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China’s Development and Dilemmas

China’s Development and Dilemmas

Authentic Readings for Advanced Learners
1st Edition
by Chih-p’ing Chou, Yongtao Zhang, Yunjun Zhou
ISBN:
9781622912391
$69.99
Description

A pioneering textbook for advanced learners, China’s Development and Dilemmas brings together essential authentic writings by leading Chinese intellectuals on important issues in contemporary China. A wide range of thought-provoking topics invites students to take different points of view and engage in discussion and debate. Highly effective activities to enhance students’ communicative and critical thinking skills round out the volume. Topics are addressed discretely, giving teachers flexibility on which reading to introduce when. Most importantly, this work enables students to achieve professional functionality.

A rich companion website at cdd.chengtsui.co provides supporting audio, video, study guides, and teaching tips, empowering students and teachers to make the most of the materials.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2018
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
492pp
Table of Contents

China’s Development and Dilemmas Table of Contents

Unit 1: Environmental Problems -环境问题

第一课 - 改革开放的新声与新生 by 周质平
            泛读课文: 中国媒体的“三巨头”
第二课 - 《穹顶之下》:孩子的天空 by 柴静
            泛读课文: 不同人眼中的柴静
第三课 - 《穹顶之下》:留住蓝天 by 柴静
            泛读课文: 面子与实惠
第四课 - 《穹顶之下》:责任与行动 by 柴静
            泛读课文: 全球变暖的真相

Unit 2: Reform and Development -改革与发展

第五课 - 停止计划生育政策的紧急呼吁 by 茅于轼, 穆光宗, 易富贤, and 梁建章
            泛读课文: 没有计划生育政策的世界
第六课 - 网络时代的中国政治变革 by 郑永年
            泛读课文:网络自由与网络审查
第七课 - 中国如何改革成为清廉国家 by 郑永年
            泛读课文:中国的网络反腐
第八课 - 三十年来中美关系的变与不变 by 王缉思
            泛读课文:蒲安臣与中美关系

Unit 3: Culture and Identity -文化与认同

第九课 - 汉字是无辜的 by 周质平
            泛读课文: 世界语的兴起与衰落
第十课 - 美国华侨与中国文化 by 余英时
            泛读课文: 普通话、简体字与香港人
第十一课 - 台湾的认同与定位 by 余英时
            泛读课文: 台湾社会的族群对立

Unit 4: Democracy Issues -民主问题

第十二课 - 民主是个好东西 by 俞可平
            泛读课文: 多数人暴政与少数人权利
第十三课 - 眼前世界文化的趋向 by 胡适
            泛读课文: 西化与现代化
第十四课 - 我们必须选择我们的方向 by 胡适
            泛读课文: 南渡、北归与海外流亡

Reviews

“Students outside of China . . . normally see China through the lens of Western or their own local media. The essays in this volume—all authentic materials written for a well-educated native Chinese audience—reflect the viewpoints of native Chinese intellectuals, giving students an understanding of contemporary China through the eyes and minds of the Chinese.”

— —Vivian Ling, former Professor and Director of IUP in Taipei and Beijing