PROFESSIONALS’ HANDBOOK FOR LEARNING CHINESE : VOL-II
FOR INDIAN STUDENTS BASED ON HSK-II
ABOUT THE BOOK
The text book is aimed for the learners of Chinese language who wish to have basic communication skills in a short period of time. The purpose is to help learners develop skills for basic purposes, such as working in Chinese environment, visiting China, doing business with the Chinese and carrying out social interaction with the Chinese people. It covers various day to day situations such as expression of greetings, farewell, personal information, shopping, communication, medical care, staying at hotel, eating and drinking at restaurant, making telephone call, writing emails. As it is meant to be used a text book, it has vocabulary, phrases and sentences, basic grammar and exercises to practice. It will also works as guide for the students preparing for HSK-II examination. India specific vocabulary like currency, city names are also included in the dialogues as the text book is mainly catering to Indian learners. The meaning and the translation of each sentence is given so as to make it an easy and self learning tool for the learners.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Geeta Kochhar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr. Kochhar was trained in Chinese language, is a fluent speaker of Mandarin. For the last 11 years, she has been teaching courses in Chinese language in the university. She has conducted two years advance studies in Chinese language from Chinese universities. She received her PhD from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She was awarded the Asia Fellowship to undertake nine-month research at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Awarded India-China Bilateral Cultural Exchange Scholarship” (Sept 1995-July 1997) by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for advance studies in China. She has co-edited two books on India-China-Nepal Relations and one on China-Nepal relations, presented many papers in National and International Conferences on China, published numerous papers in International Journals, and has a list of articles authored a book ‘1000 powerful Chinese Lexicon: Chinese, English, Hindi’.
Mr. Umesh Kumar Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Chinese language at the Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan. He has earned his post-graduation degree in Chinese from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has qualified National Eligibility Test in Chinese. He has also earned master’s degrees in English & Political Science. He is a gold medalist in B. Ed. from Barkatullah University, Bhopal. He has two decades of rich teaching experience in Chinese language and has taught various courses in Chinese to the students of Diploma in Chinese, Refresher course and various short courses at many prestigious institutes in India. He is also a renowned Chinese translator who has expertise in various domains. Mr Gupta is sincerely working on a project of producing need based study material in Chinese. He has authored a Chinese text book and many précis for specific purposes. He has also attended many National and International Conferences as Chinese interpreter.