Mandarin Chinese, with over a billion speakers, is the most widely spoken language in the world. The People's Republic of China, where it is the official language, is becoming increasingly central to international commerce. Containing a bilingual dictionary and a practical phrasebook, this is an essential book for students, travellers and businesspeople. Features: 4,000 total dictionary entries; Chinese words printed in Chinese script with Pinyin romanisations; Comprehensive phrasebook; Easy-to-use pronunciation guide; Special section devoted to Chinese grammar.
Yong Ho received his Ph.D. in anthropology and linguistics, with a specialty in Chinese anthropology and language, from Columbia University. He served as the Director of Language at the China Institute in New york City and has taught Chinese at various institutions in the U.S. His other books include Chinese Practical Dictionary, Beginner's Chinese with 2 Audio CDs (Second Edition), China: An Illustrated History, and Chinese Dictionary & Phrasebook, all published by Hippocrene Books.