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Travel in Chinese (Vol. 3) with DVD

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Language: English, Chinese
Format: Papercover
Page: 190
Publication Date: 05/2010
ISBN: 7560092950,9787560092959
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It provides a panoramic view of real-life scenes in China, with language progressing from the very basic usages to more sophisticated communications·
The DVD programme takes you on a visual trip to more than 20 picturesque tourist spots and historic sites in nine provinces in China.
Detailed English instructions provide friendly and encouraging assistance for beginners and self-qearners.
Rich cultural knowledge and background information blend with authentic and interesting daily Chinese expressions.
About the programme:
The TV programme Travel in Chinese was shot on actual sites by China Central TV the national TV network and a promise of high quality.
The programme becomes so popular among learners at home and abroad that it has been rebroadcast several times since first airing.
It is hosted by Mark Rowswell(Dashan),an anchorman best known in China for his humorous and accurate style.
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Hutongs and Courtyard Homes
Let’s talk a little bit more about hutongs in Beijing.As we explained earlier, these refer to the narrow alleyways in the older parts of Beijing that connect the四合院,the courtyard homes.The hutongs date
originally from the Yuan Dynast, although at least one hutong can be dated back to the Liao Dynasty before that,that's over 900 years ago.It is estimated that there were approximately 6000 hutongs around 1950.Recent development has changed the face of many hutongs,but often the modern streets retain their historical names.For example,Goldfish Hutong,金鱼胡同,is now a wide street and home to 5 star hotels,but it still retains its name as a hutong.Some of the most significant hutongs are now protected as cultural relics,and any modern development has to preserve the nature of the hutong.
These alleyways,the hutongs and the courtyard homes,四合院,
that they link and connect,form the physical basis for the traditional family life in Beijing.They also provide the structure for a harmonious neighbourhood.Often,several families would live together in one四合院, one courtyard home,SO the courtyard was a public space for all to share.
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