This handbook on basic Chinese was to have been published last June- and was reported last Spring, as follows:- ""This is the result of the author's course in the field, in Burma and China. He has developed certain techniques by which he makes Chinese a live language, with live material, in a live situation. He breaks down his method into learning a system of rization of script, phonetics, memorizing expressions for getting along, ultivating a habit of listening to everyday conversation and imitating. The text is based on the national language,- North Chinese Mandarin. More than half of the book is a dictionary,- Chinese-English, English-Chinese.