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Chinese Language & Culture

Selected Books

Traditional Chinese Philosophy and the Paradigm of Structure (Li ?) by Jana S. Rouker

Specific Chinese models for theories of knowledge were premised upon a structurally ordered external reality; 

Reading & writing chinese simplified character edition : (HSK Levels 1 - 4).

This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely.

Chinese Script by Thomas O. Höllmann; Maximiliane Donicht (Translator)

Thomas O. H llmann explains the development of the Chinese writing system and its importance in literature, religion, art, and other aspects of culture. Spanning epigraphs and oracle bones to writing and texting, Chinese Script is a wide-ranging introduction to the complexity and beauty of written text and calligraphy in the Chinese world.


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Library Reference Databases

An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.

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