Chinese idioms are set phrases which normally consist of four characters. They have evolved over thousands of years and make the Chinese language richer and more colourful. Most Chinese idioms originate from myths, fables and historical events. As a result, they do not conform to modern Chinese grammatical structure or syntax; normally they are very concise and abbreviated. They aim to convey the moral behind the story instead of narrating the story itself. A Chinese idiom story will not only tell you the meaning of a phrase, but will also help you to learn more about Chinese culture. The example sentences in this book show how idioms are used in context. Have fun!
Chinese Paradise is primary textbook targeting children who learn Chinese. This book is workbook, together with students book. This book is composed of 12 lessons, and each lesson contains 6 to 8 exercises. Exercise in each lesson includes four segments, that is, Chinese phonetic alphabet, characters, phrases and dialogues. The practice mode with interesting illustration design and sticker, painting, matching and explorer is adopted. There are also manual activities corresponding to the theme of the text.
In this revised edition of Frank Gallo's best-selling book, the author brings the story of leadership in China right up to date. With new material on Chinese leadership styles and the challenges of going global, the book is ideal for any international manager who wants to better understand how to blend the best practices of Western leadership with traditional Chinese wisdom. The content comes from a combination of English and Chinese literature, interviews with practicing executives in China as well as the author's own experience as a leader in China. Dr. Frank Gallo, the Greater China Chief Leadership Consultant for Hewitt Associates, offers sage advice on effective leadership practices for the China market. His key areas of focus include: the unique challenge and complex issues of leading a firm or division in China major areas of cultural differences such as teamwork, decision-making and employee motivation, between Chinese and Western business practices common areas of misunderstanding such as truth versus courteousness; managing a hierarchy versus empowerment; and dealing with the role of the individual rather than the rule of law implementing effective leadership strategies and development with a Chinese company. This timely book will ensure a harmonious leadership style that draws out the best from both Western and Chinese business practices.
Volume II of Talking about Chinese Culture has all-total 10 lessons. In coherence with Volume I, it introduces the taboo topics, gestures and body language in communication with Chinese, the concept of conformity and family, the merit of respecting the old, and some characteristics of Chinese people such as forbearing, good balancing and coordination, etc, as well as the change of contemporary society and the fast-pace life. A variety of language exercises provide trainings for acquiring Chinese words, grammar, sentences , expressing in monologue, and discussions with given cultural topics. All of these help the Chinese language learners consolidate what they've learned, train their speaking abilities, and at the same time help the learners gain initial understanding of Chinese customs and cultural essence. A free recording MP3 is attached.