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Short stories from Lŭ Xùn's Nàhăn

Author: Xun Lu; Kevin Nadolny
Publisher: [Houston, Texas] : Capturing Chinese Publications, [2009] ©2009
Series: Capturing Chinese.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Chinese
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Due to its complex writing system, Chinese is one of the most difficult languages in the world. Full literacy of Chinese requires a working knowledge of three to four thousand Chinese characters and breaking into reading Chinese literature is a daunting task. Capturing Chinese : Short Stories From Lŭ Xún's Náhăn is a comprehensive tool to help students of Chinese read Chinese literature in its original form.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Readers
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xun Lu; Kevin Nadolny
ISBN: 0984276203 9780984276202
OCLC Number: 551122809
Language Note: Text in Chinese with English notes and English summaries.
Notes: "Includes: 14 short stories in original Chinese, Pinyin for entire text, definitions for difficult vocabulary, historical explanations and summaries, illustrations for each story."--Back cover.
Description: xvii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Náhăn --
Preface --
Diary of a madman --
Kong Yiji --
Medicine --
Tomorrow --
A small incident --
A story about hair --
A passing storm --
Hometown --
Dragonboat festival --
The white light --
Some rabbits and a cat --
A comedy of ducks --
Village opera.
Series Title: Capturing Chinese.
Other Titles: Na han.
Lŭ Xùn's Nàhăn
Nàhăn
Responsibility: edited by Kevin Nadolny ; illustrated by Baidi & Gege.

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Due to its complex writing system, Chinese is one of the most difficult languages in the world. Full literacy of Chinese requires a working knowledge of three to four thousand Chinese characters and breaking into reading Chinese literature is a daunting task. Capturing Chinese : Short Stories From Lŭ Xún's Náhăn is a comprehensive tool to help students of Chinese read Chinese literature in its original form. Footnotes highlight the more difficult vocabulary and pinyin is provided for the entire text. There is no need to constantly consult a dictionary or look up difficult characters by radical. Historical events, people, adn places are explained throughout and illustrations recreate the scenes.

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