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The eater's guide to Chinese characters

Author: James D McCawley
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lauded by Calvin Trillin as a man who "does not have to make to with translations like 'Shredded Three Kinds' in Chinese restaurants," in The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters, James D. McCawley offers everyone a guide to deciphering the mysteries of Chinese menus and the opportunity to enjoy new eating experiences. An accessible primer as well as a handy reference, this book shows how Chinese characters are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conversation and phrase books
Terminology
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D McCawley
ISBN: 0226555925 9780226555928
OCLC Number: 53830894
Language Note: English and Chinese.
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1984.
Includes indexes.
Description: vi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: James D. McCawley.
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'The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters' is a straightforward primer aimed at helping diners understand Chinese menus. McCawley shows how Chinese characters are written and referred to, provides a  Read more...

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"If you frequent Chinese restaurants that serve a mostly Chinese clientele, you''ll enjoy wrestling with this book. If you''re planning a trip to mainland China, don''t leave home without it." "With Read more...

 
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