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  Minnan Translation Service - English to Minnan Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
You probably don't speak Minnan yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
To ensure our translators keep abreast of the language our Minnan translators live in-county and translate into their mother tongue.
Professional translators whose native language is English and speak fluent Minnan perform our Minnan to English translation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/minnan_translation.shtml   (544 words)

  
 Taipei Times - archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Referring to proposals by various legislators that Minnan or English should be made the country's second official language, Huang said that it is beyond the jurisdiction of the Education ministry to decide on a second official language.
The minister said that the four spoken dialects and language groups in Taiwan -- Mandarin, Minnan, Hakka and the aboriginal tongues -- are equally important and that the public should learn to appreciate the multiplicity of Taiwan's society.
Lo, who comes from a Hakka family, said that as a dialect, Hakka should get more attention from the authorities because increasing numbers of Hakka offspring have lost the ability to communicate in their mother tongue.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/taiwan/archives/2002/03/26/129253/print   (299 words)

  
 Chinese Naming: Q&A with Andy Chuang
However, the reading of the characters for lan niao in the Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese) is lan jiao, which also sounds like the word for male genitals.
It's rather complicated, but although blue in Minnan is lan and bird is jiao, the term lan jiao is bad, to put it mildly.
Qing-niao distracts Minnan speakers from the negative association and is also more poetic.
www.goodcharacters.com /newsletters/0404.nissan.bluebird.html   (237 words)

  
 Session 143   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Using a discursive analysis of the writings of the Beijing intellectual Tang Erhe as her point of departure, Rebecca Karl asserts that we cannot understand republican era constructions of the Chinese nation without first passing through an analysis of the effects of colonialism on Chinese intellectuals’ worldviews.
Indeed, much of what might be termed a "Minnan identity" was based upon a dynamic entrepreneurial culture and a cosmopolitanism that had been born in southern Fujian but raised in colonial Southeast Asia.
By mobilizing a revamped Confucianism and a newly discovered Minnan historical identity, and wedding these to the commercial success of overseas Chinese merchant life, many Huaqiao strove to build a stronger, modern Fujian capable of combining a "Chinese" past with a modernizing impetus rooted in Huaqiao colonial Southeast Asia.
www.aasianst.org /absts/2000abst/China/C-143.htm   (811 words)

  
 Minnan Hotel - Xiamen Hotels - China Hotel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Minnan Hotel Xiamen (Minnan dajiudian) is located in the business district of the city.
This is also close to the Xiamen railway station and a 10 minute drive from the city airport.
There is a well furnished gym here together with a billiard room, a sauna and outdoor swimming pool.
www.china-hotel-guide.com /fujian/xiamen/minnan-hotel.htm   (209 words)

  
 Session 43:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Their underlying theme is the need to perceive social and cultural innovation as the outcome of on-going interaction between regional and national models.
The new tradition, I suggest, was rooted in the dramatic social fluidity of the interregnum century and was an integral part of defining the new social structure of the late imperial era.
It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the success of Minnan (southern Fujian) in manufacturing and exporting high and medium quality ceramics during the Song-Yuan period was unmatched by other Chinese ceramic centers—the only exceptions were Jingdezhen in Jiangxi and Longquan in Zhejiang.
www.aasianst.org /absts/1998abst/china/c43.htm   (1102 words)

  
 Minnan categories - China History Forum, chinese history forum
China History Forum is an online chinese history forum, discussion board or community for all who are interested in learning and discussing chinese history from prehistoric till modern times, including chinese art of war, chinese culture topics.
But I read somewhere that the people here originated from minnan and were banished to hainan island for crimes.
The branching of the minnan groups and the time when they branch.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=6493   (830 words)

  
 Pinyin news » Blog Archive » Taiwanese-language programs overseas
It was not until six years ago that Chenli University set up the first Minnan language department in Taiwan, marking the first formal Minnan language courses at the university level.
Li taught Minnan for four years at Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and says that he taught all levels of the language during that time.
Li was the first scholar hired to teach there, but later, because of the establishment of a Department of Taiwanese at Taipei Teachers College, he returned to Taiwan.
pinyin.info /news/2006/taiwanese-language-programs-overseas   (722 words)

  
 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For example, 13.6 million Minnan Chinese in Taiwan are found in one list of "Peoples less than 2% Christian." We hear there are 400,000 Christians (not less than 2%) in 2,000 congregations.
The latest statistics from the OC International office here in Taiwan show that there are an estimated 443,996 members in 2,927 evangelical churches in Taiwan.
Winter accordingly states that the Minnan Chinese group "does not constitute a pioneer field." He then asserts that the same percentage applies to what we know as the Mainland, or Mandarin Chinese, while highly inflating the overall size of the church in Taiwan.
members.aol.com /taimission/kenyon.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Taipei Times - archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Third, the Minnan and Hakka both bury their dead twice (many ethnic groups south of the Yangtze river do).
In sum, from the differences and similarities between the Minnan and Hakka cultures, as well as Lin's scientific research report, there is no longer any doubt that the two groups are the same people.
The classification of the Minnan and Hakka as separate groups among the four major ethnic groups that we speak of in Taiwan society has triggered animosity.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/editorials/archives/2001/05/11/85315   (1162 words)

  
 Dialects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Note the difference of word used regarding temperature, numbers, colors, animals, fruits and vegetables between Mandarin and Minnan.
There is, of course, great difference between the pronunciation of Minnan and Mandarin.
Chinese characters), the difference in the use of words can be so great that a non-Minnan speaker like me, though often can read and understand each individual character, but would not be able to decode what the words mean (cf.
www.fi.muni.cz /usr/wong/teaching/chinese/notes/node12.html   (984 words)

  
 Minnan Hotel Xiamen : Fujian : China - Hotels Guide by BootsnAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Minnan Hotel Xiamen : Fujian : China - Hotels Guide by BootsnAll
Located in the financial and commercial centre of the city, with a picturesque lake view, Minnan Hotel Xiamen is only a 5-minute drive to the Railway Station and 10-minute drive to the International Airport.
The hotel boasts 198 well-equipped guestrooms that come with a host of in room amenities.
www.bootsnall.com /hotels/h/52419/Minnan-Hotel-Xiamen   (213 words)

  
 Xiamen Minnan Hotel - Xiamen Hotels & Resorts China Xiamen Hotels & Resorts Fujian
Minnan Hotel is a Four Star Hotel.Located in the Financial and Commercial Center of the City, Wiht a Picturesque Lake View,the Hotel is Designed To Be
Minnan Hotel is a Four Star Hotel.Located in the Financial and Commercial Center of the City, Wiht a Picturesque Lake View,the Hotel is Designed To Be Amenities
Likewise, it is the responsibility of advertisers to determine the suitability and credit worthiness of potential customers prior to any transaction.
www.realadventures.com /listings/1111460.htm   (258 words)

  
 Message 2001y03m09d23h28m05s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
From: S. Lin <shinju@u.washington.edu> HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRECEPTOR IN MINNAN DIALECT (Taiwanese) The Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a new full-time position in Minnan Dialect/Taiwanese language, culture and communication, beginning September 2001.
Applicants must have native or near- native command of the language as well as experience in teaching modern Chinese or Minnan Dialect as a second language at the college level.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application discussing their approach to teaching Minnan dialect/Taiwanese language, a CV, a teaching portfolio or other materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness such as video-taped demonstration of class teaching, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Chair, Minnan Search Committee Dept.
students.washington.edu /tosa/list/2001y03m09d23h28m05s.html   (198 words)

  
 Niuc site on Chinese, Hokkian Minnan and Christianity - Welcome to my homepage
Hokkian language is also referred as Hokkien, Minnan, Amoy, Fujianese, Fukkien, Taiwanese, Taigi, Taigu, Hoklo, etc. Hokkian / Minnan is a member of Chinese language family.
This offering day is celebrated only by Hokkian/Hokkien people (Minnan people in Fujian province; of course by those who believe in Taoism, not by Christians).
Actually it was a historical event to give thanks to Heaven for ending of a war in Fujian (Hokkian) province in 13th century.
www.geocities.com /niucls   (857 words)

  
 Chinese Signposts
Because the word "Chinese" imparts little useful information, linguists prefer to cite dialects (Putonghua, Minnan, Yue, etc).
A: Putonghua (Mandarin); Yue (Cantonese); Wu (Shanghaiese); Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese); Minbei; Xiang; Gan; and Hakka.
(English is listed third, after Spanish.) Wu, Yue, Minnan, Xiang, and Hakka also made the top 30.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/world_languages/41905/1   (567 words)

  
 PRESS RELEASE China Direct Trading Corp. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Premier Chinese Roof Tile ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
CMCC has been in operation since 1986 producing high quality tiles from roof to floor with 15% of its annual production going to export.
The factory has 90 new machines imported from Spain and Italy producing their famous Chinese Brand known as Minnan.
Howard Ullman, CEO/President of CPF, said, "We selected the Minnan brand because it offered the best price, color selection, and superior quality over all the current interlocking roof tiles on the US market today and we are honored they have shown the confidence to give us an exclusive on their product lines for North America."
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=100547   (383 words)

  
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Ran (#5 shoes) from school, university, Minnan's Trail to the track (2 miles, 7:50 pace), then to Roland, up to Lake, to Hollins down to Robert E Lee Park, then east on the trail to join up with Woodbrook Lane, over to Charles, Bellona, Eva's trail, then back to the gym
Ran (#3 shoes) with Minnan from Atlantic Sands Hotel north to the end of the boardwalk, on to Dunewa Road, Ocean Drive, then to Gordon Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park and back, to the south end of the board walk, back to the hotel
Biked with Minnan to Robert E Lee park and ran ran (#1 shoes) ~5.5 miles, 50 minutes.
www.carlsonhome.net /exercise_log.php   (6883 words)

  
 Snapshot Page -- Fujian Minnan (Zhangzhou) Economy Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Fujian Minnan (Zhangzhou) Economy Development Company Profile - 000753 CHINA Market Size, Market Share and Demand ...
Fujian Minnan (Zhangzhou) Economy Development Company Profile - 000753 CHINA Market Size, Market Share and Demand Forecast
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Fujian Minnan (Zhangzhou) Economy Development - Company Profile Snapshot
wrightreports.ecnext.com /coms2/reportdesc_COMPANY_C1568Y100   (162 words)

  
 Hokkien/Minan/Holo/Taiwanese Language - China History Forum, chinese history forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I question the use of the word "dialect" in this and other similiar discussions.
As the Minnan Language and Mandarin Language are mutually UNintelligible, they are properly identified as distinct languages, albeit within the same language family.
Taiwanese is a dialect of Minnan, but Minnan is a completely separate and distinct language from Cantonese, Mandarin, and other Chinese languages.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=3786   (1565 words)

  
 Min Nan dialect Song - Asia Finest Discussion Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I always love minnan songs coz I am Chao Zhou ren.
But when I listen to Minnan songs I usually listen to those folk songs hehehehe classic one like "陈雷" sang :D
This post has been edited by Shanghaibabe@Toronto: Nov 29 2004, 09:16 AM
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=23783   (950 words)

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