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  • Remembering the Kanji 1 by James W. Heisig
    Remembering the Kanji 1 (English, Paperback) James W. Heisig

    Volume 2 (4th ed.) updated to include the 196 kanja approved in 2010 for general use.

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  • Integrated Korean by Korean Language Education and Research Center (KLEAR)
    Integrated Korean (Multiple languages, Paperback) Korean Language Education and Research Center (KLEAR), Sungdai Cho

    These textbooks are the 9th and 10th volumes in a five-level series developed by teachers and linguists of Korean. Each lesson consists of pre-reading activities, one or two main reading texts, new words, useful expressions, exercises, comprehension questions, related reading, discussion and composition and English translation of the reading texts.

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  • White Metisse by Kim Lefevre
    White Metisse (English, Paperback) Kim Lefevre

    In this evocative memoir, Kim Lefevre recounts her childhood and adolescence growing up in colonial Viet Nam. Set within a tumultuous period of Franco-Vietnamese history - resistance and revolt, World War II and the Japanese invasion, the first war for independence against the French - White Metisse offers a unique view of watershed events.

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  • Chinese Architecture and Metaphor by Feng Jiren
    Chinese Architecture and Metaphor (English, Hardback) Feng Jiren

    Investigating the historical tradition of Chinese architectural writing from antiquity to the twelfth century, Chinese Architecture and Metaphor reveals significant and fascinating social and cultural phenomena in the most important primary text for the study of the Chinese building tradition. Unlike previous scholarship, which has reviewed this imperially commissioned architectural manual largely...

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  • Remembering the Kanji 2 by James W. Heisig
    Remembering the Kanji 2 (Multiple languages, Paperback) James W. Heisig

    Following the first volume of Remembering the Kanji, this provides students with helpful tools for learning the pronunciation of the kanji. Remembering the Kanji 2 lays out the varieties of phonetic pattern and offers helpful hints for learning readings, that might otherwise appear completely random, in an efficient and rational way.

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  • The `Ukulele by Jim Tranquada
    The `Ukulele (English, Paperback) Jim Tranquada, John King

    Since its introduction to Hawai?i in 1879, the ?ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The ?Ukulele: A History explores all...

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  • Remembering the Kanji 3 by James W. Heisig
    Remembering the Kanji 3 (Multiple languages, Paperback) James W. Heisig

    Employs the same methods as Volumes 1 and 2 of Remembering the Kanji to introduce additional characters useful for upper-level proficiency, bringing the total of all three volumes to 3,000 kanji. The third edition has been updated to reflect the 196 new kanji approved by the government in 2010.

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  • Map of Hawai'i by James A Bier
    Map of Hawai'i (English, Sheet map) James A Bier

    Features of the ninth edition of this full-color, topographic map of the Big Island include detailed road networks; large-scale inset maps of towns; points of interest (historic, natural, and cultural); hiking trails, parks, and beaches; waterfalls, peaks, and ridges (with altitudes); more than 2,200 place names (index included); and Hawaiian words spelled with diacritical marks....

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  • Integrated Korean
    Integrated Korean (Multiple languages, Paperback)

    Offers a project of the Korean Language Education and Research Center (KLEAR) with the support of the Korea Foundation. This title includes ""Korean Composition"", ""Korean Language in Culture and Society"", ""Korean Reader for Chinese Characters"", ""Reading in Modern Korean Literature"", and ""Selected Readings in Korean"".

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  • Hawaiki Rising by Sam Low
    Hawaiki Rising (English, Hardback) Sam Low

    In 1975, a replica of an ancient Hawaiian canoe - Hokuleaea - was launched to sail the ancient star paths, and help Hawaiians reclaim pride in the accomplishments of their ancestors. Hawaiki Rising tells this story in the words of the men and women who created and sailed aboard Hokuleaea.

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  • The Thought War by Barak Kushner
    The Thought War (English, Paperback) Barak Kushner

    "A major contribution both to the study of Japan and propaganda in the twentieth century. Barak Kushner meticulously and convincingly reveals the full scope of what was assumed to not have existed; namely an organized, multifaceted, and disturbingly resilient system of Japanese propaganda. Based on an impressive array of primary sources, many only recently uncovered, The Thought War provides a...

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  • Remembering the Kana by James W. Heisig
    Remembering the Kana (Multiple languages, Paperback) James W. Heisig

    Helps the reader in learning the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries of modern Japanese. This work presents six short lessons of about twenty minutes, introducing each of the two systems of ""kana"" writing.

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  • Shinto Shrines by Joseph Cali
    Shinto Shrines (English, Paperback) Joseph Cali, John Dougill

    Of Japan's two great religious traditions, Shinto is far less known and understood in the West. Although there are a number of books that explain the religion and its philosophy, this work is the first in English to focus on sites where Shinto has been practised since the dawn of Japanese history.

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  • Remembering Traditional Hanzi: Remembering Traditional Hanzi 1 How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters Bk. 1 by James W. Heisig
    Remembering Traditional Hanzi: Remembering Traditional Hanzi 1 How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Chinese Characters Bk. 1 (English, Paperback) James W. Heisig, Timothy W. Richardson

    Covers the writing and meaning of the 1,000 most commonly used characters in the Chinese writing system. This book presents systematic arranging of characters in an order that is best suited to memorization.

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  • Wild Articulations by Timothy Neale
    Wild Articulations (English, Hardback) Timothy Neale

    Examines environmentalism, indigeneity, and development in Northern Australia through the recent controversy surrounding the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld) in Cape York Peninsula, an event that drew together a diverse cast of actors to contest the future of the north.

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  • Na Mele O Hawaii Nei
    Na Mele O Hawaii Nei (English, Paperback)

    Here for the first time is a large collection of Hawaiian songs in an authoritative text with translation (music not included). The texts have never before been written consistently with the glottal stops (indicating syllabic breaks between vowels) and macrons (indicating long vowels and stresses) that make the words pronounceable by those unfamiliar with the Hawaiian language. Many of the songs...

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  • Making Micronesia by David L. Hanlon
    Making Micronesia (English, Paperback) David L. Hanlon

    Tells the story of Tosiwo Nakayama, the first president of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Making Micronesia follows Nakayama's life through time, focusing on the expansiveness of his vision. In many ways, ""Macronesia"", not ""Micronesia,"" seems a more appropriate term for the world he inhabited and tried to make accessible to others.

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  • Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change by Reuven Amitai
    Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change (English, Paperback) Reuven Amitai

    Brings together a distinguished group of scholars from different disciplines and cultural specializations to explore how nomads played the role of ""agents of cultural change"". The comparative approach of this study, encompassing both a lengthy time span and a vast region, enables a clearer understanding of the key role that Eurasian pastoral nomads played in the history of the Old World.

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  • Hawaiian Grammar by Samuel H. Elbert
    Hawaiian Grammar (English, Paperback) Samuel H. Elbert, Mary Kawena Pukui

    Without question, this is the definitive grammar of the Hawaiian language. Indeed it is the first attempt at a comprehensive treatment of the subject since W.D. Alexander published his concise Short Synopsis of the Most Essential Points in Hawaiian Grammar in 1864. This grammar is intended as a companion to the Hawaiian Dictionary, by the same authors....

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