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Reading into a New China, Volume 2

Reading into a New China, Volume 2

Integrated Skills for Advanced Chinese
ISBN:
9780887276934
$49.99
Description

Continue investigating contemporary China with Reading into a New China, Volume 2! The third incarnation of the intermediate-level reader formerly known as A New Text for a Modern China has been remodeled into a two-volume, fully integrated, multi-skill textbook. Enhanced language learning tools and coverage of the exciting changes taking place in twenty-first-century China introduce students to China’s rapidly changing contemporary culture while perfecting their Chinese fluency and linguistic accuracy. 

Three main features set Reading into a New China apart from other advanced Chinese texts: word frequency rankings for the HSK, vocabulary building skills, and reading skills. Lessons address important contemporary issues such as the Internet, the environment, employment, and women’s status in China, while extending and updating topics from previous editions such as population, housing, family, education, and economic development. Each lesson includes an essay on a modern issue with examples of word usage and sentence patterns explained in English. Built-in activities focus on practicing strategies for effective reading, and Vocabulary Building Skills exercises also helps students acquire vocabulary more efficiently. Reading into a New China is the perfect tool for building reading comprehension and stylistic skills along with extensive cultural knowledge.The book provides extensive and challenging opportunities for students to develop not only integrated language skills such as speaking, reading, and writing, but also higher-level critical thinking skills.

Purchase of the combined textbook and workbook includes free access to audio downloads.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2009
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
About the Series

Get to the heart of contemporary China with the newest version of A New Text for Modern China! The perfect series to build both reading proficiency and cultural knowledge, Reading into a New China features greatly expanded exercises, enhanced instruction in reading and writing skills, new vocabulary-building strategies, and coverage of the exciting changes taking place in twenty-first-century China. Each lesson includes an essay on a contemporary issue with examples of word usage and sentence patterns explained in English.

Reading into a New China’s lessons address issues such as the Internet, the environment, and divorce in China. The text emphasizes proper language usage and grammar, and practice exercises focus on effective reading and writing strategies. Activities focus on building effective reading strategies and introduce the nuances of Chinese essay writing. The text includes HSK vocabulary level rankings, as well as appendices of readings and vocabulary lists. Purchase of the combined textbook and workbook include free access to audio downloads.