Dreaming in Chinese : And Discovering What Makes a Billion People Tick Hardback
Why can't the Chinese say "I love you"? Can you wear pyjamas on the streets of Shanghai? Why is it so difficult to hear Chinese tones? In this charming, original book, Harvard linguist Deborah Fallows draws on her experiences of three years of living and travelling in China to provide the answers to these puzzles and many more. Using her own struggles and triumphs with the study of Mandarin as a guide, Fallows manages to describe the workings of the language in a way that is both intelligible and entertaining.
Her anecdotes and stories illustrate how Westerners have to think in a fundamentally different way to survive in China.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 205 pages, Illustrations, map
- Publisher: Short Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/2010
- Category: Places & peoples: pictorial works
- ISBN: 9781906021559