Integrated Chinese 4th Edition

4th Edition
by Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao, Nyan-Ping Bi, Liangyan Ge, Yaohua Shi
1st Edition Tao-chung Yao, Yuehua Liu, Liangyan Ge, Yea-fen Chen, Nyan-Ping Bi, Xiaojun Wang, Yaohua Shi

Integrated Chinese (IC) is an acclaimed Mandarin Chinese language course that delivers a cohesive system of print and digital resources for highly effective teaching and learning. First published in 1997 and now in its new 4th Edition, it has become the leading Chinese language textbook series in the United States and beyond. Through its holistic focus on the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, IC teaches students the skills they need to function effectively in Chinese.

Integrated Chinese is a four-volume series designed for two years of study at the college level. Each volume consists of Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook, Teacher’s Resources, streaming audio and video components. Volumes 1 and 2 preserves the popular core of the 3rd edition while adding more communicative activities and up-to-date realia. In Volumes 3 and 4, changes were made to ensure a more gradual transition between each level.

The new 4th Edition of Integrated Chinese is now also available as a fully integrated digital course on the ChengTsui Web App™.

In this Series


An excellent, user-friendly resource for refining one's command of Mandarin Chinese, Integrated Chinese 4th Edition teaches both simplified and traditional versions of Chinese characters and comes with a textbook, workbook, character workbook, and teacher's resources. Simply stated, Integrated Chinese 4th Edition is ideal for college students and unreservedly recommended for Chinese Language instructional curriculums.

— Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review

This new edition of Integrated Chinese is an outstanding achievement. Complete with interesting cultural notes, useful authentic materials, and a wealth of interactive exercises, the authors have outdone themselves AGAIN!

— Dr. Zoe Wu, Chinese Language Program, Pasadena City College

Thank you for the amazing 4th edition of IC. The arena of Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language has progressed so much in the past ten years, and I am very grateful to all the editors and staff members' heart and sweat that went into the books, and to Cheng-Tsui's tireless effort in publishing good books for language and culture studies

— Lu Li, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY

The approach, the contents, and the layout are almost perfect; my students of first year Chinese cannot believe that they are making such great progress.

— Yu Feng, Professor of Chinese, Brandeis University

[I've] been studying languages since 3rd grade (I'm 46), and have seen language courses come and go. I've always looked for the "ideal" course for every language I've studied.  I've been successful for the most part, and now I've found Integrated Chinese.

— Student from Mukilteo, WA

Overall, we would rate Integrated Chinese as superior, innovative, and extremely versatile. We recommend it without hesitation as an invaluable core component of a Chinese language program at both the high school and college levels.

— Lisa M. Carlucci, MS, MA, Robbinsville (NJ) High School/Washington Township Public Schools-Mercer and Franco Paoletti, PhD, East Windsor (NJ) Regional School District

I especially appreciate the new features: the clearly marked objectives and progress indicators have been very helpful to me while planning my lessons.

— Lili Pan, Lexington High School, MA

One of the things I like best about the Integrated Chinese textbook is the wonderful organization: each lesson has a very clear learning objective, and the lessons are ordered to make a clean storyline for students to follow and build up information accordingly. Each lesson contains two parts, which is manageable for students to digest new vocabulary and sentence structures. Tight control is maintained over new vocabulary, phrases and sentence structures, keeping the textbook well organized and focused and forming a supportive theme for students to recreate their own plots. Additionally, many online resources are available for teachers to use when preparing lesson plans.

— Shu-Lin Mueller, Hopkinton High School