Speaking of Chinese: A Cultural History of the Chinese Language

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\'This pleasant, unpretentious account [is] a small stream leading to the ocean of the culture of China.\'-Scientific AmericanNot a how-to text, this beguiling book is instead a fascinating look at Chinese language and culture. Ranging through history, literature, folklore, linguistics, and sociology, this is a breezy, straightforward primer of surprising breadth.

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This text is an examination of the Chinese language and the culture shared by the more than one billion people who speak it. Ranging from history and literature, to folklore, linguistics and sociology, the authors have created a straightforward introduction to Chinese.

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Raymond Chang is a professor of chemisty at Williams College. He is the author of the widely read textbook Chemisty.

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