The Chinese Language. Fact and Fantasy. JOHN DEFRANCIS.

The Chinese Language. Fact and Fantasy.

Honolulu. University of Hawaii Press. 1995. Reprint. Stock ID #170742

330pp, index, paperback, a prior owner's chop title page, minor wear extremities. Good copy of a fascinating book. "DeFrancis's book is first rate. It entertains. It teaches. It demystifies. It counteracts popular ignorance as well as sophisticated (cocktail party) ignorance. Who could ask for anything more? There is no other book like it. ... It is one of a kind, a first, and I would not only buy it but I would recommend it to friends and colleagues, many of whom are visiting China now and are adding 'two-week-expert' ignorance to the two kinds that existed before. This is a book for everyone." --Joshua A. Fishman, research professor of social sciences, Yeshiva University, New York. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 170742).

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