Chinese Breeze

by Yuehua Liu, et al. Chengzhi Chu

Chinese Breeze is a large and innovative Chinese graded reader series. It is designed for college and secondary school Chinese language learners from beginning to advanced levels (including AP* Chinese students), offering them a new opportunity to read for pleasure and simultaneously developing real fluency, building confidence, and increasing motivation for Chinese learning. All books come with audio recordings of the texts.

In simplified characters, with pinyin and English in vocabulary lists.

Please Note: The second edition of Chinese Breeze is being released title by title. Updated editions of individual titles in the series will be added here as they become available.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.


In this Series

  • Eight carefully graded levels increasing from 8,000 to 30,000 characters in length to suit the reading comprehension of first through fourth-year Chinese students.
  • A wide variety of genres including detective, adventures, romance, fantasy, horror, society, and more to all interests.
  • Careful selection of the most useful vocabulary for actual communication in modern standard Chinese.
  • Highly recycled base words in various contexts at each level to maximize language development.
  • Mostly original stories providing fresh and exciting material for Chinese learners (and even native Chinese speakers).
  • Authentic and engaging language crafted by professional writers teamed with pedagogical experts.
  • Audio CD in MP3 format with two speed choices (normal and slow) accompanying each title for convenient auditory learning.