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Running Waist Pack by Daverley. Running Fanny Pack. Expandable Pouch. Fits All Iphones. Runners Belt. Extreme Comfort. Running Belt Iphone. Lifetime Guarantee
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what I need it for, October 24, 2015
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Product is as described. Very small and compact but large enough for holding an iPhone, ID and credit card. Perfect for bike riders or runners.


The Sumi-E Book
The Sumi-E Book
by Yolanda Mayhall
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.24
165 used & new from $0.33

80 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical book for beginning sumi-e painters, January 3, 2003
This review is from: The Sumi-E Book (Paperback)
This is a very practical book for the beginning student of Chinese or Japanese brush painting. Clear, simple and precise illustrations show how to execute the traditional"four gentlemen"- bamboo, orchid, chrysanthemum, and plum. Students will learn such important concepts as how to achieve depth by double dipping the brush into a darker tone of ink, how to achieve movement by varying the pressure on the brush and how to achieve texture by varying the amount of moisture in the brush. The bonuses of this book are the examples of other forms one can make using related strokes. For example, after mastering the bamboo leaves one can easily paint a bird, lizard, or butterfly. After mastering the orchid leaves one can use the same strokes to paint fish, underwater grasses, and water lilies. Once students gain confidence they can naturally go on to master tiger lilies, rocks, mountains, and pine trees, all beautifully illustrated in this book.
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D is for Doufu: An Alphabet Book of Chinese Culture
D is for Doufu: An Alphabet Book of Chinese Culture
by Maywan Shen Krach
Edition: Hardcover
37 used & new from $0.24

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A visual treat!, April 6, 2002
When I first leafed through this book I could not put it down because it is such a rich visual treat. Each page contains a luminous collage of paintings, calligraphy and graphics through which we are introduced to some of the many artifacts and traditions of the Chinese culture. Some words such as "gong fu," "feng shui," and "doufu" are already quite familiar to westerners. Less familiar but equally important are words such as "hong bao" (lucky red envelopes which all children receive for Chinese New Year), "qi pao" (the elegant high collared dresses worn by Chinese women),"shi er sheng xiao" (12 animals of the Chinese zodiac), "tu zhang" (hand carved seals bearing a person's name) and "xiao shun" (the words for filial piety, much emphasized in the teachings of Confucius). The pages are large and the graphics bold, making it a suitable book for sharing with a class. This is a book which visual artists, scholars, teachers and children alike will surely appreciate.


Paper Pandas and Jumping Frogs
Paper Pandas and Jumping Frogs
by Florence Temko
Edition: Paperback
42 used & new from $0.93

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential reference for paperfolding enthusiasts, July 10, 2001
The art of paperfolding has been one of my interests for many years and one I enjoy sharing with my students. This book is a great reference, first of all because the illustrations are very clear and easy to follow. The projects range from simple to somewhat advanced, but none are too difficult to make once you understand the basic folds. My students are always particularly fascinated by the figures that "do things" such as the "Chinese Balloon," which you can blow up and toss around, the "Bird with Flapping Wings," which really seems to fly, and the "Snapping Alligator," which, well, you guessed it. Other paperfolds from this book that never cease to amuse children as well as adults are the "Money Fold Bow Tie," and "Jumping Frog." If you are not sufficiently amazed with your finished paperfold as it is, the author gives additional options and uses for each. Paperfolding is beautiful, magical and tons of fun. This book is a must have if you enjoy the art as much as I do.


Teach Me Chinese (Paperback and Audio Cassette): A Musical Journey Through the Day
Teach Me Chinese (Paperback and Audio Cassette): A Musical Journey Through the Day
by Judy Mahoney
Edition: Audio Cassette
23 used & new from $0.49

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, July 10, 2001
This book and tape set was somewhat of a disappointment. The female vocalist in the audio recording valiantly attempts to sing Chinese lyrics to familiar American children's tunes. In this case it just doesn't work. The lyrics sound like they were "squeezed" into the music. Many of the tunes are completely out of rhythm. My children were also turned off by the singer's voice which is somewhat high pitched and grating. It would have been nice if the songs were set to Chinese melodies instead of western tunes. When learning a foreign language why not also learn the music of that culture as well?


At the Beach
At the Beach
by Huy Voun Lee
Edition: Paperback
30 used & new from $0.17

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for children curious about Chinese writing, July 10, 2001
This review is from: At the Beach (Paperback)
By drawing pictures in the sand a mother teachers her young son how to write Chinese characters. This is a marvelous idea, reminding us how thousands of years ago Chinese people took sticks and scratched pictures in the mud, thus inventing the very first Chinese characters. In this book we learn how to draw the characters for the words "person," "big," "small,""sky,""water," "mountain," "sand," "woman," "child" and "good." Through beautiful cut paper illustrations we can easily see the similarities between characters and real life objects. Huy Voun Lee is the talented writer and illustrator of two other books in this series - "In the Park" and "In the Snow." I highly recommend all three.


Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary
Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary
by Martin H. Manser
Edition: Paperback
73 used & new from $0.01

66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, easy to use reference for students of Chinese, February 25, 2001
I am a teacher of Mandarin Chinese and this is the dictionary I recommend to all my students. The book uses pinyin romanization which is standard in most Chinese language classes in the US today. When a character is written in its simplified form, the traditional form is also shown - a feature hard to find in many Chinese dictionaries. Definitions are followed by the word used in a simple phrase or sentence. The English-Chinese, Chinese-English format makes it convenient for students to cross-reference words. A radical index in the center of the dictionary enables you to look up a word if you only know what a character looks like but you don't know how to pronounce it. (However you do need to know how to identify all the radicals first). The book is relatively small and easy to carry (unless you are one of those unfortunate students who have to lug a twenty-pound backpack to school each day).
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The Spirit of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Heart
The Spirit of the Chinese Character: Gifts from the Heart
by Barbara Aria
Edition: Hardcover
140 used & new from $0.01

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully explains the origins of Chinese characters, February 20, 2001
If you only have the time and patience to learn forty Chinese characters in your lifetime, you should learn the ones in this book. Concepts such as "spirit", "benevolence", "harmony", "loyalty", and "wisdom" characterize so much of traditional Chinese thought and culture. The authors illustrate each of these characters with beautiful brush and ink calligraphy on rice paper background. There is a short explanation accompanying each character telling why it is written just so. For example the strokes making up the character "love" show us that the word means "breathing into the heart with a gracious motion". The character "enlightenment" shows the two components "sun" and "moon" which together light the world. Students who wish to practise writing these characters can follow the useful stroke order guide next to the explanations. This is a beautiful gift for the student or scholar, or just for those who appreciate Chinese culture.


Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai!
Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai!
by Demi
Edition: Paperback
47 used & new from $0.01

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply written and beautifully illustrated, January 15, 2001
This is a simply written and beautifully illustrated book about the Chinese New Year. Through delicate line drawings and jewel like colors the author/illustrator captures the essence of Chinese mythical creatures, flora, fauna, heavenly creatures and mortals. We learn about Chinese zodiac symbols, gods, how Chinese people prepare for the New Year, why they eat special kinds of foods on New Year's Day, the symbolism of specific flowers as gifts, and the meanings of Chinese characters hung on doorways. Demi is the talented author and illustrator of many children's books with Chinese themes. This book is definitely one of my favorites.


Celebrating Chinese New Year
Celebrating Chinese New Year
by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Edition: School & Library Binding
Price: $17.95
56 used & new from $0.01

46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful intro to the traditions of the Chinese New Year, January 15, 2001
I purchased this book when my son's first grade teacher asked me to come and and talk to the class about the Chinese New Year. This book was perfect first of all because of its bright and bold color photos. By following a young Chinese boy living in San Francisco's Chinatown you learn how a typical contemporary Chinese family prepares for and celebrates the Chinese New Year. The topics include the special Chinese foods eaten on this day and their symbolism, paying respect to ancestors, Chinese calligraphic decorations, animals of the Chinese zodiac, and of course the lion dance and New Year parade. Children will be especially fascinated by all the splendid and exotic foods listed in the family's New Year's menu. This is a wonderful book to introduce children and adults alike to the traditions and customs of the Chinese New Year.


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