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A New China

A New China Author Chih-p'ing Chou
ISBN-10 9781400840144
Release 2011-08-22
Pages 528
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Originally published in 1999, A New China has become a standard textbook for intermediate Chinese language learning. This completely revised edition reflects China's dramatic developments in the last decade and consolidates the previous two-volume set into one volume for easy student use. Written from the perspective of a foreign student who has just arrived in China, the textbook provides the most up-to-date lessons and learning materials about the changing face of China. The first half of the book follows the life of an exchange student experiencing Beijing for the first time. Chinese language students are guided step-by-step through the stages of arriving at the airport, going through customs, and adjusting to Chinese university dormitories. The revised edition includes new lessons on daily life, such as doing laundry and getting a haircut, as well as visiting the zoo, night markets, and the Great Wall. Later lessons discuss recent social and political issues in China, including divorce, Beijing traffic, and the college entrance examination. A New China provides detailed grammar explanations, extensive vocabulary lists, and homework exercises. Single-volume, user-friendly format New lessons and vocabulary reflecting daily living in China Includes China's recent social and political issues Detailed grammar explanations, vocabulary lists, and homework exercises Uses both traditional and simplified characters



A Trip to China

A Trip to China Author Chih-p'ing Chou
ISBN-10 9781400840151
Release 2011-10-24
Pages 336
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A Trip to China is an intermediate Chinese language textbook designed for students who have studied one year of college Chinese. Offering a strong foundation in grammar and vocabulary, it is written from the perspective of a foreign exchange student who has just arrived in China for the first time. This thoroughly revised edition not only provides students essential lessons for advancing their Chinese language skills, but also introduces important aspects of contemporary Chinese society and culture. The textbook incorporates suggestions from years of student and teacher feedback, and includes new lessons as well as updated vocabulary glosses, grammar explanations, and exercises. An improved format juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages and combines grammar notes and exercises into one easy-to-use volume. Intermediate-level Chinese language textbook Revised edition Single-volume, user-friendly format New lessons and updated vocabulary, grammar explanations, and exercises Introduces students to important aspects of contemporary Chinese society and culture



A Kaleidoscope of China

A Kaleidoscope of China Author Chih-p'ing Chou
ISBN-10 9781400835010
Release 2010-05-17
Pages 536
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A Kaleidoscope of China is an advanced Chinese-language textbook that gives students a greater command of Chinese while deepening their understanding of the social and cultural issues facing China today. Geared to the unique needs of students with two or more years of instruction in modern Chinese, this book features a stimulating selection of articles and essays from major newspapers and periodicals in China, offering a revealing look at contemporary Chinese society. Topics include: buying a home versus having a child; consumer exports to America; depression; online dating; cell phones; empty-nest syndrome; fast food; the Virginia Tech massacre; medicine; the 2008 Sichuan earthquake; and global warming. Every selection is accompanied by a vocabulary list, exercises, and grammar notes. No other Chinese-language textbook so effectively helps advanced students expand their language skills while immersing them in what is truly a kaleidoscope of today's China. Teaches advanced Chinese while providing a window into contemporary China Features selections from actual Chinese newspapers and periodicals Includes vocabulary lists, exercises, and grammar notes Ideal for students with two or more years of instruction in modern Chinese



Oh China

Oh  China Author Chih-p'ing Chou
ISBN-10 9781400840137
Release 2011-10-17
Pages 448
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Oh, China! meets the needs of advanced beginners or "heritage learners" who already speak some Chinese but require instruction in reading and writing fundamentals before moving to the intermediate level. In this fully revised edition, state-of-the-art lessons go over the basics of standard Mandarin pronunciation and introduce students to Chinese characters. The textbook moves at a faster pace than those designed for absolute beginners and allows students to rapidly develop strong foundations in grammar and vocabulary. It contains topics that are especially relevant to heritage learners, such as growing up in a bilingual, bicultural environment, and exposes students to essential issues for understanding contemporary China today, including economic development and political relations with Taiwan. This essential of Chinese language learning contains updated lessons, grammar notes, and exercises, and its new user-friendly format juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages. Updated and revised edition Designed for advanced beginners who already speak some Chinese Offers strong foundations in pronunciation, characters, and grammar Covers topics relevant to heritage speakers and contemporary Chinese society Single volume user-friendly format



Anything Goes

Anything Goes Author Chih-p'ing Chou
ISBN-10 9781400840175
Release 2011-08-22
Pages 456
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Suitable for students with three or more years of modern Chinese language instruction, Anything Goes uses advanced materials to reinforce language skills and increase understanding of contemporary China in one semester. This fully revised edition provides learners with a deeper fluency in high-level Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and includes newspaper articles and critiques as well as other primary source documents, such as political speeches and legal documents. The textbook covers topics that are essential to understanding contemporary Chinese society, including changing attitudes toward women and marriage, the one-child policy, economic development, China's ethnic minorities, and debates surrounding Taiwan and Hong Kong. The lessons intentionally investigate thought-provoking and sometimes controversial issues in order to spark lively classroom discussions. This new edition incorporates suggestions and improvements from years of student and teacher feedback. With an improved, more user-friendly format, Anything Goes juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages. Grammar explanations and exercises have also been thoroughly updated. Advanced-level Chinese language textbook Includes newspaper articles and primary source documents Thought-provoking topics on contemporary Chinese society Updated grammar explanations and exercises New user-friendly format



        Author Zhiping Zhou
ISBN-10 0691090483
Release 2001
Pages 514
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This modern Chinese language textbook bridges the gap between intermediate and advanced Chinese. It is ideal for students who have completed intermediate courses but need more language practice to prepare them for the complexity of advanced Chinese. The text is divided into two parts. The first section consists of twelve dialogues; the second is a selection of recent newspaper articles about contemporary Chinese society. A novel feature of All Things Considered is that several topics appear in both dialogue and essay forms. This repetition is designed to improve students' retention of grammar and vocabulary as well as to highlight differences between spoken and written Chinese. All of the articles and dialogues center on everyday issues in contemporary China. Several of the topics featured are controversial in the hope that they will spark students' interest and promote participation in class discussions.



First Step

First Step Author Chih-p'ing Chou
ISBN-10 069115998X
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 328
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This workbook is a companion volume to First Step, the elementary Chinese textbook. Featuring both traditional and simplified characters along with pinyin and English translation, the workbook includes comprehensive exercises and character writing sheets with information on the stroke orders of newly introduced characters. Perforated pages facilitate student use and easy handling of homework, and the workbook also includes more than 120 color illustrations. Listening exercises that help students learn to identify and pronounce the tones used in contemporary spoken Chinese are paired with free online audio files, accessible on smartphones, tablets and laptops.



V I

  V  I Author 周質平
ISBN-10 0691010455
Release 1999
Pages 283
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China has experienced rapid changes in the past two decades. A New China, written from the perspective of a foreign student who has just arrived in China, has been designed to provide up-to-date material on the changing face of China. The text compares contemporary China with its pre-reform era and emphasizes improvements in Chinese society. As in previous textbooks, A New China aims to provide a solid foundation in grammar and pronunciation rather than teach vocabulary geared toward specific usage. As a new feature, the textbook includes vocabulary words on the same page as the lesson text, making comprehension of new reading passages easier for students. A New China is appropriate for intermediate-level students and includes both traditional and simplified characters.



China s Peril and Promise

China s Peril and Promise Author Chih-p'ing Chou
ISBN-10 0691089337
Release 1996-04
Pages 296
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China's Peril and Promise is an advanced Chinese reader in two volumes, prepared for students who would like to enhance their understanding of modern China in general and modern Chinese literature and intellectuals in particular, through reading authentic materials. The selections--which span the twentieth century and include essays, short stories, biographies, and criticism--expose the students not only to a variety of modern Chinese literary genres but also to some of the major substantive issues that modern Chinese intellectuals have faced. Audio and video materials are available for use with this text. For further information, contact the Chinese Linguistics Project, 231 Palmer Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 08544. (609-258-4269).



The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese

The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Author Claudia Ross
ISBN-10 9781135041281
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 420
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The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills. Each level of the course consists of a textbook and workbook, available separately in simplified or traditional character editions. Both workbooks include a free CD with all the dialogues from the textbooks and the necessary audio for the listening for information exercises. A companion website will provide expanded listening files and a broad range of resources for students and teachers. The benefits of this course include: focus on the long-term retention of vocabulary, characters and structures by reiterating structures and vocabulary throughout the book series carefully selected and staged introduction of characters with staged removal of pinyin to ensure recognition and use of characters clear and jargon-free explanations of use and structures, that are easy for students and teachers to understand extensive workbook exercises for homework, independent study, and classroom use focusing on all language skills and modalities including a vast inventory of carefully structured exercises focusing on listening comprehension, reading for information, and writing for communication an extensive inventory of classroom activities that guide students to develop a list of communication goals and key structures for each lesson allowing the student to assess progress cultural notes explaining the context of the dialogues language FAQs explaining aspects of Chinese language as they relate to the content and vocabulary in the lesson storyline following a group of students studying in China from Europe, North America and East Asia, making the book attractive to a variety of students and facilitating the introduction of Chinese culture full-color text design for the textbook and carefully matched designs for the traditional and simplified books, allowing for easy cross-reference. The course is also fully supported by an interactive Companion Website. The website contains a wealth of additional resources for both teachers and students. Teachers will find lesson plans in both English and Mandarin, providing a weekly schedule and overall syllabus for fall and spring, as well as activities for each lesson and answer keys. Students will be able to access downloadable character practice worksheets along with interactive pronunciation, vocabulary and character practice exercises. All the audio material necessary for the course is also available online and conveniently linked on screen to the relevant exercises for ease-of-use. For further details please visit http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415472517/ For bundle discounts please visit http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415596824/



            Author 白建华
ISBN-10 0887272266
Release 1996
Pages 393
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"Ideal for: High Intermediate. Combining thought-provoking conversation topics with a communicative approach, this textbook emphasizes the spoken language by encouraging serious dialogue among students. Task-based activities encourage genuine active communication and create a meaning-centered atmosphere. Each of the 15 chapters consists of a model dialogue, discussion questions, a list of new words, grammar explanation, text pattern explanation with relevant cohesive ties, supplementary vocabulary, plus exercises and activities."



The Lady in the Painting

The Lady in the Painting Author Claudia Ross
ISBN-10 9780300125160
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 139
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Accompanying CD-ROM provides listening practice, listening comprehension activities, and a toggle function enabling users to switch between traditional and simplified characters at any point in the story.



The China Model

The China Model Author Daniel A. Bell
ISBN-10 9781400883486
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 360
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Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and “bad” authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as “political meritocracy.” The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and the reality of this unique political system. How do the ideals of political meritocracy set the standard for evaluating political progress (and regress) in China? How can China avoid the disadvantages of political meritocracy? And how can political meritocracy best be combined with democracy? Daniel Bell answers these questions and more. Opening with a critique of “one person, one vote” as a way of choosing top leaders, Bell argues that Chinese-style political meritocracy can help to remedy the key flaws of electoral democracy. He discusses the advantages and pitfalls of political meritocracy, distinguishes between different ways of combining meritocracy and democracy, and argues that China has evolved a model of democratic meritocracy that is morally desirable and politically stable. Bell summarizes and evaluates the “China model”—meritocracy at the top, experimentation in the middle, and democracy at the bottom—and its implications for the rest of the world. A timely and original book that will stir up interest and debate, The China Model looks at a political system that not only has had a long history in China, but could prove to be the most important political development of the twenty-first century.



Learning Chinese

Learning Chinese Author Julian K. Wheatley
ISBN-10 0300141173
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 604
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Learning Chinese teaches basic conversational and literary skills in Mandarin. It is designed to build language ability while stimulating learners’ curiosity about the linguistic structures of the language as well as the geography, history, and culture of China. Conversational lessons are separated from lessons on reading and writing characters, allowing instructors to adapt the book to their students and to their course goals.



            Author Fred Wang
ISBN-10 0887100643
Release 1982
Pages 236
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This basic beginning reader covers the first three hundred Chinese characters, in both simplified and traditional forms. The text uses both pinyin and Yale romanization where appropriate, and includes writing and stroke order charts.



Discourse Politics and Media in Contemporary China

Discourse  Politics and Media in Contemporary China Author Qing Cao
ISBN-10 9027206457
Release 2014
Pages 213
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After three and a half decades of economic reforms, radical changes have occurred in all aspects of life in China. In an authoritarian society, these changes are mediated significantly through the power of language, carefully controlled by the political elites. Discourse, as a way of speaking and doing things, has become an indispensable instrument for the authority to manage a fluid, increasingly fragmented, but highly dynamic and yet fragile society. Written by an international team of leading scholars, this volume examines socio-political transformations of contemporary Chinese society through a systematic account, analysis and assessment of its salient discourses and their production, circulation, negotiation, and consequences. In particular, the volume focuses on the interplay of politics and media. The book s intended readership is academics and students of Chinese studies, language and discourse, and media and communication studies."



Wu Song kills a tiger

Wu Song kills a tiger Author Chia-yee Yung Teng
ISBN-10 0887101208
Release 1978
Pages 33
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One of the most famous episodes from Water Margin, a traditional Chinese novel, is here retold in simple Chinese. This text is the fifth volume designed to supplement the Intermediate Chinese Reader by John DeFrancis. It is presented in simplified characters, with pinyin romanization, and an accompanying audio program is available.