chinese Export Watercolours on Pith
The text in “Created in Canton” is in both Chinese and English and the beautiful full-colour photographs found within include 180 plates of watercolours from European collections. This is a comprehensive introduction to the huge number of paintings on pith made as souvenirs for visitors to Canton/Guangzhou in the nineteenth century. It is a testament to the dedicated research and perseverance of the author, Ifan Williams, who has created a record of these watercolours and by doing so has encouraged schools in Guangzhou to revive the art of painting on pith. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the culture and history of Canton and in relations between China and the West arising from the ‘China trade’.
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