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!
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.
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.
Contemporary Chinese for Beginners is a key project published by Sinolingua and fully endorsed and sponsored by Han-ban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. This series has been published in 43 language versions.The 43 language versions have all been modified and translated from the original Contemporary Chinese Series (Chinese-English edition), which is one of the best-selling textbooks of Chinese language for adult learners and is widely adopted by schools in many countries. Each multi-language series includes 3 books: Textbook, Exercise Book and Character Book. There are also MP3 and CD-ROMs available to accompany the books. This series has a flexible teaching volume and comprehensive content. Structural, functional, and cultural notes are integrated through specific communicative tasks. Plots, situations, and topics in the textbooks are personalized, interesting, and lively. Moreover, the textbooks have been indigenized for each language version to better fulfill the needs of local students. The accompanied audio MP3 covers the texts, new words and supplementary words in the textbook, and vocabulary, sentences and listening exercises in the exercise book. The accompanying CD-ROMs include: Texts, new words, sentence patterns, grammar, phonetics and cultural notes. All texts are marked with Pinyin. Translation in local languages for Lessons 1-10 is provided. The definition, phonetics, usage and stroke order of Chinese characters are covered with all kinds of exercises for trai...
China business experts analyze the next wave of Chinese corporate giants as they emerge into the global marketplace The rise of China and its major corporations will be a key economic development in this century. Even as leading Chinese firms show their muscle through ambitious acquisitions of firms like Thinkpad and RCA, many western investors and business leaders know little or nothing about them. This book looks at the rise of Chinese firms, who they are, how they'll change the global competitive landscape, their strengths and weaknesses, and how established western firms might meet the challenges and opportunities this trend presents. Throughout the book, the authors examine and highlight the major differences between Chinese and western firms, particularly differences related to corporate leadership and organizational structure, how and why they choose M&A targets, global workforces, and political issues like unionization. A comprehensive, expert examination of emerging Chinese global corporations and how they will affect the global economy Ideal for investors and executives of western companies Written by a team of top China business experts and curated by the editor of the Chinese edition of the Harvard Business Review For anyone who wants to understand the future of Chinese companies and the opportunities and challenges their global emergence will present, The Globalization of Chinese Companies offers comprehensive, expert insight.
This comprehensive overview of the modern Chinese economy by a noted expert from China offers a quality and breadth of coverage. In this book, the author provides an introduction to China's economy since 1949 and original insights based on his own extensive research. The book sets out to analyze and compare the operational mechanisms of the Chinese economy between the pre- and post-reform periods and through national, regional and local dimensions. Both positive and negative consequences of the Chinese economic transformation have been clarified. A multiregional comparison of the Chinese economy is conducted in terms of natural and human resources, institutional evolution, as well as economic and social performances. At last, some key issues relating to the inherent operational mechanisms of and the dynamic patterns of the Chinese economy are also discussed.