Tales and Traditions, 2nd Edition

Readings in Chinese Literature Series
New 2nd Edition
by Yun Xiao, Ying Wang, Hui Xiao, Wenjie Liu
by Jijun Yu

Just as children gain literacy in their native language by reading, learners of a foreign language must read large amounts of level-appropriate books and material to attain fluency in their target language. Tales and Traditions was specially created to help learners of Chinese achieve that goal, by collecting adaptations and selections from the most well-known works in the Chinese literary and folk canon in a series of convenient supplementary readers.

Perfect for class instruction or pleasure reading outside of class, Tales and Traditions exposes students to a wealth of information essential for the development of cultural fluency in Chinese. This series of graded readings will be especially welcomed because the Advanced Placement* exam and other standardized tests of Chinese require knowledge of China’s literary, cultural, and historical traditions. 

In this Series


The second edition features

  • Simplified and traditional characters on facing pages
  • New multiple-choice reading comprehension questions designed for AP* exam preparation
  • New extended discussion questions that fulfill the Culture and Comparison strands of ACTFL's 5 C's or encourage further research
  • New additional background information about important historical figures