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Shifting Tides

Shifting Tides

Culture in Contemporary China
by Hong Gang Jin, De Bao Xu, Songren Cui, Yea-Fen Chen, Yin Zhang
ISBN:
9780887273728
$49.99
Description

Cultural immersion--learning all the facets of what "Chinese" means--is an integral part of language learning for serious students of Chinese. This book presents intermediate students with the cultural context that will enable them to better understand and communicate with Chinese people. Texts are based on excerpts from recent Chinese television shows that highlight specific aspects of contemporary culture. Each text is accompanied by notes that clearly explain how to incorporate new vocabulary, idioms, and grammar patterns into everyday speech. Shifting Tides may be preceded by Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China, or used independently. Simplified characters, with explanations/examples in English and vocabulary examples in characters with pinyin.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2006
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
272pp
Illustrations: 
B/W illustrations and photos