Dreaming in Chinese: And Discovering What Makes a Billion People Tick
Publisher: Short Books
Edition language: English
, Asian Literature
, Biography Memoir
Deborah Fallows and her family move to China for two years, and Fallows recounts the experience of living in China through the lens of her attempts to learn Mandarin. I enjoyed this a lot. I am always fascinated by cultures different from mine, and Fallows' point of view is sympathetic with mine. ...
A memoir with a focus on language and sociolinguistics--therefore, very enjoyable for me. Read with some of Peter Hessler's China books for interesting contrasts and comparisons.
Fallows accompanied her journalist husband to China. She tried to learn Chinese during her time there, but found this task to be much more daunting than she’d expected. She also learned many strange things about the Chinese language which she shares with us in this little book.
Deborah Fallows is a linguist, but still she struggled to learn Chinese when she and her husband spent three years living and traveling in Shanghai and Beijing. Using insights she gained from her language studies, this short fun book explores Chinese culture through the idiosyncrasies of Mandarin, C...
Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love and Language is a nonfiction work that gives a brief yet comprehensive look at Deborah Fallows life while in China and the way that the language of tongue, body and soul influenced her and others.The way the the book flows reminds me somewhat of a ...
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