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Justin Rudelson grew up in California. In his teens, he became part of an extended Chinese family, which led him to study Mandarin and eventually 20 other languages including Uyghur, Uzbek, Russian, Japanese and Hebrew. In his Asian Studies work at Dartmouth College and while earning a doctorate at Harvard University in Social Anthropology, he studied over for four years in China and Central Asia, the majority in Xinjiang, China. His book on the Uyghurs is entitled oasis Identities: Uyghur Nationalism along China's Silk Road (Columbia University Press, 1997). Justin has interpreted for Chinese and Taiwan Olympic Track and Field Teams, worked as a photographer and journalist in Central Asia for National Geographic magazine, and helped introduce drip irrigation technologies from Israel into Chinas deserts. He's the author of Lonely Planet's Central Asia phrase book, co-author of the Hebrew phrasebook, and an editor of both the Moroecan Arabir and Turkish phrasebooks. Charles Qin grew up and completed his undergraduate degree in English in beautiful Kunming, China. While travelling in the province, he met his partner, Kare Ritchie, who was teaching English at a university in Kunming. Upon arrival in Australia in 1992, Charles and Kate established Chin Communications, a company which provides Chinese language and culture training, including preparing Australians to live in China, as well as interpreting and translating services. Following completion of postgraduate study Charles is now one of Australia's most prolific Chinese translators and interpreters.
this will get you by if you have been dumped by your Chinese girlfriend and need to get to the airport for a flight home.Published on April 19 2013 by Wayne Ralston
Although it has some mistakes since different region of china has diverse expression, it still fit to western to learn Mandarin.Published on Feb. 28 2013 by mia
I've been to China twice now and I did not have this book on my first trip. But I brought it on my second. The book isn't very helpful for knowing how to actually speak it. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2003
This little book is filled with phrases one may encounter daily during travel to China. It is also small and compact so that it won't add bulk to your backpack or purse. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2002 by PLSOLOMON
This little phrasebook was a lifesaver on a recent trip to China. From simple acts like ordering dinner or reserving a room, to attempting to hold (admittedly simple)... Read morePublished on April 17 2002
I bought this book to use as a side-on-hand phrasebook, but it has become my favorite out of class learning tool. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2002 by O. A. Velez
This phrasebook was extremely useful during my family's trip to China. The two way dictionary is definitely helpful in terms of translations as well as pronunciation. Read morePublished on July 20 2000
I have not seen previous editions of this phrasebook, but I do own three others, and this 4th edition by Rudelson and Qin is by far the best. Read morePublished on June 21 2000 by A Jeffrey Giacomin