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Publisher's Summary

Many people are curious about China, yet somehow that curiosity has not translated into a better understanding of this remarkable culture and its countless stories. China Simplified books explore the language, history, and more in quick-listen, engaging formats making the country and culture super-accessible for a busy world; "untangling the noodles" for you!
In China Simplified: Language Gymnastics, language expert Katie Lu and China veteran Stewart Lee Beck lead listeners on an entertaining journey through the most fascinating elements of Chinese and show how language is the key to the gates of China.
©2014 CS Publishing LLC (P)2014 CS Publishing LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Grant on 07-25-14

Fabulously insightful and funny.

After living in China almost 10 years, there is nothing that scares me more then another China book written by a Laowei (foreigner) who thinks he/she knows the secret to this land. Language Gymnastics is anything but this. It is ridiculously funny, uncomfortably accurate and totally memorable! I recommend this book to all those looking to learn a little more about China, its culture and people whilst having a laugh at the same time. In fact I have prescribed this book as standard reading for all my younger Chinese staff who would benefit greatly from a refresher course in the Chinese way.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tielman Esterhuizen on 07-12-15

Very helpful

As a person who wanted to learn more about China generally - without ever having been there myself - I found this book a wonderful introduction; complete with an outside-in and inside-out views of China, its customs, its people, and its languages (dialects).

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