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China's Development and Dilemmas (Online Textbook)

China's Development and Dilemmas (Online Textbook)

Authentic Readings for Advanced Learners
1st Edition
by Chih-p'ing Chou, Yongtao Zhang, Yunjun Zhou
ISBN:
9781622912391OTB
$52.99
Description

The China's Development and Dilemmas Online Textbook is an identical, digital alternative to the print edition. This subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of activation. Please note that this title is not available for download and an Internet connection is required to access it.

China’s Development and Dilemmas compiles 14 authentic readings to provide a nuanced picture of contemporary China, addressing controversial political and social dilemmas such as environmental pollution and democracy issues. The thoughtfully selected essays, originally written for educated Chinese audiences, help learners gain a deeper understanding of problems central to the Chinese experience, while building advanced academic and professional proficiency in Chinese.

Highlights

  • Background information provides social and historical context for each writer or topic
  • Original extended reading passages by the authors provide additional reading practice
  • A rich array of practice activities and exercises help refine students’ communication and critical thinking skills
  • Lessons can be taught in any order, allowing for flexible classroom use
  • A rich companion website provides supporting audio, video, study guides, and teaching tips

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Format: 
Digital Only
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

About the Series

China’s Development and Dilemmas compiles 14 authentic readings to provide a nuanced picture of contemporary China, addressing controversial political and social dilemmas such as environmental pollution and democracy issues. The thoughtfully selected essays, originally written for educated Chinese audiences, help learners gain a deeper understanding of problems central to the Chinese experience, while building advanced academic and professional proficiency in Chinese.

Highlights

  • Background information provides social and historical context for each writer or topic
  • Original extended reading passages by the authors provide additional reading practice
  • A rich array of practice activities and exercises help refine students’ communication and critical thinking skills
  • Lessons can be taught in any order, allowing for flexible classroom use
  • A rich companion website provides supporting audio, video, study guides, and teaching tips

 

About the Author(s)

The authors of China’s Development and Dilemmas have many years of experience teaching advanced-level students of Chinese at prestigious U.S. academic institutions. Chih-p'ing Chou is a Professor of East Asian Studies and the director of the Chinese language program at Princeton University, specializing in modern Chinese intellectual history and late Ming literature. He is the principal author of fourteen Chinese language textbooks. Yongtao Zhang is a Senior Lector in East Asian Languages and Literature at Yale University. He previously worked as a Chinese language lecturer at Princeton University alongside Yunjun Zhou, who recently received her M.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.