Chinese Language, The: Its History And Current Usage
by Kane, Daniel
About This Book
This book is about the contemporary Chinese language as it is spoken and written in China today. Like the country itself, the Chinese language has changed dramatically over the past decades, although the writing system itself is more than three thousand years old.
This book is written for people who are thinking of learning Chinese or who have started learning it. It does not attempt to teach Chinese. Rather, it provides background information about the language - how it developed, how it is used today, regional variations, and the extraordinary richness of China's long literary tradition.
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