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The eater's guide to Chinese characters

Author: James D McCawley
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2004?], ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Lauded by Calvin Trillin as a man who "does not have to make do with transitions like 'Shredded Three Kinds' in Chinese restaurants," James D. McCawley, in The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters, 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D McCawley
ISBN: 0226555925 9780226555928
OCLC Number: 316506421
Language Note: Includes 23 menus in Chinese.
Notes: Originally published: 1984.
Description: 248 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: James D. McCawley.


'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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