Friday, March 04, 2011

New Book Highlight: Chinese 24/7

This month we received a copy of the book, Chinese 24/7. The book provides tips and strategies on how to best master learning Mandarin. However, one special characteristic about this book is that it happens to have been written by a former student at HIU. Whenever the library acquires a book that was written by either a faculty member (former or present) or alumni, we actually take note of it. When cataloging the item, we include a note field that mentions the author’s relationship with the university. That way when you look up a book in the catalog written by one of these authors, you' know!

If you would like to search for titles in our collection written by our very own faculty and students, type either "HIU/PCC Faculty/Staff" or "HIU/PCC Alumnus" into the catalog search box, and search by Keyword.

Chinese 24/7: Everyday Strategies for Speaking and Understanding Mandarin
Berkeley, CA : Stone Bridge Press ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2009.
(View this book in our catalog)

Circulation Policy: This book is located in our main collection, on the first floor of the library and is able to be checked out.

Background on the Author and Book:
Albert Wolfe is an American who teaches English at Guangdong Peizheng College in Guangzhou, China. He started teaching himself Chinese when he went to China in 2005. Chinese 24/7 is Albert's response to the popular demand for a printed and audio-track version of his tips, strategies, and explanations. He has served as a translator in several capacities and has even written a few Chinese pop songs of his own. -Amazon Product Information

Subject Descriptors:

Chinese language --Textbooks for foreign speakers --English.

To find other material that is similar in subject to this item, simply click on the one of the descriptors from this item’s record in the catalog or copy and paste these descriptors into the search bar of the OPAC and limit the search to “Subject” or “Subject Keywords.”

Class Descriptors:

Dewey: 495.1
In this case, the Dewy Decimal number is classified as “Languages of East and Southeast ---Chinese”…Look in the 495 sections of our library for related books.

(For a more in depth description of what subject and class descriptors really are, see the description found in last September's post.)

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