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The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy

John DeFrancis - Foreign Language Study - 1984 - 330 pages
"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 ...
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Visible Speech: The Diverse Oneness of Writing Systems

John DeFrancis - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1989 - 306 pages
"Visible Speech is an attempt to set the record straight about the nature of writing. John DeFrancis, a noted specialist in the Chinese language, shows that writing can be ...
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In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan

John DeFrancis - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 284 pages
As a twenty-three-year-old student in mid-1930s, pre-World War II China, John DeFrancis did not set out to make a thousand-mile camel trek across the Gobi Desert, become the ...
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