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Originally published in 1999, A New China has become a standard textbook for intermediate Chinese language learning. This completely revised edition reflects China's dramatic developments in the last decade and consolidates the previous two-volume set into one volume for easy student use. Written from the perspective of a foreign student who has just arrived in China, the textbook provides the most up-to-date lessons and learning materials about the changing face of China. The first half of the book follows the life of an exchange student experiencing Beijing for the first time. Chinese language students are guided step-by-step through the stages of arriving at the airport, going through customs, and adjusting to Chinese university dormitories. The revised edition includes new lessons on daily life, such as doing laundry and getting a haircut, as well as visiting the zoo, night markets, and the Great Wall. Later lessons discuss recent social and political issues in China, including divorce, Beijing traffic, and the college entrance examination. A New China provides detailed grammar explanations, extensive vocabulary lists, and homework exercises. Single-volume, user-friendly format New lessons and vocabulary reflecting daily living in China Includes China's recent social and political issues Detailed grammar explanations, vocabulary lists, and homework exercises Uses both traditional and simplified characters

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: Chih-p'ing Chou
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2011-08-22
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400840144

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Building a New China in Cinema introduces English readers for the first time to one of the most exciting left-wing cinema traditions in the world. This unique book explores the history, ideology, and aesthetics of China's left-wing cinema movement, a quixotic film culture that was as political as commercial, as militant as sensationalist. Originating in the 1930s, it marked the first systematic intellectual involvement in Chinese cinema. In this era of turmoil and idealism, the movement's films were characterized by fantasies of heroism intertwined with the inescapable spell of impotency, thus exposing the contradictions of the filmmakers' underlying ideology as their political and artistic agendas alternately fought against or catered to the taste and viewing habits of a popular audience. Political cinema became a commercially successful industry, resulting in a film culture that has never been replicated. Drawing on detailed archival research, Pang demonstrates that this cinema movement was a product of the era's social, economic, and political discourses. The author offers a close analysis of many rarely seen films, richly illustrated with over eighty stills collected from the Beijing Film Archive. With its original conceptual approach and rich use of primary sources, this book will be of interest not only to scholars and fans of Chinese cinema but to those who study the relationship between cinema and modernity.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Laikwan Pang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2002
File: 279 Pages
ISBN-13: 074250946X

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Genre: China
Author: No-yong Park
Publisher:
Release: 1929
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:$B294872

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China has experienced rapid changes in the past two decades. A New China, written from the perspective of a foreign student who has just arrived in China, has been designed to provide up-to-date material on the changing face of China. The text compares contemporary China with its pre-reform era and emphasizes improvements in Chinese society. As in previous textbooks, A New China aims to provide a solid foundation in grammar and pronunciation rather than teach vocabulary geared toward specific usage. As a new feature, the textbook includes vocabulary words on the same page as the lesson text, making comprehension of new reading passages easier for students. A New China is appropriate for intermediate-level students and includes both traditional and simplified characters.

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: Zhiping Zhou
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 1999
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 0691010455

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'New Media for a New China' is an introduction to the state of the mass media in the People's Republic of China. This awakening giant is going through tremendous social, economic and political changes. This book analyses and delineates the diverse roles and interactions that China's media play within the Chinese juggernaut.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: James F. Scotton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-03-08
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781405187961

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Updated and expanded, this essential reference book critically surveys 150 of the most influential contemporary Chinese artists. The rapid economic and cultural transformation of China during the past thirty years has created an art scene of unparalleled energy and global impact. Throwing off restrictions on subject matter, embracing a new freedom to experiment, but also preserving and expressing Chinese identity on a monumental scale, the new Chinese art has enjoyed an astonishing surge of commercial and critical success. With chapters organized by medium, including painting, sculpture and installation, photography, and performance, the book focuses on works by the most significant contemporary Chinese artists and offers a comprehensive critical assessment of one of the most dynamic art scenes in the world today. A preface placing the art in the context of the whirlwind changes in the country's social and political environment, and a concluding critical appraisal make this book an authoritative and exciting introduction to art of the new China.

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Genre: Art
Author: Richard Vine
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Release: 2011
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 3791345508

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'Brand New China' offers a detailed, penetrating and up-to-date portrayal of branding and advertising in contemporary China. Wang takes readers inside an advertising agency to show the influence of American branding theories and models and also examines the impact of new media practices on Chinese advertising.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jing Wang
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2010-04-10
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780674047082

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Genre: China
Author: Henri Borel
Publisher:
Release: 1912
File: 282 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:$B52513

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Deals with China's industrial co-operatives, industries, and her fight against the Japanese.

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Genre: China
Author: George Hogg
Publisher: London : V. Gollancz
Release: 1945
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:$B670503

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'New Media for a New China' is an introduction to the state of the mass media in the People's Republic of China. This awakening giant is going through tremendous social, economic and political changes. This book analyses and delineates the diverse roles and interactions that China's media play within the Chinese juggernaut.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: James F. Scotton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-03-08
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781405187961

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