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Title A cultural dictionary of the Chinese language : 500 proverbs, idioms, and maxims = Wen hua wu bai tiao / Liwei Jiao
A cultural dictionary of the Chinese language : 500 proverbs, idioms, and maxims = 文化五百条 / Liwei Jiao
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Contents 880-03 Overall (Zong lun) -- National character (Min zu xing ge) -- Religion, philosophy, politics, history (Zong jiao, zhe xue, zheng zhi, li shi) -- Life, society, arts, literature (Sheng huo, she hui, yi shu, wen xue) -- Social relations, family, women, education (She hui guan xi, jia ting, nü ren, jiao yu) -- Nature, animals, language (Zi ran, dong wu, yu yan)
880-03 Overall (总论) -- National character (民族性格) -- Religion, philosophy, politics, history (宗教, 哲学, 政治, 历史) -- Life, society, arts, literature (生活, 社会, 艺术, 文学) -- Social relations, family, women, education (社会关系, 家庭, 女人, 教育) -- Nature, animals, language (自然, 动物, 语言)
Summary "A Cultural Dictionary of the Chinese Language introduces the 500 most important cultural traits of the Chinese as reflected in language use, especially in Chinese idioms, chengyu, proverbs and colloquial expressions, suyu. Communicative competence, the ultimate goal of language learning, consists of not only linguistic, but intercultural competence, which enables the language learner to speak with fluency and understanding. The Chinese language is richly imbued with cultural wisdoms and values underlying the appropriateness of idioms in the Chinese language. The Dictionary provides Intermediate and B1-C1 level learners as well as scholars of the Chinese language with an essential reference book as well as a useful cultural reader"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Liwei Jiao is Lecturer of Chinese at Brown University, USA. Besides his rich 20-years of experience of teaching Chinese at various levels at Renmin University of China, the University of Durham and the University of Pennsylvania, he publishes extensively in Chinese phraseology, language and culture, and Chinese phonetics. Among his many publications are 500 Common Chinese Idioms (co-authored, 2010), 500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions (co-authored, 2013),The Routledge Advance Chinese Multimedia Course(co-authored, 2009,2014); and A Thematic Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese (co-authored, 2019). He is a contributor to the Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language (ed. Chan Sin Wai,2016) and Encyclopedia of China (3rd edition, forthcoming)
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Subject Chinese language -- Dictionaries -- English
Chinese language -- Idioms -- Dictionaries -- English
Maxims, Chinese -- Dictionaries -- English
Proverbs, Chinese -- Dictionaries -- English
Chinese language -- Idioms.
Chinese language.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Chinese
Maxims, Chinese.
Proverbs, Chinese.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019027772
ISBN 0429356471
1000712648
1000712834
1000713024
9780429356476
9781000712643
9781000712834
9781000713022
Other Titles 500 proverbs, idioms, and maxims
880-02 Wen hua wu bai tiao
880-02 文化五百条
Five hundred proverbs, idioms, and maxims